Rated 3 out of 5Â by 22
Rated 4 out of 5Â by butch works well as expected!
easy to use! should have come with a connector for air hose!
August 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by babanashe Very disappointing
I've bought a lot of Dewalt gear over the years and generally considered them a reasonable option for medium quality affordable tools. I got this as my first compressor, used it a bit here and there and was generally not impressed with how quickly it ran out of air when running a grinder or sander. I then moved, so I packed it up and set it aside. When I finally unpacked it, I fired it up and was using it continuously for 15 to 20 minutes dusting off the inside of the car engine, blowing grease off my bicycle, etc. and it died. I had the same experience some of the other folks here mention: I turn it on, it hums like its trying to start, then trips the circuit. Since its been a few months since I actually got it, so I can't take it back anymore.
July 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by DIYer Will not start with full pressure after sitting idle for a while
When it works, it is a great compressor. The problem is - it does not always work. I brought it from HD, ran it for 20 min as recommended in the manual with opened valves, then took it out to the backyard for a nailing job. The air tanks were full when I took it out. Setting up the job took me a while (more then 30 min). I started nailing while the pressure was still around 125 psi. All went well until it was time for the compressor to start recharging the air tanks. It gave a whimpering sound and a quite buzzing sound and then blew the thermal fuse on the compressor. I waited for about 20 sec, pushed the fuse and tried to start it again. Same story. Then I decided to empty the tanks. Dropped tho pressure to almost 0 and then started the compressor. It worked. Until another idle period. I had to drop the pressure again to 0 and only then it would start. This happened EVERY time when the time between air tank recharges was longer than about 30 min. So if you shoot a lot of nails and the compressor kicks in every 5-10 min, all is well. If the job requires slow pace and the compressor has to be idle for more than 30 min, it will blow the fuse. What a disappointment. I have other DeWalt tools and never had any problems with them. Will try a different brand.
March 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Pgcorky Solid So Far, But Needs 20 Amp Circuit
Thought I was doing something wrong though I was careful about following set up and break in instructions. Bottom line, she'd clearly start slow and cold and likely as not - would trip the built in overheat switch. Tried re-setting and powering up, but the switch would trip again. If I released all the pressure that was already in the tank, it *might* run correctly and build up to full pressure. Long story, I know. Friend suggested that even though the compressor is rated for 15 amps, I might try a 20 amp circuit. Problem solved. Been performing great since then, but I had to learn a lesson first.
November 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Tone You have to keep it warm.
It will not work in cold weather. The compressor motor try's
to start but motor is to stiff in the cold weather and it trips the breaker.
Other than that it works great. I can't wait until summer to try it out in the warm weather.Rating's would have been much higher without the cold weather starting problem. Might just need to be broke in a little.
January 14, 2014