air compressor settlement

Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:47 pm

If you have bought an air compressor in the last 8 years, that was marked with Peak horsepower rather actual running horsepower, go to http://www.aircompressorsettlement.com/ for information on a settlement that may entitle you to some free air tools.

Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:58 pm

Well, I read through about as much legalese as I could stand, and could only determind that power tools would be donated to "Habitat for Humanity". No mention of owner pay outs. I have the Coleman Powermate and it's not the best. It was that "max kinetic horse power rating" that sold me.
HR

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:16 pm

As I understood it, if you bought a Campbell Hausfeld or Devilbiss, you can get some small tools, but if you got a Coleman, the only donations are going to Habitat for Humanity.

Air compressor manufacturers have gotten a little creative (misleading) in their descriptions of horsepower. The "peak" horsepower is a combination of the ability to do work of the compressor and a full tank of air, not the actual horsepower of the motor.

Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:36 pm

Ok. I read all of the legalize, So what is the real horse power of my soposely(sp) 7hp. coleman compressor 220v model the hp rating on the motor name plate says spl. (special ) I guess? Thanks Dave F.

Tue Mar 09, 2004 1:18 pm

When I bought my upright they had two different models on sale... a 5 HP and a 6 1/2 HP. I looked them over carefully to find the differences to see if the 6 1/2 was really worth $100 more. It had a slightly better air cleaner and a larger motor pulley. The motors and all the rest were IDENTICAL! Since I like to add my own automotive air cleaner anyway, I saved the $100.

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:02 am

As I understood it, if you bought a Campbell Hausfeld or Devilbiss, you can get some small tools, but if you got a Coleman, the only donations are going to Habitat for Humanity


That's a good charity and I'm glad they'll get the tools. The Coleman Powermate I have is a direct drive. The noise is unbearable and the heat transfers all over the unit. I had to replace the thumb-sized regulator after about a year. I'm shopping around for a belt-drive.
HR

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:17 pm

as long as we're on the subject, it's a good idea to pipe the air intake to another room, away from dust and sandblasting operations in the shop.

Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:16 pm

I've got a commercial upright in the shop, but my portable is a Campbell Hausfeld and is eligable.

Thanks, John, for the heads up :!: