The Husky 120-Volt Inflator inflates vehicle tires, bicycle tires, air mattresses and sports equipment. Direct-drive motor is powerful, quiet and fast. The inflator features an analog pressure gauge that glows in the dark for easy viewing.
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85%of customersrecommend this product66 of 78reviews
Rating Breakdown80 reviews
85%of customersrecommend this product66 of 78reviews
My sole intention for this pump was to use it for a high pressure road bike tire since the wife has a hard time using the manual pump to get to 100psi and higher. Even my large garage compressor could not accomplish this; I wanted something simple that she could use and one that is not 12 volt. I was a little put off by it's measly 1.5 amp draw as I had been looking at 12v models that drew as much as 27 amps. Turns out, this works just fine for my intended purpose, although it did seem to struggle when it went past 70 psi. Once past 90 psi it seemed to catch it's breath and continue to push past 110 psi. Perfect: simple and cheap. Let's hope it lasts a bit. As an added bonus, the dial gauge (at least on my unit) was dead on accurate when checked against an AccuGauge. 95 psi on the pump's dial was exactly 95 psi on the high end air gauge. Second added bonus, the unit includes a Presta to Schrader valve adapter with it's other adapters.Very nice!
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, dial gauge is accurate
I like! The last 50 years since Service Stations stopped providing service, it’s been a pain keeping all the car’s tires properly inflated. I’ve been using a 100dB 12vdc cigarette lighter type inflator since I’m too cheap and can’t justify the space or expense of a several gallon compressor in the garage. I used an accurate pressure gage to verify the Husky gage. They say +/- 3psi @ 30psi, I found it to be within 1psi. And what usually takes 10 minutes per tire took ~30 seconds. 2 year warranty and relatively quiet too. It’s a keeper….
Was planning on buying a Goodyear/Bon-Aire, but my local store didn't carry it and my tires were running low so 'settled' for this. I was pleasantly surprised - the inflator is sturdier than I anticipated and gets the job done quickly. My only, but serious, criticism is that the combined length of the electrical cord and tube connecting air to the valve amounts to about 4 feet (if you're lucky) so an extension cord is an absolute necessity if you are inflating car tires. That being said, for $30 you could do far worse.
This unit replaced a Black and Decker portable air pump that lasted for years and I was hoping this Husky 120 inflator would do as well. Not so. It takes much longer to fill the car tires as the little unit wanders all over the place and can sometime tip over as it tangles with the hose and wire so you must hold it still on the floor while pumping. It requires an extension cord as the wire is very short as is the air hose which requires the items to be filled be on the floor. On this pump the plastic cover over the pressure gauge became so clouded that it is necessary to remove the lens to check the reading. Attempts to clean the lens was unsuccessful so its only benefit is to protect the inside of the gauge from dust and debris. If you have plenty of time and patience it will eventually get the job done but my recommendation is to search for a more substantial unit.
This little inflator takes slightly less space than a 10lb dumbbell, but generates noise comparable to a vacuum cleaner. I read all the Home Depot user reviews and did some research on my own. People using compressors/inflators with a "latch on" hose would sometimes have trouble getting a good connection and end up deflating whatever they were supposed to inflate. My solution would be to purchase a portable compressed air tank and fill it up using the Husky inflator. 10 minutes of inflation by the Husky should get around 50-60 psi of air inside the tank, which is plenty if you ask me. Some other benefits of using a portable tank are: you minimize your exposure from the loud noise of the inflator, flip the on/off switch constantly, and you don't have to deal with extension cords. For the reviewer complaining about the inflator breaking after one use I would like to point out that the user manual states you should only use the inflator for 10 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks in between. Bottom line is if you: 1) Like to keep your tires inflated for the added benefit of better gas mileage. 2) Hate to spend $2-$3 in quarters at gas station air hoses. 3) Easily keep all your household vehicles' tires properly inflated. 4) Don't have space/money for an air compressor. Then buy this product.
Just got this today and it worked great. I used it on a soccer ball and two bikes. Inflated the bike tires from fully flat to fully inflated in about 10-15 seconds. Haven't used it on the car tires yet. It has a gauge that glows and seems very accurate.
Great value at $29. Beats having to load up the bikes to get air at the gas station.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
Stopped working the second time I used it. Motor would stop if you rolled the pump sideways and then died. The hose is also difficult to latch on to the stem as it is under designed for the force required to lock it on.
Pros: All In One, Good Size & Weight
Cons: poor quality
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Review 16 for 120-Volt Inflator
It was great until it failed
PostedJuly 8, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
Until today I would have given this inflator a much better rating (I've owned it about 6 months). I don't use it too often, about once a week during biking season. My problem is that the inflator "nozzle" at the end of the hose is entirely plastic, and it just broke off. In retrospect, most parts of this pump are metal, and I would expect them to last years. But the nozzle is plastic, and that is what failed. Without it, the pump is useless (the nozzle is integrated into the hose and and cannot be replaced). I am investigating getting a new hose (unsure if this can be changed). I would spend more and get something without plastic parts that can fail so easily with infrequent use.
This inflator is definitely worth the cost (and economical). It's works much FASTER than my previous inflator, is not nearly as noisy & came w/multiple nozzles. Use for lots of inflations (tires, inflatable decorations, beach balls, volleyballs, etc.). Absolutely NO REGRETS. Highly recommend.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Economical