Husky 30 Gallon Air Compressor Review

Husky 30 Gallon Air Compressor

Today I want to talk to you about the Husky 30 gallon portable air compressor

model number C303H so don’t go anywhere. So I purchased this air compressor from

Home Depot for $300 but the price does fluctuate periodically I know right now

the sale price is three hundred and twenty dollars but I’ve also read

reports that people were able to get it for as cheap as two hundred and seventy

dollars I was pleasantly surprised to find out that when I unboxed it it was a

hundred percent fully assembled and when I say fully assembled I mean everything

I mean the wheels the handle the air fittings the pressure gauges everything

like what you see is what you get right out of the box so it’s plug-and-play

another thing that I really liked about this air compressor was then it’s


assembled right here in the USA you don’t see that very often anymore but I

guess for me it just gives me a nice sense of security knowing when equipment

or tools that you buy are assembled right here in the US this is marketed as

a portable air compressor and I must say it’s about as portable as any hundred

and five pound piece of equipment is gonna get comes with nine inch plastic

wheels it’s like a hard plastic material I can’t be sure if it’s ABS or PVC or

exactly what kind of plastic it is but they’ve done the trick so far they make

it really convenient for wheeling your compressor around the garage or workshop

it comes with two quick disconnect fittings and these are super duper

convenient and really easy to use I’ll show you how in just a second but real

quick I also purchased this 50 foot air hose from Home Depot at the same time

that I purchased the compressor I think I picked it up for $25 25 or $30 billion

ice hose haven’t had any problems with it yet comes in a pretty rad lime-green color

and I’ll show you just how easy it is to connect the soleus so with these quick

disconnect fittings to put the hose in all literally all you have to do is just

push it in that’s it just clicks right in and you’re good to go

and for removing it all you got to do is slide this collet back and the hose will

pop right out really easy to do you can do it one-handed

so just above the air fittings are the pressure gauges on the left hand side is

the tank pressure gage this air compressor has a max psi rating of 175

this is actually pretty impressive considering most air compressors in this

size range only have a max PSI of 150 over on the right hand side we have the

tool psi pressure gage just below we have the adjustment knob with this knob

is for is to adjust your tool psi so you can accommodate for various different

types of air tools the CFM ratings for this air compressor are 6.8 cubic feet

per minute at 40 psi and 5.1 cubic feet per minute at 90 psi this model features

a one point seven horsepower 15 amp oil-free motor this is a very

low-maintenance air compressor the only things that I do do to maintain it is

periodically I’ll hook up the air hose and blow out the vent on this side and

also there’s one more vent right over here on this side so I’ll just kind of

do that to keep the dust and debris out of the motor and the one other thing I

also do is on the bottom of these air compressors there is a little drain

valve at the bottom and I’m sure a lot of you guys already know this but you’d

be surprised at the amount of people that either don’t know about this valve

or they know about it and they just you know they never drain it but basically

what happens is you know when you’re using these air compressors a lot of

condensation will build up in the bottom of these tanks and after a while if you

leave that water in there it’ll start corroding the tank the inside of the tank

and I mean when you have a hundred and fifty to a hundred and seventy-five psi

you know of pressure you know built up in a tank the last thing you want is the


insides to start corroding so I would say you know depending on how much you

use it every month or every other month you know just open up this valve and

it’s kind of a pain in the butt to get to I know some people set up their own

special fittings or they’ll have like a custom fitting with a hose running to it

to make it a little bit easier to access but I mean like I said that’s a pain to

get to but you can get to it so yeah just you know every other month

or so open up that valve and and drain the water out and you’d be surprised

that you know the amount of corrosion and the rusty water that’ll come out of there

so before you attempt to drain the condensation using the drain valve on

the bottom it’s probably not a bad idea to relieve the pressure in the tank

first you can do this in one of two ways you can either connect your air hose

with an air blower attachment or there’s also a pressure relief valve on the side

here there’s a little key ring and if you just pull that you can release all

the pressure first the reason why I say this is because if you have a full tank

full of air with a lot of pressure behind it and you go to take off that

valve down here right at the bottom you might just end up with a face full of

dirty water trust me it’s happened to me so this is a single-stage air compressor

it runs off a standard 120 volt outlet and it comes with a monster 14 gauge

power cord I mean it’s super heavy-duty the dimensions for this air compressor

are 48 inches tall 22 inches wide and 20 inches in depth and surprisingly it’s

it’s actually a pretty quiet air compressor. I think the specs for the the sound

level is actually it’s 78 decibels which is actually you know pretty quiet for an

air compressor I’ll show you guys what it sounds like this air compressor has about 40% longer

tool runtime when compared with an air compressor that has a capacity of 26

gallons and 150 psi it also features a husky 2-year limited warranty so overall

I’m really happy with this air compressor I mean it’s super portable

easy to move around it can run anything from impact wrenches to air hammers to

nail guns I mean the whole nine yards the one small complaint that I do have

about it and I know other people have mentioned this in their videos as well

is it does put off somewhat of a funky smell whenever you’re running it it’s

like a it’s like a smell of burnt plastic or like welded metal I don’t

know I other people have talked about the scent goes away after a while but I

guess I’ll have to wait and find out if that’s the case.


Source : Husky C303H 30 Gallon Air Compressor Review

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