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Porter-Cable CMB15 0.8 HP 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Hand Carry Compressor Kit

  • Porter-Cable CMB15 0.8 HP 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Hand Carry Compressor Kit
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  • 0.8 running horsepower
  • 1.5 gallon tank for a variety of home and automotive applications
  • 150 maximum PSI tank pressure stores more air in the tank for longer run times
  • Lightweight, easy to carry unit at only 20 lbs.
  • Durable, oil-free pump for long life and no maintenance
  • Fully enclosed design provides protection from hot or moving parts
  • Low noise level of 79 dB for quieter operation
  • 0.8 HP 1.5 Gallon Oil-Free Fully Shrouded Hand Carry Compressor Kit - CMB15
  • 25 ft. Nylon Coil Hose
  • (2) Tapered Nozzles
  • 1/4 in. Tire Chuck
  • Inflation Needle
  • Teflon Tape
  • Operating Manual


Length: 15.5 in.
Width: 13.25 in.
Height: 20.5 in.
Weight: 20 lbs.
AC Voltage: 120V
Air Consumption at 40 PSI - SCFM: 3
Air Consumption at 90 PSI - SCFM: 2
Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
Amperage: 10
Drive System: Direct Drive
Fitting Type: NPT
Lubrication: Oil-Free
Noise Rating - dBA: 79
Operating Pressure - PSI: 150
Power Type: Electric
Running Horsepower: 0.8
Tank Capacity: 1.5 gal.
Tank Orientation: Vertical
Tank Style: Hand Carry



5.0 / 5.0
7 Reviews
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4 Stars
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1 Star
Would you recommend?
Yes (7)
Easy To Use (6)
Powerful (5)
Best Uses
Home Repair (3)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Best home use compressor - Inflator
Bought this for an 87 year old active Do-It-Himselfer whose old inflator quit. This unit is Heavy duty enough, 150 psi max, yet light weight enough to easily be taken from the home to the garage to the lake to the shed, wherever compressed air is needed. Pressure gauges are in a console that is easily seen & Read, regulator pressure adjust knob also easily reached & operated.
December 21, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best of Portables
Portability with greatest range of use was my key focus. Almost any tiny portable will drive a pin nailer. I also wanted to be able to use for a variety of other tools. It is a nicely packaged unit, easy to carry and throw into vehicle or take up three flights of stairs. The compressor fills really quickly and kicks in at 120psi keeping air pressure consistent for my nailers. I am really pleased with this unit. I added a quick release for use with hoses.
April 8, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Solid, fast, dependable!!
This is a pro grade portable compressor that fills to 150 PSI in no time flat. Does everything I need it to without having to wait for it to recharge. The coil hose that comes with it is convenient but puts the air chuck at an odd angle sometimes so you may want to add an extender. Great compressor!!!
November 10, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Super Deal!
I comparison shop most items I buy, and although I paid a little more than I wanted to for this compressor, I'm very glad that I did so.

Having owned other Porter Cable tools, none of which have ever let me down when the going got tough.

It is also a very handsome machine, with many well designned features. Seems to be solid and durable. Instructions are clear and concise.

The higher amperage motor, to comparable units, is a big plus.
February 24, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great product
I purchased this unit to blow out dust from computers and servers. Does a great job. The enclosed design and the top handle make it easy to transport, carry onto the job and to store.
May 19, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Awesome Little Compressor
This compressor surprised with its power and it was not as nosy as I expected. I don't use it inside, so I am not an expert on the noise levels. It comes with everything you need to inflate tires, sports balls and large rafts or rubber swimming pools. (You need a tire gauge for pressure readings) I know it will run a nail gun and I am pretty sure it will run an impact wrench. (Using 65foot pounds, as a limit but I haven't tried, so maybe not or maybe more) 0 PSI to 150 PSI in less then 30 seconds and recovery at 120 PSI to 150 PSI in 10 to 15 seconds. If I had any cons, which I don't, I would like it to have a standard slip on adapter but I plan on adding these items, as I go. I haven't had it long so durability is a question I can't answer; however, it seems to be a well built machine with an easy air release and a tank drain on the bottom.
June 4, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Havve not used yet
Came defective but replaced with no hassel at all!
December 9, 2013

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Can i use an air gun with this compressor to remove a tire?
Pete on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This unit is designed for tire inflation not as a compressor for impact tools.
can I operate brad nailers with this unit?
Geo on Aug 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This compressor lists 2 SCFM @90 PSI this compressor has just enough power to operate a brad nailer
Can I use my Porter Cable nail guns with this?
Sue on Feb 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, it is not recommended to be use with a nail gun.
is this item new or reconditioned?
Monica on Oct 30, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This is a new compressor kit.


Equipment Warranty - LIMITED WARRANTY

PORTER-CABLE CORPORATIONwarrants to the original purchaser that all products covered under this warranty are free from defects in material and workmanship. Products covered under this warranty include air compressors, air tools, service parts, pressure washers, and generators, which have the following warranty periods:


  • 3 YEARS - Limited warranty on 2-stage oil-free air compressor pumps that operate at 1725 RPM.
  • 2 YEARS - Limited warranty on oil-lubricated air compressor pumps.
  • 1 YEAR - Limited warranty on all other air compressor components.
  • 2 YEARS - Limited warranty on electric generator alternators.
  • 1 YEAR - Limited warranty on other generator components.
  • 2 YEARS - Limited warranty on pneumatic air tools as described in Porter-Cable general catalog.
  • 1 YEAR - Limited warranty on pressure washers used in consumer applications (i.e. personal residential household usage only).
  • 90 DAY - Pressure washers used for commercial applications (income producing) and service parts.
  • 1 YEAR - Limited warranty on all accessories.


  • 30 DAYS - Pressure Washers
  • 2 YEARS - Compressors
  • 2 YEARS - Generators

Porter-Cable will repair or replace, at Porter-Cable's option, products or components which have failed within the warranty period. Service will be scheduled according to the normal work flow and business hours at the service center location, and the availability of replacement parts. All decisions of Porter-Cable Corporation with regard to this limited warranty shall be final.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.


  • To process a warranty claim on this product, DO NOT return it to the retailer. The product must be evaluated by a Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center. For the location of the nearest Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center call 1-888-559-8550, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Retain original cash register sales receipt as proof of purchase for warranty work.
  • Use reasonable care in the operation and maintenance of the product as described in the Owners Manual(s).
  • Deliver or ship the product to the nearest Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center. Freight costs, if any, must be paid by the purchaser.
  • Air compressors with 60 and 80 gallon tanks will be inspected at the site of installation. Contact the nearest Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center that provides on-site service calls, for service call arrangements.
  • If the purchaser does not receive satisfactory results from the Porter-Cable Authorized Warranty Service Center , the purchaser should contact Porter-Cable.


  • Merchandise that has become damaged or inoperative because of ordinary wear, misuse*, cold, heat, rain, excessive humidity, freeze damage, use of improper chemicals, negligence, accident, failure to operate the product in accordance with the instructions provided in the Owners Manual(s) supplied with the product, improper maintenance, the use of accessories or attachments not recommended by Porter-Cable, or unauthorized repair or alterations.
  • *An air compressor that pumps air more than 50% during a one hour period is considered misuse because the air compressor is undersized for the required air demand.
  • Repair and transportation costs of merchandise determined not to be defective.
  • Costs associated with assembly, required oil, adjustments or other installation and start-up costs.
  • Expendable parts or accessories supplied with the product which are expected to become inoperative or unusable after a reasonable period of use, including but not limited to sanding disks or pads, saw and shear blades, grinding stones, springs, chisels, nozzles, o-rings, air jets, washers and similar accessories.
  • Merchandise sold by Porter-Cable which has been manufactured by and identified as the product of another company, such as gasoline engines. The product manufacturer's warranty, if any, will apply.
  • ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS, DAMAGE, OR EXPENSE THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY DEFECT, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE PRODUCT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
  • IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

Porter-Cable Corporation
Jackson, TN USA