Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 88
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by UTbadger Nice pressure gauge with some extras
This is a convenient pressure gauge to keep in the car. I found the gauge to be accurate compared to a standard manual gauge. The display is nice and clear and can easily be switched between PSI, BAR, and KPA. It has two lights on it, one at either end. There is an LED by the nozzle, presumably for finding the valve in the dark. There is another LED on the opposite end that is about the same brightness, but shines in a wider area - this is just a small flashlight for convenience. The gauge is powered by a CR2032 battery and the LEDs are powered separately by 2 AAs.
Overall, its a good gauge that's handy to have in the car. My only complaint, and the reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is that the head is too big to get in to the valve on my motorcycle tires.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DrBundy Change the watch-sized battery and good as new.
I've had 2 of these for 3 years. The one in my wife's car stopped working as far as taking pressure readings, but the LEDs still worked. Tried changing the AAA batteries and that didn't fix the issue. On a whim, I changed the watch-sized battery (a CR-something or another) because I had one laying around from another project, and wouldn't you know it it's as good as new. Last week the one in my truck had the same issue. I haven't gone out to buy a new battery yet, but last time I did I want to say it was about 4 or 5 dollars. A new gauge is $10, a new battery is about $5. Easy math as far as I'm concerned. Change the small "button" battery and this won't be so much "junk" as a lot of the other reviews claim.
As for pressure readings, I've found this to be within 1 or 2 psi as compared to my pro-grade pressure gauge. Close enough for car and truck tires. Worth keeping on hand. The LED lights aren't all that handy for me, but your mileage may vary. It's a function I don't use, but it's nice to have just in case. Rather than spend big bucks on a tire pressure gauge with all kinds of bells and whistles or use a cheap analog model, this is an economical alternative.
November 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HGTVFAN Good Tire Gauge
This tire gauge has a lot of good features. It has a digital readout showing the psi. It has a light pointing to the tire. It also has a flashlight at the other end. The package said there was a button battery and 2 AAA batteries included. The button battery was already installed but the AAA batteries were not in the package. I had spare batteries that I used.
January 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by COhaul73 Great tool!
I use it on commercial trucks and it works excellent on both applications. I have replaced all 3 batteries, the tire guage works off a "button" battery that is under the 2 tripple a batteries. I recomend it to my co-workers, and my fellow shade tree mechanics.
January 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredRich works great just know its flaws
This gauge gets a bump rap because the batteries it comes with are just about expired. If you replace them it will work well. The switch is too easy to turn on accidentally, so I put a sliver of paper on one end of the AAA battery and take it off to use the gauge, which is only like once a month, then put it back.
There are 3 batteries, if the CR2032 cell dies, you'll think the gauge is broken, as it has no indicator that the battery is spent. The light is separately powered by 2 AAA cells, so it still can light up with the gauge being dead.
Otherwise, its accurate, easy to use, and the lights are convenient, and because it has a bad rep, it can be found cheaper than most digital gauges on the market. I bought my at my Depot in 2013 for under $5 and its been working ever since.
Tip, because coin cells are a pain to buy, I buy it in bulk in the popular sizes and keep it in my fridge to extend its life, in a zip lock bag to keep dry. They normally last about 10 years, I have then still going now at 15 years, and I paid only 3c a cell. I spent a total of $20 for them back in 2000. I use NiMH AAA batteries and been using the same batch since 2006, you take care of them and charge them right, it last a long time and works well. I'm off to the beach!
March 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bill LEDs work, air pressure gauge doesn't
pressure gauge didn't work. returned it for another. new unit gauge didn't work either
March 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by VinnyG Garbage
Dead after 1 month. The lights work, but not the pressure reader!!! GARBAGE!!!
January 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Billk are you kidding me Husky, Home Depot? this stinks
The LCD worked once when I first got it home---a few weeks later I tried to use it and the LCD is dead---i.e. no pressure reading. Amazing that HD and Husky had not voluntarily pulled this off the shelf. A piece of junk and a waste of time.
April 24, 2014