Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 115
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Deuce1956 Easy to use
I have not had any problems with durability/reliability but I do a lot of air work on new construction where ac power is not yet established. Therefore I have to use a generator and as other reviewers have stated, it draws too much for a standard generator, especially if you're also trying to run other tools. This has been a recurring problem for me.
June 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by krb3612 Unreliable, Warranty Poor
This compressor is noisy and draws hard for power. It is very unreliable and warranty support is poor. I have had mine about a year and it has spent the past 4 months in the repair facility before it was "fixed". After less than 24 hours after getting it home it was not working again. Parts for the unit are impossible to come by and if you check for them online some are listed as obsolete and there is no listing for compatible replacements. The best advice for this is stay away!!! Run away. It looks like a great little unit but is very unreliable.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tetranius versatile
great compressor. it may just take bit of time to get used to the different assembly of this compressor. more people would benefit from reading the manual.
the seperation feature is great to easily carry this beast. its a powerful compressor, so those who have problems with breakers tripping must READ THE MANUAL and use a heavy gauge extension cord.
the hoses connect with one hand, and separating the surge tank is one solution to the high noise.
March 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by timster good features
breaks down about once a month and i cant find parts online or in stores
December 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 Ridgid Tri-stack Compressor
When I first bought this compressor I did so because of the flexibility of the product. After using it only for a couple of times I realized what the issue was. The fact this compressor draws 14.8 amps on start up makes the compressor unusable on most Canadian house circuits because it either trips the house breaker or the breaker on the motor. It would need at least a 20 amp breaker for the plug it is running off. If it is on a 15 amp circuit by the electrical panel it is fine.I made a modification by installing a, what is referred to as a FINI relief valve which allows the motor to spin up to speed so it it not under pressure until the valve automatically closes. This is also good for cold weather start-ups. It is my understanding that because this is a US made product it is less of an issue as I was told a lot of there house circuits are on 20amp breakers. As of this review the compressor is now operating as it should and will also run off my 4000 watt generator which it would not do before the modification. My only suggestion when choosing a compressor that you may be using on various job sites is to do your home work as to what the required amperage is at start-up for the compressor you choose. I would recommend around 13.5 amps and lower whether it be oil lubricated or oil free compressor.. Above is only my experience with this unit.
September 16, 2013