Editor's Review: Tool Test: Compact Compressors
review date: July 12, 2012
Because the Grip-Rite GR100 was so light and comfortable to carry, I gladly moved it from room to room rather than trying to stretch the air hose. The controls are accessed easily on the front of the unit and are well protected by the roll cage. This is a very quiet compressor with a not-unpleasant tone to the motor, and I found myself easily tuning out the sound completely during the course of normal trim work. My clients were able to talk to me over the sound of it without shouting.
Flaws The dials are recessed behind the metal faceplate, making them hard to read without bending over. It also takes quite a while for the compressor to fill up initially and to refill once it kicks on.
Bottom Line I’ve known about Grip-Rite’s fasteners for a number of years, but I didn’t know the company made compressors until I began testing them for this review. I was pleasantly surprised at the overall quality and features of the little GR100. It’s a light, quiet little workhorse. With just a little bit quicker fill-up and recovery time, this would be a compressor to be reckoned with.
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||0.6 cfm at 90 psi