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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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14 found this review helpful
by afinepoint
October 12th, 2012
Does fine for what it is. Part 1

Lets see things for what there are. For all of the people boo-hooing about the performance of the compressor remember it?s a $600 compressor! I know the ad always seems to say ?$730 on sale for . . .? Each time I?ve looked I?ve seen $600 or so therefore it?s a $600 compressor. I picked mine up new for $446 so there you go. Not a display or scratch and dent if you?re wondering. One just has to be patience and the deals will come. For those that want high(er) performance then spend the money. Nice compressors that have high output, quick recovery, low vibration, heavier construction and the like are going to start at nearly twice the price of this one. Names like Quincy, IR, BelAire and such are well over $1000 for a two stage, 60 gallon tank compressor. Their motors are 5 hp and above. Now there are lemons and things do break for no good reason. It sounds like the warranty should have taken care of most of those that suffered so.

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21 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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garageguy8

Check oil !!

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
12 of 12 found this review helpful.
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Lovinthegooddeals

Quality at my kind of price

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
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rosieollie

Ok, but over priced

I'm not saying its junk, but they sure aren't as good as they used to be. Every tool that I have is Craftsman, and I have a lot. I bought a compressor, 15 years ago from Sears. 30 gallon, 5 H.P. I was thinking about getting a new one, but I think my old one will out last a new one, especially the oil free compressors. How is the pump going to hold up without using oil? Can't see it. I still buy all of my hand tools from Sears, but I 'm not letting go of my 15 year old compressor, and it has more H.P.

April 14th via sears.com
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squirt1155

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!

April 11th via sears.com
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Neal1014

Awesome purchase

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
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sunshinegolf

Works great

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
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grizz1

Great compressor

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
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concretepumper

Great price

December 16th, 2013 via sears.com
4 of 4 found this review helpful.
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Chevy1967

Compressor

December 2nd, 2013 via sears.com
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Liftedford

Works great

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
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turboguy

Poor quality

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

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
21 of 21 found this review helpful.
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xajbakerx

a decent compressor

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
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CPIII

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

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
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Warrior2013

Not enough for what I need

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
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Ken Justus
February 16th, 2013
mbtech

3 repairs and still leaking oil lemon

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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GoTigers1026

Two repairs in two months- Do Not Buy

On the '12 thanksgiving day sale, I purchased my husband the Kenmore 60gal air compressor for $500. As soon as we opened the air compressor, we noticed the compressor itself was leaking oil. We called and tried to return the unit but were told since it was damaged (even though it was damaged before we got it home), they had to repair and could not return. I had to take off a day of work for the repairman to come out, look at the unit and conclude that we needed a new compressor. I then had to take off a 2nd day of work for the repairman to come back and install the compressor. We ran in the unit on the new compressor as we were instructed in the owners manual and now the compressor is seized up. I called the repair line yet again, have to take off another day's work for a technician to come out and all the Sears representative on the phone said was 'well, after three repairs, we can replace your unit. Customer service was not at all helpful and this experience has been a nightmare.

February 6th, 2013 via sears.com
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CHRISTY NORDMANN

a great deal

great compressor for all things automotive- it can run all air tools impacts, sanders, cut off, air hammer etc.

January 7th, 2013
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slippysauce

Fantastic air compressor

I bought this baby for 499.00 on sale with the craftsman club, so for what your getting you cant beat the price, it runs great and is actually pretty quiet, normally this size of compressor can be quite loud. it runs flawlessly. I am really impressed with this compressor. I would recommend purchasing an air filter, regulator and lubricator type assembly for it. The only down fall I see with this compressor is the on/off switch, it feels a little weak, but for me its not a problem, because I wired up a seperate switch so I just leave the compressor on/off switch on all the time

December 31st, 2012 via sears.com
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