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Husky 60-Gallon Air Compressor Review

Introducing the Husky 60-Gallon Air Compressor

The Husky 60-gallon air compressor is a cast iron vertical unit that will not take up much floor space in the workshop. It has a full cast iron pump which is well made and easy to maintain. This compressor comes in at the lower end of the price spectrum. It operates quietly and comes with several features that are usually present on more expensive machines.

The machine is capable of servicing the compressed air requirements of several pneumatic tools operating simultaneously, so it is a great product for the small to medium-sized industrial or DIY workshop.

Husky is a brand which is manufactured under license and from time to time may be made by different manufacturers. The brand is however well supported with after sales service and spares. It also comes with a generous two-year warranty.

For a comparison with a similar unit look no further than the Campbell Hausfeld. It too is a vertical compressor with a 60-gallon tank. It is also a single stroke, dual cylinder compressor. The motor of the Husky is however slightly more powerful.

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Listed below the pros and cons of the Husky 60-gallon air compressor

Pros

  • 7 Horsepower motor
  • Quiet 82dB noise rating
  • 100% duty cycle
  • Thermal overload protection
  • Fully enclosed belt guard
  • Relatively inexpensive

Cons

  • Made under license. If you like to know the factory of origin, this may be a concern for you.

Features of the Husky pro 60-gallon air compressor

The Husky 60-gallon air compressor has a full cast iron twin cylinder pump. It is a single-phase compressor. It has an oil lubricated pump that is reliable and easy to maintain. The pump runs at 1070 RPM. Cast iron pumps are 35% quieter and 60% cooler than aluminum pumps that are sleeved in cast iron. This compressor has a dB rating of 82.

The heavy-duty induction motor weighs in at 3.7 horse power and will provide plenty of air to multiple air tools in a commercial or home workshop. The compressor is capable of running continuously but to preserve the unit you should maintain a duty cycle of 50%. In other words, you should not run the compressor for more than half an hour in every hour.

It runs at a maximum pressure of 155 PSI. Expect airflow of 11.5 at 40 PSI and 10.2 SCFM at 90 PSI. the vertical design is space saving.

The 60-gallon ASME tank ensures that the compressor is never short of air. The tank accumulates compressed air so that it can supply air continuously even when the demand for air is increased to levels higher than that produced by the compressor. In this way, the workshop productivity is improved and the compressor is not overworked.

The quiet belt driven motor has an integrated belt guard for maximum protection. The motor is protected from damage caused by overheating as it has a thermal overload which will cut-off if the temperature reaches a pre-set maximum. The compressor is then allowed to cool before restarting.

The Husky 60-gallon air compressor has large pressure gauges that are easy to read. It has an on/off switch for better control of run times.

The product includes an oil filter. The compressor is shipped filled with synthetic oil, which is the best option as it extends the pump life. This product has a two-year limited warranty.

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Frequently asked questions

Does this compressor have a cord?

The unit does not come with a cord. You will have to purchase a cord in accordance with the electrical requirements and outlet pattern of your electrical plug.

How often should I change the compressor oil?

Change the oil after your compressor has been running for forty hours. Thereafter you should change the oil after every 100 hours of use.

What is the correct power supply for this compressor?

This machine needs a power supply of 230 volts and 15 Amps.

A powerful machine at an excellent price

The Husky is one of the reliable brands, its 60-gallon air compressor is a powerful machine at a very good price. The 3.7 horsepower motor should ensure that the airflow requirements of your workshop are adequately met even when you are running several pneumatic tools simultaneously. All the necessary controls are in place including thermal shutoff and on/off control. The large gauges ensure that you can quickly see the pressure in the tank and the output pressure.

The only downside that we could find is that the product is manufactured under license. For most this would not be a deal breaker since it has a generous warranty and excellent after sales service.