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Model: Q13160VQ
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Application
Consumer Grade Air Compressors
Style
Single Stage 1-Phase
Voltage
230 Volt AC
1-Phase
CFM
12.8
CFM Rated @ 100 PSI
Tank Size
60
Gallons


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Perfect For Commercial Or Do It Yourself Applications
Sturdy reliability that lasts and lasts

Cast Iron Cylinder, Crankshaft, & Valve Plate
Strong & durable single stage compressor

Aluminum Head & Special Fin Design
Helps dissipate heat; keeps compressor running cool
Running cooler lets the unit last longer

Start-Stop Pressure Switch
Automatically starts the compressor when system pressure drops

Develops 14.6 CFM @ 40 PSI; 12.8 CFM @ 100 PSI
Plenty of power to run a wide range of air tools
100% factory tested at full pressure

Easy To Maintain
Shipped with 40-weight lubricant; easy-access manual drain
Fully enclosed belt guard protects you & the belt

1 Year Factory Warranty
Covers defect in materials & workmanship

Quincy "No Bull" Extended Warranty Available
Must include EWK-1 Maintenance Kit at time of purchase
Must register online; see Warranty PDF under Specs tab for info
Motor
Voltage
230 Volt AC
Phase
1-Phase
Magnetic Starter
No
Recommended Breaker
30 Amp Breaker
Engine
HP
3.5
Pump
CFM
12.8
CFM Rated @
100 PSI
Pump Material
Aluminum w/ Cast Iron Sleeve
Pump Type
Single-Stage
Max PSI
135 PSI
Oil Sight Glass
Yes
After Cooler
No
Pump Drive
Belt Drive
Oil Type
Oil Lubricated
Oil System
Splash Lubricated
Pump Low Oil Shut-off
No
Tank
Tank Size
60 Gallons
Tank Outlet
1/2 Inch
Electronic Drain Valve
No
Tank Orientation
Vertical
Overview
Certification
ASME
Weight
261 Pounds
Product Length
30 Inches
Product Width
22 Inches
Product Height
68 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
UPC
791326101563
Model
Q13160VQ
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  4 Questions
Q: What is the decibel rating on the q13160vq?
by Randy Jones from Washington on October 10, 2016

A: I'm sorry- I went all through the manual, the spec sheet, and Quincy's site and I don't see where Quincy has posted a decibel rating for this unit.

There isn't an industry standard (so far) for dBA ratings- so readings could be taken 3 feet away or 10 feet away; in a noisy room or a quiet one. This lack of consistency is one of the reasons many manufacturers won't post a decibel rating.

However- my experience with Quincy piston units is that they are quieter than many others on the market, thanks to quality components and low RPM pumps.

You can see compressors that are built to be quieter than normal in our
Quiet Air Compressor listing.
by Steve, Product Expert
Q: Is this Quincy model made in USA?
by Heidi Garren from Ohio on November 28, 2015

A: "Made in USA" is a legal term meaning not only is the item built in the US, but all of the parts must come from the US as well.

Quincy has a long history of US manufacture, but folks keep chasing the lowest cost which has priced Made in USA compressors out of the market.

This compressor is assembled in the US of globally sourced, high-quality components, thoroughly tested and backed by Quincy's Factory Warranty.
by Steve, Product Expert
Q: in the reviews there are recurring issues with the plastic tubes blowing off. Does Quincy have a fix for this? Was considering this compressor, but this seems to be a significant problem.
by Lee from Massachusetts on July 21, 2015

A: We checked with Quincy & was told that this design works just fine EXCEPT in cases where the customer is using this machine in excess of the 50/50 duty cycle. The machine is really not designed to run any more than 5 minutes out of 10, and this is true of ALL single stage recip machines. When the duty cycle exceeds the recommended duty cycle, the unloader tube can, in some instances, get hot to the point where it releases from the barbed fitting.
by Steve, Product Expert
Q: Steve- I need a new compressor for my home garage. I will be running a small glass bead cabinet, air shears, impact wrench, air drill, plasma cutter, air grinder, sander, etc.. Only running one tool at a time. I really don't want to spend $1500 on a 5HP dual stage. Will this Quincy 60 Gal, 3.5HP work for me?
Many thanks,
Lou

by Lou Bogdos from Texas on July 07, 2015

A: The model creates 12.3 CFM. Do you have the CFM requirements of your largest tool? I would look those up on your tools. You will then need 1.5X the required air to ensure your compressor can handle all your needs.
by Steve, Product Expert
Quincy Q13160VQ Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (7)
Price (6)
Easy To Use (5)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
High Quality (3)
Cons
Durability (2)
Bad Instructions (1)
No Cons (1)
Quincy Shipping Timeline... (1)
Unreliable (1)
85% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
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Total Reviews
234 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3108 Helpful Votes
Air Compressors Direct Recommended

If you're looking for a reliable air compressor for your home workshop or small business, this unit from Quincy is a great place to start.

It has plenty of power to run a wide range of tools, and is still proudly assembled in the USA. It's quite possible your Grandpa's air compressor was a Quincy; this unit is built to provide reliable service for years.

Quincy tests each unit at 100% pressure before it leaves the factory, so you can be sure your air compressor will last & last.
Steve Recommends This Model
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Eric P.
Lake Orion, MI
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 3/11/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Upgrade From A Portable Oil Free. Super Happy!
I replace a Craftsman oil free with this unit. Installed in the basement and used Rapid Air Maxline to feed to garage. (See the video) I'm very happy with the noise level. No comparison over the oil free. With the mounting pad and rubber insulator on the hold down bolts reduced vibration and noise in the house.

Even the wife, who was concerned on the basement location, is happy with the running noise level in the house. The Maxline is awesome and the 3/4" will provide plenty of CFM to... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Price, Exceeded Expectations
Eric Recommends This Quincy Product
Eric's Experience With Air Compressors Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Air compressors Direct was very easy to deal with. Answered my questions and were very professional on the phone. Easy to order on web site. Only hiccup was the shipper. Missed 1st promise day, likely due to late arrival of the truck to the dispatching location. And psi gauge was broken during shipping. I'll suggest to the packager to foam block the gauge area in the case the cardboard box gets knocked loose from the staples to the pallet. That is what blew out the gauge. I've had promise to replace from shipper but have not pursued as of yet."
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Steve M.
White Salmon, WA
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 11/20/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAR.
08
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Electric Motor Failed
After the break-in period, the electric motor failed after about 2-3 hours of intermittent use. Going through warranty process now. Doesn't seem like a quick process.
Pros: Quiet, Price
Cons: Durability
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Steve,
I'm sorry there's an issue with your air compressor. The Factory Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship, so Quincy needs to confirm that the problem wasn't due to improper installation or an external factor.

Since Quincy checks each unit before it leaves the factory their incident rate is very low. If there is anything we can do to help, please feel free to contact us at 'service@pressurewashersdirect.com'.

We appreciate your business, and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Brad W.
Chickasha, OK
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 1/13/16
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Smooth Operator!!
I placed in the attic of my shop to save room and keep noise to a minimum. Very impressed at how quiet it is and pretty much vibration free. I did set it on a rubber mat and used foot pads just in case.

Delivery company did a great job too, had lift gate service and they placed the unit right outside my shop in my backyard.
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Pros: Quiet, Price, Reliable, Features
Cons: None
Brad Recommends This Quincy Product
Brad's Experience With Air Compressors Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Thanks for offering a wide range of quality products for very affordable prices!!"
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Kevin R.
Wichita, KS
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 2/23/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Fit For My Shop
This compressor has twice the CFM than my old oilless compressor and is slightly quieter! I was really under the impression that this compressor would be much louder than it is! It is mounted to concrete floor with rubber pads!

All in all a great compressor!!! I love it !!!
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Durable
Kevin Recommends This Quincy Product
Kevin's Experience With Air Compressors Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"Everything went as expected! It was shipped on time and the driver put it in my garage right where I needed it! Thanks O.D !"
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Wade B.
Woolwich, ME
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 9/30/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Quality Issues?
Significant air leak...doesn't appear to have been tested. Expected higher quality, but overall satisfied with the purchase.
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Wade,
Each Quincy air compressor is tested before it ships, but sometimes the trip to your location can take it's toll. I'm sorry you were disappointed with the initial condition of your compressor but I think you'll be pleased with the overall quality and longevity.

If you have any issues, please feel free to contact the folks at Quincy at 251-937-5900. Please also have the serial number of your unit handy if you call them- they will probably ask for it.

We appreciate your business and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Abinet A.
Spring, TX
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 1/18/17
REVIEWED
MAR.
01
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Quality American Product
Wired to 30 Amp/220v outlet and ran for 1 hr with valves open to break in motor. Very quiet with no vibration at all.

I left it on the pallet it was delivered on which works out great. Auto shut off at around 120 psi. Performs well and did not lose any pressure after sitting a whole week while I was out of town.

Very impressed with quality of manufacture and performance so far. Being a DIYer I do not use it regularly but so far I'm very happy with purchase.

Just to be safe, I... more
Pros: Quiet, Price, I'd Buy It Again, High Quality
Cons: Wish the pallet it was delivered on was in better condition
Abinet Recommends This Quincy Product
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William S.
Punta Gorda, FL
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 12/16/16
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally, A Product As Advertised Or Even Better!
I am extremely happy with my new compressor! It is much more quiet and vibration free than my old one. I would recommend this product to anyone.

Nice to buy American quality!!
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: can't think of any
William Recommends This Quincy Product
William's Experience With Air Compressors Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast delivery, competitive pricing if not lower than most especially when you add in shipping. Very happy!!"
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David V.
Park City, UT
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 9/27/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Cool
This thing is a beast. Just got into PlasmaCutting CNC and thought the air compressor I had would be fine. Boy was I wrong.

After a great experience ordering from ACD, shipment showed up pretty much on time. Unloaded the compressor and wired it up. I have now been cutting for a week and it keeps up very will with my table and my Hypertherm 45.

Thanks for all your help, ACD.
David Recommends This Quincy Product
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John L.
Hendersonville, TN
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 9/25/16
REVIEWED
OCT.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
Received in good shape. Wired the garage with 220V. Multiple trips to the hardware store to get the right reducers, extensions, etc. There is no hardware for set up.

The user guide is hundred pages long, but only two pages are in English. There are no suggested hardware arrangements. No pro or con recommendations. This was my first large compressor purchase, recommendations would have been appreciated. Thank goodness for You Tube!

During the initial break in phase, the loud roar of the... more
John Recommends This Quincy Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
John,
I'm glad you found the information you needed! You can also contact Quincy Tech Support at 251.937.5900 if you still have questions. For safety's sake, please make sure your installation meets local electrical code.

For folks reading this review, all 17 pages of the Owner's Manual are in English; there's a PDF link for the Manual under the Specs tab on our web page.

You won't find much in the way of wiring instructions because Page 3 of the Manual states "The installation, electric motor, wiring, and all electrical controls must be in accordance with National Electric Code, National Electric Safety Code, Canadian Electric Code, state and local codes. Failure to abide by the national, state and local codes may result in physical harm and/or property damage.
All electrical connections must be performed by a qualified electrician. Note: This unit must be grounded."

A qualified electrician won't need the instructions on how to wire the unit. Installation, setup, break-in, and basic troubleshooting are all covered in the manual.
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Zach H.
Loveland, CO
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 3/14/16
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good
Took a little while to ship but, looks and works great so far. Not a lot of time on it yet but it's pretty quiet and runs all of my small tools just fine.
Zach Recommends This Quincy Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Zach,
We say this unit ships out from Quincy in 2 to 5 business days (Monday thru Friday, excluding Holidays). You placed your order at 11pm on 3/14 so it was processed by Quincy on 3/15. The unit shipped on 3/22- 5 business days after you placed your order.
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James W.
Jamul, CA
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 2/1/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Good, But Is A Little Noisier Than I Thought
I did not expect it to be this loud, but works as expected.
James Recommends This Quincy Product
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
James,
Quincy compressors are usually pretty quiet once they've broken in. You may want to give the folks at Quincy a call at 251.937.5900 for any tips they may have. Please be sure to have the serial number of your compressor handy when you call them in case they ask for it.
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