California Air Tools CAT-AUX05A 5 gallon Lightweight Portable Aluminum Air Tank, Silver

8 Customer reviews

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$ 54 66

:Aluminum Tank


Size:10 Gallon


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Product Description

  • 5 Gallon (Rust free) Aluminum Air Tank
  • 1/4" Universal Quick Connector
  • Air Hose with Tire Chuck
  • Lightweight for easy transporting
  • Maximum PSI 125


Customer reviews(8)

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Mathieu M
June 22, 2017
Nice tank, seems well made and lightweight as advertised.
HOWEVER, the fittings are very low quality and I would have preferred to save $15 and not have them included. Right out of the box, the tire chuck was leaking. I removed it and noticed the quick connect leaked as well. I replaced the quick connect and filled it up again to find that the 1/4 turn shut off valve wouldn't stop air from coming back out. To top this all up, the T-junction snapped off when I was untying the valve and I had to replace that too.
Constantin
December 13, 2017
I found the whole assembly well-thought-out for the casual user. The valve does a good job of keeping the air in when you want it to, the connections make it easy to either fill the tank or use it. Could they be tougher or better protected? Sure. But in casual use, this thing should last for a very long time. Key thing to longevity is to detach all hoses and other stuff while transporting it. You can't expect the tank valve to survive much abuse given how its installed vs. how the rest of the assembly acts on it.

Welds on mine looked fine, just as the paint job. It's very light, and it stores a much more air than my compressor. Makes it ideal for quick refills of tires and like stuff, rather than having to lug a compressor and power cord around. I would also recommend it for large but intermittent loads, where your compressor can use it like a battery to store air that is going to be released in short bursts that exceed the capacity of the built-in accumulator.

Using this tank in a fixed installation is likely a waste as similar steel-based tanks cost less. Downside of steel tanks, however, is that you have to watch for water (and the resultant corrosion).
BHG
July 2, 2018
The California Air Tools 10 gal tank is a handy tool to have on hand, but the other reviews describing the fitting as cheap are correct.
I ordered the 5 gal tank, filled it with 100 lbs of air, it leaked down to about 70 lbs over night.
Couldn't find the leak.
I returned it , and ordered the 10 gal tank.
When the 10 gal tank arrived, I discovered that it had been purchased and returned by a previous customer.
The tank had air in it and had some scuff marks on the bottom of the tank.
I'm a bit disappointed in Amazon for pulling that sort of transaction.
But, the 10 gal tank is much like the 5 gal tank, has cheap fittings.
I put 100 lbs of air in it and it leaked down about 5 lbs within 2 or 3 hours.
I soap tested it for leaks, but could not find any
I can't tell why it is losing air pressure.
I will keep it and replace the fitting if it becomes a real problem.
Just be prepared to fill the tank before you use it, I don't know how long air will remain in the tank over a long period of time..
I did buy the aluminum tank, it is light, and well built.
It should last a long time.
I do plan to up grade the fittings later.
Miles Andrews
March 30, 2017
At 28 lb it seems quite heavy but it seems to be the best on the market. If I had to do it over, I'd buy the aluminum version as that one weighs only 13 lb. I was not impressed with the attached air hose or ball foot air chuck on the end so I threw it away and replaced it with a 6ft piece of 1/4
Steve
October 15, 2016
Nice looking tank but the gauge and shutoff valve are not the highest quality. The shutoff valve has been giving me problems.
Craig
June 28, 2017
Works great so far. I chose the steel tank but it is still lighter then my pancake compressor.
I keep it at 90 which is conservative but my van can get over 120 in the sun.

I am going to get a longer hose so I don't even need to take it out of the back.
Jake Key
May 29, 2018
My first impression of the 10 gallon steel air tank is its large diameter and weight compared to my old 7 gallon no name cheapie. The weight is reasonable for its capacity and the round tube handle makes it easy on the hands when carrying it around (unlike other tanks with sheet metal handles). I love the fact that it already comes with a quick connect on the output since it can be used for a multitude of tasks straight out the box.

The tank thus far holds air with no leaks. It does appear to have the same cheap manifold as every other tank so I fear it may start leaking like my old one, or the plastic handle could break like some other reviewers have said. Time will tell.

The included hose with tire chuck had a cheap feeling and a strong
Lee Jensen
March 12, 2017
I bought the aluminum version. It's a nice tank, but the fittings are cheap. Why scrimp there?


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