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Matco inflator for over half off
on February 13, 2015
Only been using the inflator for a few weeks but it has performed at least as good if not better than the Matco or Blue-point versions that my co-workers use. Using the above mentioned tools is what provoked the purchase in the first place but paying $130 seemed like overkill after finding this on Amazon for over half off.
Many reviews I read before purchasing this suggest the battery installation being the biggest drawback but I would like to point out, just as a few others have on here, take the 30 seconds to read the instructions and battery installation takes 3 mins max.
Just wanted to highlight a few features I find to be the best. The first being the rugged rubber case. I have no worries of using this for 8+ hours, repeatedly picking up and setting down. The second sort of adds to the first, because it automatically shuts off after inactivity to save battery. Third is the inflate/deflate option allowing you to set all tires to the manufacturer specifications seamlessly whether they are higher or lower intially. Lastly, is the precision which if you have ever had to relearn TPMS this will come in vary handy with the variety in relearn procedures that some times call for deflating or inflating all tires to a certain PSI.
I would like to clarify this review pertains to the use in a shop where performing inspections on every car which include tire PSI be set to manufacturer specifications is part of the job. So I am confident in recommending this for anyone using it for this purpose or even just at home. If the battery installation is still leaving you hesitant, then you can just pay the additional $70 to have the Matco or Snap-on rep install them in their branded inflator for you.