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Old 10-16-2011, 08:27 AM   #1
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Craftsman Portable Air Compressor on Sale...

I've seen folks recommend this Air Compressor and have been looking...it's normally $99 but it's on sale for $79 on line and if you use AAA you get 5% more off..."in store free pickup today" and it's just over $80 out the door...didn't know if this is the right place to post this though so if this is wrong I apologize!

Get one...you don't want a flat tire...! Getting mine when they open this morning!

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Quite a deal!

This compressor is the best for a Class A IMHO...light and fills the tires quickly.

Takes up very little storage space and with a 20 foot extension cord you can reach ALL of your tires!

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Old 10-16-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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I just now came in from using it to air up my motorcycle tires and coach tires for the winter. Excellent unit.
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Thank you on my way to pick one up.
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Great deal. I paid $90 last year. Great unit.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:31 PM   #6
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I have a portable pancake compressor and don't find it very useful for larger tires. It does not deliver enough air to overcome the pressure in the tire, it will pump up to 125 psi as advertised but stops when the trailer tire gets to about 35 psi. Works fine for small cleanup jobs and bicycle tires.
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I have a portable pancake compressor and don't find it very useful for larger tires. It does not deliver enough air to overcome the pressure in the tire, it will pump up to 125 psi as advertised but stops when the trailer tire gets to about 35 psi. Works fine for small cleanup jobs and bicycle tires.
Perhaps, but that's NOT the one this thread is discussing...

I have one of the Craftsman 150 PSI units this thread is discussing too - keep it in the MH, and by far, one of the best units for size, price, and performance I've ever seen - airs up our MH tires to 100-110 PSI with absolutely NO strain!
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Got one this last summer. Perfect, it gives me the 100lbs I need and with toad and motorcycle it is important and easy to have along. You can always blow out spaces too.
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Totally agree... This is a great unit. It is very easy to use & we have added "quick connect" adapters so it is easy to in- line connect our digital gauge and chuck. Considered using our on-board Coach compressor, but have grown to appreciate that having this unit and set-up makes it sooooooo much easier and, as a result, we pay much closer attention keeping the tires on our MH, our Toad & our bicycles at the correct pressure(s).
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I have one of these units. I know that it's not the unit that is being discussed in this discussion.
VIAIR Corporation - 450P-Automatic Part No. 45043

I paid a lot more for the unit that I have, than the one that is being sold at Sears. I might go get one of them to have, here at the house .

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I bought this type last year and it has worked flawlessly. Fits easily into compartment for travel.
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Bought the identical compressor last year while wintering in Fl. You can't beat this compresor for airing up MH tires. I run 110 lbs in the fronts and 115 lbs in the dual rears and the unit has no problems with those pressures.

Those who purchase this compressor should take care to follow the "15 minute break-in procedure". Simply open the drain valve on the bottom of the tank and run the compressor for 15 minutes with no pressure on the gauge. Once that's done close the drain valve and you're ready to go
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Those who purchase this compressor should take care to follow the "15 minute break-in procedure". Simply open the drain valve on the bottom of the tank and run the compressor for 15 minutes with no pressure on the gauge. Once that's done close the drain valve and you're ready to go
Thanks for this tip however I don't see anything in the instructions (yes I read them) that describe a 'break-in' procedure...where is this reference coming from? Thank you -
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Thanks for this tip however I don't see anything in the instructions (yes I read them) that describe a 'break-in' procedure...where is this reference coming from? Thank you -
It's in the Operating Instruction Manual which came with my compressor. Unfortunately the info is not at the beginning of the instructions. It appears later in the directions. Double check your manual!

Pages 14-15 in my manual have the following warning!
RISK OF UNSAFE OPERATION. SERIOUS DAMAGE MAY RESULT IF THE FOLLOWING BREAK-IN INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT CLOSELY FOLLOWED.
This procedure is required BEFORE the air compressor is put into service.

1. Make sure the Off/Auto switch is in the OFF position.

2. Turn the regulator knob counter-clockwise until it stops.

3. Plug the power coard into the correct branch circut receptacle.

4. Open the drain valve fully (counter-clockwise) to permit air to escape and prevent air pressure build up in the air tank during the break-in period.

5. Move the Off/Auto switch to the "AUTO" position. The compressor will start.

6. Run the compressor for 15 minutes. Make sure the drain valve is open and there is minimal air pressure build-up in the tank.

7. After 15 minutes, close the drain valve (clockwise). The air receiver will fill to "cut-out" pressure and the motor will stop.

THE COMPRESSOR IS NOW READY FOR USE.

The placement of the "break-in" info deep into the Owners Manual appears A$$ backwards, if you ask me!
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