Featuring high strength, corrosion resistant fittings, crimped joints and a hardy hose, this tire inflator with gauge is built to last for years of dependable service, while its clearly marked, pressure gauge ensures that no matter how fast you’re moving, every fill will be accurate to the pound. A great tool that will help you get the most out of every tire you own, take hold of this inflator and top it up right with Craftsman.
I had one of these before. It wasn't Craftsman and it was at least fifty years old. It was lost the same day that the treaded fitting on the air hose blew off and was sent to the island of lost tools. This was probably a coincidence but I still can't find either one. The Craftsman Tire Inflator with Gauge fills the roll well. The flexible hose allows the user to get to those difficult to reach tire stems that are often inconvenient on smaller tires. The pop-up pressure indicator is easy to read and gives a good approximation of the desired air pressure and is calibrated in 2 PSI increments from 10 to 150 PSI. The inlet is threaded in 1;4 Inch NPT threat so common male air chuck fitting may be attached. All-in-all a good little air tool The only obvious complaints are that the pop up pressure gauge is made of plastic instead of brass like my old one was, and that the tool is made in China and not the USA. One star off for that. If you have an all metal one, hold onto it. If not this is a good substitute. We will see if it lasts the test of time. It comes with a one year waranty.
About 6-8 months I realized it was reading 10-12 psi higher than what was really there. I checked its accuracy when I first purchased it. And sears wouldnt do a simple exchange without a receipt. Not happy with this made in China product.
The gauge always reads 5 PSI lower than the other gauges I compared it to (5 other gauges, all read 35psi when this one reads 30psi)
The gauge actually has the pressure info printed on 3 sides of the stem. This would be nice if two of the sides were not in KG. Generally, that means there is a 66% chance that you will not be seeing the PSI. You can twist the thing around to see PSI, but only if you have three hands.
They should make a separate version for metric users.
For what it costs, you can buy 4 or 5 of the dial gauges that Sears sells & be much happier.