MotoMaster 5-Gallon Twin-stack Air Compressor
I bought this compressor last fall and used it to replace the shingles on my roof. It worked very well! I since then bought some more air tools and they all work with it with minimal power loss..
May 13, 2013
I purchased over a year ago, well worth the money if your are not doing anything big. Follow intructions to the tee about breaking it in and it should last you a long time. Only small compressor i could find that can handle more than just a brad nailer or stapler lol. I can change all my tires with an impact and it doesnt miss a beat( starts to slow down at the 5th bolt).
May 10, 2013
A good bargain
Just built an entire 2-storey house with it & it hasn't missed a beat.
Why is something so good so cheap?
1. Noisy - always wear ear defenders.
2. No wheels and heavy. Try to minimise how much you move it, or add wheels. I've fitted wheels/handle off an old BBQ.
3. If you are working with a team, with one guy doing nothing but nailing, it struggles to keep up. At this level, get something a lot bigger and commercial for 5 times the price. With one operator it's great.
4. I haven't had any issues, but at this price I wouldn't trust the paint - keep it dry.
...otherwise, it's great value.
April 23, 2013
Works great for me
Had this air compressor for 2 years and works just as well the day I bought it. I use it all the time for my impacts and air ratchets as well as filling tires and nailing. It is noisy but what portable isnt?
Friends also have them and no complaints there either.
April 20, 2013
had this compressor for about one year used to fill tires about once a month went to use and compressor just hums now very little use.
old compressor of 20 years still works out with the new in with the old
March 19, 2013
At sale price, nothing comes close.
This compressor has similar to even better cfm specs than many brand name compressors costing $350+. Hence, if you wait for it to go on sale, it's a steal.
I bought this Motomaster to replace a CH 3 gallon oil free compressor that took over 7 minutes to fill it's tanks and was louder than I can put into words.
The Motomaster has fantastic specs and can fill it's 5-Gal tanks from empty in just 1 minute. Recevory time is less than 30 sec.
However, sadly, overall it's almost as loud as the inferior CH compressor mentioned above. Luckily though, the noise is more muffled, it's more on the bass side of the frequency spectrum, and not at all like the high pitched ratteling shriek my old CH 3-Gal oil-free model produces.
After more break-in and a switch to synthetic compressor oil, I'm expecting it's noise level to reduce a bit. Regardless though, for $125 I'm thrilled with it's performance and given it's 3-year warranty, I'm giving it a 5 star rating.
January 10, 2013
Motomaster 5 Gallon Air Compressor
Bought this product when it was on sale for $129.99 to replace a 2 gallon compressor. This unit is well built and refills very fast and delivers good CFM. This compressor is ideal for medium duties and is powerful enough to supply many air tools. GREAT PRODUCT!!!!
January 2, 2013
Great product so far
My main reason to buy this was to be able to spray (since my 2gallon Mastercraft wasn't good for the job). I wanted something that could give me enough CFM for the job and is not bulky/heavy. I checked a few models including a DeWalt and a Stanley. Even though they seemed to provide enough cfm, they were bulky/heavy. Then I came across this one which seemed ok in terms of CFM (5.1 CFM at 40 PSI) and great at $125, and I took it home. The setup was easy (see my comments at the bottom), and I started using it with my gravity-feed HVLP gun. I have now sprayed 3 interior doors and a decorative column and am quite happy with the performance. I am also looking forward to use this to blow out water inside my sprinkler system in Fall.
Recommendation: Great product for medium/heavy job, spraying, etc. if I am running my nail gun only, I would use my smaller compressor which is smaller/lighter to carry.
Setup: The setup was straightforward: poured in the provided oil (the bar was close to max before the bottle become empty hence kept a little at the bottle), and let it run for 30min for the break-in. I had the compressor on a 15A circuit and had no problem with power. Two minor notes: the manual talked about putting the pressure switch at "ON" position. Mine didn't have "ON" but had "AUTO" which seems to be the same. Also the manual talked about turning the pressure regulator counter-clockwise until it stops; well it didn't stop and the knob simply came off when turned all the way.
December 17, 2012
good little compressor
Bought the blue Mastercraft version of this at $100 (looks identical except colour, exact same specs) a couple of weeks ago. Added the oil and broke it in as recommended, then pressurized it and checked it for leaks. I used a concentrated dish soap and water solution and found 2 leaks. One just needed tightening but I had to put teflon tape on the other. Holds pressure rock solid now - worth the few minutes to do this. After that I just tried it out a bit to see how it cycled, especially given the poor experiences noted here. The pressure switch is set to shut off at 125 PSI and cycle on again at 95 PSI. It pressurizes from empty in about 30 seconds. At the very beginning when it drained to below 95 psi the motor would click and hum but not engage. I was worried that I got one of the duds people have commented about. But I just turned off the pressure switch and unplugged for a few seconds, then it pressurized again, but if I let it sit and get cold it would stutter with cycling again when at pressure. So I drained it completely and "broke it in" for a few more minutes, then filled and cycled it in quick succession several times. Ever since then it has worked perfectly every time. I even had it outside the other day when it was -10 degrees and it cycled perfectly every time. I am very happy with it so far after the first little bit of tinkering, but haven't really put it to heavy use yet as it is only a few weeks old. I've used it for tires, ballons, soccer ball, and a brad nailer so far.
November 26, 2012
Had to Replace it
Bought end of September and it broke
took back to store they wanted to fix it, asked for mananger who was very helpful and replaced it with a new one, will see how this new one works out
November 14, 2012
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