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Rolair 6590HK18 Wheelbarrow Air Compressor Reviews & Ratings

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Rolair 6590HK18 Reviews
Overall Rating
4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Light Weight (1)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
High Quality (1)
Reliable (1)
Durable (1)
Unreliable (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Honda Warranty Support..... (1)
60% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
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The combination of quality components for the 6590HK18 was engineered to give a superior performance with a 13.8 CFM @ 90 PSI. It's powered by a 6.5 HP Honda commercial-grade engine, so you know it will start easily and run strong for a long time. The automatic idle control provides fuel economy and a long service life.

We like the multi-finned 11" flywheel and air-cooled aftercooler; they help the pump run cooler and last longer. At a brawny 179 pounds, it may take some muscle to get... more
Jim Recommends This Model
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Matt G.
Chesapeake, VA
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
6 Years & A Super Solid Performer...
I actually bought this identical unit from Fastening Systems when I was building my barn and the framers burned up an electric DeWalt in about 30 minutes. Hot day and too much pull on Home Depot's BEST air compressor. Honestly wrong tool for the job... Had to borrow an OLD Rolair from a friend. The type of friend who told me it had "just come back from being serviced" and I had men on the building waiting for air.

Against my better judgment, and a complete lack of options, I... more
Pros: Durable, Reliable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Honda Warranty Support...
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Purchased from Air Compressors Direct
Purchased 5/11/14
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Engine Unreliable
This air compressor works great if you can get the engine running and up to speed. Engine takes up to 20 pulls to start and will not come up to speed to put a load on it for about 30 minutes. Once you get it running it works great.
Pros: Light Weight
Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Honda engines have a well-earned reputation for being easy to start; I'm sorry you are having problems with this one.

First of all, please make sure you are using fresh gasoline in the engine. If the gas has been sitting in a container for weeks it may not have enough volatile elements left to ignite well.

Second, the Honda GX engine has a good Factory Warranty through Honda. I checked the Honda Service Locator and the closest Warranty Repair places to your zip code aren't real close, but perhaps you could get the engine checked when you are in town for other errands. If you're heading towards Billings, it would be a good idea to call around and see who's got the quickest turn-around time.

I included the Miles City & Laurel locations in case those are easier for you:

48.0 miles
Heights Ace Hardware 1327 Main St Billings, MT 59105-1741 (406)245-0756

52.3 miles
Montana Cycle & Marine 1428 1/2 Grand Ave Billings, MT 59102-3104 (406)248-8261

52.6 miles
Midland Implement Co Inc 402 Daniel St Billings, MT 59101-3217 (406)248-7771

52.7 miles
Billings Construction Su 5514 King Ave E Billings, MT 59101-4641 (406)248-8355

53.5 miles
Kings Ace Repair 2264 Central Ave Billings, MT 59102-4645 (406)656-1445

65.4 miles
Laurel Power Systems 1516 Frank Rd Laurel, MT 59044-9563 (406)690-0601

87.4 miles
Stedmans Hardware Inc 611 S Haynes Ave Miles City, MT 59301-4770 (406)232-4168
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Jason H.
Enumclaw, WA
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Read Your Manual Before You Post A Review
There is a relief valve above the regulator. You are directed in the manual to open it when cold starting.

If you open the relief valve and the tank valves and your carb isn't in need of cleaning, I guarantee your unit will start fine.
Jason Recommends This Rolair Product
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Lubomir P.
Elk Grove Village, IL
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not What I Expected
I had a rolair for 6 years for roofing and loved it. Decided to get another one. The new one takes 5x longer to start and the automatic idle control broke after 1 month. It shouldn't take 30 minutes and 20 pulls to start a Honda engine
Jim, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
This compressor comes with a 1-year consumer warranty. I can't locate an order from you on our site, but if you purchased it less than a year ago, I'd suggest contacting Rolair at (920) 349-3281.
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