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NorthStar Single-Stage Portable Electric Air Compressor - 2 HP, 20-Gallon Vertical, 5.0 CFM

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Product Description

Heavy-duty NorthStar® compressors are built with durable cast iron V-twin pump with cast iron heads for good heat dissipation and no transfer of heat between cylinders. Belt drive oil-lubricated pump runs quietly and delivers long pump life. 20-gallon vertical tank is ASME certified. Built tough enough for commercial shops. Enough capacity to operate an air ratchet, impact wrench, siphon feed sand blaster, nibbler, nailer, air brush, touch-up spray gun and more. Includes portability kit with flat-free tires.


What's Included
  • (1) 20-gallon, 2 HP vertical portable air compressor
  • (1) Portability kit


Superior Design for Industry-Leading Pumps

Engineered for Durability

The last thing you want to worry about is your compressor breaking down in the middle of a job. The NorthStar® 2 HP, 20-Gallon Vertical Air Compressor has been engineered with superior technology to keep you working without interruption. The durable cast iron V-twin pump has oil lubrication and cast iron heads for long service life. Bearings are placed on both ends of the pump’s crankshaft for superior support and less wear and tear. The result is reliable, dependable operation of your NorthStar air compressor, year after year.

Longer Pump Life

Heat can be a powerful enemy to the longevity of your air compressor pump. That’s why this NorthStar 2 HP, 20-Gallon Vertical Air Compressor has been engineered with a V-style cylinder orientation to eliminate hotspots and provide consistent cooling, resulting in longer pump life. Copper finned inter- and after-coolers provide effective heat dissipation and less moisture. The pump cylinders, heads and crankcase are made of cast iron for extra-long service life. Thanks to this excellent technology, you can count on your NorthStar® air compressor to perform flawlessly for many years.

Quieter Operation

The belt drive oil-lubricated pump on this NorthStar 2 HP, 20-Gallon Vertical Air Compressor runs quietly and efficiently. That means you’ll have less compressor noise in your shop or garage as you work on projects with air tools.


Portable Compressed Air At Your Command

Portable and Versatile

The NorthStar 2 HP, 20-Gallon Vertical Air Compressor comes equipped with a portability kit with smooth-rolling steel ball bearing wheels and no-flat tires, so you can maneuver this powerful compressor right next to your work area or project. The vertical design leaves a space-saving small footprint. This quiet unit is great for automotive and home repairs and has plenty of power to operate impact wrenches, nailers, ratchets and other air tools. It’s an ideal compressor for the serious do-it-yourself homeowner or tough enough to use in a small commercial repair shop.


The NorthStar Advantage

Best Warranty in the Industry

All NorthStar air compressors are designed, engineered and tested in Faribault, MN. They are backed with our industry-leading warranty, guaranteeing that the highest quality, dependability, reliability and superior performance is built into every one.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Shop in complete confidence, knowing Northern Tool + Equipment protects your investment and is ready to provide you with the assistance and helpful resources you need.

Superior Service and Support

Should you ever need service or support, help is a phone call or email away. NorthStar’s field‐trained technical staff is ready to help. For convenience, our professional in‐store service department performs all repairs on site. Replacement parts are stocked at our Northern Tool + Equipment warehouse and ready to ship the same day your order is received.


Features + Benefits

  • 2 HP 115V/230V 15/7.5 Amp dual voltage induction motor
  • 2-cylinder cast iron single-stage pump
  • Delivers 5.0 CFM @ 90 PSI; 6.0 CFM @ 40 PSI
  • Comes wired for 115V operation with a 6ft. cord and plug
  • Can be rewired for 230V by a qualified electrician
  • Copper finned inter- and after-coolers provide effective heat dissipation and less moisture
  • Ball bearings on each side of crankshaft for smooth running and durability
  • Heavy-duty paper element filters keep cylinder heads clean
  • Dual voltage induction motor has low amp draw for easier starts
  • Reed valves are made of heat-resistant alloy steel supplied from Sweden ASSAB
  • Valves are specifically designed for maximum efficiency
  • 20,000-hour bearing life
  • Double ringed-style piston for very low oil consumption and longer head life
  • Durable alloy rods
  • Spherodal graphite cast iron crankshafts for maximum strength
  • ASME certified 20-gallon tank can be used in commercial shops
  • Durable metal belt guard won't break
  • Built-in regulator controls air pressure to air tools
  • 135 max. PSI
  • Motor runs at 3,440 RPM
  • Easy-start valve puts less stress on motor during cold weather starts
  • Includes portability kit with steel wheels with ball bearings and flat-free solid tires for easy transport
  • 4-year consumer limited warranty; 90-day commercial limited warranty
  • Extend your NorthStar pump warranty to 5 years with the purchase and use of a NorthStar start-up kit (Item# 45933)
Key Specs
Item# 25653
Brand NorthStar
Ship Weight 204.0 lbs
Max. PSI 135
Air Tank Size (gal.) 20
CFM at 90 PSI 5.0
CFM at 40 PSI 6.0
Air Outlet Size (in.) 1/4
Duty Cycle 100%
Working Pressure (PSI) 105–135
Regulator Included Yes
Tank Type Vertical
Drive Belt
HP 2
Amps 15/7.5
Volts 115/230
Motor RPM 3,440
Pump Life (hrs.) 5,000
Pump Material Cast iron
Noise Level (dB) 80
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 22 x 23 x 43

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