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Rolair 5715K17 Wheelbarrow Air Compressor Reviews & Ratings

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Rolair 5715K17 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (2)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Reliable (1)
Quiet (1)
Features (1)
Cons
Expensive (2)
Heavy (2)
Bad Instructions (1)
Over $800.00 dollar airc... (1)
Unreliable (1)
75% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
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Total Reviews
234 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3763 Helpful Votes
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This compressor by Rolair secured our "Better" slot because of the features that make it ideal for inside contractor jobs.

There is no gas motor with fumes and exhaust, and we like the intake filter with a silencer & replaceable element for quiet running.

The 1.5HP electric motor uses ball bearings for greater durability, and it plugs into regular 115V service, although it can be rewired for a 230V plug if needed. The air-cooled aftercooler helps prolong the life of the... more
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Bud E.
Gravois Mills, MO
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REVIEWED
FEB.
07
2017
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Piece Of Crap
Had compressor for Two years nothing but trouble finally quit all together. They need to go to compressor school and learn how to build them. Extremely noisey also.
Cons: Low Quality, Heavy, Unreliable, Expensive
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Bud,
We have had a good track record with Rolair products for years, and in the odd instance where one of their compressors malfunctioned during the warranty period they have been very responsive to our customers and quickly corrected any issues.

I don't see where you purchased this unit from us, so I don't know what's been done. The Factory Warranty covers defect in materials and workmanship, but it doesn't cover mis-use or improper setup.
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Miguel H.
Boise, ID
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 5/3/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Don't Buy This If You Are On A Pinch
We bought the air compressor on a pinch. My last compressor was about to give out, and my work depends on a air compressor day in day out. But we had to wait to receive it more then 3 weeks.

Air Compressors Direct is not good at communicating information with customers. I end up buying another pancake oil less compressor just to get by. Then when i finally received my compressor it did not come with a couplers. I had to stop working for over and hour to go find the right size coupler.
Pros: Features, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions, Over $800.00 dollar aircopresor and does not come with air couple
Miguel Recommends This Rolair Product
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Miguel,
I checked our page for this unit- it says "Built To Order: Factory items ship direct from the manufacturer. Shipping times vary." When you called to check on your order we contacted the factory for you the same day, and updated you the next day with the estimate on when the compressor would be finished.

Your file shows we sent you the tracking information on each part of your shipment as we received it, and forwarded your question about the connectors to Rolair the same day you contacted us.

The fastest way to get a compressor is to put "In Stock" in the Search box at the top of our web page. That will show you what is already in our warehouse that can be shipped out the next day, although dual voltage units are usually special orders.

We appreciate your business, and apologize for any inconvenience.
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Gary
Ennis, MT
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 10/18/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Wheel Barrow Compressor
Best wheelbarrow compressor I've owned (I've owned at least 5).
Great compressor, starts in sub freezing weather and has no problem keeping up with 3 men on Framing guns.
I will buy another one of these!!!!
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Travis F.
Salem, MO
Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 7/1/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Total Machine
This compressor is a total machine- it ran 3 framing guns and 2 staplers NO PROBLEM !!!!!!!!!
Pros: Quiet, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Travis Recommends This Rolair Product
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Colin Mack.
North Lakewood, WA
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Doesn't Keep Up With A Framing Gun
I own 2 of these and hate both of them. They will not keep up with one framing gun that is shear nailing.

I am going to pick up a new 2 hp Jenny; hopefully it is as good as the old Emglo's...
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Colin,
Regardless of the brand, the CFM of the tool must match the CFM of the compressor- this unit is rated at 6.9CFM at 100 PSI. Some of the big framing nailers run about 5 CFM at 70-120 PSI; that's going to make this compressor work to keep up.

Rolair has an excellent factory warranty program that covers defects in manufacture or workmanship on this unit for 1 year. If you feel the compressor has not been assembled properly, please give the folks at Rolair a call at 920-349-3281. They will be happy to help you.
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