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Craftsman Professional 60 Gallon Air Compressor, 3.1 RHP, Vertical Tank, Oil Lube
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Craftsman Professional 60 Gallon Air Compressor, 3.1 RHP, Vertical Tank, Oil Lube

Item# 00916476000P | Model# WLB3106016 | Added on October 21, 2010
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Craftsman's 60-Gallon Vertical Air Compressor is Well-Suited for Your Workshop
The Craftsman Professional 60-gallon air compressor is great for jobs of all sizes. This air compressor is the cornerstone of any serious shop. Designed to deliver consistent pressure from a vast reservoir, this machine is perfect for powering paint sprayers, air wrenches, nailers, grinders and more. A powerful 3.1HP motor at 230-volts with fast cooling cast-iron cylinders and a single-stage aluminum oil pump to recharges pressure rapidly so you can keep working.
This 60-gallon vertical air compressor comes fully assembled and is designed for years of solid service with a proper hardwire install. Potent, powerful and built to last, with the kind of capacity that lets you swap between jobs all day long, this compressor will help you grind, paint, drive, wrench, blast and sand.

  • The Craftsman Professional 60-gallon air compressor provides tons of air storage, which allows you to work for longer lengths of time
  • A combination of muscle and capacity at a price that just makes sense
  • Powered by heavy-duty 3.1 HP running induction motor, this compressor fills to capacity fast
  • 230-volts ensures you've got the power to get the job done
  • Aluminum single-stage oil lube pump with cast iron cylinders will run smooth and cool for years
  • Tank pressure gauge and on/off switch give you clear information and keep this machine simple to operate. (Max PSI Tank Pressure: 150)
  • Comes with a one-year limited warranty
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15 found this review helpful
by squirt1155
April 11th
nice and quiet

This item is quiet but powerful. It was easy to set up as I had to create a new plug for it. I left it on the pallet it came on and it's set up and ready to go. But the quietness is key!

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22 found this review helpful
by kil1104
September 15th, 2013
major problems

Picked up this unit because my old compressor gave up. Got it installed and worked fine for a week. Had head oil leak. Was replaced. This one lasted 2 weeks. same problem. had it replaced. same problem plus with noise in compressor. With fourth compressor head leaking, Sears said they would replace the complete unit. I don't know why, will have the same compressor head! Would not tell anyone to buy this item!

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Makeugohmmmm

Didn't last long....

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Well this didn't last too long....Have had this POS wired up for a week. It started fine and seemed to work fine. I went in the garage a few days later. Turned on the compressor. It blew my 20 amp 250V breaker. Ok fine...I upgraded breaker to a 25 amp. Reset motor....It keeps tripping breaker. It did not do this before. I can hear a buzzing sound like motor doesn't really want to start. This has less than 1 hour of run time on it.

I should've listed to the other reviews....

28 days ago via sears.com
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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chewonthis69

Failed when I needed it most

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Item looked good, hard wired to electrical panel, started and ran good. Noticed tank is not treated inside for rust, drain often, Second is no regulator or connections other than a female pipe plug on the side of tank. third, it has ran about 40 hours in the last year. Today the start capacitor failed, leaked capacitor oil down the cover and on the motor. The motor is 3.1 running horse power.. make believe 3 horse, not like the old compressor 3 horse power. Motor not a seal duty motor, not good for paint fumes, or Mud dobber wasps, wrap a window screen around it to keep the bugs out!

September 30th via sears.com
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Pristine_Finish

Surprisingly quiet for the amount of power

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I purchased this item when I walked into the store and saw that it was $270 off. I wasn't necessarily interested in purchasing a compressor of this capacity, but given the range of jobs I'd like to perform with it, including automotive painting, I couldn't pass it up. I paid $459 for the unit, which is substantially less than any other compressor of similar size can be found for, even at the cheap, "bargain-brand" tool suppliers. The only drawback is that it requires a direct-wired 220 volt supply, and I can't determine why. It only draws 15 volts and is 1 stage, so I would infer that it could probably be functional without the extra voltage. However, that aside, once I ran my electric and powered the unit I was pleasantly surprised....first, it supplies ample power for any possible job you can imagine, but more importantly, it doesn't deafen you like compressors have a tendancy to do. I have this installed in my garage, and can still hear my radio just fine even when on a quiet volume when this compressor is running. I'd highly suggest this item, especially at the incredible sales price, for anyone interested in a compressor with versatility. Please note that I was awarded for writing this review.

September 18th via sears.com
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zapienr1

60 gallon air compressor

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Bought this for my husband, he seems to love it!

July 28th via sears.com
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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garageguy8

Check oil !!

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The electric motor on my 27 year old Craftsman 20 gall. 3 hp just died so I decided rather than replace the motor, to get something with more air volume. The only problem I had with the pld unit was an oil leak that developed in the compressor oil pan because of porosity which I took apart and repaired with epoxy 20 years ago, since the warranty had expired.
Well, the best deal going was the 60 gallon, 3 h.p. vertical for 489.00 at my local Sears. It was packaged well and did not have any obvious damage or oil leakage. I hooked up the required 220 volt power, leveled the base and installed the appropriate fittings in the tank.
According to the directions, the compressor pump was pre-filled with oil and I only had to perform the required break in period for 30 minutes, drain, refill etc...
Experience told me to check the oil and I am very glad I did. The oil didn't even register on the dipstick and I needed to add approx. 10 oz of oil to the compressor head. This unit wouldn't of lasted very long being this low on oil. After finding this, I proceeded to check every nut and bolt, fitting etc... to make sure nothing else was compromised.
Where is the quality assurance at the factory? Sears should take note and revamp inspection process ASAP. People expect brand new components to work properly and don't want any hassels right from the start!
Overall the unit now works great and I look forward to many years of service.

April 27th via sears.com
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Lovinthegooddeals

Quality at my kind of price

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I do a lot of hobby work out of my home and I have four smaller compressors but none of them could do blasting that I wanted to do so I had been waiting and looking and I finally found one I could afford that would do what I needed it to do.

April 24th via sears.com
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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squirt1155

nice and quiet

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This item is quiet but powerful. It was easy to set up as I had to create a new plug for it. I left it on the pallet it came on and it's set up and ready to go. But the quietness is key!

April 11th via sears.com
16 of 16 found this review helpful.
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Neal1014

Awesome purchase

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I bought this item for my husband. He has been needing one. It was easy for my husband to wire it up and to get the compressor going. To my surprise the compressor was very quite! I can hardly hear it in the house! It has enough power though for my husband to do all the mechincal work he needs to do!

March 12th via sears.com
10 of 10 found this review helpful.
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sunshinegolf

Works great

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The only thing was waiting on the elec. To wire up. But it was worth the money and I shopped all round. It was just as good as the rest but a lot cheaper. It works great for us and very happy.

March 11th via sears.com
8 of 8 found this review helpful.
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grizz1

Great compressor

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It doesn't come plumbed or wired out, but bigger units rarely do. I really appreciate this unit. I think it covers one man continuous use okay. It does not let me down in any way. The sales price break I received on the unit sealed the deal for me, I was looking at lower quality units for less than a hundred dollars difference. I like the cast iron pump, that was a selling feature that helped me decide on it. Unless I go big time pro, this unit will do anything for me from plasma, sanding, to paint. What else do I need besides a few impact and air ratchet operations.

February 18th via sears.com
9 of 9 found this review helpful.
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concretepumper

Great price

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December 16th, 2013 via sears.com
7 of 7 found this review helpful.
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Chevy1967

Compressor

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December 2nd, 2013 via sears.com
6 of 8 found this review helpful.
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Liftedford

Works great

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Works great for my needs. Have had it for over two years now and no problems. Nice and quite too.

October 6th, 2013 via craftsman.com
12 of 13 found this review helpful.
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turboguy

Poor quality

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Worked okay for a while and then the compressor pump started making noise. Then it began blowing oil through the hose. Kept adding oil when needed. It kept getting worse and finally froze up. Checked with Sears Parts Direct and the compressor pump is the same price as the entire unit. FIGURES!!!
Everything today is throw way junk from China. No wonder our country is in such sad shape.

I'll see if I can get the pump rebuilt at a reasonable price or go shopping for a real compressor.

September 29th, 2013 via craftsman.com
14 of 14 found this review helpful.
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kil1104

major problems

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Picked up this unit because my old compressor gave up. Got it installed and worked fine for a week. Had head oil leak. Was replaced. This one lasted 2 weeks. same problem. had it replaced. same problem plus with noise in compressor. With fourth compressor head leaking, Sears said they would replace the complete unit. I don't know why, will have the same compressor head! Would not tell anyone to buy this item!

September 15th, 2013 via sears.com
22 of 22 found this review helpful.
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xajbakerx

a decent compressor

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bought this air compressor roughly 2 years ago on sale for 499. was a good deal at the time didn't want to pass it up.

first thing I noticed upon break in, the pulley for the compressor pump knocks against the plastic housing. no biggey, trimmed the bottom.

after about a year it started having troubles starting the motor, and finally after 2 years it appears the starter capacitor has gone bad (maybe the motor has gone bad, figure i'll start with the cheapest solution). So bad that the motor won't even start on it's own power with the belt removed. 5$ for a replacement capacitor, not a big deal but the quality of the craftsman name is terrible anymore.

The switch "manifold"(as it's referred to in the product booklet) is terribly designed since it's not designed to be removed so you can properly clean the contacts on it.

In Hindsight I would've been better off buying an 80gal from **************, or spending the money on a higher quality product.

July 18th, 2013 via sears.com
11 of 11 found this review helpful.
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CPIII

Two Weeks in and the replacement is on its way...leaking

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I buy Craftsman Professional for a reason....that reason being that I want things to work and work well. So far that has been the case until I bought this Air Compressor. The leaks between the head and the tank were so bad that I didn't need to use liquid leak detector ...tried to tighten the fittings but still leaked. Called for a service repair and they suggested a replacement since it had only been two weeks. But catch is I have to load it back up and take it back to the store to get the replacement. Which there is no guarantee that the replacement won't leak.I really am starting to think that Craftsman quality isn't what it used to be. There is no way this unit was ever tested before it left the factory. !! I should have headed the other reviews....if I had it to do all over again I would probably go with IR.

July 17th, 2013 via sears.com
22 of 22 found this review helpful.
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Warrior2013

Not enough for what I need

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Bought this compressor trying to save $ and restore a 60's muscle car. It could not keep up with the use of a dual action sander when performing body work. I returned the compressor in favor of Craftsman's next most industrial compressor, the Professional 80 gallon, two stage, 5 RHP compressor. Hopefully this one will keep up with the dual action sander.
I would not recommend this item if you are performing body work.
Also, the on/off switch broke right before I returned it to Sears. They need to upgrade the design of the switch.

March 10th, 2013 via sears.com
13 of 15 found this review helpful.
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Ken Justus
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February 16th, 2013
mbtech

3 repairs and still leaking oil lemon

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The head leaks oil all the time when running. Sears tech put a head gasket on it, then a head , then a new pump and it still leaks in the same place. I smell a lemon.

February 11th, 2013 via sears.com
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