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Craftsman Professional 27 Gallon Super Quiet Vertical Portable Air Compressor
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Craftsman Professional 27 Gallon Super Quiet Vertical Portable Air Compressor

Item# 00916474000P | Model# WLB1982713 | Added on October 21, 2010
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A Portable Air Compressor with the Capacity to Finish the Job Plug it in, charge it up and get to work with the Craftsman 27 Gallon Air Compressor. Powerfully built and always ready to kick out the power you need, this compressor recharges fast and features a large capacity that makes it the right choice for light spraying, powering pneumatic tools and driving nails both in shop and on site. Whether you’re a mechanic, wood worker or multi-skilled contractor, this compressor packs the pressure you need to push every job to completion.
Featuring a powerful 1.9 Horse engine, single stage oil pump and cast iron cylinder heads, this 27 gallon beauty stays cool even in the toughest conditions and packs power that performs. With a maximum tank pressure of 150 pounds per square inch, whether you’re knocking in nails, torquing lugs tight or blasting that garage clean, you can count on this machine to stay cool and keep running smooth. Versatile, always ready and at a price that just makes sense, add this portable air compressor to your tool kit and get to work.

  • Craftsman 27 Gallon Air Compressorincludes: Quick coupler, tool and tank pressure gauges, optional 120v power cord
  • 1.9 HP – Running motor drives compressions cylinders steadily
  • SCFM delivery at 40 PSI: 7.2 SCFM; SCFM delivery at 90 PSI: 5.8 SCFM
  • 120/240 Dual Voltage for greater flexibility
  • Aluminum single-stage oil lube pump with cast iron cylinders
  • Max PSI Tank Pressure: 150
  • High-flow regulator delivers more
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21 found this review helpful
by Nycgps
July 2nd, 2012
Great Compressor for the money.

I got this compressor on a special sale so I got it at a very good price. Not for too long I got it just about a week ago. It's a great compressor, a balance between mobility and air volume. if I have the room I will get the 60 gallon stationary one for about the same price, not like it's hard to pull a wire out of my main fuse for 220 V operation. but I don't have the room so I just settle with this. Anyway for those who might buy this, there are 3 things to keep in mind that's not mention in the manual. - Sears does not sell the Semi-Synthetic non-detergent oil this compressor called for. I know what other alternatives that you can use, will not mention them here because I don't want to confuse some noobs who reads this. Solution is you either buy them online (whatever brand it is), or if you have a Lowes Nearby, they sell the Semi-Synthetic Compressor oil for around 7-8 bux per 16oz, get 3 of them, why? read. - I'm not sure what happen but when I unbox my compressor, some oil was found on the motor, plastic case that covers the bell, and some was on the manual. I checked the oil level and sure enough, it's low. the oil plug/level reader is pretty retarded and hard to read. Add oil carefully, it's easy to overfill. After you add oil to it back to the Full mark, follow the instructions in the manual and turn it on to break in - After the break-in (30 mins of operating with the bottom petcock open) , DRAIN THE OIL COMPLETELY and refill it with the extra oil you have around back to spec. Oil goes in completely clear and clean, after the first 30 mins of break-in, its filled with metal particles that you can see easily. yuck. I wonder how many people out there just keep running it like this until 100 hrs or so later and found out their compressor is "not pumping fast/worn out". For me, after the drain and fill, I ran the compressor again for another 15 minutes then drain again, oil comes out much cleaner this time. Fill again, and the compressor has been rocking. oh by the way, don't overtighten the drain plug cuz it might break the rubber seal ... and Craftsman don't have a part # for it, you should be able to find whatever rubber seal that fits, or just get a copper washer to go with it. just something to keep in mind so u don't break it the first time you drain/fill it. Hope this helps.

Criticism
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by bvburns
June 14th, 2013
Deplorable from the get go

After purchase, 2 Sears Employees that loaded laid on side in PU bed. I brought the "Keep Upright, contains oil and my damage if laid down" to the employees attention. Young man attempted to bs me with "won't hurt it" as long as not laid down on face. Got it home & unloaded. Compresser & inside of box covered with oil. Following start up proceedure with oil check, needless to say was low by approx 8 oz. Fortunately I had also purchased Craftman syn compresser oil. Running with no pressure (break-in) for 30 min, seemed good to go. Phase two, break-in, under pressure approaching 140 psi, begins to labor and blows off black plastic bleeder tube from side of Check valve. Shut down and reconnect, turn on and motor continues to labor with rattle until reaching approx 150 psi. Possible Pulley alignment but as new, should not be. Not stable platform with rubber slip on pads as opposed to bolt on rubber feet. Wabbles. Only 1/2 in clearance at drain petcock. Taking back today. Buyers Remorse.

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Trantic

It worked as advertised. Happy with this purchase, staff at sears friendly.

I was looking for a compressor to have handy in the garage. I did a lot of research since I was green in this area and decided to go with this make and model very happy I did.

September 18th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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JAY OVERTON

Fix for plastic hose that comes off. Simple thing that stumped Craftsman support. hope this helps.

After 30 minute break in, changed oil. Closed drain valve and let it get up to pressure for the first time. PSHHSH ... I run to the compressor and turn it off. There is a small plastic hose that goes from a brass nipple on the tank inlet to the control box that came loose and released a bunch of pressure. Checked everything out, released the pressure through the safety valve, and let it fill up again. Same thing happened at 100psi. Called Craftsman help line hoping for some sort of clamp that I was missing or something, Guy says he is stumped by this. Take the whole thing back to Sears for a complete replacement! Seriously?!? This thing is huge, doens't fit in my car, and I'll have to rent a truck again to take it to sears to return it, (Mine was the last one in stock btw) and go through the whole oil change and break in process again. I decided to just try trimming the hose. Pressed it on to the nipple really good. Fired it up again, and it made it to 150psi and shut off as expected.

August 16th
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Bewakinghund

Better than the reviews

Here is objective review of this compressor. First off, I got it on sale with the craftsman club. I picked it up in a store in Northern California and the compressor and box were in perfect shape. I plugged it into a plug with a 20amp breaker wired with 12ga wire. I followed the owners manual and checked the oil (which was full). I opened the drain valve and ran the compressor for the 30 min. Changed the oil (oil from L***s). Turned the compressor back on and built pressure to 150psi. Worked like a charm. No leaks. No tripped breakers. I was hesitant due to other reviews but stuck with craftsman and happy I did. I'd recommend this to anyone who needs higher cfms. This replaced the 12 gallon 1hp direct drive which was way too loud. I would estimated the compressor noise to be approximately 85 decibels at 15 away in a garage.

June 20th via mobile
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smurfskier

Good Compressor for the money!! ,

Bought this for my home garage. Works great for most air tools. Not quite big enough for large sandblasting but good for everything else!!!

May 4th via sears.com
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palmarch

great compressor super quiet very portable

April 25th via mobile
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Mulch

Great value

Starts right up every time. Noise level for this size of a compressor is great.

March 8th via sears.com
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garyaopp

Good salesman, I was able to order for store pick up in an other store

It was a gift and they were very happy.

February 18th via sears.com
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Boatguy

Junk out of the box

Did the breakin procedure and the thing failed. Wouldn't fire up the first time, loaded motor but no compressor. Had to take it back, total misery. Very disappointed, we'll see how customer service treats us.

January 22nd via sears.com
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Casemancat

Great

January 22nd via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product | The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product
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audreygrace

compressor

January 8th via sears.com
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Abrego07

When you need, are here

I am impressed with this compressor has great power, apart from being very quiet my airgun half inch works perfectly and I also can not fault the performance of my gun 1 inch

December 30th, 2013 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Airtoolsnewbie

2nd Try was a winner

The first compressor had a porosity in the pump cylinder wall so it had to be returned. Quality control should have found this. The second compressor was in perfect shape. Followed the set up and break-in directions and it fills quickly and is much quieter than the oilless version. I re-plumbed the condensate drain with an elbow, longer pipe and a ball valve so it could be accessed as the original is hard to reach and has very limited clearance for your fingers. After that the compressor works great and I'm happy with it.

December 28th, 2013 via sears.com
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tcbob

Great Machine -- But Read the Reviews First!

I ended up choosing this compressor because it just fit under my wall cabinets (30 gallon and up machines are too tall and I didn't want to give up floor space to a horizontal tank). And the price on sale was right! I read most of the reviews - the "good, the bad and the ugly" and thought I might be taking a bit of a chance in buying this model. Any way, I went ahead but took a few precautions: 1) I picked up the compressor at the local store (to reduce chance of damage by carrier some reviewers mentioned); 2) after unpacking it I checked the belt alignment as described in the manual; 3) I checked the oil level before running it; and 4) after running it for the recommended 30 minutes with the drain valve open I changed the oil. It takes about 18 oz. so I suggest picking up a couple of quarts for future changes. I found the right oil on the ********** web site. It is not in the store. Compressor has about 20 hours on it now and is running fine -- and a bit quieter than my two gallon dual-tank pancake style. Heckuva lot more air too!

December 23rd, 2013 via sears.com
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cco175ranger

Great Compressor For Price & Capabilities!!!

I bought this compressor on sale and got it for a great deal. Got it home, performed the break-in as required and changed the oil. Since then the compressor has ran everyday with zero issues. Its really quite compared to my last compressor, and refills itself in less than a minute. Its very conveinent that it isnt to bulky and can be plugged into both 110v and 220v. The only things that slightly bugged me, was that the oil required for the compressor wasn't available at SEARS, but it was at another store that rhyms with Bose for about 7 bucks a bottle (1.5 required). That and the drain valve can be a pain to access sometimes. Either way these two things wouldnt delay me in suggesting or buying this compressor again!!!

December 12th, 2013 via sears.com
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fppc

At long last a compressor that keeps up

I have owned a few single stage 20 gal electric compressors rated for air tools but they never could keep up. I had to wait and the noise was blasting!! This model at long last leaves me nothing to complain about. It keeps up with every air tool at ********** & ***** models only to return them. I opted for the 2 stage for low noise, longevity and the ability to keep my air supply going strong. This compressor is THE buy for a home unit, you will never be disappointed and the price, well the compressor is worth every penny and then some! If you are at all in the know about air compressors, air tools and the volume required to run those tools the right way stop hesitating and go buy this model.

December 8th, 2013 via sears.com
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Dennis_F

Great compressor!

I bought this for an operation that previously was done by a much larger compressor. This one provide enough air and is much quieter.

November 28th, 2013 via sears.com
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Louisnoc

Lots of power and tank endurance.

This air compressor has lots of power and easily runs all my pneumatic tools with minimal to no effort. I was very impressed with how quiet the engine is, minimal noise compared to other compressors of its size. I opted for the stand up version in lieu of the horizontal model. Easier to store. Very pleased with this purchase.

November 27th, 2013 via sears.com
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Alz

Best Value & Performance

I shopped around for quite some time before I bought this compressor. Three words to sum up this compressor: Powerful, quiet, dependable. Highly recommend this compressor.

November 26th, 2013 via sears.com
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DynoGuy

Just finished break-in ....

When I first opened the drain, about a cup full of rusty water came out. Do they pressure test these with water and not get it all out? Accomplished the break-in with no unusual noises. When I ran the first pressure test, just as happened with some other folks, the bleeder line blew off the tank fitting at about 140 psi. I cut half an inch off the plastic hose and pushed it back on. I may try putting some safety wire around it as a make-shift clamp. For a few cents more they could have used a compression fitting on this end like they did on the regulator end.
I'm giving it 3 stars now, may improve my opinion with more experience.

November 24th, 2013 via sears.com
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SamM7

Portable air compressor

I got this product for my husband and I'm so happy with the outcome. He Loves it so much. When he gets off work, he'll change and step right in the garage right away to check in his new toy. He loves how it works and he especially love how quiet it is. It makes his work much easier and gets done faster. These compressor makes him think of more projects to do in the future and keeps him excited about it. His next project is to make a shed for this baby! :)

November 22nd, 2013 via sears.com
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