Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 55
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JustaDIYer Great Little Compressor
This is my first compressor. I wanted something that would fill up tires, but would also be able to support a nail gun as well.
This compressor does the job! It keeps the tires filled up and supports an 18 gauge nail gun for my little projects just fine.
Great for the beginner that doesn't want to pour a bunch of money into a nicer set up.
February 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by toolloser Failed in second hour
I've used mine only occasionally for usual inflating (no tools), enough for the one year warranty to run out, but in its second hour of total use for sure.
I heard some screeching for 30 seconds, then with the motor still running, zero pressure, something gave out.
I think this and others are cheap off-shore models with a fancier name like P-C or Dewalt or any name slapped on.
As with other low end oilless a.c., they are pretty loud for the modest output.
July 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by toolloser Investigated failure
From prior poor review: Dismantled unit to see what failed; found at top of piston head two thin metal strips, one keeps compressed air from flowing back into piston cylinder (still intact). But on the underside, facing the piston, a similar metal strip was deformed and jammed in air hole somehow, not from misuse.
Cannot find parts on-line; must be a disposable model!
Re noise, it isnt really that loud, that is not a problem.
July 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Roxxi Performs adequately
The first run of this compressor, revealed a leak at the regulator. After disassembling the regulator, I found a fair amount of debris embedded in the lubricating grease. After cleaning and re-greasing; there were no more leaks.
The tank-side of the system holds pressure very well; but the hose-side of the regulator bleeds-off the pressure within a few hours. For me, this is okay; since I'm only using it for tires, and surface blow-off.
January 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Brent Does the job for small jobs, without the weight of a larger compressor
As expected, the recovery rate for such a 1-gal compressor will not support a continuous nailing job such as roofing or framing. However, it's intended purpose is perfect for such projects as installing baseboards, building cabinetry, airing up small tires (large take longer). It's light and easy to carry, quiet and does not vibrate much at all. I tested it with my framing nailer and nailed 10-16p nails in 10 seconds into a 2x4 and every nail set perfectly. The pressure dropped 20psi, but recovered in about 15 seconds. Works for small jobs just fine and framing when you are not in production mode. I like the porter cable name in compressors.
April 15, 2014