Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Onegreat58 Poor initial quality
Compressor is quiet. That is the only good thing that I can say about it.
If you interrupt the fill cycle after about 50 psi, then try to restart it, the compressor will try to run a couple of times, then trip the breaker.
The only way to overcome this is to bleed out the tank, start over, and let it fill to max, auto shut off.
I assume this is due to vapor lock. I never have seen a compressor create so much moisture as part of the compression process.
I specifically brought this item, as it is the same as the DeWalt of the same spec, without the paint and decals ( Industrial 30 gal). My last compressor was a Home Depot Husky 30 gal, that once it started to break, it would not stay working ( a piece of junk). I thought by spending the extra money, and going to a better brand, that it would be a smart purchase. I was wrong.
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dusty1 Great Buy for the price
Wanted a compressor that would do over 135psi and last, just did not need a dual stage 175psi unit. Space that I had would also not allow for a 60 gal tank. Saw this on line and it hit all the points. I did not give this an excellent rating due to two items. First the unit was shipped with out being full of oil. Had to add 1/4 of a quart to see the oil in the view window. Also, since the handles are welded to the carrier, it was a little hard to put an inline regulator / filter on the system. If these were corrected, I would give it an excellent rating.
I've been using it for several weeks and has more than enough air to run air guns, nailers and everything I have tossed at it so far. Also builds pressure back pretty quickly. Order some synthetic compressor oil, make sure it is filled and follow their break in directions.
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rp24hours Second time a charm
This is my second review of the product. The first unit was returned to HD with a bad motor within one week of casual use. Things happen and hopefully the second unit will outlast the first. The Depot was good about making the exchange but we would have appreciated expedited shipping on the replacement unit.
We remedied the bleed valve location (see my previous review) by adding a 90° elbow to the tank and a 5" length of brass pipe to bring the bleed valve out to a location where we can bleed it without any issues.
The unit is converted to 220v and I would recommend this to anyone using the product. A 1.75 hp motor is marginal at best running on 120v.
So far, it is performing flawlessly in our small shop. The motor only runs 2 or 3x a day to recharge the 30 gallon tank. It is a lot quieter than the DeWalt compressor it replaced too.
1) The pressure feed line from the cylinders to the tank gets extremely hot and has no protection from contact whatsoever. Wrap it with insulation or place cooling fins on it.
2) Bleed valve is in an awkward position. Move it so users will be more likely to drain it regularly.
3) The Owner's Manual is pretty poor. While any competent electrician can convert the unit to 220v, there is no information about doing so in the manual.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Great compressor! .
It's a great compressor! It runs quietly and does not leak down. It was shipped and arrived in perfect condition! I couldn't ask for more!
September 1, 2015