So I've been looking to upgrade to a bigger air compressor, from my 8 gal. 1.8 hp Kobalt air compressor. I needed a bigger air compressor to run my new plasma cutter and media blasting cabinet. I must say, this is one powerful air compressor and it performs very well. With its 33 gal. tank and 165 max PSI, it has more then enough power and air, to run pretty much all your DIY tools. The compressor has a small foot print and is easy to move around with its large wheels and double handle. It gets to 165 PSI in about 9 minutes. You can run two air tools at the same time with the provided dual quick connects. The motor is quitter then most air compressors and the look and finish is impressive. It runs off a standard 120V house hold outlet. This is a great value for the price and requires no oil and minimal maintenance. The only con is the release valve that is hard to operate, because its so close to the floor and very small. I changed mine to using a 90 degree street elbow, 6 inch. pipe, ball valve and another 90 degree street elbow.
I bought this after my 15yr old Craftsman compressor finally died. I plugged it in, fired it up, and it immediately started leaking from the regulator connection. The quality is very poor. What a disappointment.
I bought this compressor to upgrade an old oil type Campbell Hausfeld. I wish I still had my old one. This Craftsman I bought because it seemed to have more capacity but less than a year later with very little use the regulator valve started to leak and it wouldn't hold pressure at the hose end. I ordered a new manifold for it and low and behold used it less than a year and same thing happened. I ordered another regulator valve. This is the third and last one. I will never again buy a Craftsman compressor.
Runs great and 33 gallons gets you through enough work for home renovations and project. Just under industrial use. Very nice !
I was installing a new coal stove in my garage and had a little 6" cheap Lowe's tin chimney pipe tin knocking to do. This POS couldn't keep up with a small craftsman cut off tool with a new thin cut off disk. Had to stop 4 times to build air enough to cut another couple inches. Amazing