The Craftsman 3 gal. Air Compressor, 1 hp, tank has been efficiently working from the past two months in my service station. I did not want to post a review instantly after the purchase because anything which is new will definitely work efficiently isn’t it? I am basically into offering service to the auto industries. Air compressors are one of the most important products required in the auto stations. I previously had three air compressors that became obsolete after 4 years of usage. I purchased it from the normal retail store.
However, this time I thought of trying my hands on quick “clicking”. I have never shopped online for any mechanical stuff, but somehow I wanted to research about air compressors on the internet and finally landed to Amazon.
What made me buy this product on Amazon?
I have purchased a lot of clothes from Amazon, so I somehow knew that it won’t dupe me with anything I buy. I had the trust. I chose Craftsman as the brand because it suited my budget and offered the features I wanted. Of course, Amazon has always made it a point to deliver the products on time and I was quite happy with its punctuality. The best part about amazon is that it has always stated the right features about the product. There is no trace of exaggeration about anything.
The pros about the air compressor
The first thing that stroked me was the price of the product. Yes, there were compressors that were cheaper as compared to this product. But I thought of spending few more dollars to get a quality air compressor. I did not want to regret later and write negative reviews.
Price was one of the factors, but I have always been using a lubricated air compressor for better performance. My service station is all busy in inflating hundreds of tires and it is a continuous process. So, I wanted a sturdy yet a light weight compressor that can do its job quickly. I was a little reluctant about this model; still I gave it a try. To my surprise, the compressor is actually lightweight and has relieved us from the aching arms! It is approximately 40 pounds and is perfect for any work.
Let’s not forget about its stability as it is equally important. As shown in the picture, it actually has the rubber feet along with a carrying handle.
The 1 HP induction motor is again good enough to inflate the tires. Again, the quick connect feature of the hose is like an add-on.
It takes lesser time to inflate 3 gallons of air. It does not take more than a minute to do its task. Yes, I did keep a check on the time!
I did encounter a leak. It can be my mistake as I did not check the parts properly. So, if you are about to buy this product, you need to do certain tasks before you start operating it. Take a wrench and tighten all the connections to avoid any type of leak.
The sound should not be a major issue, but still I want to say that it is louder than my previous air compressors. Although it is efficient in its job, the sound can be a little irritating if you are working for hours (just like I do).
Apart from these, I find this air compressor to be really handy.
Is there any issue with the level of oil?
People might initially encounter problem with the level of oil. All you need to do is use a dipstick to see the level of oil. This is what I did. It helps you determine how much oil is required to get your job done. Read the manual and see how much oil is required. Accordingly you may pour the compressor oil in the tank.
If you are looking for a pocket friendly machine that is effective enough to be your regular helping hand then this is the product you need. I have not encountered any glitch as of now and I hope that I won’t in future!