Hitachi EC89 4 Gallon Air Compressor (Reconditioned Grade C)

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Hitachi EC89 4 Gallon Air Compressor (Recon Grade C)
Price $101.96

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Condition: C
Product Options:
N New $199.00 Out Of Stock
ARecon $129.95 Out Of Stock
CRecon $101.96 Low Stock

N New
New tools have never been opened and have never been used. These are brand new tools.
A Reconditioned Grade A
Grade A Tools are restored or rebuilt to factory specifications then fully tested and inspected to make sure they operate properly and safely.  Grade A tools have a cosmetic condition of very good to excellent, having no more than light scratches or other minor blemishes.
C Reconditioned Grade C
Grade C Tools are restored or rebuilt to factory specifications then fully tested and inspected to make sure they operate properly and safely.  Grade C tools will have pronounced cosmetic imperfections.

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Big Sky SKU
C-EC89
Manufacturer Part Number: EC89
The new EC89 twin stack compressor, which weighs just 57 pounds, has an oil-lubricated cast iron pump and 13 Amp direct-drive induction motor for long life. And with its all metal inner construction and fan, you can trust that it's built to last.
3.0 cfm at 90 psi for multiple operations Locking regulator ensures the proper pressure is delivered to the tool Has a quick coupler for fast tool changes Ball valve drain-cock makes draining simple 1 3 Amp Direct drive electric motor provides durability and long life Vertically stacked twin tanks, 2 gallon capacity each for running multiple nailers Manual reset themal overload protection stops the motor preventing damage from overheating Incorporates a 105 PSI On and 135 PSI off pressure switch which ensures less cycling All metal inner construction and fan to withstand rugged use Cast Iron Oil lubricated pump improves efficiency and ensures cooler operation Light weight design allows for easy transporting on the jobsite
Power Output: 1.35 HP Amperage: 13 Amps Voltage: 120 Volts Maximum Pressure: 135 PSI Air Displacement: 3.0 cfm @ 90 PSI Air Displacement: 2.8 @ 100 PSI Start/Stop Control: 105/135 PSI Tank Capacity: 2.0 Gallon each Tank Number of Tanks: 2 Lubrication: Oil Coupling Socket: 1/4 Inch X 1
(1) Twin Stack Air Compressor (1) Quick Connect Coupler (885447) (1) 8 oz. Synthetic Oil SAE5W50 (19210B) (1) Oil Dipstick (881469)
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Customer Reviews
  1. Quiet, outstanding performance. Unbelievable value.
    Amazingly quiet compared to others I've used and an exceptional value. My best friend, who's a residential construction project manager, was astonished when I showed him this compressor and told him the price I paid. He said he could easily resell these to his crews at 2x's the price in the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia area.

    Grade C model arrived in great condition, practically new.

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  2. Won't keep up
    Compressor arrived quickly. Runs as it should. But the small hp motor won't keep up with one framing nail gun. It's fine for little pneumatics but not for framing. Very Disappointed.

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  3. Usually satisfied w/ bigsky but this time product looks beat to hell and they didn't bother to even wipe off the mud.
    Usually tools come in top notch, minor scratches and super satisfied with product, but the last order came in beat to hell, and dirt all over the compressor. I am 100% unsatisfied with my last order, and will reconsider future orders , I will try another brand next time.

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  4. Great product - I love it
    I got this Grade C compressor about 3 years back from Big Sky. I use it all the time and it's great. I had to buy a new pressure regulation valve (mine came broken) but it was only $6 at harbor freight. This thing is a work horse for small tasks. Don't think you're going to be running significant air tools with it, it's only 6 gallons, but it's great for quick jobs, airing up tires, etc.

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  5. Not good, this time....Rust!
    Have spent some notable coins with BST. It's been a few months and I needed a compressor. When I got it, I opened it up to find RUST around the base. I would've thought this would never get past the inspection. I just hope there have not been changes to standards for the Great BSTool company. Usually have gotten things that were pretty good. This order was all bad to very questionable. Hope it's not a company practice.

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  6. Great compressor and great price
    Just bought the ec89 as a spare compressor, I've used an ec12 for almost 10 years. The ec89 is slightly less hp and lower amps so it doesn't trip breakers but still gets the job done.

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  7. Great compressor for an affordable price!
    Great compressor for an affordable price!

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  8. Great overall purchse, will purchase again
    Beautiful compressor ,exceeded my expectations, great supplier

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  9. Great overall purchse
    Very nice quality product, exceeded my expactations

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  10. Great overall purchse
    Very nice quality product, exceeded my expactations

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  11. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This seems to be a great machine.

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  12. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    NOT GOOD!!!!! IT WILL NOT BUILD UP PRESSURE (80LBS. MAX.)SO IT NEVER STOPS RUNNING. TRIED TO CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE. WHAT A JOKE. LEARNED 1 THING. WILL NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY AGAIN.

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  13. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    great compressor really like it only wish it came with an owners manual or a tag showing the full mark on the oil dip stick,charlie

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  14. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Exactly as described, a few scratches but totherwise in perfect working order

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  15. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I purchased this unit to use for powering a Bostick flooring nailer. Compressor has run without a flaw at 90-120 psi for hours on end. The dual psi guages (one for tank pressure and the other for adjustable line pressure) work well with no apparent needle sticking which is somewhat common on lower grade guages. The Grade C compressor shows very slight wear on tanks and rubber feet. All valves and switches operate like new. The only drawback to this unit is its weight, you don't want to lug this up four flights of stairs multiple times a day. This is one robust compressor for less than $80.00.

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  16. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I could not believe the speed with which this product was delivered. Two days after the order, up rolled a FedEx truck with my compressor. I unboxed the copressor (packed very well) to find what looked like an almost new compressor. On closer examination, the quick attach fitting had a bit of rust internally, so I removed and disassembled it for cleaning. After replacing it, attaching a hose was a snap. The included compressor oil is a nice feature. The only thing I would like to have had is something to tell me how much oil to expect to add. There is a dipstick, but knowing the compressor holds about 6 oz would nice info that I could find nowhere in the documentation. The 8 oz squeeze bottle was perfect for adding oil. When I started the compressor, I was shocked at how quietly it ran. It pumped quickly up to 125 psi and shut off (maybe a minute from empty). It is so quiet, I think I could stand close by and talk on my cellphone if needed. The one disappointment I had was with the plastic knob that adjusts the pressure regulator. My regulator was set at maximum and must have been very tight. When I went to adjust it downward (counterclockwise) the inner plastic knob broke off the stem. There's a small pin through the stem that holds the knob in place, so I just removed the pin and drilled that hole large enough to accept a small hairpin style pin. It's plenty big to make adjustments since the stem turned quite easily once it was unstuck from maximum. Even though I had some issues with the quick-connect and regulator adjustment, I have to rate this product based on what I paid for it. I can't help but rate its value as 5-stars and would recommend this product to anyone. This is a top-notch purchase.

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  17. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Nice unit. Very good service. Check this site out!

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  18. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Had some dirt on it which is a first for a reconditioned tool. Haven't used it extensively but did fire it up and it made air.

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  19. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It arrived earlier than what the FedEx site stated. The compressor looks almost brand new. No one would ever know it was a grade c. Why buy anything else??

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  20. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Better then i expected. No problems with my compressor, works like a champ...Thanks and keep up the Good work ... Silver...

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  21. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This is the second one I've gotten from you guys. Both are working like brand new.

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  22. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This product is in good working condition.I would like to know if it is available a kind of filter to obtain only dry and clean air,for my cleaning applications.Please let me know.Thank's.

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  23. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The compresser will not run when temps. are below 40 degrees, It was stated "light wieght design" It is far from it. I would not recommend this unit.

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  24. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Price was great and shipping cost was cheap compared to other company.The service I received to replace a part under warranty was fast and wasn't questioned.I'm waiting for your 18v skillsaw to go on sale.

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  25. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It's a good, solid product -- works very well. I don't know why it was grade C reconditioned, it looked brand new, like it had never been used.

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  26. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Product came just as described and shipping was fast and secure. Of course the price was exceptional for the quality - cheaper than "Harbor Freight" HA. Anyway, I'm a convert. Thanks,

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  27. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Have not had a chance to use it much but the compressor was as desrcibed and has worked with out a problem the couple of times I have used it. I will use it more this summer installing wood floors that will be the test.

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  28. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great product works well no problems so far. Have not used this alot i will tell you this summer when i start building decks. I would be glad to be a product tester for you guys if you need.I am a full time firefighter and a part time handyman/painter.......i have 20+ years exp in construction and use the tools i buy every day . Steve Burgan 405 226 1478

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  29. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    ground prong on plug end broken had ton replace plug end and caps on pipe from compressor to tank leaking air had to be tightened otherwise compressor preformed well.

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  30. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    looks beat up but works great. I didn't need a pretty machine just one I could depend on and so far so good Great purchase for the price Hope it lasts

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  31. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Works well for nail guns, it is only 4 cfm, Mine was grade c and looked fine it may have gotten a new paint job as it was a light green with no metallic paint. It won't win any beauty contests but I just need it to drive my nail guns. So far no problem right out of the box. It came with oil and quick connects to hook it right up, I bought a 25" hose to use in the shop. I'll need a longer hose if I do any roofing or framing. IF you want to run any kind of a sander or grinder it doesn't have the CFM for that you need a bigger compressor.

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  32. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great compressor. Works well and looks great, just like new.The price can't be beat for a unit that does the same with the same capacity. I have used oil-less compressors but they fail sooner or later. oil-less compressors overheat often. But with this type of oil filled compressor I never have those problems. They go and go and go and never have any issues.

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  33. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I ordered this Compressor in "Grade C" and while it was visibly used, it was in great condition, and functions perfectly. One minor issue was one of the bleeder valves was damaged in shipping, but Big Sky was willing to do whatever was necessary to make it right. In my case I had no problem swapping out the part myself, and it arrived like two days later expedited Fed ex. As always with Big Sky, the service is Impressive. Now the Hitachi Compressor itself, it's reasonably quiet, fills quickly, and is of good quality. The castings are noticably higher quality than most small compressors. The water bleeder valves I mentioned before aren't those cheap little knurled nuts either, they're actual valves. So far, I couldn't be more pleased with it. Definitely keeps up with my framing gun, by a good margin.

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  34. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Works great very minor as far as being marked up grade C condition. Would recommend.

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  35. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    this air compressor it's really good and great product.

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  36. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great buy

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  37. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Arrived on time. This is a "workhorse" with excellent quick pressure-up respose. This is a "wet" compressor (oil bath). If you want a compressor that keeps on running long after a dry based unit this is the route to go....you can't go wrong.

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  38. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It works great. Except for the two small scuff marks on the tank you would never know it was not brand new. It has no trouble keeping up with finish nailers and medium to light duty use of framing nailers. Fills up in about 2 minutes from complete empty. Refill with no tool use while refilling is around 1 minute. The machine is quieter than expected. I can have a conversation over the machine in the same room without shouting. Shipping was quick. I am very pleased with my purchase.

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  39. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Realized after the 15 day return period that it doesn't work- it runs ok until the unit needs to restart, then it quits and you have to press the reset button!

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  40. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    perfect ,looks brand new and works brand new ,great price

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  41. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    So far so good. I will notify you if it does not hold up. Unlike the drill I purchased, the battery went dead within less then six months.

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  42. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I was very happy with the compressor. It was a grade C refurb, but other than minor cosmetic scratches, it worked flawlessly with my framing and coil roofing nailer.

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  43. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    great price...it's sitting on the shelf for when my old compressor quits!

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  44. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This is the fifth on that I have bought now everyone in the field has one and I have ones spare as we do allot of roof and trim work with these. Great buy good product

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  45. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I have not yet opened the box containing the compressor, waiting for the shop to be built before I do. That said, I've bought other tools from Big Sky and am completely satisfied with every purchase, that's why I came back for the >$400 reman compressor for only $109. I expect no problems with the machine.

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  46. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    very good operating condition

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  47. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    works great

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  48. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great product for the excellent price. 1/4 inch quick connect was broke when received. Emailed customer support and one was in the mail. Great company and great service.

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  49. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    So far, works great, much quieter than I thought it would be compared to similar compressors, fills tanks quickly.

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  50. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Reconditioned class "C" with very minor evidence of use, has worked great with my stapler and brad nailer. This was a great value.

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  51. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Good product, good value, good service.

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  52. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Please help the air compressor never worked since day one. it was probably never repaired or reconditioned. they may sold me a broken one without noticing. thanks.

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  53. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Excellent

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  54. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    great price, great compressor

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  55. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    is magnific item thanks so much for yuars bussines gilberto

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  56. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Works really well. Needed to replace one item and was done.

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  57. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Did not work when I got it, had to tighten up some bolts. Also found a ton of moisture in the tank. All in all I fixed it works fine

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  58. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    very good

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  59. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I'm very happy with my compressor. It arrived quickly, was better than expected and quiet as well, No problems. Will be doing business w/ Big Sky again soon. 5 STARS.

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  60. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The quality of products that I receive from you is really great. This Hitachi air compressor looks brand new. I am really glad that I found your website. The prices have been great and the quality is excellent. Thanks.

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  61. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Came with oil, had to search online to figure out how much to add. FIlled it up and turned it on. Fired right up, runs great. Had some condensation in the tanks prior to shipping, so be sure to check that. It came with a broken oil filler cap / dipstick. I notified BigSkyTool and they promptly sent me a new one. Great recon tool, would order again!

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  62. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This is a no-brainer: BUY IT! Unbelievable value in this compressor. I would say "almost new" condition, just a few scrapes and scratches but so what. It works beautifully, even came with a bottle of oil. Regulator works great too, almost no need for a tire pressure gauge. If you can get Grade C for a great price, do it!

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  63. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I did not use it much but everything looks excelent.

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  64. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    5 stars

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  65. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    5 stars

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  66. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    works great very happy

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  67. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Arrived in short order in good condition. Good packing and works just like new!

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  68. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Liked the compressor very much, but had a problem. The dipstick was broken when it arrived, I think it was caused by the packing bags that pushed it over and snapped it off. This is my only complaint, otherwise very happy with it.

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  69. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    very pleased

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  70. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Real handy, rather quiet little compressor,in excellent condition, even included hitachi oil for start up! Works great for my nail guns,chipping hammers and for impact wrenches as well. Over the years I have allways been pleasantly surprised at the quality of these tools for the price, fast shipping and good packaging. I would definately recommend to my contractor associates!

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  71. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Delivery was quick and the device works very well.

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  72. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It seized up while framing walls. The oil level was were it was supposed to be. I had to send it back. I wish I would have researched this model it has bad reviews everywhere.

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  73. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Pretty good condition (for grade C). The coupling from the compressor was a bit loose and leaks - needed to add a new coupler (only a few bucks). Other than that, works great. Had to drain a LOT of water from the tanks when I got it...

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  74. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It's great! Added oil and it has been humming ever since. Keep this stuff coming.

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  75. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    was a little worn like was stated but worked great just like they said. Will look at class c again

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  76. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    was as described, super fast shipping, great product works great, would buy from again.

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  77. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    So far, so good! I really needed an affordable compressor to replace the leaky old Sears model at our farm location. I could care less about the cosmetic flaws.

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  78. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This product works and looks like new. It is hard to believe that this is rebuilt. You guys did a great job. Thanks for the good compressor.

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