This compressor is much higher quality than my old Sears air compressor that had a cast iron belt driven pump. It is quieter as well. The water drain valve is much better quality iand easier to use. It comes with a nice quick disconnect air hose fitting already installed. The included synthetic compressor oil allows it to be run at 100% duty cycle. I have no complaints about it at all and would buy another. Note that Sears has it listed as weighing 90.7 pounds. It is actually 90.7 kg or 200 pounds. Sears sent me a UPS tracking number when it actually went by truck freight.
This was a Fathers Day present from my two little boys to replace my 20 years old 15 gallon craftsman oil less compressor. I was so excited that I had to use it right a way to fill up some bicycle tires for my two boys. The compressor was quiet compare to my oil less unit. I used it for about ten minutes and put the unit away. The next day I decided to use it to run a air ratchet. It was going great for about 20 minutes than suddenly my air ratchet started to slow down and the compressor did not kick on. I checked the breaker on the motor and it was tripped. I pressed the switch down to reset the breaker and the motor started up but was sparking. The breaker tripped again. I pressed the breaker switch again and the same thing happen again. I have about 30 minutes of use out of this compressor and it is broke already. I expected this thing to last longer than my oil less unit which I had to fire up to complete my project. After some searching around on the Internet this seems to be an issue with IR compressors. If you are interested in this compressor please research IR motor sparking issues before you purchase IR compressors. This is an expensive part to replace if fails after the 1 year warranty runs out.
Quiet operating compressor. Easy assembly. Easy to move around and does not take up much space.
I just recently purchased this unit so have only used it 3 or 4 times. I am very pleased so far, zero problems. Was easy to assemble and prepare for use (took me longer to cut up the box for recycle). Had the proper amount of oil to fill to the full mark. No leaks, held 130 lbs. pressure over night. Much quiter than my old Craftsman oiless unit (which was a good unit but just so loud in the garage). The Ingersoll is still loud but so much better. My wife even notices the difference in the house. It is heavy so have help unloading from your pickup. After getting it onto the garage floor I was able to get it out of the box and upright with a little help from the wife. So far I love it and looking forward to using it more.
I bought this compressor for $200 at an auction selling Sears returns. It had a pinhole in one of the welds giving it a slight leak. Being a professional fabricator/welder, this did not bother me. I was able to patch that up in about five minutes.
It is disturbing though at some level, that IR let it go out of the factory with a poor weld. The quality of the IR projects is not what it used to be 15+ years ago. That being said, they are one of the better products without going to Champion, Speedair, or one of the other brands that will run you twice as much.
Right after I bought this compressor, my 80 gallon compressor at my home shop went out so I have been working off of this. It has run impacts wrenches and air ratchets with no problem. I have yet to try to paint with it or run sanders and grinders which use more air. The main reason I bought it was to run a texture gun in the house for part of a re-modeling project so I hope it will keep up with the texture gun. Last time I did this I ran 500 feet of air hose from the shop to the house.
- well made for its class/size
- one of the quietest compressors I have ever owned
- 115 volts
- 100% duty cycle
- scaled down version of a large (light) industrial compressor
- quality control
- craftsmanship not what it used to be
- HEAVY for a portable compressor (200 pounds)
- not oilless so it takes more maintenance that most DIY people are used to doing on compressors
If you need a portable compressor that will work hard, this is a good option. I would recommend it over a Craftsman, Kobalt, Husky, or any of the other home owner brands all of which I have seen have durability issues. If it was not for the quality control issues I would have given it 5 stars. Keep in mind that this is based on only a few hours worth of run time so I can not comment on the long term durability. Also, if you do buy it, make sure to keep up on the preventative maintenance such as changing the air filters and the oil.
bought on clearance would not pay full price for overseas unit
We are extremely happy with our purchase of the Ingersoll rand air compressor. It is very quiet and powerful. My husband was looking for a high rated PSI compressor and he did his research. He is more than impressed with it. We purchased the additional warranty offered by Sears but hoping to not need it. I highly reccomend this product.
Its built heavy and solid. Doesn't put out a lot of CFM but for its size and price it should last a life time! Its fairly quiet all so.
I use this compressor for minor automotive work. It recovers fast and runs quiet. Im pleased with the performance so far. Air adjustment is easy and precise. I would buy another without hesitation.
Good product, good value