Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 191
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wetcat5 Excellent Inflator
I have been using an inflator that plugs into my car's cigarette lighter for several years. It worked okay but it took forever to inflate even something as small as a bike tire. I also have a big compressor but it takes too long to set-up and put away for small jobs. The Husky 120 volt Inflator is just the right size for 90% of my projects. It is small enough to store and move, but it is powerful enough to fill a tire very quickly. The power cord is too short to reach my electrical outlet on the wall so I need to use an extension cord most of the time. I don't mind the short cord since it minimizes the space when I store it.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gitrdone Beats 12vdc inflator 10x
I like! The last 50 years since Service Stations stopped providing service, it’s been a pain keeping all the car’s tires properly inflated. I’ve been using a 100dB 12vdc cigarette lighter type inflator since I’m too cheap and can’t justify the space or expense of a several gallon compressor in the garage. I used an accurate pressure gage to verify the Husky gage. They say +/- 3psi @ 30psi, I found it to be within 1psi. And what usually takes 10 minutes per tire took ~30 seconds. 2 year warranty and relatively quiet too. It’s a keeper….
June 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UCLAfan Works for me!
My sole intention for this pump was to use it for a high pressure road bike tire since the wife has a hard time using the manual pump to get to 100psi and higher. Even my large garage compressor could not accomplish this; I wanted something simple that she could use and one that is not 12 volt.
I was a little put off by it's measly 1.5 amp draw as I had been looking at 12v models that drew as much as 27 amps. Turns out, this works just fine for my intended purpose, although it did seem to struggle when it went past 70 psi. Once past 90 psi it seemed to catch it's breath and continue to push past 110 psi. Perfect: simple and cheap. Let's hope it lasts a bit.
As an added bonus, the dial gauge (at least on my unit) was dead on accurate when checked against an AccuGauge. 95 psi on the pump's dial was exactly 95 psi on the high end air gauge. Second added bonus, the unit includes a Presta to Schrader valve adapter with it's other adapters.Very nice!
July 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Nice little inflator
I picked this up for under $20 during a sale and it seems like a quality item. I replaced a 12 volt portable compressor that was noisy and falling apart and I was actually fine with this one being home-outlet-powered vs. cigarette-lighter-powered since I only used it in my garage anyway. I like that the externals are mostly metal and the cable management for the air hose is nice. The plug is only a few inches long so you just have to stick it inside the hose-body gap to keep it out of the way during storage. What I really like about this compressor is the psi gauge accuracy. I've never owned a cheap compressor that had a gauge that even worked much less showed the correct psi. I aired up my tires to what looked to be 32psi and sure enough my high end analog gauge confirmed the same. It's also fast compared to my previous experiences with portable compressors. For an all-around budget inflator I find this one to be top notch.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Justin Keeps the car tires inflated and TPMS happy
I picked this up after the TPMS system in my car started yelling at me that one of my tires was low. It appears to have a slow leak so I've used this guy a few times on my car and once on the wife's car.
As others have mentioned, the pressure gauge is pretty accurate which I like. It's "close enough" that I can inflate a car tire to where it needs to be, check with a manual gauge if I feel like it, and get on the road. It has an air line long enough to inflate most normal sized tires if the inflator is put next to the tire. You will probably need an extension cord to make it all work, but this thing is good stuff.
It does make some noise but it's deeper than the 12volt models so I find that less offensive than the DC ones. This thing is good stuff.
September 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by My2ndHome Good little machine
Buy it on sale and test it before you take it home. keep the receipt handy because the air hose and air chuck with the lever that holds it on the tire valve is made a little flimsy.
The air chuck broke on the first unit after 4 months. I returned it and the 2nd one was DOA out of the box. I was totally y frustrated because I was at the campground and need it to add pressure to my trailer tires. I returned it for another one and tested it at the store before bringing it home. Good thin that there are a lot of Home Depot locations and they have a good return policy.
It appears that Husky is now making a cheaper line of tools so beware. I had another problem with a Husky tool that caused me serious trouble. Despite the warranty, a tool is not worth it if it will brake when you need it.
This pump is a good value ONLY when on sale. It works of 110VAC which is the benefit to this tool because you don't need to have a vehicle near by to use it. it's great around the house or trailer to fill up trailer tires, bicycle tires, & balls when 12VDC is not available.
February 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Buy an extension cord if you don't have one.
Was planning on buying a Goodyear/Bon-Aire, but my local store didn't carry it and my tires were running low so 'settled' for this. I was pleasantly surprised - the inflator is sturdier than I anticipated and gets the job done quickly.
My only, but serious, criticism is that the combined length of the electrical cord and tube connecting air to the valve amounts to about 4 feet (if you're lucky) so an extension cord is an absolute necessity if you are inflating car tires. That being said, for $30 you could do far worse.
January 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ajw1978 Does the job ... but can't register
Woke up to find two of my tires flat. In a pinch, and in the process of divesting myself of my C3 collection, I ran to Home Depot to grab this model (marked down to $25, making it the same as HFT's offering). Did the job; filled up two empty tires in around 15 minutes total, then topped off the other two in about another 10. As others have mentioned, it does tend to run hot and it certainly doesn't like to stay in place. The gauge said +/- 3 at 30 psi, and I found that to be pretty accurate. Only problem I'm having is the model number doesn't come up when I try to register it for the Husky Warranty (yes, I'm the guy that registers all his gadgets and gizmos for their manufacturer's warranties). So if anyone from HD can lend some insight, it would be appreciated.
December 7, 2014