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 air compressor is identical to my IngersollRand SS3L3 compressor that I purchased through Northern Tool in the early summer of 2005. This is the first air compressor that I have ever owned, so it was a learning experience from the start. I ordered a new switch from IngersollRand for ~ $35 and this fixed the problem. 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. 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. 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. The flywheel on the compressor is designed to move air over the unit, but I still think the design needs improvement. 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. 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 air compressor 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 air compressor is "buy the most you can afford".
20 by 15.6 by 16.5; 71 pounds; 5-year warranty on electrical components Includes manual Durable cast iron 5 cfm at 100 psi; quiet 74 dB; 2-cylinder in-line design 13-1/2 amp, 2-horsepower, 4-gallon, oil-free twin hot dog compressor
found in T-2820ST's description: Often called "The Cadillac of Portables" it sets the standard on what 2 HP compressors should be.
found in T-2820ST's reviews: The best portable compressor availible - We use these compressors everyday. We came to like the low weight (lighter than any of our single cylinder compressors) and the fact that it is quieter than out pancake compressors. The Cadillac of portable aircompressors - extension cords can be used); this is the Cadillac of portable compressors. The paint job on the tanks could be better and air fittings could be included, but those are minor issues. This is a keeper! - I've used it for air guns, various types of light and heavy duty nail guns, and shop tools. Very quiet compared to other compressors of the same size, but compressors will never be mistaken for a 'silent' partner.
Fully enclosed protective belt guard with "Directed" cooling fan. 5 HP Peak motor provides significant air flow. Operates on 120/240 volt service. Pre-wired for 120V. Unique product design from the largest manufacturer of reliable and durable, single stage CAST IRON pumps in the USA 20 Gallon ASME code tank for tough jobs. Rugged Cast Iron two cylinder pump provides up to 5,000 hours of extended life. Oil-Lubricated pump has a traditional design that is quieter and longer lasting.
found in VT6290's description:From the Manufacturer
The VT6290, 2 Running HP, wired for household current delivers enough air power to tackle tough jobs. Solid cast iron units are up to 35% quieter than aluminum units with cast iron cylinder sleeves, and dramatically quieter than direct drive aluminum compressors. These compressors are made in the US with a 3 year warranty.
mfr: Campbell Hausfeld Air Products Campbell Hausfeld is a recognized leader in the home improvement and automotive industry.
Contractor quality machine - rated for continuous use. Lightweight and portable - only 26 lbs. Low 4 amp draw - will operate anywhere Will operate any (1) finish gun or brad nailer The quietest finish/trim compressor on the market
found in T-617HDN's description: Additional uses include, airbrushing, inflating tires, air mattresses, sports equipment, and winterizing RV's and motor homes.
found in T-617HDN's reviews: When Quality & Quiet Matter More Than Price & Power - I researched compressors carefully around town and on the Web. Compressors available at the Borg and various local tool shops are gawdawful loud, heavy, and look to be made of cheap plastic and pot metal. The unit is light enough to carry around easily, and its shape rides comfortably beside your walking legs (unlike pancake compressors). It really doesn't put out or hold much air. Great little compressor! - I have several compressors - from a commercial "giant" model - down to this newest addition. I only needed this to air up the tires (75 psi on the trailer and 85 psi on the fronts of the truck) and the occasional "blow gun" for clean up.
Long life, contractor quality machine - rated for continuous use Low amp draw - works on 15 amp circuits and with extension cords Versatile - offers framing, roofing or finish gun capability 3/4 Horsepower - delivers 1.7 cfm at 100 psi. Lightweight and portable, only 26 pounds
found in T-635HD's description: Other uses include, tire inflating, painting, airbrushing, small air tools, and winterizing water lines and RV's.
found in T-635HD's reviews: Compressors/Thomas T-635HD - and this is why I specifically went looking for Thomas Compressors.Since then I have been waiting for my Emglo to get retired so I too can be a proud owner of a Thomas T-635HD
One thing that I did not like when my Thomas T-635HD arrived was a real lack of directions to assemble the few parts that did need to be put on before operation, but anyone with common knowlege of compressors will figure it out. Your search has ended here !
Don't get fooled by tool packs that come with nail gun, air-hose and compressor in one deal you will be looking for a new compressor soon. Its a blessing - Spare your back one less heavy thing to pick up all the time and get one of these wonderfully engineered compressors. Light weight professional grade compressor for small jobs - I was looking for a portable and not overly loud air compressor, for my low air-volume tools. Although it hardly qualifies as "quiet", it isn't nearly as noisy as other compressors I've heard. I installed a 16" stainless steel braided faucet plumbing hose on the compressor's air-outlet port; routed the hose out the back under the motor support, and screwed on a quick disconnect coupling. Because the tank is only 2 gallons (to keep weight/bulk down), the pump comes on more often than on larger units, but when it does, it's only on for about 12 seconds (if you're not using air). Some compressors have only a 50% duty cycle, which means you shouldn't run it more than 30 minutes for every hour used, as that could cause excessive wear on the pump and/or motor.
You'd want a bigger unit if you had two roofing or stud-nailers going, but for low-air-volume requirements such as trim work, this little Thomas unit is just about perfect.
September 2006 update:
While working on a home renovation project, the compressor's low air pressure switch clicked, but the motor didn't start.
Carrying Bag included Ideal for trucks and medium size vehicles. 150 psi Air compressor Inflate tire in less than 3 minutes
found in HV40's description:Product Description Air Compressor: Portable Air Compressor; HV 40
Great for occasional use to have in your vehicle?s trunk for those emergency moments, adapters included for those times at the beach or park to inflate sports equipment. This streamlined, sturdy air compressor is perfect for cars and other standard-sized vehicles and is designed for day-to-day use, from blowing up balls to inflating low tires. The MF-1040's powerful 12-volts and 150 PSI capacity is comparable to other higher-priced compressors. For everyday use to inflate tires, sport equipments, air mattresses.
Honda 5.5 HP GX160 Engine with low oil shut down Automatic idle down control Direct-drive design - no adjustments Lightweight - only 96 lbs. 12 cfm at 100 psi - 8 HP performance, 5.5 HP price
found in TG-550H's description: ) and with air delivery of 12. The compressor never needs adjustment and air delivery remains contant, there is no loss of performance due to belt stretching or slippage.