It might be hard to believe, but Ingersoll-Rand, the automotive mechanical appliances company, has been around for more than a century. If that isn’t a guarantee of quality, what else could be one? The Ingersoll Rand SS5L5 5hp air compressor is obviously a quality product right away, the first time you see it.
When you first lay eyes on this 5 hp air compressor, you see that it’s industrial design the way it used to be sturdy, built like a tank, no expenses spared. You buy it once, and you can probably expect to bite the dust yourself before it does.
So what kind of consumer is the Ingersoll Rand SS5L5 5hp air compressor intended for? Basically, it’s intended for anyone from the weekend do-it-yourselfer who needs a powerful air compressor for all kinds of carpentry and other stuff around the house to the small professional workshop.
The Ingersoll Rand SS5L5 5hp air compressor is a single stroke machine. What that means is that it manages to do its compression work with just one stroke of the piston all the way until it compresses to 90 psi. The great thing about buying such a powerful motor is that it’s capable of a continuous duty cycle. No breaks needed.
For the creative hands-on do-it-yourselfer around the house, the continuous duty cycle is probably not for no reason either. Do you need to grind a couple of dies? Do you want compressed air to blow dust off your workbench or to inflate all the tires on your monster truck? The fact that it’s a 5 hp air compressor makes sure that it gets all of this (and more) done quite effortlessly.
The problem with air compressors, especially powerful 5 HP models is that they can certainly draw attention to themselves for all the noise they make. This might not be a real problem at a commercial workshop or something where there is plenty of noise around anyway. For the home garage though, all this noise could quickly get old. For this reason, it would really be a bad idea to buy a compressor without checking out its noise specs.
Yes, this is a compressor that certainly draws a lot of power. It draws 30 A out of a 220 V outlet. But it’s quiet. Which is quite a feat. You probably won’t wake anyone in the house up, leave alone anyone across the street.
Suffice it to say that if you are a hobbyist or serious do-it-yourselfer around the house, this is a compressor that you can buy with complete confidence.