Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 20
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Billyboy Concerns about battery life and accuracy of PSI indicator.
The first one of these I purchased only lasted 3 years before the battery gave out. After going to the Black & Decker website I could not find anyone who would repair the product. This one arrived with the battery charged which made me wonder if it was refurbished or used. The battery charge did not last as long as the prior unit. The PSI gauge seems two pounds off from the prior unit.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Natureboy76 Arrived on time. Works well so far. Thanks
Good bike pump. Could use a longer hose. Overall a good pump so far. Not used to enough to give a detailed review.
October 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by JoeZ Broke on the second use
A mostly-good inftalor with at least one major design flaw: the lever that must be pushed down to lock the air nozzle to the tire's valve stem in place has a very, very narrow piece of plastic holding it in place. This seems ridiculous given that the lever is what presses the nozzle onto the valve stem and holds it there. The plastic holding the handle in place snapped the second time I used the inflator, so now I have to return it to the store.
Another annoyance is that the AC adapter needed to recharge the inflator's battery doesn't store in or on the unit.
April 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by dtwall Works for smaller jobs. Not a replacment for larger compressor
Overall this is a good little unit and one that I take with us on long car trips and camping trips. Works great for restoring pressure to underinflated tires and filling large air mattresses on those car camping trips. The battery feature is nice, but proably the weakest part of this product. Using the low volume/high flow side, you can fill several air mattresses/air toys without fear of draining the battery. The high pressure/low volume side is a different story. On a recent trip off-road, we used this guy to air-up the tires after extended sand surfing and was only able to air up one tire before the battery "died." 10 minutes later and the battery was mysteriously 2/3s charged. But at least there's a cigarette lighter adapter built in so you can continue the job. I wouldn't use this as my primary compressor but for those "on the go" jobs, it works very well for me.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Eric Greatest auto accessory invention since the cig lighter
I've wanted an accessory like this for years to quickly and easily keep my car tires properly inflated. No more looking for gas stations with a working pump, then to discover you don't have the change for said pump (not to mention waiting on lines at stations with working pumps). This unit is very compact, lightweight, and can accurately fill a partially deflated set of four auto tires in just a few minutes. I've used the unit for inflating my car's tires twice (once per month) and I'm still on the original charge (according to the charge meter 2/3 full)! Beyond it's usefulness for just measuring tire pressure only, I quickly learned that I can kill two birds with one stone by simply using the auto inflating technique which will not only show your current present tire pressure but rise in PSI in .5 lb increments until you reach the present desired pressure entered. This auto inflation system is nice as the unit remembers the last preset you used. This is far superior to the pumps you find at typical gas stations where you have to go back and forth between measuring with your gauge and inflation until you achieve the desired pressure. With the B&D inflator it is more or less fire and forget so to speak.
Obviously, the unit's light weight, compactness, and cordless operation are also major advantages. The unit is also very easy to use and in case you forget how to use a certain feature, the unit includes a quick cheat sheet attached via a lightweight chain.
My only complaint-and it is very minor-is that the nozzle attachment does tend to stick a bit when removing it from the tire nozzle and as a result, some air pressure is lost but the amount is small. Further, with some practice (a firm, quick, steady pull of the inflator attachment), I barely loose any air pressure at all now.
Highly recommended for anyone who has to inflate auto tires or other types of tires.
September 2, 2014