Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
I think it all depends on what you are going to use it for.
I've had both the upright 60 or 80gal compressor with fully plumbed airlines, dryers, Q/D's around the garage. Then I moved and now just use one of those portable compressors.
I use the small compressor to run die grinders, impact wrenches, a plasma cutter, small blow guns all the time, and, yes, you have to wait every so often till the pressure builds up, but if you're not in a hurry it hasn't been a big deal for me.
Sears stuff all depends who the original manufacturer is of the product. (Basically most of their products are rebadged). The professional line is USUALLY ok. The best thing about sears is their return policy. It's usually no hassle.
'06 K1200R- in pieces
'73 Honda CB500F- slow but fun.
'77 Yamaha XS 750 triple- kinda