Craftsman Air Compressor Reviews


Craftsman’s line of tools, compressors, and workwear first debuted in 1924 and was owned by Sears.

The line was later acquired by Stanley Black & Decker. However, Sears continues to retail Craftsman products.

Craftsman air compressors come in a range of capacities and varied key features.

This can make it difficult for you to choose a model best suited to your needs.

This article tries to summarise the key specifications of popular models to help you in developing a comparative approach to making an informed purchasing decision.

Craftsman Air Compressor Reviews

Craftsman air compressors come with features suited to jobs at home and in professional settings.

Listed below is a tabular overview of the aforementioned products for your aid:

Model NoCapacity

Still unsure? We have summarised the products in greater detail by dividing them into sections on the basis of the capacity to make it clearer for you.

Air Compressors Capacity – 1 to 10 gallons

In this section, we can explore Craftsman air compressors with a capacity ranging from 1 to 10 gallons.

Model 8215250SRS500

Model 8215250SRS500 has a capacity of 1.2 gallons, a power output of 0.75 HP and a maximum pressure of 135 PSI.

This product provides an airflow of 1.8 CFM at 90 PSI. It has an oil-free pump which requires little to no maintenance and is also fairly quiet.

The compressor is ideal for powering small tools and household inflation jobs with quick couplers and an inflation hose. It has a metal handle and an impact-resistant shroud for durability.

The ball valve tank is easy to drain and requires a minimal turn.

It can power any finish nailer or stapler and inflate car, truck, and even RV tires.


Model 15362

Model 15362 has a capacity of 3 gallons, a power output of 1 HP and a maximum pressure of 135 PSI.

This product is perfect for homeowners and easily powers nailers, spray guns and is also good for inflating car tires.

It has a direct-drive motor.

This product comes with an oil-lubricated piston pump for noiseless and efficient operation

. The sight glass helps you check oil levels and makes maintenance more convenient. It shuts down automatically when oil levels are low.

The product is shrouded with double steel for durability.


Model 15215

Model 15215 is an oil-free pancake air compressor with a capacity of 4 gallons, a power output of 0.75 HP and a maximum pressure of 125 PSI.

This product can be used for carpentry at home and recreational inflating jobs. It is also lightweight and hence a good choice for professional crews as well, particularly for medium-duty jobs.

The oil-free pump is maintenance-free and the regulator and pressure gauges allow you to condition the performance of the compressor easily.

It comes with a universal one-hand quick connect to allow switching from tools to jobs. It comes with a one-year limited warranty.


Model 8213376SRS501

Model 8213376SRS501 is a pancake-shaped compressor with a capacity of 6 gallons, a power output of 1.1 HP and a maximum pressure of 150 PSI.

It is great for powering automotive maintenance jobs like cleaning, greasing joints, inflating and assembly.

It comes with industrial quick connect fittings.

The motor starts easily in cold weather and this product is an asset to have in your garage.

The low-noise oil-free pump is safe from leaks. 2 air outlets let you power two tools like air nailers at the same time. It has a ball valve drain tank and metal shroud for the protection of critical parts.


Model 15364

Model 15364 has a capacity of 7 gallons, a power output of 1 HP and a maximum pressure of 135 PSI.

It has a cast-iron cylinder sleeve, induction motor, and oil-lubricated pump.

This product is ideal for household inflation and repair jobs alongside powering brad and finish nailers.

This compressor is also good for finish and trims jobs. The aluminum head dissipates heat and the compact design makes it easy to store both at home and on the job site.

Universal quick connects to make it compatible with most accessories and the oil level sight window makes maintenance easy.


Model 16923

Model 16923 has a capacity of 10 gallons, a power output of 1 HP and a maximum pressure of 135 PSI.

This is an oil-lubricated portable air compressor that is ideal for inflation, carpentry, and light auto repair projects. Rubber wheels and rubber padded handles make it easy to move around the jobsite.

The direct-drive pump is durable and the oil sight window makes maintenance easy.

The vertical controls and gauges are easy to access. This product has a cast iron cylinder sleeve for a sturdy build and an aluminum head to dissipate heat.


Air compressors Capacity –  20 to 60 gallons

In this section, we will look at Craftsman air compressors with capacities ranging from 20 to 60 gallons.

Model 009-16957-000

Model 009-16957-000 is a vertical air compressor with a capacity of 20 gallons, a power output of 1.8 HP and a maximum pressure of 155 PSI.

It provides airflow of 4.3 SCFM at 90 PSI and is good for light and medium-duty jobs both for homeowners and professional crews.

It is lightweight for its high capacity and comes with wide gauges that are easy to read.

The oil-free pump also makes it very easy to maintain.


Model 16913

Model 16913 is a vertical air compressor with a capacity of 20 gallons, maximum pressure of 150 PSI and a power output of 1.5 HP.

This product is ideal for both small repairs and large construction jobs. It can be used for inflation and powering tools like nailers.

The induction motor requires less recovery time and the product is very portable. The oil-free pump requires less energy and maintenance.

The handle, wheels and vertical design makes it easy to store as the product takes up less floor space.


Model WLB1982713

Model WLB1982713 has a capacity of 27 gallons, maximum pressure of 150 PSI and a power output of 1.9 HP.

This product is ideal for light spraying, powering tools and driving nails in the workshop or on construction sites.

The compressor recharges quickly and comes with quick coupler alongside tool and tank gauges. It has a single-stage oil-lubricated pump and cast iron cylinder for durability.

A high flow regulator lets you adjust the air pressure and the lubricated belt drive increases longevity and ensures silent operation.

Ergonomic handles and wheels make it easy to handle.


Model 16572

Model 16572 has a capacity of 33 gallons, a power output of 1.7 HP and a maximum pressure of 165 PSI.

This compressor is good for heavy-duty inflation and even spray painting and fencing tasks.

It is ideal for large jobs around the home and for a range of applications on the job site.

It has a quick-connect feature, low voltage start-up, and oil-free pump design which requires low maintenance.

It also features a high flow regulator. It recharges fast and allows for longer run times of pneumatic tools.

Wheels make it easy to move around and transport between jobs.


Model WLB3106016

Model WLB3106016 has a capacity of 60 gallons, maximum pressure of 150 PSI and a power output of 3.1 HP.

It is perfect for powering spray painters, nailers, grinders and air wrenches.

It is ideal for professional crews as the cast iron cylinder cools down faster and the single-stage pump provides smaller recovery time.

The induction motor provides efficient and reliable performance and the lubricated belt drive makes the compressor fairly quiet.

The on/off switch makes it easy to operate and the tank pressure gauge is easy to read.

This is a stationary air compressor.



We have thus tried to collate the key features and specifications of Craftsman air compressors for you.

We hope this article helps you in finding an air compressor suited to your needs and out of which you can get the maximum use.

In case you have any queries, please leave them in the comments below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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