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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
good pump, nonstandard fiitings makes replacement/repair impossible
on March 24, 2009
PROS: I use this pump to inflate my large truck tires after a day a 4-wheeling in the backcountry. It's a good pump, adequate air flow, will inflate eight 31-33" tires from 10psi to 40psi without overheating, at about 4 min per tire. Will overheat if you try to fill tires on third truck without letting it cool for 5-10 min first. A few friend of mine also use the same pump and are happy with it, it's very popular with offroad enthusiasts and has been extensively reviewed on 4x4 bulletin boards. At this price, it's difficult to go wrong.
CONS: However, after two years of use, the O-ring inside the chuck on the air hose tore and so was rendered inoperable. I have had great difficulty trying to find a replacement o-ring or hose assembly. The nipple and chuck are of a type unlike any of the (several) standards in use here in the USA so you can't simply get a new hose (it won't fit). The nipple thread isn't even 1/4" diameter, so you can't simply replace the nipple to US standards. This means you can't find a replacement hose and the compressor cannot be connected to an air tank if you have one. The solution: drill out hole and use tap+die kit to rethread to 1/4" so I could replace the nipple to an American standard fitting and use a replacement chuck+air hose available anywhere.
BOTTOM LINE: Good compressor which hasn't failed me yet, but the nonstandard air fittings make repair/replacement a pain, one many people will not want to deal with (especially if you don't have a tap+die set already since they are not cheap). If you fit in that category, you'll have to throw away your compressor when your hose fails.