Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 201
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 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 No2bigsteelman Good compressor; but 1 hint
Bought this compressor 3 years ago. Used it for hobby spray painting, brad nailing and of course tire inflating. No problems, worked as expected but then I was nailing up some concrete forms in the back yard and the motor stalled out around 50 psi. Couldn't get it to fill up and 50 psi just doesn't do anything. Assumed I'd gotten my 100 bucks worth and went shopping for another and started looking at reviews, including ones about this compressor. One of the most common problems I read about in the most negative reviews was motor stalling and "humming" and not reaching pressure. Then 1 review mentioned the extension cord gage not being large enough/too long and motor not getting enough amps. I had been using an older cord 100' long. Moved compressor back in the garage, hooked my newer 20' extension cord and compressor ran like new again. So, keep that in mind. A few bad reviews mentioned cold weather stalling, but I painted some furniture in the garage in the winter (below 50( and never had a problem. For what I paid, compressor has been a great value.
August 12, 2014
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by lefty Yes. You can use this to blow out your irrigation system, but...
My sole purpose for this tool is to blow out my irrigation system on 1/3 acre of land. It is a nice small compact unit. Assembles easily (just handle and wheels). Appears sturdy. Great value for the price ($99. On special). Am able to blow out lines IF I run each zone twice....with 5 min. Between so that the tank refills. It will take twice as long to do the job, but it is a much smaller unit to store.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jan32 Great air compressor!!
I bought this Husky 8 gal air compressor a year ago and had used in many projects around the house. I used to build a new shed, a pergola, a drafting table and some roof work. I work with wood and use nail guns and I gotta say this little compressor can keep a framing gun working like any other bigger compressor. I even used a hvlp gun to paint the Pergola and the shed and it works perfectly so if you're looking for some medium/heave rate work compressor I'm sure this one would do the job. I did a Lot of research and couldnt find any better so I'm glad I made the right choice
April 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StainlessDriver Great Value for the Casual Mechanic
After going years without an air compressor, I did a great deal of research to find one that would meet my needs as a casual mechanic. I didn't need anything huge, but wanted it to run basic air tools without it constantly running out of air. The Husky 8-Gallon Portable Air Compressor did just that. It is easy to roll around my garage and doesn't take up much space.
July 11, 2013