Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 200
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 StinkyPete Pretty great for the money!
The pump seems to be well made and assembled. Since I already have several batteries from my other Ryobi products I bought the bare tool. I used it all weekend to inflate and deflate floats for our river float, as well as to top of two sets of vehicle tires, one set on a Ford Taurus ad the other on a Ram HD truck, all with the same battery, and I still have battery left. I used the standard battery that comes in the drill/driver set so I do't think that I would ever need to use my extended capacity battery for this unit. My only complaint is that the digital gauge measures about 1 P.S.I. low when filling tires, but not a huge thing, I always use a tire gauge to double check my tires.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wakemastermatt Works good for a few years
I have had one of these for 3yrs, It has worked very well, I used to to pump up tires, tubes, inflatables, pools and Paddle Boards. After extensive use the high pressure sad finally broke. I had some very long pump times on some trailer tires and paddle boards and I think it just wore out. The low pressure side still works. I actually bought a second one to replace the broken one and I will be happy if it lasts 3 more years!
July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fernbark Great addition to the line
This is a great addition to the 18+ line. If you already have the battery system, then this is an easy purchase. I use this all the time and it works great. It is a little hard on the batteries, so if you need to inflate four truck tires, you will need a couple batteries. The mattress/toy inflator can be used as a small blower to clean a work area which is pretty neat.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by customwebprogrammer Handy complement to Ryobi suite!
This compressor does very well: set it to the desired PSI, and it pumps away until it reaches that pressure within +/- 1 PSI, then auto-shuts off. My only (small) gripe is that it seems to run a bit hot and loud. Not unusual when compressing air, but for a good-sized tool like this, I think it could have done a little more to distribute the heat and dampen the sound. Dual function is great-- you can either blow up air mattresses and pool toys at low pressure, or take that pressure tank up to 150psi using just a One+ battery (not included).
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dano Great Portability
This is a great little portable compressor. I love the presets. The hose and adapter for low pressure could be a little better, but overall this thing works fine and does what it's designed for.
July 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by pzam Decent pump, but limited life
I primarily use this to inflate bike tires (95 psi), and occasionally top off a car tire. I've had it for a little over a year, and it now stops working and makes a terrible noise above 80 psi. It's okay for light duty, but not very durable. If you want a pump for very occasional use, this is not bad. If you plan to use it regularly (like topping off bike tires every week), then expect that it will not last very long.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ken Great Power
Great addition to my Ryobi tools. Powerful enough for tires and great for inflatables.
July 19, 2016