Yoshiman__: I work as a cashier at Harbor Freight Tools and would like to say that I
don't see many of these babies returned very often. It's the best value
compressor we have.
DaveCPlace: Love this compressor. Don't even consider a Husky oiless compressor, unless
you want something that is likely broken out of the box, and VERY loud.
Oiled compressors are the only way to go. Will last longer and perform
Cayce Crews: how would the compressor perform if the tank only really did register 10 psi
snarlingrabiddog5150: @dbest1a Thanks :) I didn't think I'd like a pegboard until I put it up.
Now I can't do without it, lol. I'd wait for them to go on sale too. Also
if you get on their mailing list they will send you fliers with coupons
that will save you even more off the sale price if you take it in ;) These
are great compressors. I use mine constantly and its been running fine
without any problems at all. I'm VERY happy with it. The big tank is great!
gunforme: How long could you spray with a spray gun @40 psi before running out of
air? Then how long would it take for the tank to refill? I want to do some
detail spray painting on my old mustang. Harbor freight has a small detail
gun which only draws 3cfm@40psi and according to the specs of this
compressor it is capable of running a small detail gun. The thing I'm
curious about is how long could I spray before the tank ran out of air.
snarlingrabiddog5150: I use it every day and its running like the wind. I did an update video on
it on the channel somewhere. I've seen a few people who say they hate them
and I ask them if they ever tried one and their response is usually, "I'd
never buy one of those from overseas". Its hard to slam something when they
have never even tried one, haha. Mine has paid for itself in the first year
and it outlasts some "US-made" compressors. For the money, thses are hard
to beat and will do ya well ;)
snarlingrabiddog5150: @bsivoljr haha, yup!
oiljerk: I'm getting one this Saturday, glad to hear you're still happy with it and
thanks for the video and updates!!
snarlingrabiddog5150: Sure, but do the prep work and don't use a gun or paint from Harbor Freight
and you should be fine, lol.
snarlingrabiddog5150: I would change it every year or between 1,100 to 1,500 running hours. These
compressors aren't too complicated so a good 30wt oil would be fine. Just
make sure you drain the water from the tank on a regular basis and keep the
compressor ventilated as best you can and you should be fine.
TheJrogersp: I bought one just like this one and it would not get up past 40 lbs. and it
would just shut off and pop the reset button so I took it back. Now on my
second one and it is doing the same thing. Has you or anyone else had this
problem? Have you any idea what the fix is? H.F. will not replace this one
as I had the first one replaced. I would really appreciate any help.
snarlingrabiddog5150: I've not had that issue but I'm rather surprised that Harbor Freight would
not take back an item until they give you one that works. If you just
bought it, they should accept the return just like any other store. Mine
has had no issues at all and I use it daily, but when I got it, I thought
the gauges looked a little cheap; but they work great. It could be a
regulator issue. Either way, if you just got it, they should take returns
until they get it right. Tst another in their store.
JSKmachining: Good to hear..I feel the same way. I have some auto projects coming up and
im not spinning wrenches if I can help it. I just unboxed it. They told me
to keep it upright for 24 hours. I had it on its side. Any luck with their
air tools? Thanks!!
coxwilly: Plug it into a circuit with a 20 amp breaker. I had one doing the same
thing on a 15 amp circuit, and once I switched to a 20 amp the problem
stopped. It wasn't popping my 15 amp breaker but kept popping the reset on
the compressor. Hope this helps.
snarlingrabiddog5150: Easily ;)
dagm182: i have the same compressor and honestly the Kobalt 50-Piece Air Tool Kit is
best way to go if you havent got any air tools yet.. i reasearch all the
kits from sears,HD,lowes and there the best kind for the price
snarlingrabiddog5150: Thank you!
dbest1a: @dbest1a Yes I am a member of the inside track(iir). I just went there
today, and picked up a few sale items, including some tie down hooks for my
F150. I took a video and it's uploading. I do have 2 other vids of some of
my other Harbor freight finds.
vortec67: I LOVE THEIR PAINT GUNS THEW WORK WELL
snarlingrabiddog5150: @ChevyGangman323 Try to get a coupon from their flyer and when they go on
sale next, they will let you use the coupon and save even more ;)
snarlingrabiddog5150: Try to get a 20% off coupon from their flier before you grab it ;) It will
handle anything you use in the shop and outside too ;) Northern Tool is
great. Harbor Freight tools aren't too bad either if they're pneumatic and
their impact sockets are decent too :) Their large torque wrenches aren't
very good, at least the one I used a week ago wasn't very accurate. The
work but with those, you get what you pay for I guess :) Northern Tool has
snarlingrabiddog5150: Agreed, lol. It does it's intended purpose but yes, its a loud thing.
William Seibert: where did you get that water seperator? got a new craftsman compressor and
wanna get a seperator like that. i will go look at sears another time
snarlingrabiddog5150: Harbor Freight has a pretty good return policy, if memory serves me right.
The guages may just be faulty; I'm not sure. Check the regulator and bleed
screw and the usual. Returning something that large is a hassle but I would
and just get another. The guages are the weakest thing on an otherwise
great compressor ;)
ncrdisabled Submarine vet: What is the output of the compressor for driving tools is it over 9.0 at 90
Cayce Crews: hey just bought the same air compressor, quick ? my tank psi gauge goes
only to 10, the output goes little above 90. It work like yours in the
video, what do you think im new to air compressors i need to know to see if
i need to return it
snarlingrabiddog5150: Be sure to let it level out for 24 hours. Add the oil and you're in
business! The tools, I'm not sure about; I think it all depends on the
application and usage that you'll subject them to. The great thing about HF
is that they take returns and are good to work with, although I've never
had to return anything yet :)
Alvarez Metal Works: thank you
FromThe3PointLine: how often should i change the oil on the harbor freight compressor and with
what is a premium oil? ps whats a premium oil for my air tools??
oiljerk: There was a Harbor Freight ad in Handyman magazine, and it had a coupon for
this compressor for 149.99, and I had a gift card I had been hanging on to
for 25.00 so it only cost me 125.00 plus tax out of pocket!! My old
compressor was just that, old, and it gave up finally so this is a nice
replacement, it's not as big as my old one, but it gets the job done, and
for the price, I can't complain.
GraymanTactics: I'm looking at buying this...do you still recommend if for a home shop? I
dont plan on running a shop but it does need to be able to handle some
engine rebuilds and such...
snarlingrabiddog5150: Update...........this compressor has been running strong through all kinds
of harsh environments without a hiccup. I'd recommend one to anyone after a
good, budget-priced compressor. It does everything I've asked of it and
more so far :)
dbest1a: Nice compressor, love the pegboard, just did mine. Thinking about getting
one of these compressors. I'll prob wait for the sail.
snarlingrabiddog5150: Walmart :)
snarlingrabiddog5150: @truckingman26 Thanks :) I HOPE it will last. Anything from Harbor Freight
with a motor is suspect but it runs well so far and performs as good as my
Campbell Hausfelds and Porter-Cable. I just didn't want to spend a lot of
money on a compressor and if this lasts three months, it will have paid for
itself. I like belt-driven compressors a lot but this will last years if I
take care of it. Some things on it could be better but for the money, its
hard to beat :)
bsivoljr: I knew you were gonna say sausage. I even said it first lol
ChevyGangman323: Thanks for the reply I will buy this compressor I want to paint a small
part of my cars fender
snarlingrabiddog5150: @doowstados Its GREAT for a 1/2" impact wrench!
ChevyGangman323: @snarlingrabiddog5150 were can i get a coupon hey how can i make my
compressor last long like yours how do i brake it in?and all that stuff
Landy Burkland: do you drain your tank after you use it ? i noticed both gauges were under
125..i ALWAYS empty mine after just about every use :)
MrPuch78: I don't know if you will respond but I'm buying a compressor and was
looking at this one. This will be my first compressor and I was wondering
if you can plug this into any outlet in a typical house... Thanks in
memorycdrew: Is this bad boy still running? I'm considering purchasing one since they're
on sale now.
GraymanTactics: I also would like to expand some of my hand tools..think I'm gonna go with
craftsman on those though too....I have a Greatneck (AutoZone brand) that I
got back when I worked there...$20 for a 200pc mech. set...lol yessss
please! gotta love employee discounts+closeout sales :) Its lasted me about
seven years now and I have yet to break anything.
Oscar Pozos: Hi quick question u think it might power a sander a cheap 8 in sander??
dbest1a: @snarlingrabiddog5150 Yes I am a member of the inside track(iir). I just
went there today, and picked up a few sale items, including some tie down
hooks for my F150. I took a video and it's uploading. I do have 2 other
vids of some of my other Harbor freight finds. i got the pegboard hooks to
for my wrenches.
snarlingrabiddog5150: FACT: This compressor has out-lasted five "American" compressors and it
cost half the price. FACT: Sure some are garbage, but this isn't one of
them and the performance is as good, if not better. Gauges, sure - theres
better made units out there....better compressors out there; better tools
out there, but THIS GETS THE JOBS DONE and in the end, it has PAID FOR
snarlingrabiddog5150: @ChevyGangman323 went to my local store - take in a coupon ;) She's been
running like a BEAST! No issues whatsoever so far - EVERY DAY! :)
snarlingrabiddog5150: It will handle it well. You just set the regulator for the motor to kick in
at 90 and it will build air in the tank before you notice any true
depletion in the chamber. Most air compressors like the pancake (I use a
Porter-Cable - this one leaves it in the dust) and the smallest one will
never handle that with ease and you'll notice the drop in power. 21 gallons
is a very big chamber. It should work just as you expect it to if you set
the regulator correctly.
dollman0: thanks for mentioning me: my CH came with a felt air filter and I ordered a
paper one for my cast compressor. The HF (red) compressor came with a paper
filter, it just depends on the model. your garage is very clean and the air
filter is not a big concern. I have one black HF compressor and it is
better quality than the cheaper red models, I would recommend the black
models as they are better built in my opinion. Also, I run synthetic oil to
deal with the heat from the hot compressor.
GraymanTactics: Yeah, measuring tools I usually dont skimp on...except for something that I
dont need precision for, just a general idea. I have a Craftsman torque
wrench that is nice enough for me. My last cheapo crapped out on me so
thats why I'm in the market for another.
Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.