Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 68
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GarageOutfitting Solid Compressor
I've been researching compressors for quite some time now, and have compared a lot of brands, specs, and reviews for the type of compressor I needed. For semi-pro shop use, this is the best bang for the buck in my opinion.
In the end it was the fact that I knew I would be supported after purchase, and that Campbell Hausfeld actually certifies this brand that swayed my final decision.
Quality of workmanship is top notch, parts are well machined, and within hours of getting it home, I had it running and powering my home shop.
For using high-volume air-tools such as a cut-off tool, it lasts a lot longer than my smaller portable 13 gal machine. It was easy to wire into the main elect panel with a new 240\15 breaker, and with the proper bushings for the output fitting, I had air running to my first project powered by Husky.
September 6, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ross Great Price Lots Of CFM's
This is the best Compressor you can buy for under $1000 works great with all tools. No waiting for thre air tank to refill.
Its not very loud for a large compressor.
May 26, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Tomcat Great deal
Assembly was easy and installation was a snap. After a couple of weeks in operation and a proper break-in period , I changed the oil. Got very few metal particles and the oil was slightly cloudy. So far, I've done some sand blasting and operation of various air tool and am very well pleased with this unit. It is also extremely quieter than my old Craftsman compressor. I would defiantly recommend this product.
August 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by rick good purchase.
air compressor quieter than old oilless compressor. After reading reviews once powered on checked for leaks and tightened a couple fittings. i think these should be checked at factory. otherwise good. only 4 stars because all fittings should be leak free .
August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by vfr800cr250 Solid Value - With Foreknowledge of Issues
This compressor seemed like the best value for the money, hands down. And I still think it is.
The compressor is a Campbell-Hausfeld unit that gets the Husky name for Home Depot. I've seen the same unit with other names on it for more money, reinforcing my belief that the Husky incarnation is a great deal.
I have used this compressor for everything from filling bike tires to sandblasting and have had no problems whatsoever. It keeps up well even when sandblasting and performs without complaint.
Quiet is a relative term and while I don't think it's as near-silent as some reviewers seem to feel, it isn't bad at all for an air compressor.
Set up is relatively easy if you're comfortable doing the wiring and plumbing necessary. Read the instructions closely and you won't have a problem.
I had some initial problems getting set up as I was missing a couple pieces and the owner's manual was torn when I bought the unit. A phone call solved these issues with relative speed.
If you purchase the compressor without knowing that you'll need a shut-off valve, regulator, coupling and piping to put it all together, you're in for a bit of surprise. Make sure you understand before you buy what you'll need to get this thing operational.
The pressure switch is cheaply made and the wiring necessary isn't exactly set up to make things easy. You're forced to bring your wiring in and make a tight 90 degree turn with it before connecting it in a small space. Now, considering that you're likely to be using a fairly large gauge of wire this isn't as easy as it might be if you were connecting something a bit smaller and more flexible.
A great deal if you're prepared for the extra items you'll need to purchase. Even if you weren't quite ready for that, it isn't too painful. I can live with a pressure switch that I felt was a bit inadequate since it seems to work and saved me a bunch of money (though I would've rather spent another $20 and had something a shade better in that department).
September 8, 2010