As well as the trucks full of mechanic's and shop tools and supplies, Snap On also has a web presence at which you can purchase their goods including their house brand air compressors.
Snap On sells a variety of air compressors. Most are industrial in size, reciprocating style, from 5 HP up to 20 HP with a variety of vertical and horizontal air tanks. They also offer a quite small 1/10 HP diaphragm type air compressor, in an oil-less version, for small air supply requirements.
The Snap On brand of air compressor is also now available from some big box stores throughout North America. Same quality? Different quality? I am not sure. Snap On does not manufacture air compressors and different sources point to different manufacturers of the Snap On air compressors, though the commonality is they are all of oriental origin these days. To me, then, the quality will be suspect though the price will be low.
Then, the price of the Snap On air compressors from Snap On isn't low, suggesting (I would hope) that the Snap On compressors coming from their own channels to market may be of better quality than those available from other sources. Any information from you folks on that would be helpful for all.
The first place to go if you have a problem with your Snap On air compressors is the source:
P.O. Box 1410
Kenosha, WI 53141-1410, U.S.A.
In March 2017 Casey, a visitor from North Carolina, stated that "Snap-on buys IR (Ingersoll/Rand) Compressors and puts their name and price tag on them. Same design, Same parts, Same compressor, Just a different color...". That may help when you are looking for parts. Thanks for that. Casey.
And then John wrote in... "FYI, To the best of my knowledge (since 1987) Snap On has never used IR units. back then they used four different builders. Ram Air, out of business and mainly used Campbell pumps (USA). Air Source, out of business, mainly used Schulz pumps (Brazil). Dee-Blast, went away from compressors, mainly used Schulz pumps (Brazil). Brama, bought by Sleegers 2009, mainly used Chinook pumps (Italy). The unit S560V most likely has a Schulz 20SD pump. The parts for the pump are still available from Schulz in Acworth, Ga."
This page is a forum for Snap On air compressors, trying our best to bring you useful information on Snap On compressors. If you have a problem with your Snap On air compressor post it here for help from other users around the world. If you see a post that you can help with, please add a comment.
Thanks to all for contributing and for helping.
Having an issue with your Snap On air compressor?
Please see the existing postings below. You may find a solution to your problem is already posted.
Can I determine the age of a snap on air compressor?
How can I determine the age of a snap on air compressor by the serial number 7E43230?
Bad pump... replacement?
My snap on air compressor is about 30 years old the pump went bad wondering who made them and how to get it replaced.
Snap On Compressor BRA7180V controls schematic
I have been trying to help someone with a Snap On BRA7180V compressor that has pressure switch and starting problems - It purchased used. The motor …
Is P3120H1-epc seized?
I have a portable snap-on compressor very similar to the one pictured above. model P3120H1-epc. about 10 years old but rarely used. It has 2 caps …
i have a snapon BRA718V compressor all it does is click,
i have a snapon BRA718V compressor,was working fine and now all it does is click, was using compressor and all is fine,air went low and now all it does …
Help finding replacement parts for a Snap-On/AirSource air compressor
I cant seem to find replacement parts for my Snap-On S560V air compressor. I found a broken spring on my intake valve and would like to replace the valve …
20 gal. Snap On uses a lot of oil
20 gal. Oil pumps into tank and lines, have to top up every other use!
snap on compressor cylinder head leak
my 5 hp 30 gallon snap on compressor sounds like it has a head gasket leak it is pushing air back through the air filter. it actually melted the housing …
Snap On BRA10312H 3 phase Air Compressor leaking air
Hi, Air is coming out from valve of cylinder head. Air is leaking from safety valve. How do we fix this? Can you recommend repair companies? …
Snap-on (fiac & cima) compressor keeps blowing circuit breaker
Hello, I have a snap-on (fiac & cima) compressor 15A 3hp 14cfm with 50Hz electric motor and it will pump up to desired pressure. When it reaches max …
SnapOn 6.5HP compressor runs, bogs down and squeaks, then picks up until shutoff
SnapOn; upright; 6.5HP; 80 Gal; 2 stage compressor; 175 psi; 10+ yrs old Use it in a metal-fab shop (air for a plasma table). I am not the poster-child …