The Excell Oil Lubricated Air Compressor is a must-have power tool for home or work. 3 gallons of storage, 135 PSI, 1 HP, 2.4 SCFM at 90 PSI, electric, oil lubricated, with a convenient handle for easy transport. Use this pressurized air to inflate your vehicle tires, clean you equipment, sweep your workspace or driveway, help with painting, auto repairs, nail guns, etc. Use it over and over again for every project you tackle.
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Included is a reasonably detailed instruction booklet which explains cautions and proper operation and maintenance along with which pneumatic tools this compressor can power. These tools include inflator, grease gun, brad nailer, staple gun and intermittent use of an air ratchet. Note this is not powerful enough for use with a framing/roofing nail gun, paint gun, impact wrench, air hammer, driver/impact tool, grinder, cut-off tool or grinder. The compressor does not include air hose, quick connectors or inflation tips.
Oil is included and must be added before starting the compressor. I reached the center target line indicated to be the fill line with a small amount of oil remaining. When powered up the unit did not scoot across the garage floor although it is very loud, so using ear protection may be wise. Information in the booklet states to extend the life of the compressor it should not run longer than 30 minutes each 60 minutes. Good light-duty compressor.
The first thing that I noticed about this compressor is that it is very quiet. If noise is a concern, this is a good option. Most oil-lubed compressors are much quieter than those which use Teflon in the pumps for lubrication. Also the oil-lubed compressors tend to last longer, but do require some maintenance which includes checking the oil level and changing and/or adding oil. This unit comes with enough oil to fill it for use.
I tested this model by shooting 2 3/8
The recovery time is quick from a empty tank to full pressure, and it has enough storage to run air nail guns, and a light weight air ratchet (not an impact gun). Also this unit has a tank drain valve, important to help get rid of moisture in the tank that will accumulate over time and rust out the tank. He is going to try and see if it will run on 1000w generator to see just how portable it can be.
Overall he likes this unit and its portability, it comes in handy for small to medium needs around the house.
The biggest problem with this for me is that the description said it was good for using with a framing nailer. However, the manual has framing nailers under the not recommended column. It also says if running continuous mode not to run it for more than 30 minutes per hour. Not quite sure if that means you have to wait another half hour? Will have to call them on that one if I ever need to run it that long. But according to the manual this is really only good for inflating, finish nailers and a socket driver.
It is a little difficult to fill it with oil. You have to stoop down low to actually see the level (middle of red spot) and it is slow which I ended up adding with a little above it.
I do like the handle. You can just grab it from top and carry it.
Overall, decent compressor but limted