|Review by dbhost||posted 09-17-2010 06:01 PM||6379 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
Specs are pretty straight forward…
Max working pressure 115PSI.
Air delivery: 5 SCFM at 90 PSI, 6 SCFM at 40 PSI.
Simply put, I have had it for over a year now, and run the snot out of this thing. It sufficiently runs all of my nailers, impact wrench, air ratchet, etc… As long as I keep in mind it has an 8 gallon tank, and don’t expect to not have to wait for the compressor to catch up with me it’s fine.
This is not my first compressor, so I can compare it to 2 older compressors, 1 an early 90s Campbell Hausfield oilless 10 gallon (? memory is fuzzy now), and prior to that, an old, maybe 1970s vintage Craftsman 30 gallon oil lubricated compressor. And while I wish I still had that old Craftsman, this compressor puts that Campbell Hausfield to shame…
I have 3 issues, all minor with this compressor.
#1. The tank drain valve. While it does seal nicely, it is a pain in the butt to use. I am planning on screwing an elbow into the tank, and adding a ball valve to act as a dump. The OEM valve is just plain goofy. #2. The HANDLE on the OEM shutoff valve is made of very thin stamped steel, and it bends easily, and rattles a lot. A quality valve is called for here. #3. Location of the oil fill port in relation to the handle on the machine makes it VERY difficult to add oil to the compressor without a funnel.
Overall, it works, and is well worth the money, currently they are on sale for $99.99, and with the current 20% off coupon, that puts the price right around $80.00.
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