Is it worth springing $100 for a Dewalt air compressor or should I just get the $30 chinese knockoff?

Is it worth springing $100 for a Dewalt air compressor or should I just get the $30 chinese knockoff?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    idk

    usually when Im faced with a situation like this, I'll get the cheap one, and if I end up breaking it because I use it a lot, then I'll get the better/more expensive one. Sometimes I buy shit like this and only end up using it once or twice a year and the cheap one would have been fine

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is honestly the best advice. Buy the cheap tool first, use it till you kill it. Unless you're a toolgay like me and just want the dewalt. In which case, get the yellow tool that'll never be as good as the red ones.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I also think if you already have a lot of milwaukee tools (or dewalt, or ryobi), you should get that type because having to keep a whole bunch of different batteries charged is annoying, and the batteries you get with tools are almost as much as the tool on their own now.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Buy the cheap tool first, use it till you kill it.
        That works if your mobility doesn't depend on the tool

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        dewalt IS cheap chinese shit, its the same company that makes black and decker

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got this Ryobi for free with 2 3ah high output batteries and a charger, all for like $100. It just werks
    Key thing with any of these smaller inflators is to follow the duty cycle so they don't overheat. So no you won't be filling 4 off road tires from 0-30 psi back to back, get a real engine driven compressor for that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >for free
      >for like $100

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >2 batteries and a charger

        • 1 month ago
          Beppu

          https://i.imgur.com/mTAj8cl.jpeg

          >for free
          >for like $100

          Picrel was fo’ free with 2 batteries and a charger

          Get on the power tool game!

          https://i.imgur.com/kBqhEFL.jpeg

          I got a cheap tire inflator for my car that runs off DC. It is slow. When I'm home this is superior.

          This one was like $25 the holiday season a year or two ago. Got one for a friend.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Did your friend use the hot gun trick so that the cord can actually be put in that top holder without falling out? Just got to heat it up and tighten the plastic holder a little with pliers

          • 1 month ago
            Beppu

            The Ryobi gun? It’s in the hands of a lady who is almost 80. She’s ok.

    • 1 month ago
      Beppu

      The ones that run off 18V power tool batteries generally beat the piss out of any inflator that plugs into the 12v lighter plug. Only good 12V inflators are the like $100+ high pressure ones that clamp directly to the battery. I have the Ridgid 18V inflator and I don’t even air up the compressor for tires anymore.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bought this one for $15 a while back. It worked surprisingly well. It was able to fully fill a 165/65/R14 that was basically flat and top up three more that were low within a couple of minutes and still show plenty of battery life. It recharges from USB, which is convenient. I'm thinking about buying three more for my next overlanding trip so I can fill up all four tires at once. It's not like a proper heavy duty air compressor, but I can buy four of them for less than one heavy duty compressor, and that should make for pretty quick work.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Battery powered
      Oof. It's gonna fail right when you need it in a year or two

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's the shitty plastic pumps that always fail on these and those are the same between the plug in and cordless ones

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      those things are amazing lifesavers fren. All my ADV bikes have them because they work like a powerbank too.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bought this exact one and it broke first time I used it. Although to be fair it was -42 BEFORE wind chill that day

    take that as you will

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >$10

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I had one of these made just for inflating car and truck tires, costs more than 10 bucks.
      It overheated filling a single flat tire and became junk.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got one of those cheap Chinese air pumps and it works fricking fine. Spend the extra money if you want but there's going to be no tangible benefit

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >should i buy the chinese made american brand or the chinese one

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get a ViAir

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just use gas station's compressor like normal human bean

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Those aren't free in the US lel

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ??

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Idk, something Black person-related as I was told. They steal air hoses or something, so the compressor requires human supervision and a small donation from each customer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      gas station charges like $1.25 per 5 minutes here in NYC.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >gas station's compressor.
      In my area those are often faulty or vandalized. This issue has been so common for 16+ years that they keep the tire inflator part inside the gas station store, so I would have to always go inside to ask them to give the tire inflator to me so I could use it, then after use I would have to return the tire inflator back into the store.
      Faulty tire inflator that leaks air out between air hose and tire inflator connectors cannot be used because properly it gives falsely high readings on tire pressure.

      I bought my own 2hp air compressor 13 years ago and tire inflator. This is what I use to fill my car tires with air when Im at home. I also have few air tools. 2 years ago I bought a portable jump starter with a built in air compressor for emergency situations just in case if I have to jump start my car or add air into tires when Im away from my home.

      >like normal human bean.
      Kek. Another proof that "normal human bean" is a direct codeword to describe an educated subhuman that is poor, lazy, insecure, always maximum interdependent. Doesnt care about being independent & self sufficient. No wonder why quality of modern men has sunken down because of too many "civilized males" like you.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >plastic on the outside
    >probably inside too
    >no cooling
    >cig ligter plug instead of alligator clips

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >most cars are made of plastic
      >half of modern guns are plastic
      what fricking timeline are you in boomer?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >does not understand basic physics

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You will regret getting the cheap one when it fails on you. Alot of those wont even work after just 4 tires being topped up.
    I recently replaced my old 12v battery jumper/flashlight/tire filler with a husky dual voltage(120/12) one. Costs almost 80 bucks but has a digital display and a set it and forget it setting, filled over 30 tires so far without issue.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it depends

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i have that same pump and its worked just fine for the past 4 years

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my Chinese knockoff is like 2psi over.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just have a $5 Harbor Freight compressor. It just werks, just not continuously.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got a cheap tire inflator for my car that runs off DC. It is slow. When I'm home this is superior.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >When I'm home this is superior.
      That thing is the fricking worst though. It takes forever to fill a tire up. I understand if it stays in the car for emergencies, but just having a little pancake compressor for the garage is miles better.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        How is it the worst? It fills my bike tires very quick and tops off my car tires very fast. Does it replace an air tank if you are replacing tires a lot, no, but who does this a lot? I'm not a mechanic. My dad has a tire machine and air tank. I needed it once two years ago when changing all my tires. Other than that the Ryobi does the duty.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got one of these Viair clones. It's a massive fricking upgrade over these fricking irritating and buzzy lighter socket compressors. Even the Milwaukee inflators have a shitty and small plastic compressor inside. All the electronic garbage is bullshit too.

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