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Danaher Evolv 3 Gal 100 Psi Air Compressor With 2 In. Brad Nailer And 10 Pc. Accessory Kit. - 42081

Danaher Evolv 3 Gal 100 Psi Air Compressor With 2 In. Brad Nailer And 10 Pc. Accessory Kit. - 42081

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Its Time To Evolve With The Help Of Craftsman

  • Oct 19, 2010
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A lot of big things that you may not expect, come in small packages, will not do the job that is expected of them. But, that is not true in this case. This compressor that Sears sells, is only $60 and will put in nails up to and including 2" in length. This will cost you about $75 out the door and that include a $9 three warranty, I just happen to stumble on this when I was shopping for just a nail gun. When I saw that they were selling them both as a set I could not turn it down. I was just lucky that they forgot to take down the sale tag, so that was why I got it so cheap. They usually run about eighty dollars. This is called the "Craftsman Evolv" 3 gallon oil free compressor.

Description
This whole compressor only weighs 18 ½ pounds and is only 14" in height and is an oil free maintenance system. The air (tank) cylinder is 14" in diameter and has a 3-gallon capacity. The motor that sits on top of the tank is a 120 volt 60 Hz, 2.6 amps. The horsepower is a 1/3 horsepower.  You will also receive a 25' recoil air hose (that can become a pain in the butt a lot of the times), the air delivery that you will get is 1.0 SCFM @ 40 PSI, and 0.6 SCFM @ 90 PSI. The cut in pressure is 85 PSI and the cut out pressure is 100 PSI, and the maximum pressure is 100 PSI. There is a very sufficient electrical cord attached to this compressor which is a 6", 3 prong, 18 gauge cord.

This is a little different in color, the usual craftsman brand name is usually red and black in color but this one is a fluorescent green and grey in color. On the top of the air tank you will see two gauges, one of them will tell you how much pressure that is inside of the tank and the other will allow you to adjust the output of the air pressure to the tool that you are trying to operate.

For all of your safety concerns there is a overload protection button and an on/off switch. On the left side there is also a air release safety valve and on the right side you have the air outlet connection (quick disconnect) located in the front you will see a round knob that will allow you to adjust the output of the air pressure by simply turning the knob to the right and stopping at whatever number that you need.  

Located on top you will see a light green see through door that covers a storage compartment, this is a very small compartment but it serves the purpose of putting all of your extra fittings inside so that you can keep tract of them. On the bottom of the air tank there is three rubber suction cup type legs that will help keep this still and acts as a buffer for any vibrations that this may cause while it is running. This also has a lime green carry all handle to make is easier to transport, and on the right there is two metal hooks that will help you wind up the electrical cord when you are storing your unit.

Experience
The reason that I purchased this unit was because I needed something to help me put up all of the trim in my kitchen. It is very hard to hold the trim in place with one hand and pound and hold the nail with the other hand. This little compressor can be unplugged and moved around from room to room without losing any pressure. The biggest problem that I have discovered is just like any other compressor even this small of a compressor it will still make a lot of noise while it is building up pressure until it fills the tank.

At first it will probably take you some getting used to, so I would highly recommend that you try this out on a spare or old piece of wood before your damage your good project. It took me several tries to get the outgoing pressure to push the nail all the way in without marring the new wood trim. Once I got it set right it was very to adjust it in as little increments as possible. The adjustment knob is very sensitive and only takes a small twist of the knob to get the pressure to raise up and when you hit your desired pressure back off of the knob slightly to stop the needle from going up any further. Every time that you switch nails or tools, you will have to re-adjust the pressure so that you do not damage the wood.

I have used ¾" brad nails and 2" longs nails and at first this compressor would make a big indentation in the wood trim so I made sure that I started in a non-inconspicuous spot, because even though I tried it out on a scrap piece of wood I still had trouble getting used to this compressor and how to adjust it properly. You can always purchase other types of accessories to do more project that come your way.

Conclusion
If you are looking for a gift for your husband for the holidays, I would highly recommend this one because it is light enough to move around without breaking your back. A lot of the other compressor weigh too much to move around and you have to keep track of the oil that goes inside. This model makes it so simple to use and move.



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This whole compressor only weighs 18 ½ pounds and is only 14" in height and is an oil free maintenance system. The air (tank) cylinder is 14" in diameter and has a 3-gallon capacity. The motor that sits on top of the tank is a 120 volt 60 Hz, 2.6 amps. The horsepower is a 1/3 horsepower.  You will also receive a 25' recoil air hose (that can become a pain in the butt a lot of the times), the air delivery that you will get is 1.0 SCFM @ 40 PSI, and 0.6 SCFM @ 90 PSI. The cut in pressure is 85 PSI and the cut out pressure is 100 PSI, and the maximum pressure is 100 PSI. There is a very sufficient electrical cord attached to this compressor which is a 6", 3 prong, 18 gauge cord.

This is a little different in color, the usual craftsman brand name is usually red and black in color but this one is a fluorescent green and grey in color. On the top of the air tank you will see two gauges, one of them will tell you how much pressure that is inside of the tank and the other will allow you to adjust the output of the air pressure to the tool that you are trying to operate.

For all of your safety concerns there is a overload protection button and an on/off switch. On the left side there is also a air release safety valve and on the right side you have the air outlet connection (quick disconnect) located in the front you will see a round knob that will allow you to adjust the output of the air pressure by simply turning the knob to the right and stopping ...
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