Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 19
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Larry Difficult to operate
six months after purchasing this air compressor it leaked gasoline I had an extreme problem with finding a dealer or repair shop that would even work on it.Very difficult to turn the fuel cock off and on I hate this air compressor. Buy a Honda
March 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Otee Doesn't start
Needs electric starter with ab industrial strength battery maybe 2 and a spare starter should be included at purchase because won't take long to burn one up.in warm weather have to pull rope a minimum of 20 times if been sitting more than 12 hrs if been more than that might as well call it a day cause you are goin to be exhausted when it finally does start. Had mine little over a month day by day pulls go up prob goin to trash suburb and replace with Honda or maybe even predator anything has to be better than the Subaru engine JUNK as far as engine goes comp end works great once stared even after running for an hr 20 min later 10 pulls to start after draining air tank I would recommend 1/2 this product to a friend if you could purchase minus the engine that would be way to go
November 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GardnerFence Great concept but....
It's a horrible machine to start in the cold. Takes about 30-45 minutes to get it going. That's a lot of pulls, and as a result the pull cord is becoming frayed after 2 days of use. That's going to be a nightmare as I'll have to disassemble the whole machine to replace the cord. The choke is difficult to reach and requires you bend down or stretch over since the pull cord is a left handed pull and you have to stand away from the choke to pull the cord. I blow out sprinkler systems and this machine is by far the worst I've owned in regards to getting anything done. Each job site is a chore to get going. I'm taking this back and buying the more expensive honda's because this is just too much.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Interstate good little compressor
This is one good little compressor for its price I got it need it for my tire repair shop for when im on service calls and it works great and fast at putting air in them big 50 inch tires and im thinking about getting a nother one
December 20, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Francis Very difficult to to turn fuel off/on
Very difficult to to turn fuel off/on & also not easy to use choke. I paid too much and picked out the wrong compressor. I reviewed online if the store, I was going to, had the compressor I wanted, it said it had 1 so when I got there I chose the one they had in stock but after I got home I realized I purchased the wrong one, the one I read the bad reviews about.
July 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Worst Compressor I've owned
I had this compressor less than two months and it leaks fuel then just locked up. It takes two weeks just get a diagnosis of the problem then a week or two more to get it fixed. This is the worst Ridgid tool I have owned I wish I didn't waste my time with it.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aladdin Smart design, great performance
This is by far one of the easyest wheelbarrow style compressors I have ever handled. The 14" neverflat wheel is great.It also offers the perfect pressure cycle. It pressures up to a full 145 PSI and drops to idle. When air is used it will cut in at 120 PSI to cycle back up. Since I often use heavy pressure for tough framing apps ( 115 PSI ) , I can use this unit without a drop in driving power. Due to its compact design the fuel shut off and choke is hard to get to but I can live with that.
December 10, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BearBait Great little workhorse
This compressor is relatively easy to maneuver around, starts very easily, runs reliably. Its 8-gallon capacity is a bit low for high-flow operations, but the engine keeps up with demand without a problem except that it runs pretty constantly. The engine controls are a bit hard to reach due to the very compact design; you will want to have a long shanked screwdriver handy to get to them when the thing is hot.
The owner's manual refers you to the supposedly included engine manufacturer's manual for the Subaru engine, but no such manual (or warranty information) comes with the product. Also, the compressor motor calls for 40-weight compressor oil, which is nearly impossible to find. However it seems to run well on 30-weight or multiweight oil.
All in all, a very handy device for those who need air on a job site.
August 23, 2012