Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 40
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigBob Just what I was looking for.
Much better quality than I expected for the price. Not as loud, and it's faster, than my previous 12-volt inflator. The tires on my motorcycle need topping off almost every month and if I had known about this unit I would have replace my 12-volt long ago.
March 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mustang Chuck does not remove easily from valve stems
This inflator does a fair job of inflating a car tire. It's relatively quiet and it doesn't move around on the ground due to vibration, but it seems kind of slow and the pressure gauge reads a little high compared to my own pressure gauge.
The worst attribute of this inflator is that, once you've finished inflating a tire, the locking chuck is not easily removed from the valve stem. When you flip the lever to the unlocked position, the chuck is difficult to remove smoothly and quickly from the stem -- it sticks.
And, it's not consistently difficult. That is, sometimes you lose only a little bit of air and sometimes you lose a lot of air in the process of forcing it off the stem. This means that you have to compensate by overfilling the tire more than you would otherwise. Then, once the chuck is off the tire, you may need to bleed off excess air.
My expectations for how an inflator -- and a locking chuck -- should work are based on a 25-year old Black & Decker inflator that recently stopped working. It had a solid metal -- not sheet metal -- chuck that had a very positive -- not rubbery -- feel to the locking mechanism. And, it slipped off the stem quickly and easily. And yes, I know that I can replace the new inflator's chuck with a better one, but I shouldn't have to!!
Normally, I would return this inflator because of the chuck, but it seems like every inflator in its price range has the same type of poorly designed, cheaply-made chuck. And, from the reviews I've read, this seems to be the most reliable inflator in its class.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Very good inflator
Well built item that works faster than a battery powered one, with good fit from hose to valve.
March 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DickWI I like a unit that works off a wall outlet.
Even though I'm not 100% sure of the accuracy of the pressure gauge, the unit operated as discribed. I have a second guage that shows a discrepancy in the PSI. Which gauge is accurate?
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joachim Works as advertised
Ran it for 20 minutes to raise 2 pickup tires from 60psi to 80psi. Got hot, but not overly so. Not a dynamo, but works as advertised. Worth the money.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BRPhoenix It's powerful and reliable.
I'm a science teacher and I needed a powerful, reliable to pump to pressurize water bottles for our water bottle rocket project. I tried 2 other pumps before this one and neither one was powerful enough to handle the job. One of them shut down after a while when it was hot outside. But this pump is not only more powerful, it keeps going even in temperatures over 100 degrees F. I use it to go to 90 psi repeatedly over the period of an hour in the hot sun and high temps. I highly recommend this pump.
October 2, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JWinPS Worked with only a few uses over a period of 1 1/2 years. Then, completely failed
I've used this only for inflating my bicycle tires when I had to repair a flat. Over the past 1 1/2 years I've had to use it about 6 times. It worked perfectly UNTIL I recently switched it to on. It did nothing. I pushed the switch from on to off several times. It made a loud click when I put it on and it worked. The next use, it wouldn't turn off, no matter how many times I flipped the switch from off to on to off. Well, I thought I'd just plug it in when needed and unplug it when finished. The third time while it was inflating the tire it stopped on its own with a burning smell inside. Piece of junk made in China which in itself explains the poor quality. Six uses and ready for the trash.
June 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jt Pump
Pumped slower than I expected but will be good in an emergency.
September 8, 2015