Dacoda321: So I have the same compressor you do, and I always thought mine took forever to build up pressure. So I started mine the exact moment you started yours and sure enough, mine ran about 25 seconds longer. So granted I've done a few modifications to mine, a6 inch extension on the drain to a3/8 ball valve, with another ball valve on the air output line where the factory quick disconnect was. It should NOT take an additional 25 seconds to make up for that tiny volume increase. So I dunno. Maybe my pump is defective.
Kenneth York: Also do you use any impact tools + nailers and so forth? what Im looking to purchase for... I'm not really looking forward to having to take 220 to my garage if this guy doesn't fit the part zzz.
Kenneth York: Is it still running strong?
Munky332: so how goes this compressor? still going strong?
Photon Media: About how loud is this? it seems very loud in the video. Is it bearable to stand next to with no hearing protection?
Geoffrey Morrison: Better tools often are stolen, too. Thieves prove more likely to overlook HFT tools--they can't get much for them used. Even if shop HFT tools fail and need re-purchasing, your shop-guys definitely come out ahead.
Hand tools don't fail very often. Power tools: Reviews help. Other makes offer their problems, too. Quality has improved over the years,: The PRC now focuses on pear-head rachets--the other type is rare. Pear-head proved a huge favor from US makers: A crumb or two, please!
Geoffrey Morrison: It's a business, and it's likely a good decision. If they buy Snapon or something like that, they face financial crucifixion! (Craftsman, Kobalt, etc. comes from the PRC, too--what's the point?)
Note what's happened to guys who relied upon tools during the financial meltdown: To get an idea, visit pawnshops which try, in vain, to unload the millions of tools they have now. Snapon, MAC, Matco, Craftsman (even their large and fancy rolling tool caddies)--and practically anything else, too....
Geoffrey Morrison: I note this 3-gal model every time I visit HFT. (Don't get CH's 1-gal.) For topping off my tires outside, I obtained the HFT 5-gal airtank, instead. It appears to function OK--fittings are somewhat cheap. (Not for pros!) To drain water, instructions indicate removing the hose and plumber-taping it to reinstall--I'm afraid that after every use re-install will kill any remaining integrity of the fittings, though. What I should have done was to install the dryer on my compressor beforehand....
Geoffrey Morrison: This isn't directly related: Some time ago, I noted that Porter-Cable sold refurb 6-gal pancakes online for about $100. That compresssor model is really poplular--it's oil-free, though. (Oil-serviced compressors last longer.) Perhaps Porter-Cable sells other compressor refurbs, too. I haven't checked again in a long while. I wouldn't know about how PC gets compressors to such retail customers, though: Free shipping?
PudgyK: My buddies run a custom motorcycle shop and they are becoming well known too. Guess where they got every single one of their tools.. HF. :)
PudgyK: They sell an air brushing compressor, gonna buy it soon. Looks legit.
Peter Hewel: I need a compressor that can sustain 125 lbs pressure for 60-90+ seconds. I clean air ducts with a 1/4 hose and a skipper ball. The feed from the compressor is 3/8 to a check valve. The air drives the line down the duct and when I pull it back, loosens debris. Could this do that? The loose debris is pushed by the system and sucked up by a vacuum about 2x the power of good shop vac. Thanks.
origionaldz: Mine is still holding up pretty well, its due for an oil change again. I had one problem where the automatic shutoff contact stuck closed and kept running, luckily the pressure relief valve opened and no harm done. I have it in the basement and was working outside with the air and I didn't know it until I went back in the house. Other than that its been ok. I can't say for sure about the bad reviews. I had a bad experience with harbor freights customer service both in store and on the phone
anthony diodati: yeah,i got a "good" Sanborne compressor, ~ 20 gallon, but the tank has a pinhole. Cheapest 22 gal. tank I can find is close to $300.00 & shipping. Hate to take a chance on craiglist, might get a tank thats ready to leak again.
Is the HF compressor still holding up well?
The reviews seem good, but do the really post the bad reviews?
origionaldz: You probably should but I leave the air in it. I just drain the tank to get the water out periodically.
anthony diodati: yeah, but l guess your really supposed to drain it after every use,are you not?
Jake Rhoten: im looking at the harbor freight small pancake compressor for my airbrush, but im concerned about the noise level. is it loud?
Jake Rhoten: cool
GrayWraith: I am looking at this compressor too. I am hesitant because it is sold at Harbor Freight. What kind of reliability has everyone seen?
Harbor Freight central pneumatic 29 gallon 2hp 150psi air compressor model 68127 0-150psi run5
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