Well it doesn't suck that's for sure. Recently moved my cleaning gear back into my shop and now have access to my compressor. I've never used it to clean guns and now I'm wondering why I waited so long! I'm OCD about gun cleaning so I'm not sure if it's any cleaner then before but it sure seems faster and I used less solvent. Just thought I'd share for anyone out there not using a compressor. If you don't own one, your missing out on more then clean guns; go buy a cheap one on CL.