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Model#: DEWND55146

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Dewalt D55146 1.6 HP 4.5 Gallon Oil-Free Wheeled Portable Air Compressor

  • Dewalt D55146 1.6 HP 4.5 Gallon Oil-Free Wheeled Portable Air Compressor
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  • 200 maximum PSI provides user with 80% more usable air than the industry leading compressor
  • 5.0 CFM at 100 PSI allows the compressor to recovery quickly after its initial tank charge is exhausted
  • Vertical stand feature allows user to save space by transporting or storing the compressor in a vertical position
  • 78 dBA operational noise level for a quieter work environment
  • 10 in. pneumatic wheels allow for easy transportation around the jobsite
  • Efficient high pressure technology allows for longer pump and motor life
  • Oil-free, maintenance-free pump for convenient use
  • Efficient high pressure motor allows the compressor to be run with an extension cord (12-gauge or heavier, 50 ft. or less) due to consistent AMP draw requirement of the compressor
  • High flow coupler allows for maximum nailer performance
  • Metal console panel provides a display area as well as protects the gauges, couplers and regulator
  • 2 in. gauges allow for an easy-to-read surface
  • 1.6 HP Wheeled Portable Electric Compressor - D55146


Length: 33.5 in.
Width: 23 in.
Height: 15 in.
Weight: 83 lbs.
Air Consumption at 90 PSI (SCFM): 5
Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
Drive System: Belt Drive
Fitting Type: NPT
Lubrication: Oil-Free
Noise Rating (dBA): 78
Operating Pressure (PSI): 200
Power Type: Electric
Pump Speed (RPM): 1,750
Pump Type: Cast Iron
Running Horsepower: 1.6
Tank Capacity: 4.5 gal.
Tank Orientation: Horizontal
Tank Style: Wheelbarrow
Voltage: 120V


  • Supports roofing and framing nailers
  • Supports brad nailers and finish nailers
  • Recommendations


    4.5 / 5.0
    161 Reviews
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    1 Stars
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (146)
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend (8)
    Powerful (108)
    Lightweight (31)
    Easy To Use (2)
    Ergonomic Design (2)
    Heavy (30)
    Loud (2)
    Best Uses
    Small Projects (2)
    Frequent Use (1)
    Home Repair (1)
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    Still can't use it
    It seems to run just as often as my old compressor even though it holds higher pressure. Biggest issue is I have not gotten more than one day's use as it keeps blowing regulators. It is in the dewalt shop for the second time since I got it. Will run one day and the regulator goes bad. Hope they can fix it this time and I can really try it.
    December 17, 2008
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    What A Great Bargain!
    This compressor is used at home for around-the-house projects and on-the-job construction. The volume and delivery rate is great for purging home irrigation systems in freeze-sensitive areas as well. At almost 80 pounds, about the weight of a sack of concrete, it may be a challenge for some to lift into the back of a pickup. I'm 65 and can manage it with my F250, even with my bad back. I especially like the tires: solid material but a bit "spongy," making the unit easy to move around without worrying about a flat. A pullout handle makes this compressor handle like a hand truck. The air connectors are easy to use, unlike some I've used. The compressor motor is relatively quiet, compared to others, even in the confines of my home shop. Pressure regulation is easy to perform and the pressure holds steady, even when 2 nailers are operating simultaneously. The poop sheet that comes with the unit recommends using a 12 AWG or better extension cord to avoid overheating the motor (a good call). I like the way this unit can regulate way down to drive low-pressure tools. I have nothing negative to say about this compressor. I'm totally impressed with it!
    November 10, 2011
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    great compressor with a full warranty! shipped fast and in excellent yourself some money and buy this compressor.
    January 21, 2009
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Mixed review
    I'm a pro contractor. I'm partial to Dewalt tools, of which I have many. I have had 5 yrs experience with this particular model compressor. It works fine for my needs, and is one of the few that I can load in my truck myself. My problems with this model is that the regulator breaks about once a year. The reg is tied in with the gauges and the hose connects. This part costs in the vicinity of 100.00, of which I have bought THREE. So, I thought it time for a new one. Had this one delivered to the house, and guess which part didn't work when I fired it up??? Customer service was sympathetic, but my best option was to just just take it to the Okla City serv center. It's a good product when working.
    July 15, 2014
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    I plan to buy another one
    We use it in our insulation business
    August 11, 2009
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    The "Rolls-Royce" of small compressors!
    This unit is a lot quieter than ones I've had previously, I am a small painting contractor with one vehicle & I can carry all my equipment plus this on-board everyday. The PSI threshold is perfect for just about any tool, two can be used simultaneously. I do not believe in "buying brand names", but this price + warranty is just tooooo good to pass up! Would I recommend this item--you bet your baguettes I would!!!
    December 16, 2011
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Tough as Nails
    had one of these for 7 yrs.. it just keeps on running.. easy to fix when something does go wrong
    March 28, 2014
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    very effective, worth getting
    The compressor is still pretty loud but very effective. My friend has the porter cable version and it's a little heavier and louder and not very easy to store. Of this type of compressor out on the market now, this is one of the best ones. I think dewalt can do a little bit more on it to make it even better but over all I'm impressed with this machine.
    December 18, 2008
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    It's a DeWalt - it works
    This item is re-conditioned, but as far as the machinery is concerned, it's an excellent DeWalt product. It works perfectly. A few minor quibbles with the re-conditioning work - yellow paint overspray, and both air-pressure gauges were calibrated incorrectly - possibly installed in Mexico City !
    December 18, 2008
    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
    Seems Good
    At this time I have only run the compressor twice. Once to break it in, and once to use it. It seems to function as advertised. It reaches around 185 to 190 PSI. Seems standard, my 150 PSI compressor only reaches to around 135-140 PSI. The initial fill time is around two minutes. Recovery is between 15-30 seconds. Though quieter than my 33 gallon compressor it is by no means quiet. It is certainly more tollerable, but it isn't what I would call quiet. I do have two issues with the unit. The first issue is hopefully about the unit being new. It has a slight hot electronics smell to it when running which I expect to cease over time. The second issue is with the machine itself. It has two slots molded into the engine case for tabs and a bolted on bracket that hold the compressor to the frame at three points. One of the molded slots was broken off and the frame tab was located outside of it, this pulled the compressor out of alignment and I had to correct it. [...] I would recommend this compressor to you and I am happy I have it.
    July 29, 2009

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    how much is the cost to run for 10 hours
    Duke on Jul 12, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Your question would be best answered by Dewalt direct. Please contact them at 800-433-9258
    I just want to know if this air compressor can be use for changing tires ?
    Bert on Dec 10, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: It depends on the scfm requirements on the impact wrench but in general, yes it can work.

    New Vs. Reconditioned

    What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

    Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
    • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
    • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
    • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
    Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
    Features: Same Same
    Specs: Same Same
    Includes: 1.6 HP Wheeled Portable Electric Compressor - D55146 1.6 HP Wheeled Portable Electric Compressor - D55146R
    Availability: Out of Stock In Stock
    Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited


    Dewalt Compressors Warranty

    The warranty on new DEWALT compressors is as follows:

    Electric Units:

    • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
    • 1 Year Free Service Contract
    • 1 Year Full Warranty

    Gas Units:

    • 1 Year Free Service Contract
    • 1 Year Warranty
    • 2 Year Limited Warranty on Honda GX Engine, through Authorized Honda Service Centers

    NOTE: There is no return policy on gas compressors. They would have to be taken to a DEWALT Factory Service Center, not returned to CPO DEWALT.