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[Canadian Tire] Portable Tire Inflator $9.99

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May 28, 2016
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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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May 13, 2005
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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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Jan 26, 2010
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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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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.
Do you think its ok to top up or even fill up an airbed?

(which btw I'm trying to repair... Has 6-8in ☓ 6-8in hold in it... Any suggestions on what material to use, as i dont have a spare airbed to cut out of, and also which glue/adhesive to use? Its made of polyurethane or PVC etc and some glues/adhesives dont work with both or one of those...)
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caltran wrote: I bought the deluxe Ryobi one. Works a treat. Even inflates large tires really quickly. I bought the smaller one for my bike tires.
Whats the link to the ryobi one?

This one from CT, its for a car right? Have you seen a car socket to wall plug adapter anywhere for dirt cheap?!
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For $10 this is a great buy to throw in your car, and another for the wife's car. I have something similar from at least 10 years back and it still works. Definitely slow but perfect if your tire has a slow leak and you just want to go get it repaired without calling a tow truck.
c'mon get happy!
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CT is probably clearing these because of the bad reviews/experiences. 2 stars, several reviewers had it just burn out after 2-3 uses.

I top up my car tires with a quality bicycle pump. It has an accurate gauge and needs no power. Sure it's work but I almost never get enough exercise anyway.
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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.
As long the tire pressure light goes away after inflating with $5 pump. Then we Gucci
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GreenLean wrote: Do you think its ok to top up or even fill up an airbed?

(which btw I'm trying to repair... Has 6-8in ☓ 6-8in hold in it... Any suggestions on what material to use, as i dont have a spare airbed to cut out of, and also which glue/adhesive to use? Its made of polyurethane or PVC etc and some glues/adhesives dont work with both or one of those...)
I used a repair kit available at CT to repair my air mattress. Worked very well.
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BernardRyder wrote: For $10 this is a great buy to throw in your car, and another for the wife's car. I have something similar from at least 10 years back and it still works. Definitely slow but perfect if your tire has a slow leak and you just want to go get it repaired without calling a tow truck.
I would personally recommend taking a step up to this one:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/cert ... c=true#spc
(when its on sale it should be ~$15-$20).
It is slow but does not have the term 'top-up' in the title.

I bought these for the throw in the car and forget type of purchase because I expect to use it once a year max. I have personally used it and find it to be the right balance value, at least for me.


Also get yourself a good booster cable to go with it (lower gauge means thicket cable, costs more but you will thank yourself when it actually works). e.g. of a reasonable one:
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/moto ... 1207p.html

My TLDR situation was, I got a cheap booster cable and it did not work in the winter when trying to jump, called CAA and it jumped.
Bought a good cable like this and the next time it jumped fine.
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Psykopathik wrote: Rather keep a bike pump in the car.
... and pray you don't have to use during winter

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