Kobalt Air Compressor Reviews


Kobalt’s line of hand and mechanical tools, power tools and tool storage products was introduced in 1998 and it is the house brand of American home improvement chain Lowe’s.

Over time the Kobalt has also come to sell cordless power tools.

Kobalt air compressors come with a wide range of features and specifications which can make it a daunting task for you to choose the model best suited to your needs.

To help you, we have summarised the key features of Kobalt air compressors in this article. This should assist you in making an informed purchasing decision.

Kobalt Air Compressor Reviews

Kobalt’s air compressors have a variety of capacities and power outputs and are suited to multifaceted use.

Listed below is a tabular overview of said products.

Model NumberCapacity

Still unsure? No worries, we have you covered. The following are sections dedicated to details of the aforementioned products segregated on the basis of capacity in gallons to make it even easier for you.

Air Compressors Capacity – 1 to 20 gallons

This section looks at Kobalt’s air compressors with a capacity between 1 to 20 gallons in detail.

Model 3300244

Model 3300244 comes with a capacity of 2 gallons and weighs close to 45 pounds with a maximum pressure of 125 PSI and a power output of 0.75 HP.

It is equipped with quite a technology from Kobalt and is shaped like a hotdog, making it portable and compact to store and use.

It has a 4 pole induction motor with two oil-free pumps. It also has an integrated control panel with gauges, a quick coupler and a regulator for convenience of use.

The reinforced frame is designed to protect the motor and the pump.

It also has a ball valve and is an ideal tool for frame nailing and finish nailing.


Model 0120242A

Model 0120242A has a capacity of 2 gallons, has a power output of 0.5 HP, maximum pressure of 125 PSI and weighs approximately 24 pounds.

It is ideal for household inflation jobs and blowing dust around the job site. It can also be used for pin nailing and finish work.

It is a twin stack compressor with a 25 ft. recoil hose, quick coupler, male/female quick plug, and a blowgun.

The oil-free pump is easy to maintain and the integrated control panel has large regulator knobs. The strong frame protects the motor and pumps from damage.

It can also be used for brads, staplers or recreational jobs like inflating pool toys.


Model LK3197

This hotdog shaped air compressor has a capacity of 3 gallons, weighs 26 pounds; it has a maximum pressure of 150 PSI and a power output of 1.2 HP.

It is a very portable air compressor with faster inflation and longer tool run times as compared to most compressors with this tank capacity.

The oil-free compressor pump is designed to start easily even in cold weather and the canister filtration feature also greatly reduces the noise.

It has rubber feet and the ball valve tank is easy to drain and requires only a quarter turn to fully drain.

It is a good product for use in finish nailing, roof nailing and grinding. The product also features a universal design motor.


Model 3320447

Model 3320447 has a capacity of 4.3 gallons and is a twin stack air compressor with a maximum pressure of 150 PSI, a power output of 1 HP.

It weighs approximately 62 pounds. The product is ideal for use with brads, staplers and finishes/framing nailers at home or on the job site.

It features two pumps for noiseless operation and also has an oil-free pump for easy maintenance.

The integrated control panel has regulator knobs and one quick coupler for easy operation. It has two gauges for tank and outlet pressure respectively.

The product also features rubber wheels, steel build and easy to grab handle for easy transportation.


Model 0300842

Model 0300842 has a capacity of 8 gallons, maximum pressure of 150 PSI and a power output of 1.8 HP.

It weighs 54 pounds. It has a copper winding induction motor with long life and an oil-free pump for easy maintenance.

It is ideal for use by contractors due to its high power output.

It has two steel gauges and a brass quick coupler to easily power most air tools. The motor and pump are fully shrouded with a durable tank body for noiseless operation.

It has a 6 ft. power cord and removable handle and rubber wheels.

The lever handle ball valve further buttresses easy handling and also provides for convenient drainage.

It can be used for finish and frame nailing alongside roof nailing, drilling, grinding, spraying and sanding.


Model LK11227

Model LK11227 is a vertical air compressor with a capacity of 11 gallons, maximum pressure of 135 PSI and a power output of 1.3 HP. It weighs 60 pounds.

It provides for optimal performance of tools and longer run times. The oil-free pump is easy to maintain.

The product is good for light-duty auto maintenance and standard home improvements tasks like finish nailing and framing. It has a compact design, durable build, steel handle and wheels for mobility.

The motor design is universal and the product has an ETL safety listing.


Model LK20175

Model LK20175 has a capacity of 20 gallons, maximum pressure of 175 PSI and a power output of 1.3 HP.

It weighs 94 pounds. It provides for longer run times and faster inflation due to high PSI and the oil-free pump is easy to maintain and starts even in low temperatures.

The product is ideal for automotive maintenance repairs, medium-duty spray painting, roofing and finish/frame nailing alongside high-pressure inflation.

It has two quick connect fittings which enables the use of two tools at the same time.

The vertical design makes it very portable and easy to store; the product is also fairly quiet in operation.


Air Compressors Capacity – 20 to 30 gallons

In this section, we will look at Kobalt air compressors with a capacity ranging between 20 to 30 gallons.

Model 3332644

Model 3332644 has a capacity of 26 gallons and comes with Kobalt’s quiet technology. It has a power output of 1.8 HP, maximum pressure of 150 PSI and weighs approximately 126 pounds.

It has a 4 pole induction motor. The two oil-free pumps are silent and easy to maintain.

The control panel has two gauges, a regulator and two quick couplers for easy use. The tough frame protects the motor and pumps from damage.

The ball valve makes the tank easy to drain and heavy-duty pneumatic wheels and handle make it very mobile.

The product is ideal for framing, roofing, finish nailing, grinding, cutting, spraying, surface preparation, sanding, and HVLP paint.


Model 0332641

Model 0332641 has a capacity of 26 gallons and weighs 104 pounds. It has a maximum pressure of 150 PSI and a power output of 1.8 HP.

It offers a shorter pump uptime and a single pump fill. Reinforced frame provides added protection and the oil-free pump is easy to maintain.

It has a quick coupler and the vertical design ensures that it is mobile and occupies less floor space.

It is fully shrouded to protect from hot or moving parts and features rubber wheels and easy to grab handle.

It is perfect for powering finish nailers, ratchets, spray guns, impact wrenches, framing nailers and staplers.


Model XC302000

Model XC302000 has a capacity of 30 gallons and weighs 178 pounds. It has a maximum pressure of 175 PSI and provides a power output of 2 HP.

It can easily handle small painting and upholstery projects to heavy-duty nailing.

With a dual voltage motor, this product works at 120V for the householder and 240V for the contractor.

The oil-lubricated two-stage pump requires very little maintenance and is relatively noiseless. Pneumatic wheels make it portable and easy to transport around the job site.

The product claims to provide up to 5000 hours of life.


Air Compressors Capacity over 30 gallons

In this section, we can look at Kobalt air compressors with high capacities of 60 and 80 gallons respectively.

Model XC602000

Model XC602000 has a capacity of 60 gallons and weighs 255 pounds. It has an upper limit of 175 PSI on the pressure gauge and a power output of 3.7 HP.

The product has a heavy-duty induction motor and oil-lubricated two-stage pump that is noiseless.

It does not come with a power cord and needs to be set up with a dedicated 240V power supply and is a good option for a stationary compressor around the garage or worksite.

The compressor can handle several heavy-duty tasks including furniture painting, rotating wheels, grinding welds, and nailing.


Model XC802000

Model XC802000 has a capacity of 80 gallons and weighs approximately 410 pounds. It has a maximum pressure of 175 PSI and a high power output of 5 HP.

It is good for sanding, painting cars and repairing engines.

The heavy-duty induction motor provides for optimal performance from tools its powers as well as longer run times.

It has a durable cast iron oil-lubricated pump. This product also needs to be set up with a dedicated 240V power supply and can hence be used in garages and worksites.

The stationary vertical design makes it easy to store.



These are, hence, the detailed descriptions of Kobalt air compressors.

With this collated information we hope it is now easier for you to decide on a model that is best suited to your needs and preferences.

A comparative approach should help you in making a wise investment.

If you have any queries, please leave them in the comments so that we can get back to you at the earliest.

About Susan Brown

Susan and her husband own a mechanic shop. They do all the work themselves, from fixing cars to hunting for new customers. Susan is the brains of the operation; she writes articles on car repair-related topics based on her own experience. She loves writing about anything related to autos: diagnosing problems with cars, maintaining vehicles, and even how to choose a good mechanic!