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15309 Compact Air Compressor

Craftsman - 15309 Compact Air Compressor

At 25 lbs. Craftsman's 15309 compressor is fairly light, and easy to carry with its built-in handle

$183.00 (As of 7/12/2012)

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Editor's Review: Tool Test: Compact Compressors

review date: July 12, 2012

Feature: The Craftsman has nice, easy-to-read gauges and dials. At 25 lbs itʼs fairly light, and easy to carry with its built-in handle. Thereʼs a cord wrap to keep the power cord tidy, and a small pouch on the back of the compressor to store accessories.

Flaw:The Craftsman compressor is fairly loud at 92 db - and it vibrates a bit when running, even giving an R2D2-like wobble when it kicks off. Although itʼs shape makes it easy to carry, itʼs a bit tippy when sitting on the ground; I would worry that tugging on an air hose too hard would pull the unit over. The petcock is on the underside of the compressor, so you have to lift it up or turn it on its back to get to the tank drain. Like the Husky, this compressor is mostly plastic and I wonder how it will hold up to normal wear and tear of being moved and knocked around.

Bottom Line: There isn’t much, either good or bad, to distinguish the Craftsman compressor from the rest of the group. It was able to handle the trim work I was using it for, as well as tasks like inflating tires, blowing off dust, and using small paint pots, but I have reservations about the amount of plastic, and how the compressor will hold up over time.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site www.craftsman.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Weight 25 lbs.
Dimensions N/A
Volume 2.0 cfm @ 90 psi
Tank Size 1.5 gal.
Oil/Oilless Oil
Tool Capacity N/A
Motor Size 0.6 HP