This compressor offers a solid cast iron, twin cylinder compressor pump for extreme durability. It also offers 135 psi maximum pressure and air delivery 11.5/10.2 SCFM at 40/90 psi. It has a space saving vertical design that is perfect for your home, garage, or work shop.
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75%of customersrecommend this product46 of 61reviews
Rating Breakdown63 reviews
75%of customersrecommend this product46 of 61reviews
I purposely waited a few weeks to add my review of this product. I wanted to wait until I had a chance to use it for a variety of different tasks.
The installation was just as simple and easy as I had expected. It was not difficult to add a 220 volt breaker to my breaker box and hard wire the compressor.
I used masonry bits to drill holes in the concrete in my garage for concrete anchors. The compressor has very little vibration but the manual clearly states that the warrantee is void if the unit is not anchored to cement. the complete installation was pretty straight forward and I had no problem taking care of it by myself, although I did have to enlist the help of a couple neighbors to unload the compressor from the truck when I first brought it home.
After the suggested break-in period, I installed a regulator and filter to the output along with an in-line filter at the end of the hose.
I am amazed at how quiet the unit is. For a compressor of this size, I was expecting it to be much louder. As an example of how quiet this compressor is, one time I turned on the compressor when my filter/regulator was not completely closed. I could hear the small amount of air that was escaping from the filter/regulator while the compressor was running.
My first task was to air up my wife's tires. It comes as no surprise that the compressor was able to handle that without having to refill the tank.
My second task was using an impact wrench to remove and replace lug nuts while I changed my brake pads. I was a little surprised that the compressor was able to supply me with enough air for the entire job without having to refill (I only did the front wheels).
My third task was painting the front door and trim to my home with a high-pressure siphon feed pray gun. I had never used a paint gun before and I didn't know exactly what to expect. I was very impressed how much easier it was to paint specific areas with a spray gun (much easier than a roller or brush). I put about 4 heavy coats of paint on the door and the compressor only kicked on 3 or 4 times.
I have many more jobs lined up for the coming weekends with which I plan to utilize this compressor. While a smaller compressor might handle most of what I need, this compressor has had no problems with anything that I have used it for thus far. It has never had to strain to keep up, in fact it doesn't have to refill near as often as I had expected. I have not even come close to testing the 100% duty cycle.
The tank capacity is VERY NICE, but that also means that it takes awhile to relieve all the pressure from the tank when I am finished using the compressor.
This compressor has proven to be even better than I had expected when I purchased it. At this price point it is a steal and a VERY good buy.
I could not bring myself to purchase an inferior compressor (non-oiled, small motor and/or tank) when I was able to buy this compressor for an additional $40. It runs my tools admirably and the cast iron pump gives me peace-of-mind that this compressor will serve me for many many years to come.
I bought this air compressor about 7 or 8 years ago. I use it in my home shop, where it mostly sees light-duty work, but occasional heavy-duty work. It performs great. Minimal maintenance, I check the oil every once in awhile but have only added a little bit once, and I drain the tank periodically. I'm really glad I bought this. It's a great deal, compare to other compressors with similar specs. Also compare to the next level cheaper. With this compressor you double your output for only about $50 more. Trust me it's well worth it! For that $50 or so you get a larger tank so the compressor doesn't kick on as often, you get the faster filling so it's not on as long, and for those times when you really need a lot of air you'll be glad you won't have to wait for your compressor to catch up. The only thing I wish I had was a higher pressure system for those times I would like to kick up the power. It wasn't worth it to me to buy the dual stage systems because they cost about twice as much with only modest performance increases.
i just got this compressor hooking it up was a breeze ran it threw its break in and then had to test it with die grinder i say i was shocked kept up with no prob if your thinking about buying this model dont even blink just buy it you wont be sorry at all
i run a 2 person small body shop. my compressor went down and i was in a bind. i didn't want to spend 2500 at that time for a new compressor because it was Xmas time, so i bought this one for a temporary solution and it has worked out great. 6 months in and im still using it exclusively. i know that doesn't sound like a long time, but this thing runs a lot. i actually have a good sized fan blowing right on the motor and pump all day so it doesn't get as hot as it should here in FL. excellent product.
I bought this compressor as an upgrade from the 8 gallon compressor I was using. I use it to run (not at the same time), a blast cabinet, HVLP gun, airbrush, car tire inflator, and blow guns. It works great for all of these.
I run it pretty consistently and it never lags behind, even while running the blast cabinet.
I'm currently in the process of setting up a water removal system with PEX and copper piping, drain valves, and filters.
If you're going to use this for painting, make sure you set up a filter, as it runs pretty warm, and warm means condensation.
I have no complaints about the compressor itself, as it does exactly what it claims to do.
Haven't had any issues in over two years of use. i use this unit to do custom body mods, build furniture and paint vehicles. if you will be using 100% duty get a refrigerated dryer to keep airlines and paint water free.
This Husky really lives up to its name, being a automotive mechanic I have been through my fair share of air compressors, but this one is by far, the most reliable, durable, and quiet possibly even the quietest I ever owned. Also has a CFM supply capable of operating almost all air tools. "STRONGLY RECOMENDED FOR THE PRICE AND QUALITY OF THIS HUSKY"
I just installed the air unit and it is great. It is a lot quieter than the 3.5 gallon unit I have. It also has no vibration to it for the most part. We left it on the pallet and it works perfect. I would see no need to bolt it to the floor. I have even used it for some sandblasting and it has done wonderful. This is one of the best purchases I have made for my garage in a long time and am extremely satisfied. The manual that comes with it provides you with great instruction on maintenance and set-up. If you are looking for an air compressor with high expectations and low cost this is the one for you!
I purchased this compressor to upgrade from an oil free style compressor with a smaller (25 gallon) tank. This compressor is much quieter and of course cycles alot less frequently due to the more than sufficient 60 gallon tank capacity. I use this compressor to maintain my motorcycles in my home garage . The air cylinder on the motorcyle lift was nearly as large as the tank on my old compressor, causing the compressor to run excessively. This compressor was all the upgrade I needed without alot of expense, plus it will run the air tools I use most frequently more efficiently (3/8" & 1/2" impact, air ratchet, cut off tool, & die grinder). There is a large price gap in compressors in this category (60 gallon vertical, oil bath pump) and an huge price gap to the next model up from this category, making this compressor a very good buy.
Seems to be a great value. I got mine on a $75 off sale. It has no problem keeping up with a DA sander. I don't think any of these things are quiet but it's not obnoxiously loud either. Overall, you get a decent compressor for home shop use.
This compressor is really good, as long as you break it in proper and change oil directly after break in, everything should go good, all my tools are an 11.2 cfm or less and this compressor not only runs during the use but can fill and use the tool at same time, multy tool usage at same time is not reccomended, one tool at a time and you will love this compressor at the correct cfm usage, factory setting is at 135 psi max, mine is cranked up to about 148 psi giving me the same as the kobalt compressor for cheeper compressor, this comressor is fairly quiet, mine is also linked to a 15 gal second reserve giving me a 75 gal reserve no problems keeping up.
When breaking in make sure to run for 25-35 minutes before compressing and change oil directly after (prefilled oil gets really black quickly), 8oz of mobile 1 (10-30) is reccomended by manufacturer, has a site glass for proper filling, conventional oil is not reccomended and may even shorten pump life, does not come with regulator, any ball valve will do, either mount to the floor, or place some padded under at least one leg, does have slight vibration from top heavy during compression.
Never adjust factory setting, or add reserve tanks unless your experienced, no telling what loop holes with void warranty.
I purchased this 3.2 Running HP 60 Gallon Compressor from my local Home Depot in Myrtle Beach, SC and it was very easy and simple to set up and connect up where my old compressor was. It run and works like a brand new unit and is very quiet.
I really love the price and that it's like having a brand new 3.2 Running HP 60 Gallon Compressor for a faction of the price of a new unit.