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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.
       

      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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      psowersby

      Lawton, OK

      Nov 21 , 2014
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      It's BIG

      Haven't had the opportunity to use it yet, but it is huge! Much bigger than we thought. Hopefully that means it will work great. Craftsman is a good name so we aren't too worried.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Tonty

      Las Vegas, NV

      Nov 18 , 2014
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      Waited for this price......Love it!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      JMM456

      Shrub Oak, NY

      Nov 17 , 2014
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      Compressor

      Opened the box , set it up and worked just fine. Have had it only about 2 weeks but so far it works just fine. Replaces a 20 year old one that was 130psi. Not as loud when running as the old one. Got it on sale,couldnt pass up on the price since the old one died about 3 weeks before.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      CCeay

      Stafford, VA

      Nov 12 , 2014
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      Big compresser

      We bought this for our sons birthday, he likes everything " the bigger the better " . He says its great, he has a couple of pressure tools to go with it. Says it much faster than his smaller one.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      C-C-M

      Saint Paul, MN

      Nov 7 , 2014
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      Quiet & Great Price!

      I replaced a 15 year old Craftsman Compressor with the 33 Gallon Vertical. Really much quieter than my old one. More than enough power for running impact gun and ratchet. Price is outstanding for a large home shop unit. Completely assembled out of the box. All I did was add a drain extension. Buy this and you will love it.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Albert_M

      Denver, CO

      Nov 3 , 2014
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      good deal

      So far this craftsman accessory kit for a compressor works good. I think it was a good deal for the money.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      chuck1414

      Hebron, IN

      Nov 3 , 2014
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      compressor is awesome

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      winkybrazzil

      Springfield, OR

      Oct 31 , 2014
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      looks gr8 at this point

      Picked one up this morning, unpacked, inspected,fired 'er up ... took a few minutes to fill 7 to 10 or so. Checked relief valve stopped it @ 150 psi ... been holding there for a couple hours now. Not crazy about the drain plug will probably change it. My old 20 ga unit couldn't keep up ... I'll be occasionally pushing this one to the outer parameters of it's duty cycle ... I think it'll do OK only time will tell.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      ThompsonJO

      Marshfield, MO

      Oct 28 , 2014
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      Air Compressor

      Excellent air compressor, works great and is a good asset to shop.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      broken-1

      Monument, CO

      Oct 23 , 2014
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      Very nice compressor - replaced my old Craftsman of 18 years.

      The compressor is much quieter than I expected. The added 15psi (over 150psi) is nice so the compressor does not cycle as much.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      hddeluxe

      Yuma, AZ

      Oct 22 , 2014
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      I was surprised how good for 110 volts and oiless.

      I bought this item when my old Craftsman 30 gal 5 hp unit started getting tired after 20+ years. I always liked the oil compressors because you could take care of them by changing the oil on a regular basis, and they would last a long time. I was hesitant to buy this compressor since some of the reviews were not kind, but I bought it and am glad I did. As a plus the vertical configuration is easier to move around and takes up less room than my previous horizontal unit. This compressor is a little louder than my previous unit, but really not too bad. It has the power to run most of my air tools without contiguously running. Will it last as long as my previous unit since it is oiless? Only time will tell.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      ta7479

      Ruther Glen, VA

      Oct 22 , 2014
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      works great

      My 15 year old craftsman 8 gallon air compressor just wouldnt push my impact or air tools like I needed for a transmission change. I went online and found this listed on sale for 100 dollars off putting in the price range of HF compressors but with better CFM performance numbers. Once at home I have not been disappointed. It is quieter than my old compressor, and carries the tools with ease. Using a 1/2 inch impact and 3/8 ratchet at the same time. Next up is painting.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      workerbee93

      Austin, TX

      Oct 3 , 2014
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      Amazing Compressor

      Plug and play...workhorse. The last one I owned lasted 7 years with 8-10 hr daily use. AMAZING!


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      Sep 29 , 2014
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      Compressor

      This is a wonderful powerful compressor.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Bsward

      Cambridge, MN

      Sep 17 , 2014
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      So far so good

      Purchased a few weeks ago to replace a 30 year old unit. Was very happy how much quiter it is. I bought the 26 gallon first then found out they didn't have one so I went with this one and il glad it worked out that way. No complaints yet

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Crude

      Beaverton, OR

      Aug 20 , 2014
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      Sloppy Assembly

      Water bleed valve not in unit. Found laying in bottom of box. I had to retap the threads on the tank to screw in valve. Otherwise the compressor is fine.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Aug 11 , 2014
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      Compressor 33 gallon

      So far so good. It is quiet and easy to menuver. Couplers are a bit stiff.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      victorytc

      Concord, NC

      Aug 6 , 2014
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      Upright compressor

      Seems to be working well so far. A lot quieter than my old craftsman horizontal compressor.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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