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PORTER-CABLE Introduces 17 Gallon Vertical Portable Compressor

Air Compressor Designed for Tradesmen and Professional Finish Woodworking Crews

JACKSON, Tenn. (July 20, 2007) – PORTER-CABLE unveiled a new 17 gallon air compressor, model C6001, with a vertical tank design, increased stored work capacity and an updated shroud for improved performance. The compressor, designed for tradesmen and professional finish woodworking crews, was introduced during the 2007 Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers® (AWFS) Fair from July 18 to July 21 at booth #5401 in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Recognizing that floor space is at a premium, the 17 gallon vertical portable compressor tank, which includes a water drain valve, has a smaller footprint than horizontal tanks to take up less space and can be easily stored when not in use. The C6001 is factory-assembled with two wide-tread wheels for excellent stability and to allow the compressor to be easily moved.

For added convenience, the shroud design features a no-maintenance, oil-free pump and low amp, 120-volt universal motor that provides reliable starts in cold weather or with an extension cord. In addition, the C6001 is equipped with a console cover to protect controls and vital components; an easy-to-grip, protective handle; a large 2-inch air regulated pressure gauge for easy visibility; and a built-in cord wrap. 

Ideal for the extended application of tools requiring low to medium airflow and for shorter burst tools requiring high burst airflow, the C6001 features 3.3 standardized cubic feet per minute at 90 pounds per square inch for fast recovery time and 150 max pounds per square inch for more stored work capacity and longer air tool performance. The C6001 will be available for purchase in the third quarter of 2007 for $219.   

About PORTER-CABLE and DELTA Machinery

With a combined 189 years of woodworking experience, PORTER-CABLE and DELTA Machinery design and manufacture the industry’s most complete line-up of portable, stationary and benchtop woodworking power tools, equipment and related accessories for professional woodworkers. Together, the brands have a history of industry-changing innovation, including introducing the world’s first helical drive circular saw, first hand-held belt sander, first motorized miter saw, first portable belt sander, and first 10-inch tilting arbor saw.

For more information about PORTER-CABLE® and DELTA® Machinery brand woodworking tools, visit