You can run it of 110 or 220 but that doesn't answer your question. I
don't know how they rate the motor. I looked at the output cfm and
compared it to the more expensive compressors, those with a seperate
motor. It is not as high for the oilless on a hp to hp comparison. I'm not
saying that this type is as good but they do the job and do it good. If
anyone is waiting to save up the $400 for a better compressor, I would say
buy what you can afford now. If that is a 5 hp sears then so be it. For
most home mechanics the compressor is one of those things that once you
own one you'll wonder how you lived without it.
On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, Brian Evans wrote:
> I bought the Sears 5 HP because I wanted something that would
> >work off of 120 volt. So far it has never let me down. BUT IT DOES MAKE
> >NOISE !
> I know that the "Sears Horsepower" thing has been discussed before, but 5 HP
> on 120 Volts? I have a 1.5 Hp motor (on a saw, as it happens) and it draws
> 17 Amps at 120 volts. How do you run a 5 HP motor on 120 volts???