Any of you folks ever heard of a company called Grainger?Are you looking for some industrial pneumatic products? Are you looking for Speedaire air compressors?
Grainger distributes almost everything related to industrial applications in their nation-wide stores and in their massive on-line presence.
The air compressor brand Speedaire is Grainger’s own, though they also sell many other compressor brands as well, though only the Speedaire air compressor is the brand they have manufactured for their own distribution and sold to other distribution companies to offer.
The smallest Speedaire compressor we have found is a .9 HP, 120 volt tire compressor putting out 115 PSI at a massive flow of 1.7 CFM. The largest electric air compressor in the Speedaire air compressor family that we could find is the 10 HP, two stage (2 cylinder pumps) unit delivering about 34 CFM at maximum pressure and shown in the image below.
Unfortunately, no where on their specifications for this model does it show what the maximum pressure output is. We expect it to be in the 150 PSI range, but cannot say for certain.
That’s a nice range of electric air compressors, suggesting that Grainger has a Speedaire for the home and garage, mid-sized workshops, and even some large manufacturing plants using a goodly amount of compressed air.
What about Speedaire support?
Grainger has been in the Speedaire air compressor business for more than 30 years. Since they sell compressors under their brand, but manufactured by diverse companies over the years, getting part supplies for older Speedaire compressors might be tough.
The first thing you want to do is copy the model number from your Speedaire compressor and call Grainger’s spare parts support line which is currently at 1-800-472-4643. They have a pretty good support group and will be able to tell you quite quickly if you can get parts for your Speedaire air compressor from them. Oh, and you may have to listen to an ad when you first call. That sucks!
For older Speedaire compressors you may find, since Campbell Hausfeld made so many compressors for so many companies over the years, that your older Speedaire has spares available from Campbell Hausfeld. Call them at their current parts information line 1-800-543-6400 and ask, and you will need your compressor model number too.
Another source for older Speedaire air compressor parts is on-line forums etc. You’ll still need your compressor model number. Type “parts sources for Speedaire compressor xxxxxxx (x’s are your model number)” into your search browser and you be able to connect with older Speedaire parts from the search returns.
Grainger has been around a long time. They wouldn’t be in business today if they didn’t offer reasonable products at reasonable prices. Over the years, however, we feel that the quality of equipment has diminished since so much of the outsourcing is done in foreign lands, locations that cannot delivery the quality that was inherent with goods made in North America.
If you are considering a Grainger Speedaire air compressor purchase, do your homework. Ask the questions you should ask when you buy any big ticket item, questions such as:
- longest warranty available on the Speedaire compressor
- who fixes it under and out of warranty
- supply of spare parts
- turn around time of repairs under warranty