Husky Air Scout – 1.5 gallon Air Compressor

Tool: Husky Air Scout – 1.5 gallon Air Compressor
Date of Service: December 2008

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A 1 HP, 8 Amp compressor with a 1.5 gallon tank delivering maximum 135psi the Husky Air is admittedly not the quality of tool I put to the test at work. I left my Fini compressor on a jobsite and wanted to pin nail a weekend project together. I picked up the sub-$100 Husky Air Scout for my ‘homeowner’ tasks and, for what it’s worth, I like it.



•    1 Running HP, 135 MAX PSI , Oil Free
•    2.0 SCFM at 90 PSI , 3.0 SCFM at 40 PSI
•    Portable Lightweight Design with onboard storage
•    Simple controls and convenient carry handles
•    MFG Model # : 41214

I set the Air Scout in my shop and nailed my project together. When I was done I used one of the included nozzles to dust off some machine tools. Since then I’ve been using this Husky compressor for pins, brads, stapling and the occasional dusting. I’m surprised how well this simplified compressor has taken on my modest ‘shop’ demands, for less than $100.

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This little tool isn’t designed for constant-run and with only a 1.5gal reservoir you’ll have to stick to appropriate tasks but still it comes with some great features. For one, I love it’s simplicity. There is an on off switch and a giant air pressure adjustment knob. Adjusting the output is so simple that it’s something I’ll actually do. I don’t intend to move this from job to job but it has large wheels and a collapsible handle for wheeling around like a suitcase. It’s lightweight and easily moved. There is a carry handle on top. Noise in the shop is standard but this compressor is easy on the ears. There is a built-in storage compartment where you will find the included hose, fittings and tools for inflating, dusting, etc. The included tools are low quality but might be nice to have in a pinch. It even comes with a roll of teflon tape. I wouldn’t bother with the impossible flex hose it comes with, instead get yourself a Pneu Flex or Bostitch Prozhoze for half the price of this compressor.

Husky Air Scout at home depot (Product Data)

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