i know a lot of reviews are either fair or poor, but i have had this item for over a year now and have had no problems with it. inflates quickly with a 3300 lb car.
Don't waste your money on this air compressor. We used this one to occasionally air up bicycle and car tires and it didn't last a year.
I loved it while it worked, because getting air at a service station is kind of a pain, and its nice to have air wherever you are. However, at one point there was some kind of a short in my Honda's power connector and it destroyed the plug. So I cut it off and was able to use it for awhile before it failed. I opened it up and some pieces were rattling around but its not obvious to me how it goes back together. Was hoping for some kind of diagram but...
I've had the same trouble as a bunch of other people on here. I opened my trunk to find pieces of the power adapter strewn about. Unlike everyone else though, I was able to put it back together again. Unfortunately, it still didn't work. I don't understand how it just "fell apart" in the first place. I can screw it back together pretty tight. I checked to make sure the fuse didn't need to be replaced. The little back light on the PSI gauge lights up, but the air doesn't come on. Completely busted, and I'm pretty sure I've only used it 3-4 times. Waste of money.
Got to use it twice, in the middle of using it the second time it broke something on the inside. It runs but won't pump air. Really poor craftmanship.
This thing has problems blowing up a bike tire in under 15min. Totally useless. Unfortunately I had bought it to keep in the trunk for emergency, and by the time I got an actual use for it, it was too late to return it. I don't know why I keep it, I really need something better.
Broke after only a few uses. Took it apart- was surprised at how poorly it was made. Plastic junk! Not repairable. No decent warranty.
I had this for 12 years now, and it still works ok. It's easy to connect to tires, never had problems there. It vibrates a lot while inflating - to read the gauge you have to shut it down, even so the accuracy is not good. What good is a 300psi scale if usual tires require ~30-35psi? The compressor heats up fast - the manual recommends doing long pause after using it 5 min. The power connector broke off, as other commenters said. Good thing I got all the pieces and duct taped it back. If I were to buy another compressor, I'd look elesewhere.
The portable tyre inflator is a great tool as can be used at anytime anywhere on the way when the tyre flattens.Seems handy and compact and affordable too I guess and Must be in every car because AIR in tyre is most vital element without which nothing can run and can not be treasured too!!!
Got it for a gift for christmas,2010 and used it mabey 20 times and it quit working. Its no wonder sears and k mart are goint down the tubes!
<p>I like this item. I use it for my Ford Explorer, motor scooter and Craftsman riding lawn mower to top off the tires. It is very handy. However, releasing it from the valve stem is the weak point. It is difficult to remove it without lettilng too much air out of the tire. My first unit I returned to Kmart just before the one-year warranty expired and exchanged it for another unit. The second unit releases a little better than the first, but still not as easily as the Huffy inflator I had before. Other than the release difficulty, I think this is a very good item to have and I keep it in my vehicle.</p>
Very disappointed in product and expected more from craftsman. We used it only a few times, worked fine on small jobs like balls and bike tires. But one day we needed to inflate the top ring to a Intex 10' kiddie pool we got at sears. We hooked up the pump and let it run. About half way into the job it just died. Motor must be bad.
<p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Bought it last year to top off low auto tires. Worked ok twice but died during top off of first tire of the third use. It is sealed. You can't repair it! The Craftsman name doesn't mean much anymore.</p>
<p>So far it has worked ok, I'm extra careful with it because afterall it is a 40 dollar (pretty cheap) tool. You do get what you pay for, so extra care is in order if you want to get some life out of it.</p>
The weak link in this product is the power adapter. Mine fell apart, apparently this happened to a lot of folks, and I had to buy a replacement from *********** for $8.00. I'd look elsewhere. Bill
<p>Have owned this for over 8 years to check and fill car tires.Excellent product</p>
<p>excplent value, good for keeping in car for quick inflation jobs.</p>
<p>I bought this to inflate bicycle tires. For that it worked really well. When my car tire went flat ( I mean all the way flat), I used this to pump it up and it burned up the motor. I owned it for about 4 years before it burned up. Probably would have lasted longer had I not pumped up the car tire. For car tires, it will be good to add air, just don't inflate a completely flat tire.</p>