|Item Weight||148.6 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||20.9 x 16.6 x 15.7 inches|
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|Item model number||EC12|
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Hitachi EC12 14.5 amp 2-Horsepower 4-Gallon Oiled Twin Hot Dog Compressor
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- At 60-pounds, the EC12 is easy to carry to any jobsite
- Heavy-duty 14.5-Amp induction motor for extended use
- Cast iron, oil lubricated pump
- Contractor preferred 4-gallon twin stack tank
- Comes with a 1-year limited warranty
- 14-1/2 amp 2-horsepower 4-gallon oiled twin hot dog compressor with carrying handle
- 4.1 cfm delivered at 90 psi; shut-off valve at line and auto reset
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Hitachi EC12 14.5-Amp Portable 4-Gallon Twin Stack Air Compressor
The Hitachi EC12 Portable Four-Gallon Twin Stack Air Compressor is ideal for supporting a variety of pneumatic tools, including nailers and staplers. Its powerful motor and rugged all-metal interior will give you years of consistent performance. And with a large tank, efficient air delivery system, and oil lubricated pump, the EC12 will help you get your work done quickly and easily.
With a robust motor and a consistent air-flow system, this compressor supports a range of tools.
The pressure switch (right) is in convenient range of the pressure-reduction knob (left). View larger.
The EC12 uses a two-horsepower, 115-volt direct-drive electric motor. This robust motor will give you quick recovery times and maximum all-around performance, and the motor's line regulator with gauge makes this tool ready to go right out of the box. Built for durability and long life, the EC12's motor will give you consistent, reliable performance.
Efficient Air Delivery System
The EC12's air delivery system makes it ideal for supporting any type of pneumatic nailer or stapler. The large twin stack air tanks provide a maximum air capacity of four gallons and a maximum pressure of 125 psi. Air delivery is 4.2 CFM at 40 psi, 4.1 CFM at 90 psi, and 3.6 CFM at 100 psi.
Oil-Lubricated Pump for Smooth Operation
The EC12 features an oil-lubricated pump for maximum efficiency and smooth operation over the life of the compressor. For convenience, the oil dip stick and drain valve are easily accessible on the exterior of the air compressor.
Designed for Long Life and Portability
Relatively compact in size, the 60-pound EC12 features a convenient carrying handle for portability. And with a rugged all-metal interior and fan, the EC12 is able to withstand any jobsite. An intake filter provides added protection against interior component damage and is easily accessible by removing a single screw. Additionally, a thermal protection feature guards against problems, such as motor overload, by automatically shutting down the compressor.
The Hitachi EC12 Twin Stack Air Compressor is backed by Hitachi's one-year warranty.
About Hitachi: A Tradition of Innovation
Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd.) provides professional-grade power tools for a variety of applications, including woodwork, metalwork, concrete, drilling, cutting, and fastening. Hitachi is a leader in power tool research and development and has achieved many firsts in the power tool industry. Today, Hitachi continues the tradition of innovation and engineering with new features in addition to classic quality.
What's in the Box
EC12 Air Compressor, synthetic oil SAE 5W50 (8 ounces), oil dipstick, and pressure gauge.
Top customer reviews
It is a solid tool.
-Quarter-turn drain valves for easy air release
-Easy pressure adjustment
-Quite compared to other compressors
-Handle grip not attached tightly and tries to slip off while carrying
-Drain valves in position that can easily be broken off
1. You have to buy your own quick-connect (3/8" - BEWARE).
2. The pressure regulator is a plastic unit and seems to me that it will break soon. It's positioned such that it is easily knocked.
Other than those two caveats, it's a great compressor. Not too loud, and it will power a framing nailer, no problem (yesterday, I installed 100 fence pickets in a couple of hours, six nails per picket in rapid succession, and it had no problem keeping up).
Will work well for a homeowner that will use it occasionally.
1. The Compressor was shipped from an Amazon Warehouse, a single thin cardboard box with NO packing material for protection. Synthetic Oil was in the unit when they shipped it.
2. Damages included the pressure regulator and pressure switch units destroyed. Synthetic oil thru-out the air intake and filter, compression valves and cylinder head, and all over the electric motor.
I stand by my first statement that the Compressor is Great. I spent another $75.00 for parts to repair the damages caused by Amazon Shipping.
By the way, When I reported it I was told to contact the carrier.
Great Compressor - Buy somewhere else.
Since this has happened to us a total of 3 times now, this is not just a case of random failure, but is a systematic problem. A shame, too, because the rest of the tool seems quite robust. We are shopping for new compressors now. I can tell you one thing - they won't be Hitachi.