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Most Helpful Reviews
The oil less air compressor was a great value, especially for us garage dwellers. The double port is handy. I can use different air applications at the same time. It does not leak oil or air like my old one. The vertical stance is also great. Compressor has a lot smaller foot print. Less space means more toys. Made room to place my portable air tank. I am looking forward to many years of service out of it.
This is an upgrade from a horizontal compressor that I used to own with less storage and max PSI. This is saving in some space. Have to adjust to some of the differences in the unit, but, not difficult to do with some adaptation. Quieter, also.
Just started using this hence the title. I took the advise of other reviewers and changed the drain to a ball valve and extension which was great advice. Solid performance so far with one exception, electrical smell from the motor is a little disconcerting. (hoping it just needs to break in)
Got this to run my air tools. Wrong! Can't push enough air to drive my tools. Even bought another smaller diameter hose. Denied again. Went back to store to ask about setting up the regulator just in case i was doing something wrong but no one in the tools department had a clue. Works other wise but not for the intended purpose.
Las Vegas, NV
Glenwood City, WI
Lake City, CA
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!
La Puente, CA
Pleasant Grove, AL
Mira Loma, CA
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
Staten Island, NY
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..
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!
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.
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'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.
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.
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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.