- 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
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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet (14)
- Good power output (3)
- Great value (3)
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- Reviewer Profile:
- Avid do-it-yourselfer (43), Professional (21), Casual do-it-yourselfer (14)
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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.
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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 84 customers10/21/2016
great choice for a air compressor
i,ve not really used this compressor much yet but so for its what i expected from the reviews i read before i purchased
Runs quite,puts out more air than the craftman 25 gal 4hp that it replaced,doesn,t have to run as much as my old compressor
did.and a great price.
Yes so for i would recommend this compressor to a friend10/9/2016
I have only had this for a short wile but so far is working good better than I thought it would is really is what it says it is.
I will be glad to post any new comments down the road.10/7/2016
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Couldn't match the quality and price anywhere else
Have used this on a few jobs now and am very happy with the performance. I have a 1 year old who sleeps with her window right above the garage, and I don't worry about running this at night, very tolerable noise level.10/1/2016
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
This is a good home compressor. It is an oil sump compressor not one of those worthless no oil ones. Bought one fo my daughter's house years ago and just bought one for my son's new house.9/30/2016
Great compressor for 120v!
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
- recovery is fast
- Automotive repairs
- Wood working
Upgraded from a oilless 5hp 30 gallon that I've had for ~15 years. The main thing I hated with my old one was the noise. This new one is quiet and smooth. I'm very impressed with how this one keeps up while using air tools. For a hobby wood worker and shade tree mechanic you can't go wrong. The best part is that it plugs right into a 110 outlet!!!!9/26/2016
Early review of only two weeks
I did a ton of research looking for a 110v unit that would hold me over until I wired my garage/shop for 220. I bought this unit looking for a great price, check. Low noise, check. Good size tank, check. Decent air flow, check.
My unit also came with oil installed. Ran the break in per instructions. Changed the oil with high quality oil and so far for the simple tasks, this unit is perfect. Later this week, I will be trying my bench top blast cabinet.
As I was not looking to replace my 60 gal 7 HP unit, this compressor should fit my needs perfectly at the right price.9/26/2016
I would most definitely buy this again, and tell a friend .
I am a retired mechanic and was afraid it wouldn't keep up with my air tools,
Well it does and more power to be spared.9/19/2016
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
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
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 wrong
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.
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