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The only thing this review omits is that the compressor won’t start in cold weather. The owner’s manual clearly states that the circuit breaker on the motor is likely to trip in temperatures below 32 degrees F. This is true. In fact, the current draw induced by repeated resets and retries resulted in a damaged wall outlet the I had to replace. In my opinion, this compressor is unusable in cold weather.


Well that was about the best written review I have read in awhile. I have been doing my research for a new compressor for about 2 months now and I keep coming back to the Bosch CET4-20W a close second was the Makita MAC5200 Big Bore (which has a good reputation). Your review helped finalize the deal for the Bosch which I will be picking up tomorrow morning. I am a Professional Carpenter currently working on a $1.5 million dollar house with all custom woodworking from rough cut to finish product, from Oak to Hemlock and Maple woods. I need… Read more »