Well, I got myself a new little toy. It’s a portable battery-operated air compressor. This one doesn’t come with a battery. Still, I got a bunch of other black & decker batteries, so I figured I’d get this one and try to use this rather than drag out my air tank and fill up two tires and then come back and fill it up and walk around out there to start the car and drive away that’s kind of a pain in the butt.
I paid $50 for the BLACK & DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Tire Inflator as it was on sale on Amazon.com, so I picked it up, and we’re going to give it a try. apparently, you can use this one either with the battery or you can plug it in a course and there’s also should be 12-volt option yeah plug it in your car lighter. I probably won’t use anything but the battery. Maybe I’ll try the car lighter. We’ll see how that goes, but I think I will need this for blowing up air mattresses.
Grab one of my batteries, put it in it, turn it on, and see if it works. You got a battery, and I brought over my air tank. We’re going to hook it up to that because I don’t have a flat tire in here to fill. I’ll hook it up to the air tank that’s ready to go, and I’ll insert my battery in the back of it. Turn it on, and we will check the pressure gauge on the tank to see if the pressure is identical. So let’s put 35 pounds in, and it works decently quick for filling up stuff, but I think this will work great as I said, this was 50 bucks just for the tool, not including the battery. I already had a bunch of batteries, and I like them.
Alright, I’ve used this thing a little bit kind of got the gist of it so let’s see what it does for a lawnmower tire. Slide the battery in and hook it up to the tire. Turn on to DC and then set it to go out at 10 psi. It took approximately two minutes to fill the tire from 4.5 psi to 10 psi. It took a little while but aired it up, not in any kind of hurry anyway. I got all of the tires aired up on the four lawnmowers, and it was slow. You know it took a while, but it worked the whole time. I am still on my same one-and-a-half-amp hour battery with what seems like plenty of life left to go, so I think next, we’ll try the Falcon and narrow up those tires because they’re always flat. I managed to get 16 little lawnmower tires filled and about half a car tire filled on one battery. I’ve got this larger aftermarket 4-amp hour battery that I bought, and I imagine they would run along a long time, and it’s one of the reasons I got this one. If the battery doesn’t run dead, you can grab another one and slap it in rather than take the whole thing back and charge it all up again, which is kind of nice, so I’m going to go ahead, and I think and test one of the other features.
This thing says it’ll go up to 160 psi. I don’t have anything that needs to go that high, so I’m just going to go ahead and fill up my air tank there - about 120 psi, and we’ll just see how it works to test out. The AC wall plugin and see how it does. It seemed to do pretty well, I’m not going to lie, but it took a long time to get there, but it didn’t struggle too much when he got to the higher psi.
I’ve had the BLACK & DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Tire Inflator for about a month now, and I’ve used it more than I thought. I’m delighted with it. I even use it if I have a flat tire or a low tire on those cars out there. Rather than firing up the big compressor and dragging the hoses out there, I grabbed this, and plugging in tells me the pressure. I set the pressure I want and let her go even though it’s a little slower on pumping up, but it was faster than doing all that other stuff, so I’m pretty happy with it. I haven’t used all its features like the low volume stuff for air mattresses, and I haven’t tried the 12-volt cigarette lighter plugin yet, but I imagine that will come in handy if you keep it in your car trunk.
Overall I think it was a good deal, and I highly recommend BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Cordless Tire Inflator to those who need one. Please be reminded that this doesn’t come with a battery or a charger, so if you don’t already have black & decker other tools with batteries and chargers, I will pass on this. Still, if you have the batteries and the chargers, go for it, or if you’re in the market for a drill, you can pick up a Black & Decker drill because they make a ton of stuff that’ll take this battery. I think leaf blowers, weed whips, and drills saws are all sorts.
So I think it’s a good deal, and the one thing a couple of things that I don’t really like when you set the pressure on the small tires like the lawnmower tires and stuff, you got to go a little bit above what you want. On car tires, it’s okay, but the small stuff will pump it up a little bit over and then stop. You’ll fall below the pressure you want, so I want 10 pounds in a bit of lawnmower tire. I’ll go up to 12 psi, and then it’ll go up above that and then come back down to about 10 psi, so you’re at the pressure you want. Another thing I’m not a big fan of is the open bottom, as I just can see that getting packed with snow and crap because I use it outside. What they could have done, and I’ll probably end up doing, is taking a piece of rubber and just sitting over its backside here to protect that. I don’t know why they didn’t do
I’ll put links at the top for Amazon. You can pick this up if you want or at least check it out if you are interested. Right now, it’s like $50, but that could change at any time, and of course, I’m not getting paid by Black & Decker, so it is not a biased review.