Shop Tuff Deluxe Digital Tire Inflator/Gauge
Best one yet
This is without a doubt the best tire gauge I have ever owned. Rugged, easy to use and built well. (not unlike me, ha ha)
October 7, 2014
Good until it broke
Overall I was pleased with the unit. One issue is it's heft so when you lock it on the tire valve you have to be sure it's not hanging or pulling or you won't get a good seal. You kind of need three hands to get it on. That said it was very handy until today. I was putting air in my tire and "pop" something somewhere let loose. It is spraying air out of the seals. I called for an exchange and hope the new one holds up. I've had it 4 months.
September 5, 2014
Digital air gauge
What an awesome air gauge!! Wish I would have purchased this years ago. It airs up tires really fast and you don't have to keep rechecking pressure each time you add air as with a regular inflator. The gauge is very accurate and is perfect for adding pressure to my RV tires. Well worth the price. Seems very well built and should last for many years.
August 28, 2014
My Old Inflaters are Just Plain Jealous
This Shop Tuff inflator was on my wish list for a while and I'm glad I finally stepped up and bought one. It was a little hard to justify since I have a few simple Inflaters and separate gauges, but this one makes it so easy and so fast I wish I would have bought it sooner. The chuck does need to be pressed on firmly to prevent any leaks, but once on it quickly inflates or deflates with a varied squeeze of the lever. A light squeeze and it lets out air. A heavy squeeze and its full force inflate time. Gauge seems very accurate and makes it easy to get all tires the same to the tenth. The backlight is super bright also and turns off after a few seconds.
Thanks NT and Shop Tuff for the great tool.
September 17, 2013
Precise, accurate and easy to use
If you need more precision than the simple dial gauges give, such as if you're airing down your offroader or you need your tires to be at a certain spec for racing or hauling, this meter and chuck is for you. Accurate and simple to use with the kind of precision I'd expect from a much higher end tool.
April 25, 2013
Great Tool for the Shop.
I agree with all the other reviews except the part about changing the battery. Took me a total of five minutes, not counting the time to go buy a battery. It uses one CR2450, which is easy to find. I now keep a spare on hand. I used a screwdriver with a 1/8 inch wide tip, and it worked great. Kudos to Northern for having the manual online! I couldn't find mine, and had no idea how to change the battery. Looked up the product, opened the link to the manual, and had it fixed.
December 1, 2012
Great product. Easy to use and very accurate. Love the ability to use as an air blow tool to clean off around a work area. Everyone should have one of these. It is great for everything from a low pressure 4 wheeler tire and the big jobs like fill up front-end loader tires.
August 2, 2012
Great tool >>
Perfect air chuck. Sturdy construction. Works like a charm - everyone that uses it loves it. Should have bought this sooner!
May 14, 2012
Great gauge till the battery dies
This was by far the best gauge I've owned till the battery died after six months..
The battery is extremely difficult to replace. Screws that you need to remove seem to be installed with Loc-Tite. One screw broke the tip off a quality screwdriver, the other screw head stripped out.
Figured I may as well tear rhe whole thing apart now that it was useless. Finally got the battery replaced but it took several hours.
If it wasn't a slow day I would have just thrown the thing away and given it one star.
My recommendation it to not follow the battery replacement instructions that come with the gauge but rather remove the allan head screw on the back and push the entire gauge out of the rubber. At least that way you can see the two screws that need to be removed.
Make sure you keep your owner's manual, you'll need it.
January 23, 2012
Very nice, a time saver
I am very pleased with this inflator. Very easy to use, the illumination is a definite plus. Much more convenient than filling the tire, then checking the pressure with a separate gauge.
January 16, 2012