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HL5502 Air Compressor

Campbell Hausfeld - HL5502 Air Compressor

Campbell Hausfeld's twin-tank compressor has a tool capacity of three finish nailers, or one roofing nailer, or one framing nailer

$140.00 (As of 4/1/2006)

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4/11/2010

It’s not very quiet, but small and light and perfect for a day or two of trim work. HD was a having a blow out sale @ $50 each so I bought 2. I also p/u an almost identical Husky for $50 and seems to be a lil quieter. My all time favorite is the Dewalt Heavy Duty 55146l 4.5g. This runs 3/framers all day and 72decible pretty and the trim guns you’ll ever need.
7/2/2009

I have had this compressor for about a year now except it is branded Husky not CH. It is the same compressor however. When I got the compressor I did the half hour break in and then drained the oil and replaced it with 10w-30 Mobil 1. Let it run for 5 min and drained and replaced that oil to flush out any remaining metal from the break in. I also purchased a much better air filter for it which helped quiet the compressor down and kept the air much cleaner going into the compressor. I have had zero problems with it. It does not trip breakers and it recovers very fast. The coldest it has seen is 20 degrees and it still started right up... I give it three stars because it is a bit heavy at 62 lbs and I did have to put a better filter on it to quiet it down.
6/18/2008

I have used this unit for about four years. It's given me no real problems until I was installing baseboards in a newly renovated kitchen/dining room. When I finished I noticed what looked like water in the vicinity of the compressor, It turned out to be oil. what had happened was the internal pressure had opened the filler cap causing oil to spurt out when the pump was running. I cleaned up the oil on the hardwood and packed up my tools and on the way out realized that the oil had sprayed high enough to get on the ceiling. And oil doesn't wipe off ceiling flat as well as it does on hardwood. keep an eye on the filler! Or buy an oil free compressor.