Factory-Reconditioned Porter-Cable C2002-WKR Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor with 13-Piece Accessory Kit Porter Cable C2002WKR

79 Customer reviews

$ 83 99

Product Description

  • 150 psi max tank pressure stores more air in the tank for longer tool run times
  • 2.6 SCFM at 90 psi allows for quick compressor recovery time, per ISO1217
  • Six-gallon pancake-style tank for stability; includes water drain valve and rubber feet
  • Low-amp, 120-volt motor starts easily in cold weather or with extension cord
  • Durable oil-free pump for long life and no maintenance

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Factory-Reconditioned Porter-Cable C2002-WKR Oil-Free UMC Pancake Compressor w/13-piece Accessory Kit

Customer reviews(79)

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July 30, 2010
I purchased the C2002 WKR to replace a well used 10 year old Porter cable CF2600 120 psi 6 gallon compressor, which was overheating. With the exception of being packaged in a plain brown box (instead of the new model box printed white and red), and the small refurbished sticker on the compressor housing, my unit appears to be brand new. The box arrived in great shape with no dents or marks. I looked at a new C2002 at a big box store and it appears the plain brown refurbished box is slightly heavier than the printed new box, which is good thing if are buying on line and having it shipped.
What I like
- The oversized handle on top is a great improvement over the single sided grab pocket on the old CF2600
- The second air port is a great addition as It allows two guns to be plugged in and used at the same time.
- My model unit came with an accessory kit containing a 25' air hose and fittings so no need to go by a hose for the second air port..
- There are features on the side of the pump housing for winding up the cord, and there is a cord clip molded into the plug. No more dangling wires during transport.
- There is a cover over the pressure gages and manifold - The cord on my CF2600 would occasionally snag on the unprotected gauges.
- The unit is slightly lighter than the CF2600 it is replacing.
- The 150 psi capacity with 120 psi recharge pressure means my framing nailer in particular can run for a long time. I was applying OSB sheathing to a roof ( nailing ever 8" bang, bang, bang). By the time the air pressure got down to where the nails were not fully seated, it was time to stop and reload nails anyway. Note I run with the single shot sequential trigger. If running with the faster bump fire trigger, the compressor might not be able to fully keep up.
- Looking thru the slats in the pump housing I can see that Porter Cable has added internal ducts / baffles to improve the air flow of the cooling fan. My old unit was basically an open box with a fan at one end. On this new unit I can definitely feel a forced flow of hot air coming out the back compared to the more gentle flow on the old one.

Other comments.
- There is a warning label on the unit which says remove compressor from service (or replace tank) 10 years after date of purchase. Reason given is "Risk of Bursting. Water will condense in the air tank. If not drained, water will corrode and weaken the air tank causing a risk of air tank rupture". Owners manual instructs "Drain air tank daily or after each use." : Realistically speaking even purging tank after each use won't get out 100% of the water, so after ten years it is probably a good idea to retire the unit. Thus if the service life is only 10 years, saving the extra $$$ by buying a refurbished unit makes sense.

Very happy with the performance so far.

Aug 2011, One year update. Still very happy. I used it to do some spray painting which it does not have the proper capacity for, but it stepped up to the challenge and ran continuously for 10 minutes or so doing it's best to keep up. The redesigned Proper handle ( compared to its' predecessor with a pocket on one side ) makes transport so much easier.
Glenn A. Crump
June 18, 2011
Refurb compressor seemed a little weak in building up pressure at first but this was the 2nd one I've tried. 1st one was returned when it developed an air leak after about 5 uses. The 2nd refurb compressor definitely looked used; scuffed and chipped paint. Not the same fit and finish as the 1st unit. I've used it on about 15 occasions since January for pumping up tires and installing pickets on a double gate. The pressure regulator/air gauge is now broken and will only adjust to about 45 psi before the adjustment knob slips and it pours air out of the regulator. Now I have to disassemble and repair/replace the regulator.

Overall, this refurb worked great while it worked but for the price, I have to call it junk. Why buy a refurbished unit if I'm going to have to replace broken parts every time I turn around. As a frame of reference, I have a 3.5 hp Craftsman air compressor I purchased in 1984 that still works flawlessly. Difference is that it is not portable and only goes to 125 PSI. Save your money and get a new unit with a real warranty.
January 3, 2013
Purchased this to do trim work and flooring. First time I used it, not a problem. Used it for about 2 hours doing trim work. Went to use it a second time about a year later. Turned it on and immediately there was an issue. The safety valve was not working correctly. After releasing the safety valve a few times, it kicked in and started to fill. I waited, and waited, then waited some more only to find the tank was not holding the air. Checked the safety again, checked the drain valve, listened and found the air was coming out of the regulator. Tried to adjust the regulator and the dial popped off. After some on-line research, found that the faulty regulator is a known PC issue! How can you stamp "factory-reconditioned" on a piece of equipment that is using a KNOWN faulty piece of equipment? Apparently, I was not alone. There were pages and pages of complaints about the same issue. And the only response from PC is to BUY a replacement regulator. If this is a known issue, and there are hundreds if not thousands of customers complaining about the regulator, recall the part and pay to have it fixed...this should not fall on the customer to replace, especially after only 1 use!
July 3, 2010
I bought this to power a framing nailer. The compressor was refurbished. I received the compressor within 4 days from the date of order. The drain valve on the compressor tank was defective. However, Customer Service at Porter Cable was extremely helpful. They apologized for the faulty valve and ensured that I had the replacement part in 2 days. The compressor works great. It handles my framing nailer without any problem. I believe this was a very good purchase.
Jennifer Mitchell
December 18, 2011
Love this compressor because:

1. It functions as intended without problems
2. It's light-weight enough for a woman to carry around
3. It's powerful enough to handle almost anything other than framing nailers

I use it to air up my auto tires, install trim with my Senco air gun (which I LOVE!) and staplers, etc. You don't need long air cables since it's so easy to haul around. Haven't tried it yet with a paint sprayer.

My kids bought me a small Campbell Hausfeld unit a while back ... never could use it, wouldn't hold any pressure. Went to the trash. This reconditioned Porter-Cable looked like new, functions like new. I'm pleased.

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