Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 121
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandiegohaunted Great middle weight air compressor
This unit is a great upright air compressor. I particularly liked the fact the unit came with out an air hose because I could buy what I needed for my specific needs. The unit takes around 7 minutes to fill, and has a decent air flow 5.0 scfm @ 40psi & 4.0 scfm @ 90psi which is perfect for home garages, and house hold needs. The unit only requires two wheels to be put on and your up and running - I made sure I bought an air hose for my specific needs right away. The noise level isn't bad on this unit when you consider it's an air compressor- hey their loud.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2gtsvette Robust Air Compressor
This is an excellent value air compressor. The unit is a bit heavy so you'll need help getting it home. Setup a easy. All you need is to install the wheels and your good to go. The compressor is a bit loud but bearable. It takes about 7 minutes to till to max (150psi). The compressor can do 5.0 scfm @ 40psi and 4.0 scfm @ 90psi. This enough for most household projects and air tools. Overall I am very happy with this compressor, its easy to move around, recovery rates are decent and its well made. I would recommend this to any looking for a value 20 gallon air compressor!!
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DennisJ Plenty of Air
Couldn't ask for an easier, ready to use air compressor. The only thing I had to do was to put on the wheels, and these are no cheap wheels either. Very well made 7 inch wheels. After the wheels are on, it's ready to go. Just plug in a quick release hose and get to work. It took just under seven minutes to fill to its maximum pressure, 150 psi. Its small and easy enough to move around, if needed, and the pressure to do what I need around the house. Very well constructed. The gauges are up high and easy to read. It has a nice heavy duty cord, oil and maintenance free motor, 120v 1.5hp motor, 2 year manufacturer warranty. The weight on the label says 106lbs, but it feels lighter than that on the concrete floor. I maxed out the pressure and left it for a few days, no hose attached, and no loss of air at all. None! This is the perfect size and unit for around the house use and more. I really like this one.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nivek What will you be using it for?
I've been using this compressor constantly with a number of tools and have not had an issue. The true question you have to ask yourself is what will you be using this for? And making sure that the compressor matches with the the amount of air scfm the tools requires to operate good. Also, be sure to read the instruction manual before using. Things like draining the valve under it every hour can go a long way.
What have i used this for?
I recently painted a whole 4x4 short bed Nissan truck. Now i knew that a 20gal compressor was not going to keep up with painting the whole truck at one cycle so i painted sections at a time and then like the compressor refill to insure i had the recommended 40psi going through my Husky HVLP. The results where beautiful. I couldnt be happier knowing i spent 160 on this compressor. Below are the estimated continuous run times before the compressors starts to loss the tools recommended psi scfm due to not cycling fast enough to keep up.
Husky Gravity feed HVLP- 3min @40psi
Husky DA Sander- 2min @ 100psi
Husky Air Blow Gun- 1min @100psi
Harbor Frieght 3'' cutter- 2min @ 60psi
Iwata Airbrush- For every @30psi
Again, this compressor will not keep up for large projects such as painting a car. But it is possible if you do it in sections and have patience waiting for it to refill with air.
June 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bondo not such a good purchase
when I first bought my compressor I loved it then 6 months later the regulator went out, after I installed a new one it worked better than ever then 4 months later it started to going down hill almost every time I went to use it, it would build up and shut off like it was suppose to but would not build pressure when it was suppose to I had to order a pressure switch for it so overall spend the little extra money and get a better brand. I love my compressor when it works but I shouldn't have to work on my compressor when it is just over a year old so husky you need to better I hope this helps everyone on there decision on this unit
December 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ValAlonzo Works But Loud
Easy to use, nice upright position on tilt-wheels, good price, not sure on value as that's an normally an equation of price, reliability/use over time and I've only had it 2 months. It is very loud; louder than your average pneumatic compressor when running to build pressure in tank. Good enough to use for blowing out my sprinklers and using for air tools but I think I will have to build a baffling-box around this thing to make the noise more tolerable.
December 10, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by AllRed Can't keep up
We bought this air compressor to do home improvement projects around the house.
The first project, and the only project this compressor will see, was screwing 3" lag bolts into the ceiling trusses for ceiling shelves using an impact wrench. The first bolt may get half way into the ceiling joist before the compressor kicks on and it takes a good two minutes to drive the screw into the ceiling. By the third bolt, there is not enough air to drive the wrench. You might as well screw the fourth bolt in by hand; it's faster than waiting for the compressor to recover.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ThisOldGarageNJ Great Deal For the $$$$$
The Husky 20 Gal compressor gives the
appearance monstrous unit...Its not monstrous but its
a terrific deal for the money spent.
The Machine came very well packed assuring no damage
After unpacking and making sure all valves
and drains were closed I plugged it into a
dedicated 20 amp GFCI receptacle line I have in my shop.
(the reason I use a GFCI is the plug is often used
for outdoor work)
Turning on the compressor I then turned the valve to
80 psi and put on my 50 foot hose with a splitter on
the end, then a
addidional 2-25 ft lines on the splitter and attached
2 air nailers.
With my assistant, we worked on my custom fence I'm
building around my back yard, Both Nailing at the same
time. Nailing through 1/2 - 1 inch strips of Pressure
Initial fill took about 6-9 minutes and with the 2
nailers working it cycled about every 30 minutes
and Worked Flawlessly throughout the day.
Next test was my 3 Inch air angle grinder. Setting the
pressure gauge to 70 psi(its a 4 C.F.M unit) I could run about
15 min betweencompressor cyclings. Getting plenty of
air to the tool.
The small upright size makes it take up less room
in the garage, while still light enough to roll to my truck
and lift it in the back for moving to a jobsite..
A test with my sound meter showed it produced 70 Db at 10 feet
in an enclosed space, Not really noisy compared to others on the
market. My smaller 4 gallon pancake compressor came in at 85 Db
(hearing loss begins at 80 Db of continuos Noise)
A quick search on the web also showed that the Husky unit is
manufactured for HD by Campbell Hausfeld, A very reputable name
Overall I would give this compressor a great rating for anything
from blowing out sprinkler lines to medium use air tools for the
March 4, 2013