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Ingersoll Rand SS3L3 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
4/5
Overall
3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (4)
Price (2)
Quiet (2)
Durable (2)
Reliable (1)
Cons
Durability (1)
Low Quality (1)
75% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Power Equipment Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
234 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
2850 Helpful Votes
Power Equipment Direct Recommended

This unit is built in the USA to meet the demands of continuous-duty use.

The cast iron cylinders and frame are built to be dependable and last a long time, even in high demand environments.

Since this model is also meets OHSA standards, and is UL, CSA, and ASME approved it has earned it seat in our "Better" slot.

If you need more "oomph" than a 3HP unit can deliver, please take a look at the 5HP that earned our "Best" ranking.
Steve Recommends This Model
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Gavin P.
Mokena, IL
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/4/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
15
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Compressor For The Price
I upgraded from a small 2 gallon compressor to this bigger unit..... had moved on from just using a framing nailer to bigger things in the garage - impacts, rolling jack on a four post lift, cut off wheels etc. Needed a much more capable unit.

The price difference between a big 110V unit and a small 220V unit was not huge, so I jumped up into the 220V bracket. So far, very impressed, I can do a lot of minor work without the compressor kicking on, and when it does, the noise is much less... more
Gavin Recommends This Ingersoll Rand Product
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Chuck
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Ok For The Money
No problems within the first year except a loose belt and dirty little air filters.

The filtration system on this compressor should only be put on a vacuum cleaner. Once a larger filter is in use the pump can breath and work without starvation. The smaller filter is good for business because it shortens the life of the product.
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Dan Jacobs
Springfield, OH
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2008
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
"v" Style Air Compressors Are Quieter
My suggestion is to stay away from vertical piston air compressors. I recommend buying the "V" style twin cylinder compressors that are low RPM verses high RPM, since the low RPM machines last much longer and are much quieter.

ACD RESPONDS: Just enter "twin cylinder" into the Search box to see the V twin models we offer.
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Pat
Milwaukee, WI
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2011
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Made In India
The "product expert" should have a look at the compressor he's an expert on. The compressor has a clearly stamped plate "Made in India". I'm pretty sure about this, I own one.

If you're going to put yourself out there as an expert it might be good to at least read the label.

ACD RESPONDS: Thank you for letting us know- we've updated our product page accordingly.

Our product expert doesn't get the chance to examine each air compressor individually, but he does have... more
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Adam C.
Long Beach, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/18/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing Compressor
This compressor was a major step up for me. I use quite a bit of air in my garage. I'm not a professional however I use many different tools from wood working to cleaning to auto mechanic work. This compressor meets my needs and then some.

I love that it's not obnoxiously loud like my last one.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations
Adam Recommends This Ingersoll Rand Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Adam,
Thank you for taking the time to review our product! We highly value your opinion and we are more than happy to have met your compressor needs.
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William S.
Hampton, VA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 4/16/14
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great So Far
Replaced noisy oil free compressor. This has made my wife happy living without all of the noise.
Pros: Easy To Use, Quiet, Fast, I'd Buy It Again
William Recommends This Ingersoll Rand Product
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David B.
Youngsville, NC
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Was Great For The First Year
3 days after the warranty expired both capacitors blew out then the auto start blew and now the small line that goes into the power box to tell it to cut off when it's full is leaking.

I bought it because I thought it was a durable American company but it's made in India- go figure.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Low Quality, Durability
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
David,
Ingersoll Rand is still an American company. They now sell their products all over the world. In order to meet the demands of a large market they source their components globally- however, no matter where the components are made they must still meet Ingersoll Rand's strict quality standards.

This unit has a 1 year Factory Warranty that begins the day the unit is delivered. I checked our files, but didn't see an order listed for you- so I'm sorry I can't tell you the exact date. You may want to check your delivery date, and give the folks at Ingersoll Rand a call, toll free, at (800) 866-5457 to see if they can help you out.

Please be sure to have your serial number handy when you call Ingersoll; they will most probably ask for it.
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Hugh
Somerville, MA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/19/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
11
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not Your Father's Ir
Worked fine the first day. The second day the motor had to be replaced (literally). It's not a Baldor like we were expecting but something made in Mexico. The pump is made in India.

This is not your father's IR compressor. IR, however, is an easy company to deal with so we have had no trouble (yet) in arranging for a motor replacement.
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Hugh,
IR uses pumps that meet their performance requirements; they don't specify a brand on this model.
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John K.
Parsons, KS
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/8/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
06
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Light Duty Only
The air filter holder is made out of plastic, so when the compressor got hot the filter nipple broke apart and feel out of the compressor. Just after 5hrs running time the oil looked like it had silver specks in it so I changed it out and it appeared to have a lot of metal in it. After 1 week of use I changed it again still had metal particles in it.

It runs daily for 12 hour's, cycling on 1.5 min. and off 2 min.

Would recommend for light duty only.
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
John,
It sounds like the air requirements of your equipment may be higher than the air output, CFM, of this compressor.
We recommend sizing the compressor 1.25-1.5 times the CFM of your tool for continuous operation. If the compressor does not produce enough air volume, CFM, then the pressure will drop.
Reciprocating (Piston) compressors are not designed for continuous or 100% duty cycle. The compressor will cycle off & on if it is sized correctly.
Just add up the CFM of the air tools that will be in use at the same time to get the minimum CFM required.
A local IR service dealer can check the compressor to make sure that it is operating correctly. Here's the link to the IE service center locator:
http://www.ingersollrandproducts.com/contactus/SearchCenter/contactus_am_en.aspx?s=c&rid=1&rnf=&uid=&lid=1&sales=0&services=1
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
John,
We apologize for the issues you are having with you compressor. As Steve stated above, your local IR service center can ensure there are no issues with your current compressor. Additionally, mirroring Steve's comments, based on your usage mentioned above, a rotary air compressor may be a better fit for your application. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your compressor purchase. Thank you for your business. We certainly want to make sure that you are fully satisfied with your purchase.
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Luis G.
Houston, TX
REVIEWED
AUG.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Price!
This is a top notch compressor at a great price.

Can't beat this deal!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Reliable
Luis Recommends This Ingersoll Rand Product
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Mike
Allegan, MI
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good Compressor
This has been a good compressor I've had for 5 years now with moderate to heavy use.

It has broke a few time though the automatic starter quit within 1 year and still acts up with the new one from time to time you just have to walk over and smack the starter. The head gasket has also blown twice.
Steve, the Air Compressor Expert
Product Expert
Mike,
Please remember that this unit comes with a Factory Warranty from Ingersoll Rand. It covers defect in materials and/or workmanship for 1 year.

You need to do the maintenance recommended in the Owner's Manual to keep the Warranty in effect.
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William N.
Payson, AZ
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/16/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Arizona Metal Art
4th one must be good.
William Recommends This Ingersoll Rand Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
William,
Thank you for taking the time to review our product!
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