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Craftsman Professional  60 Gallon Air Compressor, 3.1 RHP, Vertical Tank, Oil Lube

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Craftsman's 60-Gallon Vertical Air Compressor is Well-Suited for Your Workshop

The Craftsman Professional 60-gallon air compressor is great for jobs of all sizes. This air compressor is the cornerstone of any serious shop. Designed to deliver consistent pressure from a vast reservoir, this machine is perfect for powering paint sprayers, air wrenches, nailers, grinders and more. A powerful 3.1HP motor at 230-volts with fast cooling cast-iron cylinders and a single-stage aluminum oil pump to recharges pressure rapidly so you can keep working.

This 60-gallon vertical air compressor comes fully assembled and is designed for years of solid service with a proper hardwire install. Potent, powerful and built to last, with the kind of capacity that lets you swap between jobs all day long, this compressor will help you grind, paint, drive, wrench, blast and sand.

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Dimensions and Weight:
Item Weight (lbs.): 234
Overall Dimensions: 71x31x27
Product Overview:
Air Outlet Size: 3/8 in.
Drain System: Manual
Duty Cycle (%): 75
Electrical Phase Type: Single phase
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Lubrication Type: Oil lubricated
Package Contents: Air Compressor
Portability: Stationary
Color:
Color/Finish: Black
Power:
Electric Rating: 230V AC
Power Type: Electric
Safety Enhancements:
Safety Shut Off: No
Chassis:
Number of Wheels: 0
Motor-Engine:
Amps: 20
Horsepower: 3.1
Low Oil Shutdown: No
Maximum Operating Pressure (psi.): 150
Motor Drive: Belt driven
Motor Voltage: 230
Stages: One stage
SCFM Delivery:
SCFM Delivery At 40 psi: 12.9
SCFM Delivery At 90 psi: 11.3
Tank:
Compressor Tank Capacity (gal.): 60
Tank Style: Vertical
Pump:
Number of Pumps: 1
Pump Life (hrs.): 1000
Pump Style: Piston
Pump Type: Oil lubricated
Material Finishes:
Housing Material: Aluminum
Certifications:
CSA Listed: Yes
UL Listed: Yes

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Product Description

Craftsman's 60-Gallon Vertical Air Compressor is Well-Suited for Your Workshop

The Craftsman Professional 60-gallon air compressor is great for jobs of all sizes. This air compressor is the cornerstone of any serious shop. Designed to deliver consistent pressure from a vast reservoir, this machine is perfect for powering paint sprayers, air wrenches, nailers, grinders and more. A powerful 3.1HP motor at 230-volts with fast cooling cast-iron cylinders and a single-stage aluminum oil pump to recharges pressure rapidly so you can keep working.

This 60-gallon vertical air compressor comes fully assembled and is designed for years of solid service with a proper hardwire install. Potent, powerful and built to last, with the kind of capacity that lets you swap between jobs all day long, this compressor will help you grind, paint, drive, wrench, blast and sand.

  • The Craftsman Professional 60-gallon air compressor provides tons of air storage, which allows you to work for longer lengths of time
  • A combination of muscle and capacity at a price that just makes sense
  • Powered by heavy-duty 3.1 HP running induction motor, this compressor fills to capacity fast
  • 230-volts ensures you've got the power to get the job done
  • Aluminum single-stage oil lube pump with cast iron cylinders will run smooth and cool for years
  • Tank pressure gauge and on/off switch give you clear information and keep this machine simple to operate. (Max PSI Tank Pressure: 150)
  • 1 year limited warranty

Added on October 21, 2010

 

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Praise21 found this helpful
garageguy8
Apr 27 , 2014
Check oil !!
The electric motor on my 27 year old Craftsman 20 gall. 3 hp just died so I decided rather than replace the motor, to get something with more air volume. The only problem I had with the pld unit was an oil leak that developed in the compressor oil pan because of porosity which I took apart and repaired with epoxy 20 years ago, since the warranty had expired. Well, the best deal going was the 60 gallon, 3 h.p. vertical for 489.00 at my local Sears. It was packaged well and did not have any obvious damage or oil leakage. I hooked up the required 220 volt power, leveled the base and installed the appropriate fittings in the tank. According to the directions, the compressor pump was pre-filled with oil and I only had to perform the required break in period for 30 minutes, drain, refill etc... Experience told me to check the oil and I am very glad I did. The oil didn't even register on the dipstick and I needed to add approx. 10 oz of oil to the compressor head. This unit wouldn't of lasted very long being this low on oil. After finding this, I proceeded to check every nut and bolt, fitting etc... to make sure nothing else was compromised. Where is the quality assurance at the factory? Sears should take note and revamp inspection process ASAP. People expect brand new components to work properly and don't want any hassels right from the start! Overall the unit now works great and I look forward to many years of service.
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CPIII
Jul 17 , 2013
Two Weeks in and the replacement is on its way...leaking
I buy Craftsman Professional for a reason....that reason being that I want things to work and work well. So far that has been the case until I bought this Air Compressor. The leaks between the head and the tank were so bad that I didn't need to use liquid leak detector ...tried to tighten the fittings but still leaked. Called for a service repair and they suggested a replacement since it had only been two weeks. But catch is I have to load it back up and take it back to the store to get the replacement. Which there is no guarantee that the replacement won't leak.I really am starting to think that Craftsman quality isn't what it used to be. There is no way this unit was ever tested before it left the factory. !! I should have headed the other reviews....if I had it to do all over again I would probably go with IR.
 
Jan 13 , 2015
Overall
great compressor minor leak tho

i have owned this for 10 months so far and it works great i keep it in a separate room with my toolbox in the garage and it pretty quiet, i typically paint at night and its no louder than an outside ac unit.it does have a minor oil leak from one top head bolts and lower pan bolts so I'm assuming it not torqued or seal problem, so i check the oil once a month to top off, but i dont mind. better to leak oil at the pump then at the air line. fill up quick around 2min empty or 30sec when it kicks back on. real good compressor and its already payed for itself

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TommieTixx

Saint Paul, MN

Nov 6 , 2014
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2nd Compressor With Problems

This is the second compressor for me. The sales manager was kind enough to credit half the cost from my first compressor even though it was out of warranty. The first compressor leaked oil and seized up in less then 3 years. My new compressor does the same, leaks oil. It also continues to trip the circuit. I call an electrician who has informed me that it's pulling 57 amps at start up. It should be pulling no more then 17. I guess that's why we are popping the breaker twice a day. I'm not sure why Craftsmen would make such a poor design. I have read several reviews whereby the head leaks oil. Unfortunately this compressor is a piece of junk. The price is great but it's a piece of junk.


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hunter9876

Sauk Rapids, MN

Oct 20 , 2014
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works pretty decent

Seems to do what it is supposed to

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Makeugohmmmm

Houston, TX

Oct 3 , 2014
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Didn't last long....

Well this didn't last too long....Have had this POS wired up for a week. It started fine and seemed to work fine. I went in the garage a few days later. Turned on the compressor. It blew my 20 amp 250V breaker. Ok fine...I upgraded breaker to a 25 amp. Reset motor....It keeps tripping breaker. It did not do this before. I can hear a buzzing sound like motor doesn't really want to start. This has less than 1 hour of run time on it. I should've listed to the other reviews....


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chewonthis69

Moody, MO

Sep 30 , 2014
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Failed when I needed it most

Item looked good, hard wired to electrical panel, started and ran good. Noticed tank is not treated inside for rust, drain often, Second is no regulator or connections other than a female pipe plug on the side of tank. third, it has ran about 40 hours in the last year. Today the start capacitor failed, leaked capacitor oil down the cover and on the motor. The motor is 3.1 running horse power.. make believe 3 horse, not like the old compressor 3 horse power. Motor not a seal duty motor, not good for paint fumes, or Mud dobber wasps, wrap a window screen around it to keep the bugs out!


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Pristine_Finish

Barberton, OH

Sep 18 , 2014
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Surprisingly quiet for the amount of power

I purchased this item when I walked into the store and saw that it was $270 off. I wasn't necessarily interested in purchasing a compressor of this capacity, but given the range of jobs I'd like to perform with it, including automotive painting, I couldn't pass it up. I paid $459 for the unit, which is substantially less than any other compressor of similar size can be found for, even at the cheap, "bargain-brand" tool suppliers. The only drawback is that it requires a direct-wired 220 volt supply, and I can't determine why. It only draws 15 volts and is 1 stage, so I would infer that it could probably be functional without the extra voltage. However, that aside, once I ran my electric and powered the unit I was pleasantly surprised....first, it supplies ample power for any possible job you can imagine, but more importantly, it doesn't deafen you like compressors have a tendancy to do. I have this installed in my garage, and can still hear my radio just fine even when on a quiet volume when this compressor is running. I'd highly suggest this item, especially at the incredible sales price, for anyone interested in a compressor with versatility. Please note that I was awarded for writing this review.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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zapienr1

Kansas City, KS

Jul 28 , 2014
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60 gallon air compressor

Bought this for my husband, he seems to love it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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garageguy8

Massapequa, NY

Apr 27 , 2014
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Check oil !!

The electric motor on my 27 year old Craftsman 20 gall. 3 hp just died so I decided rather than replace the motor, to get something with more air volume. The only problem I had with the pld unit was an oil leak that developed in the compressor oil pan because of porosity which I took apart and repaired with epoxy 20 years ago, since the warranty had expired. Well, the best deal going was the 60 gallon, 3 h.p. vertical for 489.00 at my local Sears. It was packaged well and did not have any obvious damage or oil leakage. I hooked up the required 220 volt power, leveled the base and installed the appropriate fittings in the tank. According to the directions, the compressor pump was pre-filled with oil and I only had to perform the required break in period for 30 minutes, drain, refill etc... Experience told me to check the oil and I am very glad I did. The oil didn't even register on the dipstick and I needed to add approx. 10 oz of oil to the compressor head. This unit wouldn't of lasted very long being this low on oil. After finding this, I proceeded to check every nut and bolt, fitting etc... to make sure nothing else was compromised. Where is the quality assurance at the factory? Sears should take note and revamp inspection process ASAP. People expect brand new components to work properly and don't want any hassels right from the start! Overall the unit now works great and I look forward to many years of service.


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Lovinthegooddeals

McAllen, TX

Apr 24 , 2014
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Quality at my kind of price

I do a lot of hobby work out of my home and I have four smaller compressors but none of them could do blasting that I wanted to do so I had been waiting and looking and I finally found one I could afford that would do what I needed it to do.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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squirt1155

West Branch, MI

Apr 11 , 2014
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nice and quiet

This item is quiet but powerful. It was easy to set up as I had to create a new plug for it. I left it on the pallet it came on and it's set up and ready to go. But the quietness is key!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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