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Old 04-07-2015, 11:48 PM
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ANyone repair a Craftsman oilless compressor. I went to use mine last weekend and it made a huge racket. TOok the cover off and the piston shafts were broke. Can't complain as I have had it for 16 yrs, but reallly do not want to spend the money on a new compressor.

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Old 04-08-2015, 09:15 PM
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Odds are you're not going to find parts for a 16 year old compressor.

Just buy new one if you need one
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:52 PM
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Ouch......
My Craftsman compressor is approaching 20 yrs old... About 10 yrs or so ago I had to replace the check valve between the pump and tank that unloaded the pistons when the pressure switch shut off..... That was not expensive or hard as I remember, but I still don't want the compressor to be dying any time soon...

I agree.... At this point, replace... I would...
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:14 PM
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I have an 80 gallon Ingersoll Rand, 2 stage, 5 hp, 220v compressor.
Mom used it in her upholstery shop for years.
After she got sick and Dad had died nobody used it. Unfortunately nobody checked the oil or turned it off.
One day it made a loud bang and that was all she wrote.
Took it apart and the connecting rod was broken in two.
The pump housing is aluminum so it's not repairable.
A replacement pump is over $700 so it won't get repaired.
What a waste of a fine compressor for the lack of a quart of oil.
Your compressor probably isn't worth fixing even if you could find the parts.
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:46 PM
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I cant get any portable oil-less compressor to last more than two years anymore. They are crap. They will run but just quit building pressure. Will save my money it get a larger one. Although they take oil since they are made in China as well I hope they are not crap as well.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:59 AM
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Managed to find part numbers and found replacements on Amazon. More than I wanted to spend $80, but a new compressor was 600-800. I do not use it alot, so I figure if I can get a couple more years out of it, I should be good.

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Old 04-16-2015, 01:55 PM
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It is amazing what you can buy from Amazon.
Wish I could fix mine that cheap.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:45 PM
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Got the parts, they look better made than the originals. The piston wall looks like stainless steel rather than pot metal.

The replacement of the parts went fast. It took me longer to put the stupid plastic cover back on as I could not get the screws to line up. Replacing the 2 pistons and cylinders, o-rings took about 15-20 minutes. Getting the cover back on took over and hour. Almost decided to leave it off but it has the intake filter on it.
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I cant get any portable oil-less compressor to last more than two years anymore. They are crap. They will run but just quit building pressure. Will save my money it get a larger one. Although they take oil since they are made in China as well I hope they are not crap as well.
I'm looking to buy a small oiless compressor to use for nothing more than cleaning ( chainsaw ) And occasional airing of various ties . Would be interested in your experiences and brands. Lots like the small 6 gallon porter cable. Another is a brand called " fini" which has two year warrenty compared to all others with one year.

Any thoughts ?

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Old 07-29-2015, 09:47 PM
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The Porter Cable or the Bostitch would work for the occasional use.

Just remember to secure the power to it at the end of the day. I am sure some of my issues were due to not doing this.

I do prefer having wheels on the portable as opposed to carry it around but you most likely have something you can manufacture to do this. (strap it to a dolly)
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:46 AM
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I also have a small 2 gallon Campell Hausfeld I picked up on clearance at WalMArt for $25. It is pretty quiet, charges fast. I have had it about 10 years gets used for small projects and stuff in the house when I do not want to drag 200ft of hose from the garage to the house.

I also have a small Craftsman, I bought for work. I have had that one also for about 8 years. About the same as the Campbell Hausfeld. Good for occasional use.

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Ended up with porter cable on sale lowes. Thanks all for advice .
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:54 AM
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I'd say you probably will need to replace your compressor. I doubt you'll be able to find a part for such an old unit. The small oiless compressors , like most small tools made today are mostly considered disposable. You will not find one made today of any quality. I used to have a Craftsman 33 gallon compressor. It would fall on its arse when using die grinders and the like so I sold it to my neighbor who only wanted a compressor to fill tires and blow out his garage of denris . I bout a 60 gallon single stage Ingersoll Rand unit that fits my needs perfectly.
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