- 29 gal. 2 HP 150 PSI Cast Iron Vertical Air Compressor
- Product Overview
DescriptionThe 29 gal. tank on this air compressor gives the boost you need to properly operate your pneumatic tools. This air compressor’s 2 HP motor allows up to 150 PSI of air. Features include a conveniently placed handle, smooth rolling wheels and a fully shrouded pump and motor for protection.
- Air delivery: 5.9 CFM @ 90 PSI, 7.3 CFM @ 40 PSI
- Twin capacitor motor for easy start up
- Adjustable handle and semi-pneumatic tires for easy maneuvering
- Oil lubricated pump for reliable performance
- Thermal overload protection
- Dual pressure gauges and built-in quick coupler
- An additional lift-gate charge may apply.
Name 29 gal. 2 HP 150 PSI Cast Iron Vertical Air Compressor SKU 61489 Brand Central Pneumatic Amperage (amps) 13.8 Certification ETL Horsepower (hp) 2 Maximum pressure (PSI) 150 PSI Maximum speed (rpm) 1100 RPM Product Height 43-3/4 in. Product Length 22-1/2 in. Product Weight 170.8 lbs. Product Width 24-1/2 in. Shipping Weight 197.80 lb. Tire size (in.) 8 in. Accessories Included dual pressure gauges and built-in quick coupler Flow rate 5.9 CFM @ 90 PSI, 7.3 CFM @ 40 PSI
- Customer Reviews
REVIEW SNAPSHOT®by PowerReviews
(based on 75 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet (12)
- Good power output (3)
- Great value (3)
Best UsesNo Best Uses
- Was this a gift?:
- No (3)
- Reviewer Profile:
- Avid do-it-yourselfer (39), Professional (16), Casual do-it-yourselfer (14)
Most Liked Positive Review
ONE BEEFY BODACIOUS BRUSIER
I previously owned another brand of compressor that was similar in size. It did not require oil. It did however require ear plugs. When the thing would kick on, it sounded like someone...Read complete review
I previously owned another brand of compressor that was similar in size. It did not require oil. It did however require ear plugs. When the thing would kick on, it sounded like someone started a lawn mower in the room. I decided this time that I wanted a more quiet belt drive, oil type, air compressor. Though I had never heard this one run before I purchased it, I was really pleased when I turned it on. It is not half as loud as my previous air compressor.
This 29 gal. 2 HP 150 PSI Cast Iron Vertical Air Compressor is no toy. It weighs just under 200 pounds. Once you work with it a little, it is easy to see where that extra weight translates into better quality. Everything on it appears to be heavy duty and well made. My only complaint is the location of the oil fill and oil drain locations.
I will offer a few tips for those who purchase this compressor. Thoroughly check it over when you first open the carton. This thing is so heavy that it does not get gentle treatment in transport. In fact, one that I saw at the store, had a fork-lift ran through the carton. I learned the hard way to check it for damage and air leaks before you install the wheels, etc. I had to return the first one that I purchased because it would not hold pressure. The second one that I received was perfect. It set for two days at 140 plus PSI and never lost a pound of air pressure.
The best way to check for air leaks is with dish soap. Just mix a heavy concentration of dish soap in a small glass of water. Stir it up with an old tooth brush. Then apply the suds around the various fittings with the tooth brush. If there is an air leak it will start to blow bubbles. Look closely with a flash light and a small mirror. Sometimes a tiny air leak may only produce microscopic bubbles on one side of the fitting.
OIL- The site information and online instructions might lead one to believe that they have to install oil in this unit before they can operate it. I even purchased extra oil to do this. To my surprise, both of the units that I received already had oil in them. For this reason you should haul this compressor home in an upright position. A small amount of oil will leak out of the oil fill tube if you lay it on the side.
The only thing that one initially installs on this unit are the wheels and the front rubber feet/pads. One odd thing that I noted during that assembly was that the included washers for the rubber feet/pads were to small. If you tighten the bolts a bit to tight, the bolts and washers will pull thru the holes in the rubber feet/pads. I found two larger washers that I had on hand. They worked much better.
Hardly anyone uses an air compressor without adding peripheral devices like water/oil filters, shut-off valves, etc. It has always been a complaint of mine that most air compressors do not come with a mounting panel on them to install such devices. I found that the protective screen over the pulleys and cooling fan system on this compressor was a good place to mount items. If you decide to do that remember to use short bolts that will not interfere with the belt and pulley system. Also, do not severely block the cooling fan for the compressor head. I used a small air hose remnant for flexibility to still be able to remove the screen if the belt needs serviced.
Another item that one needs to be careful with are the fittings around the pressure switch, gauges, and tank fill connection. I had to remove the quick disconnect coupler on the side of the pressure switch assembly to accommodate a hose line to my filters. When doing so I discovered that the fittings around that pressure switch assembly are not very tight. The manufacturer is evidently relying on the thread compound they used to seal those fittings. If you move them the least bit and break that seal, they begin to leak air. I found that the only way to repair it was to take all of the fittings apart and apply new thread compound. Then reassemble and re-tighten everything. That is not an easy task. One can avoid the problem by simply making sure that nothing else can turn, when and if you remove the quick disconnect coupler.
One final tip on air compressors in general. Always insert a 1/4 turn ball valve as the first thing in the line, previous to any quick disconnect couplers, peripheral devices, air hoses, etc. Air tools and other devices tend to leak air. If one has a positive shut off valve previous to all else, it will retain the pressure in the tank for extended periods. It will avoid unnecessary cycling of the compressor. That will save wear on the air compressor and also save electricity.
All things considered, it is a good piece of equipment. I doubt that one could find a better unit this size for twice the price.
I Hope This Is Helpful,
Most Liked Negative Review
Decent Hobbyist Compressor
After reading the reviews, not only here but other websites as well, I decided to go ahead with the purchase. Based on the amount of DIY stuff I do it's a great size,...Read complete review
After reading the reviews, not only here but other websites as well, I decided to go ahead with the purchase. Based on the amount of DIY stuff I do it's a great size, fairly mobile, and I like the motor/pump combo as opposed to the oiless units.
That being said I was also warned about buying anything with an electric motor from HF. I shrugged it off, but low-and-behold shortly after using the compressor, the 'RUN' solenoid went Tango-Uniform. I use a dedicated 25ft heavy duty extension cord (when needed) and 30A circuit breaker so I had more than enough power and wasn't 'choking' the motor.
I ended up purchasing a Made in the USA Leeson 2HP motor, and have absolutely NO problems out of the compressor now. The caveat however, is that the purchase of a new motor put the compressor price point closer to some of the more well-known brands. Because of this is gave it 3-stars.
Reviewed by 75 customers9/19/2016
Nice and quite very good for the money9/17/2016
This compressor is better quality than I was expecting.
Pumps up quickly to 150psi. Great for an impact driver.9/16/2016
Perfect for me
After burning up my 2 year old husky air compressor I was on the hunt for a new one bought this has worked perfect. And builds psi so much faster than the husky. And was the same price. Good buy. Can't go wrong9/12/2016
The Minimum Size Compressor for Automotive Work
from Spokane, WA
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
- good build quality
- reasonable quiet
While I have owned this compressor for less than a year I am convince it will last for many years to come. This is the third air compressor I have owned and until now I have been disappointed, not in performance but longevity. I use air compressors mostly to conduct automotive maintenance and repairs on my own car which often include running air ratchets and impact drivers. the past two compressors have been 21 gallon capacity units that were just barley sufficient to do the job. This meant loosing pressure at some point and having to wait a couple minutes for the tank to refill. while the first compressor had a hardware failure the second one(21 gal harbor freight oiled model) was doomed from the start. The motor was designed with an inferior capacitor to get it started in any temperature less than 40 degrees F. I have an unheated garage in planting zone 5, aka this would not work for half the year. Despite an employee telling me that this compressor would not start in the cold i bought it and pug it in on a balmy 25F January day and I had compressed air in minutes with a noise level that you could have a conversation over.
The bottom line is that this compressor enables me to take off four tires from a car without the motor engaging once. It is built with sturdy features including a heat sink on the sir out from the pump and a twin capacitor motor rate at 15 amps vs. 12 amps for the 21 gal(yet they are the same Hp?). The compressor runs smooth and fills quickly while showing no symptoms of hardware fatigue or an under powered motor. It better to buy this than waste the couple hundred dollars on a smaller model.8/21/2016
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I can talk again
Love the larger 29 Gal tank. Does not have to turn on with every touch. Much quieter than may older Campbell & Haus.8/15/2016
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
29 gallon compressor.
Well, just like a number of other reviews that I have read, the compressor that I purchased had some damage. Mine had apparently been hit by a forklift which obviously, knocked the unit over. The front support was bent sideways, and the subsequent fall bent the safety cage and the large belt pulley. I noticed the box damage (hole near the bottom) and thought about having them open it in the store but assumed, wrongly, that they would have checked it out themselves, before trying to sell it. I brought the unit back and they exchanged it without question. I had them unpack the replacement and found it to be flawless. I have only cycled up the compressor one time as yet but it appears to be a quality machine. The fit and finish is excellent and the motor runs very quietly compared to others that I have used. For the money, you would have a hard time finding a better compressor.8/8/2016
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Just what I needed
I purchased this compressor to replace a pancake style I used for years to pump up car and bike tires as well as power trim nailers. My son is taking mechanics classes and the old unit wouldn't power the impact wrench and it wouldn't completely inflate my truck tires anymore. This new compressor does all I need with pressure to spare. It's also much more quiet than my old one. I shopped around and found the HF unit to be about $100 less than any comparable ones. I bought a 32 oz. jug of compressor oil as all the documentation said it came without oil howeve rmine had oil in it when I bought it. It was still in the factory sealed box.8/5/2016
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
great air compressor for the price
this is my first air compressor but i had used other before and this one is very quiet compare to other oil less compressor I'm very happy with this purchased will see how long this thing last so far so good for now
if you looking to buy an air compressor for home use get this bad boy will do the job.
Manufacturer Warranty Detail We guarantee this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship 90 days from the date of purchase. Limitations apply.
- User Manual & Quick Start Guide
- Buying Guide
Get Shipping on Your Order!
Harbor Freight makes every effort to process orders within 24 hours of being placed. Orders placed before 2pm (PT) are generally SHIPPED the next business day.
|Please Note: Harbor Freight Tools cannot ship to PO Box addresses if shipping within the 48 contiguous states.|
|Guidelines for shipping to PO Box addresses:
• Maximum weight for packages shipped within the 48 contiguous states is 8 lbs.
• Maximum weight for packages shipped to AK, HI or GU is 70 lbs.
*Overweight items are shipped via freight delivery, please allow up to 20 business days for shipping. Standard Ground Shipping rates apply to deliveries within the continental Unites States.
|Lift-Gate Charge. If you do not have the equipment to offload certain overweight items from the delivery truck, a truck with a lift gate must be assigned for delivery of your order. The lift-gate charge covers the cost of this special delivery. If you think you will need a truck with a lift-gate, please contact Customer Service Inbound Sales at 1-800-423-2567.|