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DrewE

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4aSong wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

What pressures are we talking about? "E" rated at 80 psi, "G" rated at 110 psi, or something else? Makes a big difference on what you buy. A compressor rated to 110 psi will take a very long time, if ever, to get your tires to 110 psi. And you won't find a quiet compressor at your price point.

I have a 150 psi Porter Cable that I'm pleased with, but it was neither quiet or $50.


Maximum 80 psi is what I am looking for. Don't mind paying more but most of the small 110v inflation units seem to dance everywhere. Do not need a 12v unit.

I am considering the Husky Model 12120 any input on this model would be appreciated.


I don't think it would be very satisfactory for anything other than a slight topping up of RV tires at 80 psi. It's rated at 0.2 scfm at 90 psi (zero point two), with a three minute on/five minute off duty cycle. I might guess that a decent bicycle pump would be at least as fast overall, though somewhat more exercise.

At least they put some performance ratings on the data plate, which is better than a lot of inflators out there.

By contrast, my pet favorite RV compressor, the Fini AirBoss, is rated at 1.8 scfm at 90 psi.





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MFL wrote:

You are asking too much, for the price you want to pay. I bought a more quiet than most, lighter than most (32 lbs), very nice 6 gal pancake compressor, with quality gauges and fittings. No, it does not move when running. You'll need to add another $100 to the $50 though. Most times, you get what you pay for.

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This is a very good compressor.
I did a lot of research and was going to buy one of the cheapo Porter Cable units at Home Depot until I started reading the reviews. It has a habit of failing and the part that fails is half the price of the compressor.
After a lot more reading I settled on the above compressor which gets great reviews. I've used it quite a bit over the years for work and it has been flawless.
It will cost a bit more but it's a forever tool.


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I know your specified 110v, but I am a big fan of this Ryobi 18V inflator:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-Dual-Function-Inflator-Deflator-Tool-Only-P731/203060297


It helps that I have a lot of batteries for it and compatible tools/chargers, but there you go. I have two, and I use them to top off the tires as needed.

Nice features:

1. Set the desired pressure, start it, and walk away. It shuts off automatically.
2. Supports 150 psi.
3. Can do low-pressure jobs too like balls/floats/air mattresses/etc.
4. Runs on batteries; no need to run 12v or 110v down to the wheels.

Highly recommended.


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An “inflator” does not need a tank and will be much lighter, smaller and cheaper without the tank. I have one similar to the $25 12 volt model in the Husky link, which I bought at Walmart. I like the security of having it along in case of trouble (we camp in remote areas, often having no neighbours to ask for help and no phone service), but it sure isn’t used very often.

At home I have a good sized compressor with tank that I put in a wheel barrow to take it to the vehicle I’m working on. Much faster. Much more convenient than going to a garage. I use it mostly in the late fall to up the pressure a bit for cold weather and sometimes in the spring to get just the right pressures for the camping season. I didn’t pay enough for it (Costco special); the darn thing leaks air especially when cold. When airing car tires I pump up a portable tank (that doesn’t leak) and carry it to the car easily.


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donn0128 wrote:

Porter Cable pancake compressor. Less than a hundred dollars. More than your 50, but worth way more than what you will get for 50 bucks

Is this the unit you are referring too?
Porter Cable Pancake Unit


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MFL wrote:

You are asking too much, for the price you want to pay. I bought a more quiet than most, lighter than most (32 lbs), very nice 6 gal pancake compressor, with quality gauges and fittings. No, it does not move when running. You'll need to add another $100 to the $50 though. Most times, you get what you pay for.

Jerry

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Is this the DeWalt unit you are referring too, Model # DWFP55126 ?

Dewalt DWFP55126

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Yes, that's the Dewalt.
I think you can find a much better deal on it elsewhere online.

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JaxDad wrote:

Do many people pick up nails or screws in their tires?
No, but some of us go from hot to cold weather.

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ScottG wrote:

Yes, that's the Dewalt.
I think you can find a much better deal on it elsewhere online.


Yes, Scott is correct, I paid $149 free shipping from Amazon. It has a cast aluminum tank, why it's lighter, and a very smooth running motor. With the 165 psi, and high flow fittings, it is capable of running some air tools. It goes from 0-165 very quickly. The lever operated quick drain ball valve is nice too. IMO, easily worth the 33 percent more cost over similar models I looked at.

Jerry





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Not exactly what the OP is after but Harvey51 brought up a good point when your away from civilization or other people either when camping or just seeing the back country.
A 12Volt 150 PSI Compact Air Compressor could be a time saver when changing the tire isn't convenient or possibly safe. If it's a slow leak it could get towards civilization just by adding air. Besides the convience if boondocking and and needing a top off. I carry this in the truck and easy to use.
https://m.harborfreight.com/12volt-150-psi-compact-air-compressor-69285.html

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