Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 218
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gfb500 Nice Tool!
Chose this because it works with my Ryobi tool kit and it has a suction/deflate feature. Also likes that has a place to store the different tips for the inflator. Had to work a little to figure out the steps for setting the inflation level. Also, I had to set the inflation level about a 1 lb. more to get what felt like a full basketball. This unit was about twice as much as a plug-in inflator, but being portable and the other features makes it a good value. Especially if you already have the Ryobi One system.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYaloha "cutting edge" inflator?
It may seem contradictory that I give this tool a “good” rating but don’t recommend it (as it is). This inflator-deflator does what I wanted it do: inflate a car tire. The big minus: the valve clamp on the inflator hose is secured by a screw that may have been cut to fit the clamp, causing an exposed sharp end of the screw which in turn can cause a laceration to the finger of someone removing the after the tire is inflated (as happened with me). The clamp fits very tightly to the valve, and it takes more than one tug to remove the hose. The natural grip on the clamp to remove it from the valve brings the user’s forefinger against the sharp end of the screw end. A cap nut on the end of the screw, or simply using a machined screw of the proper size might have alleviated this small but significant hazard (because the user will always be tugging on the clamp to remove the hose). I remedied the situation by filing down the end of the screw and also wrapping the entire screw with electrical tape (see picture). Being able to use a battery gives the user freedom to position the inflator as needed to inflate a tire, rather than be constrained by a cord (whether AC or DC). Of course, the user still has to make sure the battery is fully charged (or a spare is available) because the battery would need a charger (which would need an AC outlet) if it needs to be recharged. With the inflator, I was able to add a couple pounds of air to a car tire in about a couple of minutes. The included digital pressure gauge appears to be accurate when compared to a conventional stick pressure gauge. The instructions included with the inflator advises users to stand away when the inflator is attached and in operation, and to observe the pressure gauge readout as the tire is inflated. The digital readout is fairly small, however (the window is probably less than a half-inch and the digits would be smaller, perhaps 3/8 of an inch or smaller) so how far you can stand away may depend on your eyesight. Rocker switches on either side of the readout turn on and off the inflator or deflator (one side is for low-pressure inflatables and the other side is for high-pressure inflatables like tires). The design puts the battery directly on the bottom of the unit, with a handle on the top and hoses on two ends (one side for low-pressure and the other hose for high pressure), with the readout in the middle. The design gives this unit good balance and stability. I only hope that Ryobi will fix the screw problem, and also make the high-pressure inflator hose easier to detach.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dakine Great addition to my Ryobi collection
Great addition to my Ryobi collection of cordless tools. Will take any size Ryobi battery underneath. So far only used to pump up my bike tires (55 psi) and made quick work of that. I love the feature that you can set the psi and it will pump the air up to that point, and automatically stop. I'm glad that it came with other nozzles that I wouldn't have to shop for. After doing some youtube reviews that showed how it worked, I was convinced to try this out. In my area there was at least one stocked at each store.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ansky Excellent!
This air pump works great. I was able to inflate my car's tire from 25psi to 30psi in about 1 minute. There is a setting that allows you to put in the desired pressure reading and the inflator will automatically turn off when it reaches that setting. The inflator's built in pressure gauge matches within 0.5 psi of the other gauge I normally use.
I also tried inflating some of my kids' sports balls and this inflator works perfectly. They inflate in a matter of seconds.
There are 2 things I don't like that made me give this only 4 stars.
1) The pin you have to insert to inflate sports balls tends to get stuck in the inflator nozzle and is very hard to remove after use.
2) The low pressure hose (used for inflating air mattresses) is made of a very cheap and delicate plastic. After only 1 use I already have dents in the hose and it feels like it could easily puncture.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigbrother44 Convenient and Reliable
This portable air compressor is great because you set the pressure that you want to air the tire up to, let it run, and it automatically stops when it reaches that pressure. It is reasonably quick considering it is battery powered.
It is a little awkward switching between between the high pressure and high volume sides, but the high volume side is good for air mattresses and boat towables. Which makes this a great value, since this once air compressor does it all, using the Ryobi 1 batteries that I already have.
August 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AaBe Pretty good tool
I like its compact size and rectangular shap, plays well with other tools and has a stable resting position & center of gravity. The corregated inflator\deflator hose should, howdver be of either more durable material or thicker walled and i predict that component will be first to fail by either crushing accidentally or bending fatigue.. it does what i need it to do - inflate and deflate a queen size air mattress rapidly.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sol Great purchase
I was growing tired of giving my money to the gas stations . I bought the inflator/deflator by Ryobi. works great. Stops inflating at the pre-set pressure. Great for auto tires / snowblower tires / lawn tractor tires / etc...Very convenient
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoJo Great inflator/Deflator
I've had this product now for about 3 months. I love it! I was able to inflate a 10 x 6 three-ring inflatable pool in less than 10 minutes. I also used it to inflate pool floats and an inflatable rubber 2 person fishing boat. Today, I used it to deflate an SUV tire so that I could repair a nail hole (down to 10 psi) and then inflate it back to 38psi in no time- love the connector tire inflator tip that locks on! This inflator is so much quicker than the other Ryobi portable inflator!!! One side of the inflator has a larger hose for blowing up pool floats, etc.... and the other side has the small hose and various tips for blowing up bicycle tires and car tires. LED readout shows psi. Does not come with the required 18V battery or charger but is compatible with the 18V batteries used on all other Ryobi + tools. This is small enough to keep in my trunk!
I would recommend this to anyone needing an inflator!
August 27, 2016