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I bought it last week, and tasted it out right away.

CT describe this accurately being a “top-up” inflator. It’s painfully slow and it’s truly meant for emergency or occasional top up.

At 10bux, you really have nothing to lose. Beats going to gas station to fill your tires.
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Do yourself a favour and buy this one. It is currently on sale. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001128921

Tire inflators are not to be messed around with. Cheap ones can be dangerous as they don't indicate the right PSI on their gauges.

Why do people cheap out on important hardware like this?

Here is a comparison:


EDIT: To the people saying you are comparing an expensive item to a $10 item. That's the point - good things cost money and the Milwaukee one is on sale so it is relevant to the spirit of saving money on RedFlagDeals.
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craeyon wrote: Do yourself a favour and buy this one. It is currently on sale. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001128921

Tire inflators are not to be messed around with. Cheap ones can be dangerous as they don't indicate the right PSI on their gauges.

Why do people cheap out on important hardware like this?

Here is a comparison:
That's not even a legit comparison. It's probably 15x the price if you factor in the battery.

That said, not sure how good a $10 inflator is. I'm currently using one that came with my car which is okay, but I don't see it as being a permanent high quality piece.
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tomtomtom wrote: I bought it last week, and tasted it out right away.

CT describe this accurately being a “top-up” inflator. It’s painfully slow and it’s truly meant for emergency or occasional top up.

At 10bux, you really have nothing to lose. Beats going to gas station to fill your tires.
Do you mean tossed out? Was it really that bad?
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craeyon wrote: Do yourself a favour and buy this one. It is currently on sale. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001128921

Tire inflators are not to be messed around with. Cheap ones can be dangerous as they don't indicate the right PSI on their gauges.

Why do people cheap out on important hardware like this?

Here is a comparison:
You're comparing a $220 item to a $10 one.
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craeyon wrote: Do yourself a favour and buy this one. It is currently on sale. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001128921

Tire inflators are not to be messed around with. Cheap ones can be dangerous as they don't indicate the right PSI on their gauges.

Why do people cheap out on important hardware like this?

Here is a comparison:


EDIT: To the people saying you are comparing an expensive item to a $10 item. That's the point - good things cost money and the Milwaukee one is on sale so it is relevant to the spirit of saving money on RedFlagDeals.
Seriously?

I just use a tire gauge to check what the $9.99 inflater says...

I mean it's been working fine for 20 years but I guess I should stop... 🤷‍♂️
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lennyandcarl wrote: Seriously?

I just use a tire gauge to check what the $9.99 inflater says...

I mean it's been working fine for 20 years but I guess I should stop... 🤷‍♂️
lol, I am not here to break tradition.
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craeyon wrote: Do yourself a favour and buy this one. It is currently on sale. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001128921

Tire inflators are not to be messed around with. Cheap ones can be dangerous as they don't indicate the right PSI on their gauges.

Why do people cheap out on important hardware like this?

Here is a comparison:


EDIT: To the people saying you are comparing an expensive item to a $10 item. That's the point - good things cost money and the Milwaukee one is on sale so it is relevant to the spirit of saving money on RedFlagDeals.
I bought the deluxe Ryobi one. Works a treat. Even inflates large tires really quickly. I bought the smaller one for my bike tires.
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Not sure about this one but I've used $10-20 units with digital gauges from CT with no issues. They've all been accurate and have lasted many years in my cars and other family members. The one I have currently even has the auto stop at specified PSI feature, which is pretty nice.
If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

Selling 18x8 Winter Wheels/Tires 225/60R-18 for Audi Q5, A5, Mercedes, PM for info, lots of tread.
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engineered wrote: Not sure about this one but I've used $10-20 units with digital gauges from CT with no issues. They've all been accurate and have lasted many years in my cars and other family members. The one I have currently even has the auto stop at specified PSI feature, which is pretty nice.
which one was it.
I'm still using the one for my bicycle which I bought from winners at 12.99$ lol
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Whatever air compressor you end up getting, ensure it doesn't use a screw type nozzle or chuck or whatever it's called. Those things are a pain to use during the winter (which is when the need increases anyway), look for one with an easy to use chuck or buy a replacement.
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zobi123 wrote: Do you mean tossed out? Was it really that bad?
It tasted bad..who thought these would have an acquired taste
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zobi123 wrote: Do you mean tossed out? Was it really that bad?
Tested. Stupid auto correct. A true rfd would have keep the receipt and return for a full refund, then talk trash about the product here.

The gauge, despite manual, is reasonably accurate. To the other poster, we are inflating tires mostly driven on asphalt roads here, a few pounds over the recommended isn’t going to blow the tire.
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MP3_SKY wrote: which one was it.
I'm still using the one for my bicycle which I bought from winners at 12.99$ lol
This is the one. I got it for $18 a few years ago.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07BDJYZ2J/
If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

Selling 18x8 Winter Wheels/Tires 225/60R-18 for Audi Q5, A5, Mercedes, PM for info, lots of tread.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.ht ... 1589757439
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I've only used this a few times but here are my thoughts...

PROS:
- cheap

CONS:
- slow (low airflow) since it's a top-off inflator
- air hose is extremely short so the inflator is dangling & rattling against your rims most of the time depending on wheel/valve stem orientation
- screw-on chuck is annoying to use as someone else pointed out
- built-in pressure gauge is inaccurate so always verify with a separate gauge

Note: I don't see a need to get something better atm so I'll probably keep using this until it breaks (will also carry a high-volume bicycle pump as a backup, lol).
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These cheapo inflators might be good for an emergency kit but they're loud, painfully slow, and inaccurate.
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3x as much but a tank to have. No bounce on the concrete when inflating and it feels like it has quality built into it. https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -p8670994e

This one along with all others in this $$ range (including the OPs) are all made in China, we all roll the dice on how long they last... OPs could be better and im not here to duece on the thread. Only thing I say to myself is I'm guilt free returning a defect to PA up to 2 years later. They are the costco of cool tools. OP you still get my upvote good deal for 10 bucks.
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I do it the real RFD way and blow up my tires by mouth. Cheaper = better and Free = best /s ;)
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