Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 70
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GarageOutfitting Solid Compressor
I've been researching compressors for quite some time now, and have compared a lot of brands, specs, and reviews for the type of compressor I needed. For semi-pro shop use, this is the best bang for the buck in my opinion.
In the end it was the fact that I knew I would be supported after purchase, and that Campbell Hausfeld actually certifies this brand that swayed my final decision.
Quality of workmanship is top notch, parts are well machined, and within hours of getting it home, I had it running and powering my home shop.
For using high-volume air-tools such as a cut-off tool, it lasts a lot longer than my smaller portable 13 gal machine. It was easy to wire into the main elect panel with a new 240\15 breaker, and with the proper bushings for the output fitting, I had air running to my first project powered by Husky.
September 6, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ross Great Price Lots Of CFM's
This is the best Compressor you can buy for under $1000 works great with all tools. No waiting for thre air tank to refill.
Its not very loud for a large compressor.
May 26, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vfr800cr250 Solid Value - With Foreknowledge of Issues
This compressor seemed like the best value for the money, hands down. And I still think it is.
The compressor is a Campbell-Hausfeld unit that gets the Husky name for Home Depot. I've seen the same unit with other names on it for more money, reinforcing my belief that the Husky incarnation is a great deal.
I have used this compressor for everything from filling bike tires to sandblasting and have had no problems whatsoever. It keeps up well even when sandblasting and performs without complaint.
Quiet is a relative term and while I don't think it's as near-silent as some reviewers seem to feel, it isn't bad at all for an air compressor.
Set up is relatively easy if you're comfortable doing the wiring and plumbing necessary. Read the instructions closely and you won't have a problem.
I had some initial problems getting set up as I was missing a couple pieces and the owner's manual was torn when I bought the unit. A phone call solved these issues with relative speed.
If you purchase the compressor without knowing that you'll need a shut-off valve, regulator, coupling and piping to put it all together, you're in for a bit of surprise. Make sure you understand before you buy what you'll need to get this thing operational.
The pressure switch is cheaply made and the wiring necessary isn't exactly set up to make things easy. You're forced to bring your wiring in and make a tight 90 degree turn with it before connecting it in a small space. Now, considering that you're likely to be using a fairly large gauge of wire this isn't as easy as it might be if you were connecting something a bit smaller and more flexible.
A great deal if you're prepared for the extra items you'll need to purchase. Even if you weren't quite ready for that, it isn't too painful. I can live with a pressure switch that I felt was a bit inadequate since it seems to work and saved me a bunch of money (though I would've rather spent another $20 and had something a shade better in that department).
September 8, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mikewu9900 great product great price
i run a 2 person small body shop. my compressor went down and i was in a bind. i didn't want to spend 2500 at that time for a new compressor because it was Xmas time, so i bought this one for a temporary solution and it has worked out great. 6 months in and im still using it exclusively. i know that doesn't sound like a long time, but this thing runs a lot. i actually have a good sized fan blowing right on the motor and pump all day so it doesn't get as hot as it should here in FL. excellent product.
June 7, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 60 gallon single stage
overall a great compressor. my only complaint is the on/off switch knob pops out, but still works ok. also i bought a new tank drain at H.D. that works way better. I repair a lot of cars so I am always using this unit. Always works fine and what a great deal. It runs everything i throw at it as it should. would recommend a 2 stage if your going to do a lot of bodywork, but this compressor will still run a D.A. fairly well. One of the best purchases I've gotten. I've been running it for about two and a half years now. Just wanted get some real time on it so I could leave a review that carries some weight. Hope this helps cause I have never regretted buying this compressor.
November 13, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shadetreemechanic great compressor
ok just to shed some light on the product. First of all i can talk on the phone standing beside it while its running so its quiet enough. second of all if your concerned about 220 volts dont be its just one extra wire to attach and it uses less amperage than 110 compressors.about 7.5 per 110 wire attached. when setting it up u can keep it on the pallet it came on it only weighs 250 pds so easy to manuever.u do have to buy the plumbing the output hole needs reduced to 3/8 and then u plumb it with 3/8 equipment like the shut off ball valve,then the 3/8 regulator do not reduce down to 1/4 in at any time u will hurt the output scfm. then buy an air/water seperator because it does tend to make alot of water.then finally the air hose use the 3/8 couplers and attachments for your tools.you will be happy because it will run every air tool the home mechanic will ever use.if u need more then well u have a buisness not a home shop.make sure you break it in by running it 30 min with all the valves open so theres no actual compressing going on then change the oil to get the break in metal shavings out of it and your ready to go.wonderful product at a wonderful price.beat that roebucks.
January 17, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Racer96 Most Durable Compressor I Ever Owned !!!!!
This Husky really lives up to its name, being a automotive mechanic I have been through my fair share of air compressors, but this one is by far, the most reliable, durable, and quiet possibly even the quietest I ever owned. Also has a CFM supply capable of operating almost all air tools. "STRONGLY RECOMENDED FOR THE PRICE AND QUALITY OF THIS HUSKY"
October 1, 2006
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brandon Had since fall of 2008- 0 problems under heavy DIY use
Got this in 08, use all the time in my home garage building and restoring cars. I use it a lot- many times per week. I even use it to power my sand blast cabinet. If I run it constantly like that, I always give it a 10-15 min break after a half hour or so- its in my basement (air conditioned) and plumbed out to the garage which keeps it cooler and air intake cleaner. I change the oil very regularly and drain the tank after every use. I haven't had a single issue with it. For sandblasting, it works, but you have to use a small nozzle so its pretty darn slow- no problem keeping up with impacts, sanders, etc.
May 1, 2015