Senco’s PC1010N Compressor and hybrid air hose
Senco’s new compressor and flexible hose are a perfect pair
In my furniture making, I use pneumatic nailers to make jigs and attach the occasional piece of trim or drawer stop. I have an 18-gauge nailer to help with the jigs, and a 23-gauge nailer for moldings and stops. For these tools, I don’t need a big compressor. Senco’s PC1010N finish and trim compressor is the perfect fit. It has a 1⁄2-hp induction motor and a 1-gal. tank, and easily handled all the work I’ve thrown its way.
The worst machine sound I can think of is the punishing roar of a compressor. The Senco PC1010N, thankfully, creates little more than a moderate hum that did not disturb me in the shop.
The compressor also is very small and light. It weighs just 21 lb. and fits perfectly under my bench. The knob to adjust the hose pressure is on the front of the compressor, as is the hose connector. When the compressor was under my bench, I had no trouble hooking up the hose and changing its pressure to accommodate my two nailers.
I also have been using Senco’s new hybrid air hose, which combines the benefits of rubber and PVC hoses. Like rubber, it’s flexible and has no memory, so it’s easy to lay out and coil, and it doesn’t want to pull back into a coil like PVC hoses can. Like a PVC hose, the Senco hose is very light for its 50-ft. length. It’s a great hose, and will definitely replace my 50-ft. rubber and 25-ft. PVC hoses. Hook it up to the Senco 1010N compressor, and you have a wonderful combination for a furniture shop.
Compact and light. The PC1010N is small enough to fit under a bench, and can be carried with one hand.
Up-front control. The hose connector and hose pressure adjuster are on the front of the compressor, so changes are quick and convenient.
Hose is supple and lightweight. Big loops or small, Senco’s hybrid hose easily curls into them. And it feels surprisingly lightweight for a 50-ft. hose.