Re: My Craftsman air compressor quit
I went down that same path, a new motor or rebuilt motor is a couple hundred.
Here is what I did, budget being key. Lows, Home Depot, both sell the 60 Gal 5hp compressors as mentioned above, one is red Husky name, the blue, Kobalt, HD, Lowes respectively.
Forgot what they sell for, but high 300, low 400. If you go to Lowes, when they are on sale, get a Lowes credit card, you get 10pct off the top, and get it for 6 -12 months no interest.
I got the 60 Gal - it does the job ok, but like you say with DA or cut off wheel, it will run continually, but fills back pretty quickly. It will run the tool after it kicks on. Cant recall how many CFM it makes but at 90 PSI it wont catch up, but wont quit either.
I have had mine for a year plus now, and no issues, matter of fact I was in a hurry when I got it as I was in the middle of a project so mine is still on the packing crate it came on. Bolted to the pallet in the corner. It is 220 though.
If you fix that 33 gal or get another 33 gal, you will be buying another sooner or later.
What kills me though, I go in Northern, Harbor Frieght, the compressor was like 399 from Lowes, the Cambell Haushfield replacement motor at those places are like 225-300, the replacement compressor is like 300, so how come the whole compressor is cheaper then the sum total of the major parts?
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