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Stanley Portable Compressor

Stanley Portable Compressor
Average Customer Rating:
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11 of 15(73%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
Review 1 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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great compressor
27 Jun 2014
By
, mansfield
"small and lightweight perfect for small jobs which dont require a massive tank"
Review 2 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Best allround compressor
16 Jun 2014
By
, Merseyside
"I bought this compressor to take with me where there is no electric as the small start up motor was brilliant to work with the small generator I bought from Screwfix this machine will work my very large Bostich 4inch nail gun better than my older larger compressor and very easy to store away"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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ideal and lightweight
22 May 2013
By
, Mothrewell
"This is ideal for on site work, neat tidy & lightweight. Just the job for 2nd fixings"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Very good low power compressor
25 Sep 2012
By
, Lingfield, Surrey
"One of our manufacturing processes requires a small amount of oil-free air at 4 Bar. This Stanley unit provides us with exactly what's needed in a compact and reasonably quiet package.
The machine has no unloader valve, but the combination of universal motor and gearing to the single-cylinder compressor means it starts easily into 6 Bar, the cut-in point. The output regulator copes very well with the 6 to 8 Bar receiver pressure change, so our process gets a virtually constant pressure.
We leave it on a timeswitch, safe in the knowledge it will always start up.
NOTE: This is a low-power machine by design. Buy a workshop compressor if you intend inflating lots of tyres, paint spraying or using garage air tools."
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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compressor,small but powerfull
13 Jun 2012
By
, portishead
"I required 8 bar without filling the workshop with a monster.Compact,effiecient and durable and with the 8 piece additional kit has given me freedom to do so many things."
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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does what is required
18 May 2011
By
, berkhamsted
"this is a great little compressor for small burst requirements
easy to carry and store
no it wont do spraying or any constant air requirments - for this you will need a far larger tank - 50 ltrs or more
i am very pleased with it as a tool for nailing - 15 - 20 pins and its filling again very quietly i will say - very pleased just what i wanted
"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Good but only for 16 months!
8 Sep 2014
By
, London
"I bought it for occasional use and particularly for topping up my vehicle tyres.
So only occasional use for say a few minutes every 2-4 weeks. Hardly significant use at all!
Now it has just failed after only 16 months!
The warranty is only for 12 months.
Not the kind of reliability one would expect of anything bearing the "Stanley" name!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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best price
23 Jul 2014
By
, south east london
"got it for inflating bike tyres,which it does with ease,relatively quiet in back garden,and also compact,and easy to move around,it looks well made so should last,regulator works well to set desired pressure,I had an existing tyre inflater on a coil with a pcl connecter which fitted the compressor quick release,the documentation does not give any connection type details"
Review 9 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good Backup Compressor
2 Jul 2014
By
, Lincolnshire
"A good lightweight machine, easy to use, easy to store. Ideal for those smaller, quick jobs"
Review 10 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Adequate
21 Sep 2013
By
, Dartmoor
"Bought this as a secondary unit for portable use cleaning gas injectors etc. Non-UK standard fittings a pain which means extra cost as soon as you buy the unit. Worked well until it burned out which was sooner than I had expected. No-one knowing anything at all about paint spraying would buy this to spray with!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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stanley compresor
15 Jun 2013
By
, warrington
"a good size, the air line fitting are the wrong type will have to be changed, overall a average compressor."
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Ideal for small jobs!
2 Dec 2010
By
, Anglesey
"Below stated power, Only 0.3HP(60Ltr\Min).
At last, a small compressor for cleaning inside Pc's etc when out on site (cans cost a few quid each).
With a small tank it's uses are limited as most things need plenty of air flow, but for what I need it's fine. It will inflate 1 tyre at a time on a tank-full when not connected, or will refill in 90 secs between each tyre.
It sprays air through the direct nozzle at a quick rate emptying the tank in 30 seconds with the strong blast just for the initial few seconds. All round good little compressor but for small jobs only.
"
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Low Volume Air / Faulty Motor
28 Jun 2011
By
, Castlerea
"The Stanley Compressor is a neat and tidy unit and was very easy to set up from the box
My first unit lasted only 3 month (very little use) before it started blowing fuses, it had a faulty motor.
Effective operational time is extremely limited due to the size of the air tank and the motor (not quite) runs endlessly and the air compression drops rapidly rendering the unit useless until the tank is full again.
Can not recommend unless you are a hobbiest requiring small air volume."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Noisy, not a long term tool
7 Oct 2014
By
, Buckinghamshire
"I bought one of these 4 years ago and although it is very noisy it suited my purpose which was infrequent, low use. Free air delivery is quite low so it takes a while to bring the small receiver up to pressure and it is not suitable for high demand tools like drills or wrenches or spray guns. Last week the pressure switch failed and guess what - spare parts are not available for this machine. If you are a tradesman who will use it a lot and need it to last I would suggest you spend a bit more and get a better tool."
Review 15 for Stanley DN/8/5 4.5Ltr Portable Air Compressor 240V
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Would you recommend this product? No
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real poor
9 Mar 2011
By
, glasgow
"bought this and the spray gun to do a small spray job for a customer and never mind spraying paint this cant even spray thinners or water, this is a waste of money time and effort so if you are doing a spray job dont get this. ps i am now trying to get rid of mine as its still brand new and not up to the jobs i would want to use it for."
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.