Air Compressor featured Reviews

Makita MAC700 Big Bore 2.0 HP Air Compressor review

The Makita MAC700 Big Bore 2.0 HP Air Compressor

is popular amongst professionals and hobbyists worldwide.

The excellent features and low price make it the ideal choice as a useful household tool to drive pneumatic tools and for inflation purposes. With special discounts you can be the happy owner of this machine for less than if bought in stores.Makita MAC700 Big Bore 2.0 HP Air Compressor
Updated April 2019 and again in February 2020

About the product

The Makita MAC700 Big Bore 2.0 HP Air Compressor is amongst the best in its class being highly suited to the home DIYer, the hobbyist and the professional alike.

It is reliable and light enough to be portable whilst having the industrial power and durability needed for the heavy work encountered in site conditions.

The high output and low noise level when running makes this machine a popular choice for all.

The low amp draw means that it you don’t need a heavy AC circuit and reduces the occurrence of tripped breakers.

You can use the compressor for a variety of jobs and tools due to the fast recovery speed. The oil lubricated design requires a small amount of routine maintenance, but ensures it will give you years of service over the oil-free compressors of a similar size and output and contributes to the incredibly quiet running noise.

Makita, lives up to its good reputation for well-made power tools with the quality and usability of the Makita MAC700 Big Bore 2.0 HP Air Compressor. The attention to detail and the durable materials used are in keeping with their reputed high standards of manufacture.

Uses – What does it do? What is it For?

This is the compressor we use with the Bostitch F28WW Clipped Head 2-inch to 3-1/2-inch Framing Nailer (reviewed here) and we find it ideal. Other air tools such as the STAPLER work well with it too.

It’s small enough to take to a convenient position when working on the roof or in other difficult spots. When not on duty on the heavier work it’s great to have in the garage to inflate tires, blow up the kids’ paddling pool or other such toys and can be used to clean out jets and such with a blow-gun. Although this will drain the tank quickly, recovery is fast.

If you have a Riding Mower, a Camper – or anything with inflatable tires this compressor is a household must, saving time and trouble – especially if you if you live out of town.

Usability, Handling, Ease of use
Although a little heavy to haul around it is compact in size and has a roll-bar handle which is comfortable to use and offers extra protection to the machine in transit.

Noise level
This is the quietest air compressor we have found. We have used it in a basement without disturbing the household – and we can still hear each other speak above the sound of the motor – without having to shout…

The oil sight glass and the removable cast-iron cylinder make maintenance simple and easy, and the tough roll-bar protects components from knocks.

Compressor oil and 1/4-inch universal quick coupler are included.

Air hose and fittings need to be bought separately. You’ll need an air valve and maybe some additional connectors depending on your use.

Manufacturer Feature List

Low Noise, Low AMP Draw and High Output

  • Cast iron pump with Big Bore cylinder and piston is engineered to provide faster recovery time for improved performance
  • Powerful 2.0 HP 4-Pole motor produces 3.3 CFM at 90 PSI for increased productivity
  • Pump runs at lower RPM (1,730) resulting in lower noise (80dB) and improved pump durability
  • Low AMP draw reduces incidences of tripped breakers at start-up
  • Pump is oil-lubricated for cooler running temperatures and reduced wear
  • Roll-bar Handle – For portability and additional protection
  • Large automotive style industrial air filter for increased air intake and greater efficiency
  • Durable cast iron cylinder reduces wear and increases pump life; removable for easy maintenance
  • Oil sight glass for fast, easy and efficient maintenance
  • Lever handle ball valve – tank drain valve improves upon standard petcock design for easier maintenance
  • Built-in thermal overload for additional motor protectionIt is equipped with a 2.0 HP engine

Technical details of the product

INCLUDES: Compressor Oil (181122-A)
1/4″ Universal Quick Coupler (447013-E)


Motor 2.0 HP
Pump Oil-Lubricated
Tank (gal.) 2.6 “Hot Dog”
Performance (cfm) 90 PSI – 3.3
90 P40 PS – 3.8
Maximum Pressure (PSI) 130
AMPS 12.4
Noise Level (dB) 12.4
Dimensions (LxWxH) 18″ x 10″ x 22″
Net Weight (lbs.) 52
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 60.5
UPC Code 088381-053525


Quiet, tough, versatile, reliable and easy to maintain.

Makita tools come with a warranty to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase.


This compressor is not designed to run high air consumption tools such as impact wrenches and air chisels.

Although described as lightweight, and the compressor is certainly portable, some may find the compressor a little heavy. The upright design means that it tends to roll and must be securely tied when transporting in a vehicle.

Consumer Ratings

At the time of writing (February 2020) this compact compressor has over 10000 customer rratings reflecting its popularity. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 which is extremely good.


I have seen a retail Price around $323 but Amazon usually has a discount of about 40%

Check the current price at Amazon

With its low noise level, durability and ease of use the Makita MAC700 Big Bore 2.0 HP Air Compressor is among the most popular items in a professional or amateur tool shed.