Tank Size: 60 gallon vertical Max PSI: 135 PSI PSI: 11.3 CFM @ 90 PSI; 10.3 CFM @ 135 PSI Volts: 230 Volts Motor: 3 HP with thermal overload and manual reset - single phase motor
found in SS3L3's description:Product Description
Maximum air power! More delivered air (CFM) gives you the power to do the job right and in less time.
found in SS3L3's reviews: A cheap way to get more CFM... but its still cheap. - This aircompressor is identical to my IngersollRand SS3L3 compressor that I purchased through Northern Tool in the early summer of 2005. This is the first aircompressor that I have ever owned, so it was a learning experience from the start.
It is recommended that you purchase the IR SS3L3 startup kit as the compressor is delivered to you without any oil in it. When I plugged in the compressor to test it out, I found that the motor continued to run even as the gauge on the tank passed 130 psi. I ordered a new switch from IngersollRand for ~ $35 and this fixed the problem.
I ran the compressor off and on for several months without any major issues. a little bit of die grinding, I rotated the tires on my car using the impact wrench and air ratchet, I used it to blow dust off my work bench and check the air in my tires on a routine basis. I bought the compressor because I have several project cars, and I would like to begin the serious work of restoring them. Recently, I have been looking at plans for a sandblasting cabinet, and I am starting to doubt that this compressor will stand up to the task of sand blasting for extended periods. Things I have learned about the compressor since its purchase that have led me to this conclusion:
1. (I swap between my compressor and my dryer on the only 230V outlet in my house). This borderline false advertising is similar to peak and RMS power ratings in audio amplifiers, though it is fairly standard operating procedure to rate motors in this fashion. Though it is quieter than a direct drive unit like the 30 gallon compressors sold at most hardware stores, 3450 RPM is still quite fast. With the pulley ratios, the compressor crank spins at 1200 RPM. Heavier duty systems might have the AC motor running at 1200-1750 RPM with the compressor running at ~700 RPM or less, resulting in a much quieter setup. There is apparently no available rebuild kit for the compressor itself, according to the local IR dealer, though they do sell gaskets and the oiling kit. It is a two cylinder, single stage compressor. The "valves" in the head are what I believe are called "reed valves", which are simply spring loaded "fingers" that cover holes in the cylinder head, and they move with the blowing/sucking of air as the pistons move in the cylinders (no mechanical actuation of the valves). The compressor can run fairly hot, especially when pressurizing the tank from zero pressure. I would like to add an intercooler in line to the tank as the compressed air is quite hot, and I think the compressor itself could use some more cooling. I bought some copper to fab up a larger heat sink for the compressor housing, though I haven't made it yet. The flywheel on the compressor is designed to move air over the unit, but I still think the design needs improvement. This makes me want to install a condensor between the compressor and tank). Copper tubing is used to route compressed air from the compressor to the tank, and I think some improvements could be made there, as well. One could remove the compressor to change the oil, but a better soultion would be to insert a ball valve in the oil drain plug for easy draining.
IR sells the SS5L5, which uses the same 60 gallon tank, but a 5 HP split phase 3450 RPM motor running a different two piston single stage compressor.
My biggest complaints are the use of the split phase motor, the relatively cheap design of the compressor (aluminum rods and lack of rod bearings), the flimsy pressure switch, and the cheap fittings used all over the machine. I will continue to use this unit for some time, but I am already considering either building my own low RPM, true 4-5 HP aircompressor from various parts suppliers, or just purchasing a new one from a company like Eaton Compressor. IngersollRand makes the Type 30 series which is a step above the SS series, and I have considered these units as well, but I would almost feel safer building the unit on my own so that I know exactly what is going into it. Like houses, I think good advice for someone looking to buy an aircompressor is "buy the most you can afford". I for one like the idea of a compressor running at a quiet 750 RPM at a mere 73 dBa, as opposed to my high revving 1200 RPM SS3L3. Meanwhile, my criticisms of this unit are based on what I'd like to see in a compressor, that is all.
86 pounds; 2-year limited warranty Includes compressor, mobility kit, ASME safety valve, manual Cast-iron construction 12 amps; 150 psi, enough to operate 2 nailers at once; roll bar to protect motor and pump 2-1/2-horsepower 4-1/2-gallon oiled wheeled single hot dog compressor
found in C3551's description: If you're a contractor looking for the right compressor, you've found it.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste
From the Manufacturer
Why lift when you can roll? The Job Boss Compressor comes equipped with a mobility kit for job site portability.5 gallon, Oil-Lube contractor style compressor is packed with features youll like. The High-flo air regulator and 2-port removable console are winning combinations for contractors looking for performance and versatility. This compressor is designed with a removable console for maximum mobility and air pressure.5 HP single tank aircompressor
Oil-lube aircompressor for maximum durability
150-PSI tank pressure for longer tool run time,
Quieter motor is easy on eardrums
120 V/ 60 hertz/1 phase motor
Two pole, 3450-RPM capacitor start induction motor for maximum air delivery
Includes 1-year limited warranty on parts and accessories
3450-RPM capacitor start induction motor
8 oz. oil capacity
The Job Boss Compressor comes equipped with a mobility kit for job site portability.5 gallon, Oil-Lube contractor style compressor is packed with features youll like. The High-flow air regulator and 2-port removable console are winning combinations for contractors looking for performance and versatility.5 gallon, mobile, contractor-style, single tank aircompressor. 2-port removable console to allow remote air regulation and higher pressure closer to the job site.5 gallon storage capacity air tank supports heavy use of brad nailers, staplers, and finish nailers; moderate use of roofing and framing nailers.5 gallon 150 PSI portable aircompressor, Mobility kit, ASME safety valve, and Operator manual.
found in C3551's reviews: Everything it promises and more.......... - All I can say is there are a LOT of portable aircompressors out there and a lot of them are junk. I did not use the oil that came with compressor though, I decided to run a fully synthetic oil (make sure it is a compressor oil) IngersollRand makes a very high quailty oil for this compressor. Everything is where it should be on this compressor: knobs, gauges,ect. The only thing I would tell someone interested in this compressor is don't be fooled by Porter Cables "oil-free" version of this compressor, I have done a lot of comparision shopping not only is the oil free version much noiser but you will be servicing it much more often than the oil-lube pump. Lowe's sells the "oil-free" version of this compressor for 299.00!!!!!!!! You can purchase this compressor, tax free and shipped free and it will be shipped right to your front door! What a deal! Good job Amazon!.
60 gallon vertical tank is a space saving design with easy access to tank tray 6.5 HP Peak motor provides significant power for tough jobs Unique product design from the largest manufacturer of reliable and durable, single stage CAST IRON pumps in the USA Oil-Lubricated pump has a traditional design that is quieter and longer lasting than oilless pumps Solid Cast Iron twin cylinder pump provides up to 5,000 hours of extended life. Over 35% quieter and 60 degrees cooler than aluminum pumps with cast iron cylinder sleeves.
found in VT6275's description:From the Manufacturer
The VT6275, 60 gallon oil-lubricated aircompressor has a solid cast iron twin cylinder pump that provides up to 5,000 hours of extended life.
mfr: Campbell Hausfeld Air Products Campbell Hausfeld is a recognized leader in the home improvement and automotive industry.
SINGLE STAGE AIRCOMPRESSOR. Single Stage Cast Iron Compressor7 HP Peak, 60 Gallon Vertical, 240 Volt.
found in VT6275's reviews: Great Quality at a Great Price - I needed to upgrade my shop aircompressor and had narrowed my choices to IngersollRand and Campbell Hausfeld.com sells aircompressors and had an incredible deal on the Campbell Hausfeld VT6275 60 Gallon. Great quality compressor at a great price and a very smooth transaction.
Three year limited warranty Complete with high-flow regulator and quick-connect, pressure gauge and tank gauge Patent pending oil-lube system with ball bearing design Direct drive, no belts or adjustments are necessary 2.5 HP, 4.3-gallon oil-lube compressor
found in CPLDC2541S's description:From the Manufacturer
Porter-Cable is proud to introduce our first oil-lube compressor. When we first put our engineers on the task of designing an oil-lube compressor we gave them one priority; it could not have the same imported pump as all the other major brands have. Just as in a car, the lubrication system in the pump is the most vital part in a compressor. Now, take this revolutionary pump engineered to last over 3,000 hours of use and add in the "High Pressure Technology" and you have compressor that will run at 150 pounds per square inch (PSI).5 horsepower induction motor is safely shrouded and acts as a wind tunnel providing more than enough air to cool the unit down even under the most strenuous conditions.3 HP Running
Patented oil lubrication system allows pump to be operated on an uneven surface
Universal, High-FloSM, push-to-connect coupler in air outlet
150 PSI tank pressure, equivalent to a 7.3 gallon tank at 125 PSI, for 71% more stored work capacity
Higher 120 PSI cut-in pressure assures nails will be completely driven in before pump cycles on
Two pole, 3,450 RPM capacitor start induction motor for maximum air delivery
High-FloSM air regulator for more work at higher pressure (125 PSI start and 150 PSI stop pressure switch)
Low 12 Amp motor draw prevents accidental tripping of circuit breakers
4 gallon storage capacity air tank supports heavy usage of stapler, brad, finish, roofing and framing nailer
Heavy duty cast iron cylinder construction and large 8 oz. oil capacity to assure long life
Standard Equipment: Compressor, ASME safety valve, air regulator and gauges, 1/4" quick coupler, oil, and operating manual
Lubrication: Oil Lube
Quick Couple: 1/4" NPT
Weight (Lbs. PSI: 150
SCFM Air Delivery @40 PSI: 5.4
SCFM Air Delivery @90 PSI: 4.
found in CPLDC2541S's reviews: Does it job w/ no problems - Unless I just happened to get a good one; I have had no problems w/ this compressor. It is the garage compressor and is exposed to humidity of 70% or more and temps from 33-90's. I have use it to pump car tires, run air nailers,a small porter cable detail spray gun and even a ingersol rand 1/4" air rachtet. I have changed oil once and air filter once.