Pulsar Air Compressor Review – 2 Gallon, 5 Gallon, 6 Gallon & 15 Gallon

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Are you thinking about buying a Pulsar Air compressor over the next few days? If you are, then why not take a quick look through this brief Pulsar Air Compressor Review which will cover several different Air compressors be it vertical or horizontal under this brand so at least you have more than just one option when it comes to making a final decision. At the end of this review, we have also provided some price comparison options from other brands that are worth checking out while you are here that will be of interest to you so feel free to check these out also.

This review will cover 4 models namely the Pulsar 2 Gallon Twin Tank Air Compressor, the Pulsar 5 Gallon Twin Tank Air Compressor, the Pulsar 6 Gallon Horizontal Air Compressor and the Pulsar 15 Gallon Vertical Air Compressor and we will outline all the main features and capabilities for each along with some FAQ’s that have come up in the recent past. After researching and testing these Air compressors, we will also point out the main pros and cons that you should take note of which we hope will also reflect then general feedback from the wider community. This review will be outlined in 6 main sections so feel free to skip to whatever part interests you the most.

Pulsar Air Compressor Content:

  1. Section 1: Brief Overview with FAQ’s
  2. Section 2: Pulsar Air Compressor Review – Key Features of 4 Options
  3. Section 3: Pulsar Air Compressor Review – Comparison Table
  4. Section 4: Pulsar Air Compressor Review – Pros & Cons
  5. Section 5: Price Comparison Options – Other Brands
  6. Section 6: Conclusion and Feedback

Please note that guide price ranges can only be presented at the time of this review so please make sure to view the price checkers outlined below to ensure you have the most up to date price information.

Section 1: Brief Overview with FAQ’s

Brief Overview:

Brand:Pulsar Products Inc.
Models: Pulsar Air Compressors (4 different model types)
Best Places to Buy:Amazon / Wal-Mart
Price Guide:$100 up to $280 (model dependant) – View Sneak Preview Here
Warranty:12 months on parts and labor
Pressure:100 to 115 PSI (in this review)
Support:Customer Service @ 866 591 8921 Mon to Fri 7am to 15.30pm pacific time

Frequently Asked Questions about Pulsar Air Compressors:

Q. What is the max PSI for the twin 2-gallon PCE6020TKN?
A. The max PSI for the twin 2-gallon PCE6020TKN is 100 PSI
Q. What is the gauge of the nailer for the 2-gallon twin tank option?
A. It has an 18 gauge 2 in 1 brad nailer and staple gun
Q. How many accessories are included with the twin tank 2 gallon?
A. There are 6 accessories included in the 2-gallon twin tank Pulsar Air compressor
Q. How long is the coil for the PCE6020TKN model?
A. The coil length for the twin 2-gallon PCE6020TKN is 10 ft
Q. Do air lines come with the tank for the 2-gallon PCE6020TKN twin tank?
A. No, there are no air lines for the 2-gallon PCE6020TKN twin tank
Q. What is the HP for the PCE6050T5 gallon twin tank?
A. The HP for the PCE6050T5 gallon twin tank is 3.5 HP
Q. What is the MAX PSI for the PCE6050T5 gallon twin tank?
A. The maximum PSI for the PCE6050T 5 gallon twin tank is 115 PSI
Q. What does the tool kit include for the 15 gallon vertical air compressor?
A. The tool kit includes a tire Inflater, an inflater gauge, a 2 inch Brad Nailer/Stapler, a Spray Gun, a ½ inch Impact wrench and an Air hose

Section 2: Pulsar Air Compressor Review – Key Features of 4 Options

1, Pulsar 2 Gallon Twin Tank Air Compressor (PCE6020TKN)

Main Points to Note:

Twin Tank Air Compressor 2 gallon
Includes Accessories & 18 Gauge Nail Gun
18 gauge 2-in-1 brad nail & staple gun
Oil free design pressure / Twin tank
Maximum pressure of 100 PSI
1.5 CFM / 40 PSI and 0.7 CFM / 90 PSI
Personal or work projects / 10' coil hose
Free Nailer Kit & peak of 1/3 HP
Self-Lubricating & maintenance free
Air Hose & 6 Accessories included
Compact carry handle & dual pressure gauges
Price Guide: $100 to $120
Available @ Wal-Mart

2, Pulsar 5 Gallon Twin Tank Air Compressor (PCE6050T)

Main Points to Note:

Twin Tank Air Compressor 5 gallon
Includes 2 quick connect couplers
Includes 2 pressure gauges – dual readings
Maximum pressure of 115 PSI
5.2 CFM @ 40 PSI / 4.2 CFM @ 90 PSI
Carry handle with compact design
Oil lubricated / Portable Electric
Dimensions are 19 x 18 x 21 inches
Weight is 61.1 Ibs / 120V, 60Hz, 3.5 peak HP
Can be used at home or job sites
Fast tool changes with the couplers
Price Guide: $180 to $230
Available @ Amazon

3, Pulsar 6 Gallon Horizontal Air Compressor (PCE6060K)

Main Points to Note:

Includes Air tool kit – ref PCE6060K
6 gallon capacity - horizontal air compressor
120V, 60HZ, 3.5 Peak HP
Maximum pressure of 115 PSI
2 output levels / oil lubricated
Dual pressure gauges available
Solid handle & wheels for portability
Includes a hose and a nozzle
Includes multiple connection accessories (14)
5.2 CFM/40 PSI / 4.2 CFM/90 PSI
Includes 2 quick connect couplers
Warranty is 12 months for parts and labor
Price Guide: $170 to $200
Available @ Wal-Mart

4, Pulsar 15 Gallon Vertical Air Compressor (PCE6150VK)

Main Points to Note:

Larger 15 gallon vertical air compressor
Includes air tool kit
3.5 HP high capacity electric motor
Maximum pressure of 115 PSI
5.2 CFM @ 40 PSI / 4.2 CFM @ 90 PSI
Pump is oil lubricated
Fast tool changes with the couplers x 2
2 pressure gauges – dual readings
Maximum pressure of 115 PSI
Couplers allow use of 2 tools at same time
Upright portable design with mobility kit
12 months for parts and labor warranty
Price Guide: $240 to $280
Available @ Amazon

Further images of the Pulsar Air Compressor options are outlined below (10)

Section 3: Pulsar Air Compressor Review – Comparison Table

A short comparison table is outlined below to compare the 2 gallon, 5 gallon, 6 gallon and 15 gallon air compressor options under the Pulsar brand

Spec:Pulsar Twin 2 GallonPulsar Twin 5 GallonPulsar Hor 6 GallonPulsar Ver 15 Gallon
Capacity:2 Gallon5 Gallon6 Gallon15 Gallon
Model #:PCE6020TKNPCE6050TPCE6060KPCE6150VK
Pressure:Max 100 PSIMax 115 PSIMax 115 PSIMax 115 PSI
Nailer Kit:IncludedNoneNoneIncluded
Weight:21 Ibs61.1 Ibs35.2 Ibs82 Ibs
HP:1/3 HP3.5 HP3.5 HP3.5 HP
CFM:1.5 CFM @ 40 PSI / 0.7 CFM @ 90 PSI 5.2 CFM @ 40 PSI / 4.2 CFM @ 90 PSI 5.2 CFM @ 40 PSI / 4.2 CFM @ 90 PSI 5.2 CFM @ 40 PSI / 4.2 CFM @ 90 PSI
Dimensions:15.5 x 75.5 x 13 inch19 x 18 x 21 inch26 x 12 x 23.3 inch16 x 19.2 x 35 inch

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Section 4: Pulsar Air Compressor Review – Pros & Cons

Pros for the Pulsar Air Compressors:

  • The 2 gallon twin tank is only 21 Ibs in weight so it is very portable and very easy to carry around – small and very compact and easy to store
  • Accessory kits are included as standard in specific models such as the PCE6020TKN twin tank 2 gallon
  • They include the dual gauges which measure both the tank and the line pressures and the tank has a sealed lubrication system which means there is no need to add oil
  • Operates quite smoothly and noise levels are on an acceptable scale and would be quieter than many others seen on the market
  • Good customer service is provided as back up in the event of any problems arising and there is the 12 month money back guarantee for added safety and protection.
  • There are several different types of air compressors available under this brand to choose from which offers greater flexibility be it horizontal or vertical and in sizes such as 2 gallon, 5 gallon, 6 gallon, 10 gallon, 15 gallon, 20 gallon and 28 gallon vertical options

Cons for the Pulsar Air Compressors:

  • The 2 gallon is only suitable for smaller jobs such as air tires, camping or small DIY jobs around the home
  • In addition, the 2 gallon will be seen as far too small for some operators who need heavier type duty work completed – under powered overall
  • The quality of the foam on the handles could be improved significantly to ensure they last longer
  • While it starts well and works efficiently, it can become unreliable with building air pressure after prolonged use and moisture can build in the tank
  • The overall quality lags behind those market leader brands but at least they come with the lower price tags for the short term and the 12 month warranty.
  • While we did not experience this, others have encountered problems with this air compressor after a certain period of time (after 12 months) and also experienced problems with the shipping and delivery couriers which should be noted.

Section 5: Price Comparison Options – Other Brands

If you are still undecided about the Pulsar Air compressors, then please make sure to check out the 3 other options outlined below that are worth a closer look before you make your final decision.

Section 6: Conclusion and Feedback

Conclusion:

Do we recommend Pulsar Air Compressors? At this point we are only 50/50 on them - they are fine for now and for small duty work however we have seen far too many issues around the 12 month mark be it oil leaks, motor issues, air leaks, values, drain plugs or the cooling fan. While it is fine today, I would be nervous about its performance in the future and lasting the test of time while other brands tend to be superior in terms of durability and longevity. In the short term though, we have experienced no problems at all with it and hopefully it stays that way!

Feedback Submission

Have you used a Pulsar Air compressor yourself in the recent past?  Which model did you choose and did it operate as expected or did you experience any problems with it?

If possible – please share your own feedback (good or bad) with the wider community by leaving a comment in the comment section provided below – so that they can learn also…

 

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