Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 149
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kruser A definate winner...Again!!!
I have come to depend on Ridgid tools as a contractor and this Tri-stack model does not let the Ridgid name down. I purchased it because I needed more volume and pressure than my smaller one could muster. Now this unit will supply the air with no problem. I was also impressed with the looks and layout. To those of us that love tools this thing is beautiful. I found it on sale over the internet and had a 10 percent off coupon so I got a really great deal. But it is worth every penny of the regular price. I would no hesitate to pay it if I needed another one.
July 21, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 1Carpenter Chinese quality
This compressor is extremely heavy for the CFM, ran a total of 2 hours and started loosing air out the regulator. I've gone through 5 foreign compressors in the last 2 years. Finally got smart and Googled American Made Compressors. Do yourself a favor and get a Mi-T-M. Made in Iowa. Very price competative, are built to last and you can get parts! Order them online, ships to your local Home Depot for free. DON'T BUY THIS COMPRESSOR!
April 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kevlar Works ... but it's loud, really loud!
I bought this unit because I needed an air compressor. I was not worried about sound level because it would only be used in short bursts.
Well... it's still too loud, almost ridiculously loud. Even with it locked away in the garage, it's almost too loud to use unless it's middle of the day.
I'm looking for an oil lubricated replacement unit because this oil-less stuff is for the birds.
November 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SaxMan Great versatile compressor
So far I'be only used this for basic functions such as inflating tires, blowing air and nailing. It's performed very well in these functions, and the ability to separate the unit into two pieces is extremely convenient. How else can one expect to clean a computer out with 80 OSI?
The compressor itself is quite noisy, as one might expect of a an oil-free compressor. The build of this unit is very good, although one of my outlet fittings developed a small leak.
Overall, this is a great compressor and can't be beat for versatility.
October 4, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYJoe There are better options
The tri-stack is a great concept but a poor performer. My "sold as new" compressor proved to be extremely disappointing. The 10 minutes it ran was unbearably loud. I bought this off the shelf at HD and found it to be a defective product. I can't offer an opinion on how it operated because it would not build more than 60#s of pressure. If you want to own a loud, heavy, 20amp, orange lemon, this compressor is worth considering.
September 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cougar42 Everthing that I wanted in a compressor
This is an A1 tool. I really love the seperation part for ease of carrying. I will recomend this tool to all.
April 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hobbiesgalore Great for multiple uses
This is a great compressor to use in different situations
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Great compressor for the task it was designed for!
I have used many compressors, though this one is the smallest. It places a heavy load on the circuit, but a little knowledge about electric and you'll have no issues (You can't run a 1500 watt hair dryer on a 400 Watt peak 12v automotive inverter!). Love the modular setup of this unit compared to others that I considered.
March 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KPNR Needs 20A plug
I am a die hard RIDGID guy and I loved this compressor when I first bought it. Runs nice, fills tanks quickly. After a few hours of age, it began to pop the circuit breaker in the basement. Its a fairly long run of wire from there to the garage, fair enough. I tried plugging it in to a 15A receptacle right beside the breaker panel. Same thing. When it gets near the end of filling the tanks, it kicks the breaker. Sometimes both the breaker on the back of the unit, as well as the house breaker. On a 20A receptacle the problem disappears. Not exactly fair that RIDGID doesn't advertise this as a requirement. (20A plug) If the unit is cold the problem comes back until it's been warmed. I'm still a RIDGID fan and I will still buy their products, but my eyes are open and I will research more carefully in the future.
February 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HobbiesAndHomeRepair Versatile
Really like the versatile configurations that this compressor offers. I can have the compressor motor portion in my garage and run a hose into my work area, removing the noise to outside. I can control the pressure I need right there for airbrushing or orther tools without needing to run out to the compressor all the time. Then if I need air in the garage I can access it right there also and at the pressure I need there too.
August 24, 2011