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Hitachi EC28M Air Compressor Review

Hitachi’s Game Changing Air Compressor

The NEW EC28M portable one-gallon ultra-quiet air compressor from Hitachi is a brand new addition to the Hitachi portable air compressor line. We took a sneak peek at it, and we can’t lie, we’re impressed. Here’s our take on this new air compressor

An Ultra Quiet Air Compressor

Hitachi EC28M Portable Air Compressor In ActionWith operation noise levels rating at 59 dBs, the EC28M is the quietest air compressor from Hitachi. At 59 dBs, this air compression is a about as quiet as a normal conversation which is rated at 60 dBs. At this decimal rating, it’s also clear to use without ear protection, according to OSHA. It’s so quiet, that your neighbors and co-workers won’t mind you operating this air compressor.

A Truly Portable Air Compressor

This Hitachi air compressor is a 1 gallon air compressor that weighs only 25.2 pounds and measures in at 14 in. x 14 in. x 13.5 in. Despite its small footprint, this Hitachi air compressor does not disappoint in the power department either. With 1/2 HP, it had enough power reach up to 125 PSI which is more than enough to help you get the job done. All that power packed into such a small package, even we admit, that’s pretty darn impressive.

A Durable Air Compressor

Hitachi EC28M Air Compressor Switch

Now that you’ve heard how small this air compressor is, we bet you’re wondering if it will hold up. The answer is yes. It’s also the only Hitachi air compressor to feature a roll cage, meaning this bad boy is designed to handle use and abuse (within reason of course). Also impressive is its highly durable oil-free pump, which means it’s nearly maintenance free. Can you believe it? Neither could we.

Other Features We Dig About the Hitachi EC28M Air Compressor

  • Motor overload protection
  • Industrial quick coupler
  • Shock absorbing rubber feet
  • Stainless steel braided discharge hose
  • Easy PSI adjustments
  • Industrial regulator and gauges

Hitachi EC28M Air Compressor Specifications

  • Power supply: 120V/60Hz
  • Rated Amps 2.8 Amps
  • Motor Type: Induction
  • Running HP: 0.5 HP
  • Tank type: Hotdog
  • Tank capacity: 1 gallon
  • Max pressure: 125 PSI
  • Air delivery @ 40 PSI: 1.3 CFM
  • Air deliver @ 90 PSI: 0.8 CFM
  • Weight: 25.2 pounds
  • Dimensions: 14 in. x 14 in. x 13.5 in
  • Coupling socket: ¼” x 1”
  • Gauges: regulated pressure gauge and tank pressure gauge

The Final Ruling

Hitachi EC28M Air Compressor Gauges View

We’re quite impressed with the Hitachi EC28M air compressor. Its small footprint, PSI potential, durability, and quiet performance make it a portable air compressor an ideal choice for homeowners, DIY-ers, trim carpenters, and contractors. Well done, Hitachi. Well done.

Where To Buy the Hitachi EC28M Portable Air Compressor

The Hitachi EC28M portable air compressor is available for a Pre-Order purchase now at acmetools.com.

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