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Even for occasional home maintenance, air tools are more practical and less costly than expensive electric power tools with umpteen mechanical parts and exorbitantly priced batteries of all shapes and sizes. But before investing in smart air tools, you need a quality compressor. This popular 4-gallon twin stack air compressor from Campbell Hausfeld is oil lubricated and built to last. It's also lightweight and easy to carry around the work site. Its cast iron oil lubricated pump is designed for long lasting, reliable performance. An innovative crankcase design is 25 percent larger than competitive models for improved performance and less oil carryover. Ideal for inflation, nailing, stapling and spraying jobs, this compressor also powers everything from sandblasters and spray guns to drills and die grinders in a matter of seconds. So, rather than investing in an expensive new electric tool set; save time and money with this 4-gallon compressor and Campbell Hausfeld's line of 70 high quality air tools. The initial cost of an air tool is significantly lower than its electrically powered counterpart, and the average tool life expectancy is longer, too. Plus, when powered by this 4-gallon compressor, air tools deliver more torque and higher revolutions-per-minute than electric tools for less downtime and greater productivity.
- 4-gallon twin stack tank design for portability
- Cast iron oil-lubricated pump for long lasting, reliable performance
- Crankcase design is up to 25 percent larger than competitive models for improved performance and less oil carryover
- Delivers 4 avg scfm @ 90 psi for medium duty pneumatic tools
- Output: 4 avg scfm @ 90 psi
- Type: oil-lubricated
- Capacity: 4-gallon
Campbell Hausfeld HL5502 reviews (6)
Just got this at COSTCO w/finish nailer
I just got this compressor a few days ago and have not really had a chance to test it fully. It came with a Campbell Hausfeld 2 1/2 inch finish nailer, an air hose and a quick release air fitting. The price was $164.00 for all of it. The compressor fills up quickly but is a little loud. I thought the oiled compressors were quieter. I had been shopping around for an affordable compressor and realized that with COSTCO's return policy that I couldn't go wrong. The nailer seems to work fine also, but I have only fired a few nails with it. I will update this review after some heaver use.
Works great, and it's cheap.
Priced right compared to other lightweights. It has a crankcase,
that should extend it's life. Enough guts for the small jobber.
Satisfys my nail gun (framing & roofing) requiements. Perhaps a few less nails per minute than some other more expensive units.
Noisy air compressor
I just got this compressor a day ago. It came with a Campbell Hausfeld 2 1/2 inch finish nailer, an air hose and a quick release air fitting. The price was $169.00 for all of it from COSTCO. The compressor fills up quickly but is noisy. I have not try out the nailer, but am planning to return the package due to its loud noise.
The facts about this air compressor
Don't believe everything that the editors at Amazon wrote about this compressor. It will not be the best tool to use when sandblasting or painting. With those jobs you need a large tank capacity like over 20 gallons at least, this compressor only has 4 gallons. Yes it is true what the other reviewer said, this compressor is loud, but what do you expect all air compressors are relatively loud. And yes this compressor is heavy I think it's about 70 lbs. Hitatchi's twinstack oil-lube version is about the same as this compressor but goes for twice the price. I gave this review three out of five stars because of the weight issue and because I havn't had enough time to use it extensively. Other than that I think that this compressor is a buy because it's oil-lubed (more reliable than oil less), affordable, and made by a company that is known for it's air compressors.
As someone who is new to the Air tool game, I didn't want to spend alot of money seeing how I do not use air tools regularly but wanted to try them out.To get longer service life than oil free units, This compressor is an oil lubricated unit and yet it does not come with oil! I guess thats one way they can cut costs... It also does not come with a quick connect fitting at the output end, but rather has female threads that you screw an air hose into.
I saw this compressor for 139.99 and put it on my wish list. When my wife went to buy it it jumped to 149.99. Now, 2 days later its back to 139.99-VERY SNEAKY< AMAZON!
I got the free shipping and it only took two days to get here, so I shouldn't complain i guess.
The manual is not very well written at all, so take your time and read it over a couple of times!
When you get this compressor, you will have to go out and buy; 1 bottle of mobile one synthetic motor oil(10w30)for abot 5 dollars, a 1/4 inch fitting and quick connect(about 12 dollars). Now you are ready to plug in a hose and air tools.I am extremely happy with this compressor-it really isn't any noisier than other compressors in this price range-lets face it-compressors are a power tool and thus are loud!I did not find the noise that bad at all. It produces 5cfm at 40 psi, 4 cfm at 90, so it will run alot of tools besides nailers on an intermittent basis. It produces 125 psi max, and rycles when the unit runs down to 100psi(about 21 shots on my brad nailer) and does not cycle long.
My total investment to get this up and running was still less than 200 dollars which is not bad for an oil lubed compressor. This unit would have been 4 or 5 stars if it came with better directions, oil, and a quick conect fitting on the end.
I too bought this compressor from Costco and it came with a finish nailer.
I have used it extensively and am very happy with it. It isn't commerical quality, but it's perfect for anyone's home workshop/garage. Obviously it won't run tools that require huge volumes of air for extended periods of time. ie. you can't use a die grinder for minutes non-stop, but you can use a die grinder you just might need a little patience now and then.
All compressors are loud, this one is no different. It does not run continuously, so get a longer hose and put it further away if it bothers you.
The weight is exactly what you'd expect, for a 4g compressor like this. FWIW, I like the convenient handle to lift it with.