Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 40
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LFCTino As a professional, hobbyist, or Backyard mechanic. This is the unit that is worthy of it's value and resources to perform.
My Automotive Business's oil-less compressor died in the middle of a paint job and because of all the positive comments on the Powermate 30Gal Portable Compressor I decided to order and wait a week for the delivery to the H.D. store submitted in the order. To date (one month) I have not been disappointed in either the purchased product or the delivery process from HomeDepot. I can now perform all my current projects and hear the phone ring and carry a conversation with customers while the compressor's running. Everything and more than I needed to sustain the business and thanks to all that submitted comments on this product. Owner and CEO, Tino
December 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by littleone Old discription at homedepot.com
Home Depot has an old description of this compressor. First the compressor does NOT have pneumatic tires but hard rubber tires. Steel safety cage is gone and replaced with the same plastic cage used on the C301H Husky. Drain valve is only a finger screw that is had to work. I had to order another one as this one is binding and only turns about a 1/2 a turn. Feet are nothing more than a flat piece of rubber that does not mount to the compressor. They fall off when ever you move the compressor. Manual recommends a 20 amp breaker, not a 15 amp. Compressor runs quietly and take about 6.5 min. to fill. Once the compressor filled to 155psi everything was fine. As it dropped to 120 and started to refill it trips the breaker about 25% of the time. I took the safety cover off to see if the belt was too tight. The belt was twisted. Got that straitened and so far it has not tripped the breaker, time will tell. As I just got this yesterday I can not speak to long term use. If I had to do it again I would just get the Husky. It has a 135 psi max pressure but they stock it in the store, has pneumatic tires and you can check it out before you buy. By the was the electric motor says it is a 1.8 HP vs the 1.6 HP stated in the description.
October 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Awesome compressor for the price.
Much quiter than oilless compressors I've had in the past! Among the best compressors in it's price range. Was sluggish and would blow the breaker during hot restarts on an unloaded 15 amp circuit, So I ran a new 20 amp circuit, and now it always restarts without hesitation(wanted a 20amp outlet in the garage anyways for other tools). It's the perfect garage/shop compressor. Perfect for my main air tools....impact guns and grinders, but also keeps up well with my HVLP paint gun well too. Only annoying thing is the drain is a knarled screw that's hard to grab under the tank, will probably replace this next time I get out to the hardware store.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gearz Top Of The Line For Home Use And Small Shops
I needed a 30 gallon air compressor so after searching the web i bought a Husky (VT6315) at a great price but after performing the break in the motor started to knock so it was returned and i bought this Powermate and what a difference in quality,this is quieter and easier to move and the belt cage isn't plastic.The tires are pneumatic not hard plastic or hard rubber and the tank is aluminum so it cuts down on weight and rust concerns.The delivery was excellent and the unit was not damaged but i would have like the driver to take the pallet and the container back but that's a small inconvenience as long as you have a truck and dump permit.Over all the extra money spent was worth the quality of the machine and it has a 2 year warranty!
January 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mark9494 cabinet spraying
This unit is awsome!
I can spray any thing I may need in cabinetry.
The make air is as fast as discribed;
The 30 gal. tank covers all bases.
I used a $5000 unit before.
This unit does all that unit did and it is transportable.
April 30, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jack I like it!
Purchased this one year ago. Mine has has the metal belt cage as shown in picture. Unit is very quite, quick recovery and well built. Initially I purchased the Husky/Cambell Hausfied - that unit was very poorly assembled. Large belt pulley had a cross threaded nut holding it to the shaft. Knock in motor. Anyway, this powermate has been a pleasure to use. 95% of my use is for cleaning. Blowing out chain saw, car detail work, bike cleaning. Anything that is difficult to clean by hand.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kranch 30 Gallon Portable Twin Pump Compressor
Very powerfull, and once is full, it take as little as 90 second to fill back to 150 PSI after use. I used it extensivley in my home shop for every thing needed with air tools. I have been using it every day for the last two weeks. Need almost a dedicated 20A line. Very well made, excellent desighn, Twin power motor makes it nice to have, lots of pressure and oil lubricated twin pump is vey quite. I should had this compressor a long time,and quit messing around with oiless compressors as I did for years. For the serious DIY home shop, this is the only way to go.
April 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tachi0432 Just what I needed
I was thinking about the 60gal unit, but really didn't want something that was a 'permanent' fixture. My space is limited. This unit is doing well. It is a bit noisier than I expected, but definitely an improvement over the pancake compressor. I would prefer an easier access to the release valve at the bottom. I have to get down on hands and knees to get at the valve.
April 30, 2011