I recommend this compressor, but there are a couple things you should know. I bought it for finish nailing and it works perfectly well. I like how compact it is with the 4 gallon tank. While it cycles on more frequently than say a 6 gallon unit when running the nailer, it's not like a 1 or 2 gallon unit that has to run constantly. Here's what you need to know: it's heavy (maybe that means it's well built), the pvc hose is a joke, and so is the accessory kit. Buy it, but you'll immediatly want to spend money on a genuine rubber hose and you'll probably need more connectors - it doesn't even come with enough parts to quick connect the blow gun for example. Making an honest apple-to-apples comparison, however, most, if not all, other low priced compressors come with pvc hose too so this cost will get you no matter what. I don't regret buying it at all, and the service at my local store was great.
Just purchased this compressor with a 3 year replacement warranty. Plugged it in and the compressor was leaking air from behind the black cover. Could not get pressure above 80lbs. Quite disappointed that I know have to trek back to sears and get a replacement. I've read other reviews with this exact same problem. Hopefully sears read these reviews and report these issues back to their manufacturers and their qc teams. I certainly expect more from a craftsman product.
He wasn't quite sure about this at first since he has a full sized air compressor but when he realized it would work great with the new nailer I got him, he was happy for a portable. The price was great.
compact yet powerful enough to do the things I need it to do. Use it daily, light duty. Lasted 3 1/2 years. Now I am buying another one. Better than the ************** ones. The ************** only lasted about 6 to 12 months. After a few of those I got this one. Much happier now. I would have been happier if it would have lasted 5 yrs.
This compressor ha great recovery aspects. It maintains all of the necessary pressure needed for small jobs. It is not intended to be used for any major construction sites where numerous nailing guns will be used. On those applications a much larger unit will be needed. For the small jobs operating one gun it is great.
this light weight compressor is perfect for nail guns, inflating tires, blowing sawdust out of my table saw thanks
Total junk!!...As soon as plugged this in and fired it up, it started leaking!!..I tightened up the "drain valve" and nothing!!...did not hold any air and never built up pressure in the tank...I used to love Craftsman products and have a workshop full of Craftsman tools, but, the newer stuff is total garbage!!
compact yet powerful enough to do the things I need it to do
I bought this as a gift to give to my boyfriend. Shopping at Sears I got a great deal and cannot wait to give it to him! I know he is going to love it and get great use!
We are home renovators and he needed a reliable air compressor. (The one he received as a hand-me-down was scary.) I am always happy when Craftsman offers a tool he is in need of or mentions wanting, because I don't even to ask for details, I can truly surprise him with a gift he'll love and use.