I received a BLACK+DECKER™ 20V MAX* Multi-Purpose Inflator for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
We never really think of the value a proper inflator provides until we actually need one. A couple of days ago, I ran into a situation where I was fixing up a broken moving dolly. The dolly was a fairly expensive one but had been battered about and It was so bad, I had to replace all the nuts on the tires because they were sheared off. When I fixed it up, I realized that the tires were flat on it. My boss had an inflator but the cord had recently been stolen rendering it useless.
Testing Out The Black+Decker Inflator
I knew that I had this inflator at home and decided that it would be a really good opportunity to test it out. I can say this, It easily surpassed expectations. For other inflators that I have watched pump up car tires before. A person sits there by their car waiting for an hour or so for their tire to pump up enough to move the car. So I planned it out, I would hook up the inflator. Then I would go off and do a couple things before switching tires.
Not exactly how it worked out. I hooked up the inflator, turned it on and in 5 secs it had the first tire pumped up. Moved on to the next the same thing. I never tried it on anything larger. However, I do know that my kids have some balls that need to be inflated as well so that will be the next project.
There are a few interesting details with this inflator that I really love. It has both a cigarette lighter plug as well as a wall plug built right in. There are no wires to lose because they are built right in. While the unit is shipped without the battery, it does also accept the 20V Max batteries, this is great for me as I already have a number of Black+Decker tools using this battery type which makes it a great fit for my tool selection.