The Husky 1 Gal. Silent Air Compressor is the ideal tool to power home improvement and DIY projects. Its lightweight design (only 30 lbs.) and powerful 1/2 HP motor delivers 0.8 SCFM @ 90 psi with a noise level of only 60 dB. The integrated metal control panel comes with a large regulator knob, 2 metal case gauges and a quick coupler to make connections a snap. The reinforced frame protects the motor from damage and includes convenient cord storage. This compact compressor also features a rubber reinforced handle for easy portability and a built in storage bag to hold tools and accessories. You will find this sturdy compressor is perfect for jobs like inflation, cleaning and operating a stapler or a finishing nailer with ease.
Air flow is 0.8 SCFM at 90 psi and 1.3 SCFM at 40 psi
Motor is 0.5 HP with low RPM for much longer-life and ultra-quiet operation
Oil free dual pump, less maintenance
Integrated control panel with big regulator knob
1-quick coupler for easy operation
Strong frame with metal cover for better pump/motor protection
I never thought it would take so long to do this review. First of all, if you send a product to be reviewed, you should send ALL parts needed to actually be able to DO the review. No hose or attachments are included, which I didn't know till I received the item. This is the only reason I gave it a 4 star rating. Then, I had to order the necessary parts online which I needed to actually USE this machine. It took a month to receive them. Once I got everything needed, I set about the task of figuring out how to use this. There is very good manual that comes with it and it has a quick start up page that shows the 8 steps with pictures so you can easily understand what to do. Since I never had a compressor before, it was extremely helpful and easily understood. I am including the photo of it in my review, a close up of the machine, and a photo of the hose and gun. This is a great compressor for my needs. I do small woodworking projects and I simply need to blow away dirt, paint chips, or sawdust from refurbishing bird houses, bird feeders, concrete bird baths etc. before repainting. I am sick of buying canned air. I think the unit is too small to do any larger jobs like spray painting your house, but could be used for air brushing. We did not try to use it for pumping up a tire or anything like that, so don't know how it would work for those circumstances. I really liked how well it worked and how easy it was to use.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Sturdy
My old air compressor final shook itself apart, so it was time to get a new one. My old one could only inflate tires, pool floats, etc., so I decided to get a better one that was actually a real tool. I got this Husky because I love the brand and have always been very happy with the quality of their tools. This compressor just feels well-made because it's so heavy, and it is well-made. I still have only used it for inflation of tires and pool floats, but it's nice to know that I can run light-duty air tools with it if I choose. I've always wanted a light-duty nail gun, and this compressor is the prefect size. It has a nice cushioned handle that's perfectly balanced and placed, the controls are logical and the gauges are easy to read, and the main knob is large enough that you can manipulate it with gloves on, a nice touch. It has a 3 year warranty, so you can rest assured it's a quality item. I also like the accessory bag, which is really handy for air nozzles, etc., but can be easily removed without tools if desired. Includes well-written instructions, which are appreciated because proper maintenance is required for air compressors to last a long time. A well-designed, well-made light duty air compressor. I look forward to using it for many years.
Pros: Durable, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy
I am really impressed with the quality of this compressor. All of the material is high quality and should last for many years. One example: the hose from the pistons to the tank is braided stainless steel. Yes it is a smaller compressor and won't run big air tools but it is perfect for home or small shop use. I have several small air tools such as a brad nailer, and it runs it fine. It airs the up fairly quickly but it is only one gallon so empties quickly. It has two cylinders which is impressive. The thing that will amaze you when you first turn it on is how quiet it is. You can actually talk with someone while it is running. Overall this is a very high quality nice compressor. Airs up tires quickly also.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality
For those interested in the country of origin, this product was manufactured in CHINA.
Quick connect is cumbersome, needed a longer rigid connected to get connected.
Product is light-weight and so is the power produced. But worth it for small projects and DIYers.
Initial startup to full pressure takes 1 min 40 sec before unit shuts down.
Connected to nailer/stapler using nails 1 1/2" brads shot 25 into block repetitively. Pressure decreased to 75 PSI, unit started after 7 brads and kept pressure at 75 PSI. Using staples 1" shot 25 into block repetitively. Pressure decreased to 75 PSI, unit started after 7 staples and kept pressure at 75 PSI.
This was not auto-shooting, but manual shooting one at a time.
Connected to full head framing nailer using 3 1/2" nails. Same test of 25 nails into block and unit pressure dropped quickly after 3 nails, PSI dropped to 50 , unit started after 3 nails.
Found that had to go slowly and let unit re-pressure or nails would not go completely into wood.
Was acceptable nailing if you took time between nails.
I am truly amazed at how quiet this compressor is. Compared to my old pancake compressor it is night and day difference. I downloaded a free app from NIOSH to test the sound levels and this one comes in at between 70 an 75 decibels. That is roughly the same as my vacuum cleaner. I also tested it at 8 feet the noise level drops to right at 70 decibels.
In comparing to my other compressor which came in at 95 decibels. With the decibel scale being logarithmic, this means the Husky compressor is 100 time quieter.
In terms of performance, I like the small tank design and works great for my needs. I am a hobby wood worker, using mostly finish nails. No need for a huge tank and lots of airflow. I can set this one right next to me on the bench it does everything I need.
The screen shots are:
-75db right next to the compressor
-71db is 8 feet away
-95db is my old compressor for comparison
This surprisingly light one gallon air compressor is as quiet as advertised. It comes with a nice tool pouch that attaches to the frame of the compressor. Set up was very easy. There is a recommended break-in period of 10 minutes. Another nice feature is there are hooks built into the frame where you can stow the power cord. . The compressor is a good value.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Sturdy, Quiet