DeWalt FlexVolt Compressor

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Why it made the list: This little cordless compressor packs enough power to shoot up to 1,200 brads on a 6Ah battery and can set framing and roofing nails in a pinch. And, it's made with global materials in Jackson, Tenn.

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DeWalt FlexVolt Cordless Compressor
The DeWalt FlexVolt cordless 2.5-gallon air compressor features a brushless motor and oil-free pump. It is powered by one FlexVolt 60V Max battery and weighs just under 24 pounds when equipped with a 6Ah battery. According to the manufacturer, the compressor can fire up to 1,220 brad nails per charge; it has a maximum tank pressure of 135 psi and delivers 1.2 SCFM @ 90 psi, which is plenty to run a finish nailer and set an occasional framing or roofing nail. Operational noise level is reported to be 79 dBA. Available currently, the compressor sells kitted with one 6.0Ah battery and one fast charger for $299. It’s made in Jackson, Tenn., with global materials.

This article originally appeared in Tools of the Trade.
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