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Portable Tire Inflator $9.99

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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.
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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
hated on but respected.
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May 21, 2011
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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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martydxb wrote: 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.
A portable power bank jump starter is much more convenient. Don't have to stop someone to help get a boost.
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Nov 6, 2019
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Crayeon is bang on right, I'd go with he home depot one. I got one from Canadian Tire a few years ago for $40 it is worthless. I pumped all my tires faster using a ccm bike pump that has a gauge.

Products of this quality really have no value, you're losing $10 or $20 the dkscou t doesn't matter!
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Good to keep as emergency inflator, paired with a tire pressure gauge.
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I bought a mijia inflator with built-in battery.
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WMPCOT wrote: You're comparing a $220 item to a $10 one.
Show's $89.99 for me on HomeDepot.
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romanzil7 wrote: Crayeon is bang on right, I'd go with he home depot one. I got one from Canadian Tire a few years ago for $40 it is worthless. I pumped all my tires faster using a ccm bike pump that has a gauge.

Products of this quality really have no value, you're losing $10 or $20 the dkscou t doesn't matter!
I have to agree with this comment.

I too bought one of these cheap inflate from Canadian Tire and it would take forever.
It would take quite a while to even pump bike tires.
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mobifree wrote: Show's $89.99 for me on HomeDepot.
Tool only, you have to buy the battery and charger unless you've got them already its $220.
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A very divided thread. 11 upvote 11 downvote. Feelin like American politics
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tomtomtom wrote: I bought it last week, and tasted it out right away.
I'm not sure cheap Chinese plastic coated with whatever industrial chemicals they use is good for you, but whatever floats your boat! :lol:
craeyon wrote: Do yourself a favour and buy this one. It is currently on sale. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001128921
Nahhh bro, all compressors will burn out eventually whether it's $10 or $200... What you need to do is buy this once, since when it does break it gets repaired free...for life:
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ridgid ... 1001547823

All that said I'm not doing something silly like recommending expensive cordless inflators against a $10 one. However the Certified ones looks real crappy it's true, but hey it's $10 in 2020. Back when CT used to sell the "AirMan" branded ones they had one that would go on sale for $10 every once in a while and it was actually excellent for the money. However I had three of them--gave one to my sister who burned it out because she always gets flats. Then I broke one where tried to use it in winter and the piston was frozen so the "connecting rod" snapped when it turned on and that was the end of that. Final one burned out and died "of natural causes" but they were actually really great little compressors and lasted longer and worked better than other ones which costed me more $$.

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