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.
The compressor seized on the first day. I ran the compressor through the break in cycle according to the manual. I then drained the tank to blow any moisture out the vent at the bottom, closed it back up, and let it fill. I ran some tools on it, and the third time the motor started after buying it, the compressor stage seized and the circuit breaker blew. Sears is giving me the option of exchanging it or waiting for two weeks to have someone come fix it on site. It weighs over 160 lbs, and has wheels on it, so it is just about the last thing anyone would ever want loose in the back of a vehicle, and opening the box according to the directions means cutting it in half, so there is no real box to return it in. Pathetic.
Plus side, during the brief period in which it was actually working, it definitely ran quieter than the non-pro series compressor.
So very nice unit.only thing id like to know ..is ...will it build up air faster if switched to 220 volt.give a hollar please ty.
VERY GOOD AIR COMPRESSOR
Runs quiet, easy setup, good pressure for many uses, cuts on 120psi cuts off 150psi. Recommend replacing bottom of tank bleed valve with your own shutoff valve extension. Uses any 30w oil , easy fill with oil can squirt lever. Very good product.
2 things you need to know. 1/ It does not come with any accessories. I had to buy a hose and all the connectors separately. For this price I would expect a usable compressor right out of the box. 2/ The compressor itself is amazing. Great quality, easy to use and the noise level is really manageable compared to other air compressors. I was surprised considering the size of the compressor. It feels up quickly in about 5 minutes. I put 4 stars for the missing accessories otherwise it's a big 5!
I shopped around for a compressor similar to this one. This model had the best ratings at 40psi and 90psi. I waited to post a review until I had time to use it. I am pleased with this one. It's not quite as fast reaching 150psi as I would like but it handles the air tools that I use very well. I have another Craftsman compressor that I purchased about 25 years ago (125psi 25 gal). It's still working but I need something stronger. I gave it 4 stars because I rarely give anything 5 stars unless it exceeds my expectations. Cheers!
Air connection manifold is located in a horrible / difficult location. In order to make connecting an air hose easy - YOU may find it necessary to re-position the air connection manifold to a more convenient location. Yes, I know I could re-position the air manifold BUT that's suppose to be Craftsman's Design Engineers Job .....