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FatDaddy714
Nov 21 , 2013
Relatively quiet
In contrast to the last Craftsman compresser I bough (which is still working well after 10 years) this one is much quieter. Two quick connects for output allow you to set up one side to go through a filter or dehumidier while leaving the other side for inflating. Like most compressors this size, the drain on the bottom is difficult to reach. Spend $20 and replace this with an elbow, a 6" nipple and a ball valve and you will be able to easily bleed the water out of the bottom of the tank.
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stu67208
Apr 15 , 2014
Died the first day I used it
We bought this compressor at the end of October. I unpacked it and plugged it in and it worked, but I didn't really use it until last month (March). After only an hour or two, it started throwing the breaker and shooting sparks out of the motor. I tired it on a dedicated 20 amp outlet and same thing happened - definitely a problem with the compressor. I loaded it up and took it back to Sears for a replacement. I understand things like this can happen and I didn't expect any problems. To my dismay, since it had been more than 60 days since I bought it, they wouldn't swap - I had to send it back to be repaired. That's when the nightmare began. Long story short, more than 4 weeks later they don't even have the parts yet. I've repeatedly requested them to just replace it, but they don't have the authority to make that decision. When (if) they finally fix or replace it, I'll grudgingly try it again. What choice do I have? I sure wish I had bought a different compressor from a different company. Even HF will quickly replace defective products. Good customer service can offset marginal products.
 

Dardon

Richland, WA

Jun 10 , 2015
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Great compressor

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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taminate

Glenwood City, WI

Jun 8 , 2015
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Worked...and died

I bought this item NEW at Sears 2/22/14 and today, 6/06/15 it died. I hardly used the **** thing!


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jcasbike

Winters, CA

Jun 5 , 2015
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nothing like good pressure

this baby has some kick

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Liam_Knuj

Lake City, CA

Jun 2 , 2015
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Very Reasonable Noise Level, Great Capacity & Pressure, 2 Hose Connections

It was time to upgrade my air compressor, so my first stop was Sears. I like buying Craftsman because of the warranty and the parts availability after purchase. This one (#16572) met all my expectation, and more. It's assembled in America using global materials. One priority for me was noise level, and this unit met my expectations. Not the quietest one available on the market but very reasonable and tolerable. A good middle CFM rating, great 165 P.S.I. max pressure, and a nice big 33 gallon tank. One thing I didn't realize until I unboxed it is that it has two quick couplings so two people can have access to air at the same time. I really like this compressor so far. We'll see how it holds up for the long haul. Hopefully this is the last home compressor that I have to buy. No buyers remorse here!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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slw62

La Puente, CA

Jun 2 , 2015
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Excellent Value

Have used this with a 1/2 in impact wrench and had more than enough power to remove 4 tires for rotation before it started up. Fast fill up of tank. Lots of power.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bigdaddyjojo

Pleasant Grove, AL

May 1 , 2015
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Great machine!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lilbigmanvnv

Mira Loma, CA

Apr 24 , 2015
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Bought this big mistake

Bought this over a year ago and has always taken more than an hour and a half to fill and now the line from the motor to tank leaks, I do not recommend this compressor very poor quality


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Apr 20 , 2015
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Absolutely love it!!

I run a very small automotive repair and custom side business out of my home garage and needed a small, quite, and hassle free compressor I'm the shop. I purchased this compressor roughly a year and a half ago and could be happier. it's very quite and doesn't wake up the neighbors in the middle of the night on those late night projects, easy to run, and works every time no questions. the only complaint I bounce come up with is the drain valve is garbage and In bad location. I replaced it three times thru my warranty before getting smart and just upgrading. just wish I would have got a bigger tank for use with the da Sanders, but couldn't be happier with my 33 gallon! would highly recommend to any home owner or diy automotive enthusiast!!n

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Indyrocket3

Indianapolis, IN

Mar 31 , 2015
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Excellent compressor

Works great.....only had it for a short time but works as advertised.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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nycgb

Staten Island, NY

Mar 19 , 2015
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Great for home shop

Needed a compressor to do general auto work on my trucks. Wanted something relatively powerful to let me do repairs, which included an upcoming replacement of shocks, springs, entire hubs etc. Looked a the specs and found that this would drive most of the 1/4" tools that I was using. Comes almost ready to use. You need a good hose, I bought the 3/8' that was called for the impact wrench and ratchets. 50ft hose, fittings etc. The compressor doesn't come with any of this. Plugged it in, let the tank fill, shut it off and left it overnight to see if it has any leaks. No leaks, Used it to rotate my tires with the composite impact wrench from craftsman and was able to take 2 truck tires off without the compressor even going on. The compressor is relatively quiet, and fills quickly. Its not too large and fits nicely in my corner of the garage. So far so good. Finally no more taking tires off with a hand wrench..

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 13 , 2015
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Weld Seams Leak out of Box, HORRIBLE Manufacturing Quality. DON'T BUY!

Bought my first 33 gallon Craftsman compressor 2 weeks ago. Out of the box the bottom weld seam leaked air around where the wheel mount meets the tank. I gave Craftsman's china manufacturer the benefit of the doubt as the wheel was misaligned and I figured perhaps it fell off the back of a truck - even though the box wasn't visibly damaged. I returned the compressor and got a new one. Took it home and second one leaked out of the box - this time from the top weld seam on the tank. Unbelievable. What are the odds of getting 2 out of the box that leak at the welded seams? NO WAY ARE THEY TESTING THESE AT THE FACTORY! The tanks should be pressurized and submerged (leak tested) before the compressors are ever even mated to them. These are horribly manufactured and obvious lack any sort of actual testing or quality control at the factory. Buying one of these is taking a gamble on whether you just wasted close to $400. Don't waste your time or money!


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DIYerGuy

Royston, GA

Mar 12 , 2015
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Powerful and useful with some modifications

Run a drain extension out from the bottom as others have advised on here. Also, mine had some minor slow leaks from the factory. I took apart the regulator and fittings, wrapped in Teflon tape, and put back together. This compressor runs my impact wrench great without kicking on very often. Breaks tough lug nuts loose. I haven't tried it with other tools, but I am sure it will do fine. Pumps up a repaired tire very fast. Does take a little while to get to 165psi, but worth it when it does. got on sale for around $300. It is a great deal at this price. Far outperforms the cheap made compressor I got from HB and then returned.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 10 , 2015
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Best Current Craftsman Air Compressor

Purchased this after owning a 2 gallon Craftsman 1.5 Compressor for 7 years. Best bang for your buck especially when purchased on Sale at around $319. Used surprise points and coupons and got even cheaper. Very quiet compared to my old oiled compressor and other oilless compressors out there. 165 psi is really a plus in addition to the large capacity 33 gallon tank, you can run your air tools @ 90 psi longer. Lower models to include the 26 gallon does not have enough SCFM for most air tools to include the basic impact wrenches. Skip the lower models and purchase this one. You will not regret it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mar 9 , 2015
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You get what you pay for

I've owned this about two years, used about once per month. Its so loud I have to wear ear protection in the shop, or fill it, then unplug it and use the stored air...not good if I'm doing something that requires a lot of air. Anyway, yesterday the motor seized while filling the tank. Piston is not seized, its the motor. I managed to get motor to rotate by prying on the eccentric, but when I started it it immediately started shredding itself inside and froze after about two seconds....aluminum shavings flying everywhere. A replacement motor runs $260, nearly what I paid for the whole thing new. Never again, Sears, never again. Been burned too many times on Craftsman garbage.


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skoalman2010

Madison, WI

Mar 9 , 2015
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Great Compressor

This unit is good for medium jobs in the garage and around the house, Unit runs quit and is easy to move around,

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 10 , 2015
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So far, so good.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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B_1

Chillicothe, IL

Feb 9 , 2015
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Great unit

Very quit unit. Looks great. Easy to unpack and put into operation.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bostonjohn

Stoughton, MA

Feb 6 , 2015
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what I was looking for.

I was looking for an air compressor for my garage for a while now. I wanted something with a high pressure (165) is nice and a decent size tank. 33 gallons hopefully will be enough for running some air tools every now and then. It is short and rather compact, which surprised me, but am happy because it will fit nicely under my cabinets. I have not used it quite yet other than to run it one time and check that it was ok after receiveing it. The compressor runs fairly quite. A lot quieter than the pancake compressor that I have. It does take quite some time to bring the tank up to full pressure. I think it ran for about 15 minutes plus, but that was form a tank pressure of zero. I am hoping to run a impact wrench and or an air rachet. I know that there will be enough pressure (air supply) to run nail guns. Only thing I wish that this came with was a dryer and filer combo. I purchased this on sale and was happy with the price. the wheels make it nice to move around. The drian on the bottom is ok, bt there is not a ton of room to get your hand under there. I had to tilt the compressor forward to be able to open the drain. overall i am happy with the purchase and hope it will last a good long time.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mechanic7769

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Jan 26 , 2015
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Perfect garage setup, very quiet and dependable!

If I still had my shop I would have used these instead of noisy compressor.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mikalru

Midland, TX

Jan 9 , 2015
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Great for home shop use. Will run virtually most air tools.

First thing to do is remove the drain petcock and install a quarter inch ball or similar drain valve. You will struggle with the stock valve. This is my second one and it is much quieter.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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moore5025

Ogema, WI

Jan 5 , 2015
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air compressor

My boyfriends air compressor was very old and finally blew the engine. I wanted to get him a new one for an early Xmas present. Wasn't going with anything else but Craftsman. He said he didn't need one this big. But you never know. He was very happy to get it. No problems with it so far. And I hope it lasts as long as the last one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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domnatr

Kyle, TX

Dec 20 , 2014
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Amazing value for a well constructed compressor

So I will admit, this is the first real compressor I've owned. Went to ************** and purchased a silimar priced compressor, got it home and it was damaged right out of the box. Took that back and made the decision to go to a more reputable dealer for a mechanical part. Got this home, plugged it in and it filled right up. Set my tool pressure, got my impact wrench out and was able to change the front shocks on my Expedition. Several of the nuts/bolts were pretty rusted and this thing easily provided a great throughput of air to get the wheels, upper control arm, lower stabilizer bar, tie rods, lower strut bolt off without having to refill.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bhillis1647

Homewood, IL

Dec 18 , 2014
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A solid compressor with one minor flaw

The Craftsman 33 gallon compressor is my second Craftsman compressor that I own. The other is a one gallon that I use for small things around the house. The 33 gallon sits in my garage and has worked great for everything that I have used it for. I used it for my pneumatic nail gun to finish my boys clubhouse. I used it recently to replace the struts on my van. Getting of the lug nuts was simple and easy. The only issue that I have with this compressor, and with almost every other compressor made these days is the drain valve. It is located on the very bottom and is very hard to access. Not just that, it is hard to tell which way opens it and closes it. The solve is to remove the drain valve bolt at the bottom, install a 1/4" street elbow, a 6" extender, and a shut off valve, and the problem is fixed. As I said, every compressor has this issue, not just this one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cuengineer

Clemson, SC

Dec 9 , 2014
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165 psi air compressor

Relatively quiet for air compressor but really drops off pressure fast and almost immediately turns on with any use of air. Never seems to catch up with any air tool being used. Disappointing to have to stop every few minutes for catch up as pressure continues to decline. Would be fine for filling tires or impact wrench but not so good for real use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 26 , 2014
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Good So Far-Drain A Pain but fixable

Just bought it from Sears. It is made by Cambell-Hausfeld, a good manufacturer. The compressor is much quieter than the old one I had and though only run for a week so far, seems all it is advertised to be. The bottom drain had to go, you cannot reach it nor get your fingers around the ****. Replace it with an 1/4 NPT 90 degree elbow, then an extension 1/4 inch pipe (I used 6 inches) and a 1/4 to 1/4 male connector with the old drain. Now you can reach it easily, total cost about $6.00. Much cheaper than larger tires or putting it up higher as you still would need to kneel down to see the darn thing.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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