Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 237
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JF30909 8 GAL Portable Compressor by Husky
I have had this product since September of 2013. I used this compressor to run a flooring nailer (hardwood floors), finish nail gun for crown molding and baseboard/quarter round in my entire house and at my commercial office building. This compressor has never had a problem with the electronic switch or motor. The oil site window is an added bonus as there is no plastic dipstick to remove to check compressor oil level. I regularly run over 150' of air hose off this system with no problems (3/8 line). Additionally, I recently (Feb. 2015) used this compressor to run a texture sprayer with drywall mud/ water combination for texturing all walls in my 2000 sq. ft. commercial office building. I will definitely purchase again for my next portable compressor.
March 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShuBee Nice little compressor
Impressive $99.00 price for a compressor that has a real pump that uses oil, not one of those cheap throwaway oilless pumps. With proper maintenance, you should be able to get years of use out of this one. All the safety features of the larger more expensive models. 8 gallons of air is not a lot, but , should fill most every homeowner's / backyard mechanics needs. Bought this one for work to have around as a simple to operate and portable unit for those times the office folks need it. Definitely going to pick one up for the house too. Only drawback, no accessories came with it, so you will need to pickup a hose and whatever fittings/accessories you might need.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jofaboards This Husky replaced a 21 gal compressor
I build custom speaker cabinets and pedalboards for guitar players and I had been using a HF 21 gallon compressor for quite some time. It started to go and then finally last week, that was it. I shopped around for a new compressor and I wanted one that would be able to do everything I need (finish nailing, framing, etc.). The product display at the Home Depot was very helpful in deciding which to get.
So I decided on the Husky 8 gal.
Amazing performance and so much less of a footprint than my mammoth 21 gal. Quieter running, doesn't get as hot and the PSI adjustment dial is dead on accurate.
Yes, it runs a bit more often because it doesn't have the 21 gal capacity but it only runs in short spurts. The great thing is that I can take it with me to do side jobs which makes me more efficient.
At $129 and with the backing of the Home Depot, this really is a heck of a product. Highly recommended.
August 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SoCalFurnitureMaker Great for the woodworking hobbyist
This compressor has done a great job powering my brad nailer, air hosing out the woodshop, and an HPLV paint sprayer. The oil got dirty quite swiftly, so I'll be doing an oil change soon. Hopefully it is related to cheap oil shipped with the project, and not the compressor itself. I am hoping this will be a valuable addition to my woodshop family for a long time.
The instruction manual is sloppy at best and it took a bit to really get the hang of using this thing, but it's fairly simple once you do.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Installer Less than a minute recovery!
This compressor is really an awesome compressor for $99. It recovers in less than a minute. It will work great for airing up tires airbrush running multiple nail guns but if you're planning on using impact tools for automotive repair forget about it. I would highly recommend breaking it in and then changing the oil with high quality oil. It draws a lot of amps so if your running anything off of the same circuit you will almost certainly pop the breaker. Be very cautious of using extension cords it is best to directly plug this unit into the wall if you must use an extension cord you better go with a very high gauge like 14 gauge 50 foot 12 gauge hundred foot or greater.
July 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TRMUL Quality at very reasonable pricing
Durable quality design-compact and great for many uses,quiet,easy to move where needed.
February 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Widowson Just what I needed
This was my first compressor purchase and really like this little 8 gallon comp. I haven't had the need for a compressor much but think I will be starting to use it more. I made all my connections with Teflon tape and I also ran the break in changed the oil and ran it again. I then changed the oil and it was ready to go. Assembly was very simple. The only con I find is they don't include information on how to adjust the pressure. I am new to owning compressors but not new to them. just thought they should give more info for the newbie since this really is a entry level compressor This is a very good compressor for only $99.99. Cant beat it.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oldme Excellent value
I went to my local Home Depot this afternoon and this air compressor came home with me.
It is replacing a Campbell Hausfeld that lasted over 20 years.
Assembly was fast and easy.
I filled the compressor with the oil that came with it and followed brake-in procedures.
Then closed the drain vent and it pumped immediately to 125PSI.
Hooked up my hose and parts blower and cycled it several times.
The noise level is close to my old one. I believe a slight bit quieter.
It has been holding pressure all afternoon.
When you look at a $99 price and a 2 year warranty for home use, how can you go wrong?
Yes I will recommend this unit.
June 10, 2015