I was leery about a small compressor being able to top off my 16" RV tires to 80 psi, but this one does it quickly. Took less than a minute to go from 75 to 80. Much better than the 75 cent compressors at gas stations. It brought my mini-van tires from 20 to 35 psi in under a minute too. My only complaint so far is that the gauge is not accurate while the compressor is running, so you have to turn off the compressor for the gauge to stabilize, but it seems accurate when the unit is off. The instructions even say to do it this way.
Owned a craftsman inflator for 12 years (still runs but power switch is going bad abd hose is getting dry rotted) so loyaly (craftsman fan) went to sears for a replacement. Wanted this to be my new go to replacement for the next 10+ years. It lasted 10 minutes, inflates quick but the locking end is cheap plastic and it broke on the 2nd tire. Took back, exchanged and the second one broke on fourth tire. Poor engineering choice ruins the whole inflator. Only other complaint is the feet, they have too much bouncey travel and it tips too much on uneven ground. Otherwise it could have been a great product for the little bit of money they saved in manufacturing with the cheap tip.
What is to replace my dad's old one that got left out in the rain this is the stuff that used to be made quality
I bought this compressor years ago, I can't even remember exactly when. I have had trouble free operation with it up until just last week when all of a sudden something failed and I had no pressure to the end of the hose. When I took it apart I discovered that one of the 5 intake valves failed causing the unit to lose pressure. I plugged the one valve so it would still work but on a whim decided to take to the internet to see if a new head was available. Much to my surprise I see here that Sears still makes and sells these inflators!! Anyways, yes, mine did fail but I can't complain after getting 10 years of service out of it. I see what others are saying about the valve and I don't disagree, it was a bit sticky at first but it loosened up with time. The occasional shot of WD40 helped too.
I paid good money and I use it maybe 20 times than the plug that puts the air in broke this is worthless I trash it and never buy one again.
I made the mistake of ordering this tire inflater without reading the reviews. I got it and it worked okay pumping up a bike tire. A month later I tried to use it and it would not even turn on. I called Sears and they told me “too bad” in so many words because it was more than 30 days since the purchase. I took it to my local Sears and they told me that I had to contact the manufacture (a Sears/Craftsman branded item!). It’s $80 down the drain. That’s okay. There are better retailers who stand by their products. I am finished with Sears. Buyer beware!