Powermate PLD1581519 Air Compressor – SEMA/AAPEX 2012

SEMA/AAPEX 2012 Series

Powermate PLD1581519 Air Compressor:

The SEMA/AAPEX 2012 show in Las Vegas was a lot like a walk through a candy store – without the impending tooth decay. We got a glimpse of a lot of tools and accessories that were either new to the market or hadn’t even hit the shelves yet. The Powermate PLD1581519 High Performance Air Compressor was a stand-out for several reasons. The fact that it delivers higher PSI than traditional or “standard” air compressors was first on our list. Take a look at some of the other features of this shop work-horse.


  • Oil-Free Direct Drive Pump
  • Aluminum with Cast Iron Construction
  • 5 CFMs @ 40psi
  • 4 CFMs @ 90psi
  • Weighs 90 pounds
  • 1 year warranty

And those are just for starters. The real beauty of the Powermate PLD1581519 High Performance Air Compressor is in its ability to give your pneumatic tools longer run time. In addition, it takes less time to recover and re-fill the tank – that means it allows you to be more productive.

We also like the “Air Compressor Selector Guide” the the Powermate Website. It’s a handy tool – check it out at the bottom of this page.

Having not seen it in action in a work environment, we’re going to hold our opinion. However, if this compressor holds true to its specs, this would be a welcome addition to most shops. Take a look at our video review below and leave a comment.

Powermate PLD1581519 High Performance Air Compressor




Powermate Air Compressor Selector Tool: CLICK HERE

For more information on this and other Powermate tools: CLICK HERE

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Brad Staggs

Contributing Writer/Producer at Tool Skool
Brad has worked in and around the home improvement and tool industry most of his life. He was host of Talk2DIY Home Improvement, Co-produced DIY Tools & Techniques and is the author of Spend a Little, Save a Lot Home Improvement.