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Craftsman 20 Gallon Portable Vertical Air Compressor with Hose and 9PC Accessory Kit
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Craftsman 20 Gallon Portable Vertical Air Compressor with Hose and 9PC Accessory Kit

Item# 00916642000P | Model# 16642 | Added on May 15, 2010 | Seller:
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An Air Compressor with Hose Combo that Gets the Job Done Perfect for medium duty applications like spot blasting, light spraying and for powering an army of air tools, this 20 gallon air compressor swaps between dozens of household and jobsite needs quickly and easily. Whether you’re tacking on trim with a finishing nailer, chewing up metal with pneumatic snips or busting loose tough rusty bolts with an impact wrench, this compressor delivers the punch you need for countless jobs.
Lighter than larger machines, this 20 gallon is easy to toss into a truck when duty calls. Coated with a rust resistant layer of paint and fitted with OSHA approved hardware, it’s the perfect install for the jobsite. A solid machine with a high capacity and quick recharge rate, this Air Compressor with Hose combo is powered by a 1-1/2 horsepower motor that compresses whole cubic feet of air in less than a second. Powerful, portable and built Craftsman tough, so you’re confident of its reliability, this machine makes a solid addition to your home, jobsite and anywhere else you need some pneumatic muscle. Wheel it up, plug it in, and get to work with air power you can count on.

  • Full kit includes: 25 Ft. PVC air hose, blow gun, blow gun adapter, OSHA safety nozzle, 1/4 in. male plug, 1/4 in. female quick connect, 1.4 in. female plug, inflation needle, 6 in. dual tire chuck, thread tape
  • The 20 gallon air compressor is perfect for medium duty projects around the home and in the
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by deerelx280
June 12th, 2009
Good product for the money!!!

I decided to upgrade my old Craftsman 4-gallon compressor for a bigger one. I seen the price of this 20-gallon one and was kinda hesitant at first to buy it. I loved my smaller one so I decided to buy. This compressor is absolutely wonderful! For the typical do-it-your selfer/wood-worker hobbiest, this air compressor has kept up with all that I threw at it. I can run a air sander or an impact wrench and not have it cycle on and off constantly like my old 4-gal one. I am very pleased with it. That and it's oil-less so one less thing to worry about. The only complaint I have (and why I gave it only 4 out of 5 stars) is that it is very loud when it runs. I mean LOUD! If you care about noise, like in a basement workshop, I would not recommend this. But for the money, it's great.

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by uv44
September 6th, 2012
20 Gal 150 psi air compressor

Purchased new!  Got it home and began using it with few issues.  Unit was extremely loud.  Much louder than my other compressor which is much larger!  Front feet were not level cousing the unit to wobble, (bent)  The big problem didn't present it's self until using the compressor a couple of times.  I began to notice black pieces of plastic all over the garage after use of the compressor.  Investigation revealed that the fan had been apparantly installed inproperly and was contacting the shroud which was making the mess.  The fan had been installed using th wrong hole of two that were available. It allowed the fan to contact the outer shroud which quickly destroyed the shroud and didn't do the fan any good either!  I am now trying to find replacement parts for the thing so I can salvage the compressor!  Sears does not recognize and model or parts numbers which are on the product.  Frustrating!!!!

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Purchased from ************, Pauls Valley, OK in the Father's Day Sale of 2013, and left in box while the new shop was being finished out. Finally opened it up in January, 2014, and started it up. Filled up alright, but when it shut off, it was hissing air out. I poured soapy water over the fittings, and found three leaks. Because I had purchased the unit more than 30 days earlier, Ace wouldn't do anything about it, except to advise that many Craftsman units have loose fittings, and the clerk suggested I tighten all the fittings up. I checked the warranty online, and the warranty is good for 90 days - I missed that deadline too - so I did tighten the fittings. It didn't work. I took the fittings out, and applied thread tape. It helped. Now you can only hear the air leaking out if you move the hose between the regulator and the coupling. However, the soapy water test shows the same three leaks are present. These leaks are, the hose where it meets the brass coupling from the regulator, the brass fitting itself, and the main tube from the tank to the regulator. The thing simply won't hold air.
Further, the regulator housing is also broken, but this doesn't affect the running of the machine.
I had previously purchased a Craftsman chainsaw that was basically ****, but reasoned that anyone/product can have a bad day, so didn't worry too much. This heap of junk is the last Craftsman ANY thing I will ever be stupid enough to spend money on.
If you do purchase it, and it works - Hey, I'm happy for you. If you purchase it and it doesn't work... I won't say I'm surprised.

February 11th, 2014 via
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Dustin Mano
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December 28th, 2013



Nothing but problems. Purchased this compressor in 2011, died on second use. Figured it was a dud, exchanged it in for a new one. This one lasted a few months before having issues. Two years now of taking it back and forth to repair, still overheats and shuts down regularly. Now the insides have melted and hoses are beyond repair.

October 12th, 2013 via
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you need to have one of these.


great buy must have and real easy to use.

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worst ever


about 20hrs on compressor and motor burnt out safety switch did not work

May 6th, 2013 via
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WOW, Another Bad Review


Too bad most of the negative reviews were written after I bought this, otherwise I might not have bought mine. After two years of ownership and maybe 15-20 light duty uses, it no longer works. It still looks brand new because I keep all my tools in immaculate condition and dust free- so I don't understand why this broke in such a short period of time. Read reviews of all the affordable, non-"professional" air compressors from Sears- they are all terrible! you shouldn't have to spend a thousand dollars just to get a product that doesn't break.

April 28th, 2013 via
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Good working compressor


I was able to pick this up on sale and i have had it work very well for me. I read all the reviews on here and I have to admit at first I was afraid to buy it because of all the bad reviews. But it turns out I got one heck of a deal with a good warranty to back it up because the item is discontinued. Looking at this compressor you might think that 3.8scfm is not alot (which I did at first) but I have come to find out that this compressor can handle all my tools when I am working on my jeep. It also is able to break nuts/ bolts lose on my jeep that I wouldn't have thought it could with a 3.8 scfm rating- which really surprised me. The compressor started up fine with no issues at all. The time that it took to fill the tank was very fast and had to recharge very few times while I would use it. It also has worked very well in the cold because my garage is not heated. Overall good working compressor with a great name to back it up.

February 20th, 2013 via
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great out of the box. better results if used with the thicker air hose


Works great. Perfect for smaller jobs in the garage, with decent burst for occasional harder projects

January 13th, 2013
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Great air compressor


Works great. Fills relatively fast and is so easy to move around. I have toted it to several locations even through the snow and it rolls super nice.

December 30th, 2012 via
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Not good for air tools


This is a good home compressor but do not expect it to do much more than blowing off parts or moving dust.

December 18th, 2012 via
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not a good compressor


i but this compressor in black friday not a
good buy it leaks and it takes a long time to fill up
it is 12-9-12 took it out of the box 5 day ago
it wood go on in the night or ever 5 hours without
the hose hook up to it..... taking it back tomorro

December 13th, 2012 via
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Poor Preformance


no real air power

December 9th, 2012 via
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Josh Faldyn
December 6th, 2012
Shayna Watson
December 6th, 2012

So far/So good


It appears, although I have not had this item long that it is well constructed, looks good, and appears to function well. I have not used it extensively but I am hopeful..
I will mention that this, like any other compressor needs to be prepped so the seals with hold..... I recommend strongly that you do this!!!!

December 5th, 2012 via
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Kelly Connors
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December 4th, 2012

Would not buy


Bought May 2011, used approx. 8-10 times then broke June 2012--piston shattered. Got it fixed with new piston kit $94 (out of warranty period of one year), used approx. 2 more times over next 91 days and broke again--same issue with piston -- it shattered. Warranty for fix is 90 days. I am not getting this fixed again, now I'm left with a $379 red paperweight. Will not buy any Craftsman power tools again--regular tools OK, but not power tools.

December 3rd, 2012 via
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Broke in two days. 20 minutes of use total


Turned it on and charger it up once. Used it the next day to blow something off. Left it on by accident, air ran down and it kicked on. Went out to garage to shut it off and all of a sudden I have air coming out of it. Turn it back on and its shorting out, popping my circuit breaker. It has two separate problems. Its going back tomorrow.

November 27th, 2012 via
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