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.
I have had this compressor for over 4 years and not had any issues with it. I do keep up with maintenance.
Just over a year old motor went have extended warranty and it’s been over a month and still can’t get it fixed or replace they want me to wait 2 more weeks I already waited 2 weeks then 2 more weeks and know they want me to wait 2 more weeks what a joke if you do buy this don’t buy the extended warrenty they try not to do anything for you no happy about this product
I bought this a little over a year ago and the motor went started smoking and blows the fuse I baught the extra warranty what a nightmare it’s been over a month and still can’t get anything done I was suppose to get the motor to my house within 10 days it’s been 15 days no motor then they made another appointment in 2 weeks I called and ask them why they had no idea why but the said they located a motor but can’t tell me anything else we’ll the motor cost 591.00 and a 100.00 for service call and you can buy from sears for 571.00 they are wasting my time and I’m loosing money everyday my shop is down I’m getting ready to go see a lawyer this is a 45 day run around if you buy this product for get the warranty and when it breaks in a year just take it to the dump .