5.0 SCFM @ 90 PSI allows for quick compressor recovery times
200 PSI max tank storage pressure allows for longer air tool run times
78 dBA (tested per ISO3744) operational noise level for a quieter work environment
EHP® Efficient high pressure technology delivers exceptional air-tool runtimes
Oil free, maintenance free pump for convenient use
Efficient high pressure motor allows the compressor to be run with an extension cord (12 Ga. or heavier, 50 ft. or less) due to consistent amp draw requirements of the compressor
Compact design allows for the compressor to be easily moved, transported, and stored
Robust dual purpose handle provides additional protection to the compressor along with serving as a hose wrap
Metal console panel protects the gauges, coupler, and regulator
High flow air regulator allows for maximum air tool run time
High flow coupler allows for maximum air tool run time
2 inch gauges allow for an easy to read surface
Wide track, semi-pneumatic tires allow for additional stability, easy movement, and no tire maintenance
CFM @ 100 PSI5.0 CFM
Power Supply120 volts
Pump Speed1,750 rpm
Shipping Weight94 lbs
Tank Size15 gal
Tool Height44.75 in
Tool Length24.50 in
Tool Weight92 lbs
Tool Width22.00 in
Warranty & Service Information
How do I replace the belt on the D55168/D55146/D55167?
When replacing a belt on an EHP compressor (ie. D55168), proper tension is critical. If there is not enough tension, the belt will spin and wear the rubber surface off. If there is too much tension, the belt can break.
For information on changing the belt please see the below attachment.
How many hours of use can you expect from the major wear components on the D55168 compressor?
The D55168 is rated for a life of approximately 500 hours. That time will shorten in dry or abrasive environments and lengthen in a normal workshop environment. The motor brushes are the life limiter. These can be changed by an authorized DEWALT service center to provide an additional 500 hours of life. We recommend taking the compressor to an authorized DEWALT service center for motor/pump assembly replacement at the 1000 hour mark.
The top and sides of the product were well-protected in the box, but the bottom WAS NOT! Others have noted this problem: due to inadequate protection on the bottom of the box (where all the weight is concentrated), the base of the compressor was damaged during shipping. It is (mostly) cosmetic, but until I pound the base back into shape, the compressor will not sit level. PLEASE add more protection in the bottom of the box, underneath the product!
I bought this air compressor 34 days ago. I'm retired and thought I needed a bigger air compressor than my little pancake compressor that I've been using for years. I have used this about 5 times and today, went out to start it and the piston has shelled out. I called the factory and they did say they would fix it if I took it to a repair center. I called them and they said great, but they are 3 weeks behind on repairs. I called DeWalt back and they said they couldn't do anything about it. Blains Farm and Fleet said their store policy is only for 30 days, but they would send it back in for me if I brought it in. Yes, I have my receipt. I'm 35 miles away from this store so by the time I take it in and go pick it up, I have 150 miles on my truck and 3 or 4 hours of my life wasted. I can't figure out why DeWalt deals with such a poor product as this.
used this for a month before several of the fittings began to leak. Instead of steel or copper pipe/fittings, this uses cheap rubber/barbed/hose clamped fittings. A year later, more leaks, customer service is unhelpful. This compressor takes over 10 minutes from empty to full, which is absurd. Scfm @ >150 is very low, and considering cut in pressure is 180~ psi, it takes longer to cycle than it should because its a single stage compressor vs a two stage. I would recommend a compressor with a better reputation and normal max pressures (140 ish), unless you need a two-stage with higher psi.
Have owned this compressor for 2 years now. 1st leaked occurred right out of the tank pressure gauge. Ordered a replacement gauge from Dewalt ServiceNet.com and fix was quite easy.
Several months later leaking this time out of the regulator manifold. Will probably have to order the regulator repair kit.
Overall compressor does its job. However, I am surprised that it leaks as much as it has.
Hind sight wish I would have purchased a different brand. However, two years ago there were no reviews of this compressor on the Dewalt website.