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    tire/tyre pump electric/battery/rechargable what do you like?

    concluded I have to give up trying to use the old bicycle pump.

    Which powered pumps do people use? like? hate? etc.


    Price: $110.00




    Can't find this one in the USA, looks really practical though.
    Rothenberger Cordless Air Pump For Dry Pressure Test Kits.
    Only goes up to 100psi



    similar by Bosch, again can't find it in the USA
    maybe called
    Bosch PAG 12V Cordless Air Pump






    Craftsman... Craftsman C3 19.2 volt Cordless Inflator $40



    Review of the craftsman pump.
    http://hardwareaisle.thisoldhouse.com/2011/05/craftsman-c3-cordless-
    inflator.html

    PowerSmith MLAI12C Mag lithium 12-Volt Lithium Ion Portable Air Inflator


    PowerSmith MLAI12C Mag lithium 12-Volt Lithium Ion Portable Air Inflator

    It seemed like a good buy,only $29 for a rechargeable Lithium-ion powered tire compressor. I read the AMAZON ad several times before commiting to buy. When I received the compressor I was surprised to find no battery or charger. I checked on line and found the battery and charger was available as a separate purchase (not so stated in the original ad). The bottom line is it would cost me an additional $49 to make the compressor functional.I was suckered in by the original ad which did not state that the compressor would not function w/o an additional purchase.
    PowerSmith MLAI12C Mag lithium 12-Volt Lithium Ion Portable Air Inflator Overview

    http://aircompressor-reviews.blogspot.com/

    #2
    I picked up an electric pump at Lowes. $39.95, goes up to 240 lbs.(?) with automatic shutoff. Works great.

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      #3
      Interesting stuff. I never knew there were cordless pumps like that, very cool. Wish I had one. I have never found and electric pump that I liked. They all were loud, took forever and weren't built very well. Good thread though, now Im thinking about a cordless one, very cool.

      Currently using a bicycle pump from Nashbar (manual). Hard to use but works pretty well but I can stand and push the pump handle. Don't think it could be used by some one who couldn't.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
        I picked up an electric pump at Lowes. $39.95, goes up to 240 lbs.(?) with automatic shutoff. Works great.
        Which one? do you have a make model ?

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          #5
          Originally posted by grommet View Post
          Interesting stuff. I never knew there were cordless pumps like that, very cool. Wish I had one. I have never found and electric pump that I liked. They all were loud, took forever and weren't built very well. Good thread though, now Im thinking about a cordless one, very cool.

          Currently using a bicycle pump from Nashbar (manual). Hard to use but works pretty well but I can stand and push the pump handle. Don't think it could be used by some one who couldn't.

          yeah I'm good to about 80psi manually and then it starts to get frustrating, bending over the side of the chair and trying to push down with all my weight.

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            #6
            Black and Decker Air Station/ Goes to 200lbs. The battery operated ones are like battery operated drills; never charged enough when ya need them.

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              #7
              I use a small Campbell Hausfeld air compressor, let me tell you that thing blows!

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                #8
                I would be interested in hearing reviews of pumps that are good for people with poor finger dexterity. Yes I'm a para but Spina Bifida has really messed up my fine motor coordination and my eye hand coordination.

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                  #9

                  Michelin Hi-Power Rapid Tyre Inflator
                  SKU: 12262
                  £ 34.99


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                    #10
                    I have a Campbell Hausfeld air compressor but I have a terrible time attaching it and then removing it from the Schrader stem, so much so I'm afraid I'll tear the tube (it has a clamp that has to be pinched closed to open the valve)! Any recommendations for an easy to use pump, portable or otherwise?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jackson233 View Post
                      I have a Campbell Hausfeld air compressor but I have a terrible time attaching it and then removing it from the Schrader stem, so much so I'm afraid I'll tear the tube (it has a clamp that has to be pinched closed to open the valve)! Any recommendations for an easy to use pump, portable or otherwise?
                      You are having the same problem I'm having. The solution is to find an old bicycle pump that has the screw on type attachment to the valve. I foolishly tossed two out cleaning out my garage. Use it to get the first 30 pounds or so of air in and then switch to an easier more effective pump.

                      I don't know where to find one of those pumps yet, probably online, as the bike shops don't seem to have them.
                      I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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                        #12
                        I went with one of these for $25 from home depot. Husky 120-volt inflator - model #hy120
                        Worked ok, but starting to overheat and having a hard time getting to 100psi
                        plus the way the tube fits to the body isn't so great so over time it splits and you have to cut off the end and slowly shorten and re-attach etc.

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                          #13
                          Time to look again..
                          This time gone with a Goodyear heavy duty i8000 120 volt direct drive inflator from walmart $39.27
                          Supposed to do 150 psi the Husky above was only rated to 130 psi.

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                            #14
                            x2 on the Husky. It works great to maintain tire pressures, like pumping from 80-145psi. But it does struggle when doing a tube replacement - ie. from 0 to 145. In fact I give it breaks when doing so, I notice it begins to labour and even smell the piston seals beginning to over-heat. Good bang for the buck, but you get what you pay for. I do like the valve, it is very secure (to the tire) and lets out very little when releasing (I'm a tire pressure nazi, especially on my rugby chairs). While it is rated to 130psi and gauged as such (the numbers stop at 130 but it doesnt "bury the needle"). I get in the vicinity of 150 out of mine when it's cool and well-rested. guess I got a good one. Very short cord. I tend to hop on the couch when doing a flat repair, so keep an extension cord wired behind the couch that I can get at to plug it in. I actually like the short cord, not long enough to drag on the ground when wheeling around with it on your lap. In all honesty it's a POS but I just got sick of paying 2-4 times more for others that crater no matter how you use them. This one I won't feel cheated or tempted to try to fix after a year when the tubing gets crimped or leaks. I am now part of the made-in-china buy-a-new-one super civilization we have created. :/

                            Anyone have any experience with the handheld cordlesses, specifically the Craftsman? I have other Craftman tools that share the battery so seems a no-brainer for me.

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                              #15
                              If you want it to be reliable, then oversize the power. This is the one I use. It has plenty of power and has always jump started cars as well as pumped air effortlessly. It's expensive. But you can get a good deal on them when they show up at Costco.

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