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Offline Cheese

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Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:56 AM »
One of those little annoyances that never seems to go away is adjusting the air pressure in your tires when you have a TPMS (tire-pressure monitoring system) on an automobile.

Add air...check car monitor...remove some air...check car monitor...add some more air...check car monitor. [eek]  It's just an endless progression that if it finally yields all the tires to be within 2-3# of each other...well that's good enough.

Worse yet, you may have a couple of those large SUV/truck tires that need more air than usual, so that the 4 gallon portable air tank that you use has to be refilled several times and the air compressor is in the basement.  [crying]

I stumbled on this new item from Milwaukee and it sure is slick.

You can purchase the tool only for $69:   https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Specialty-Tools/2475-20

Or the tool, battery & charger for $159:   https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Specialty-Tools/2475-21XC

Photo 1: Attach the inflator to the tire and it reads out the air pressure.

Photo 2: Now dial in how much pressure you want in the tire.

Photo 3: Push the start button and the the tire will be inflated to the correct value and the inflator will then turn off. This took all of 15-20 seconds.  [cool]

Photo 4: This is the end result when you look at the dashboard monitor.

With a 4.0 Ah battery, fully charged, Milwaukee says the pump will run for 20 minutes. That's probably enough run time to fill all 4 truck tires when they're completely flat. Just attach, set and walk away.

This thing should also work well on motorcycle tires.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2018, 11:13 AM by Cheese »

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 12:02 PM »
I have a Ryobi that does indeed work very well on motorcycle tires, camper tires, garden tractor tires, inflatable kayaks, etc.  I've never had to use it on a car or truck tire, but it seems to work well.  Got mine before the Milwaukee one came out.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 03:07 PM »
@Cheese   Thanks for the review! Thanks to the set it and walk away target psi I might have to get that inflator.

Offline denovo

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 03:13 PM »
Will the pump inflate truck tires to 80psi?  That would save me a ton of time rotating tires on my truck

Offline Cheese

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 05:28 PM »
Will the pump inflate truck tires to 80psi?  That would save me a ton of time rotating tires on my truck

Milwaukee quotes a max pressure of 120 psi. They also say it takes 4 minutes to fill a LT truck tire to 35-45 psi. When I was bumping the tire from 33 to 35 psi, that literally took 10-15 seconds. I was amazed.

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 10:19 PM »
Home Depot offers the compressor for $79 with a 2.0Ah battery. So for $10 more you get another...2.0Ah battery. Saw it in store a couple days ago when I was picking up supplies for a job.

I thought about getting one for our other car, but having a 12 volt compressor that connects directly to the car battery means it will work 2 years later without worrying about the battery being dead. Viair is one of the leaders. I keep an air compressor and a plug kit in our travel vehicle, with a 200 piece Dewalt tool kit, and some other possibly needed tools.

Offline Tinker

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 04:05 AM »
A great idea. What is the weight? In your pics it looks like the gauge is very visible. All my air gauges I can hardly read without my reading glasses.

I have a tire monitoring system on our car. Only twice in 2 years have the tires been out of balance. Had we been far from home, and out in the boonies, it would have been a PITA. This looks like an easily stowable item and all one has to check is the battery life before going on a trip.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 09:02 AM »
A great idea. What is the weight? In your pics it looks like the gauge is very visible. All my air gauges I can hardly read without my reading glasses.

It's basically a 6" cube...weight is maybe 2#. The fill hose, screws on to the Shrader air valve so it's a simple attach, set and walk away process.

Yesterday, I used it to top off the wheelbarrow tire. It also comes with a ball inflation needle, a Presta chuck & an inflator nozzle so anything from footballs to air mattresses can be filled.

It would be perfect on a boat so rather than leaving the water toys inflated all the time, just inflate them when you need them.  [big grin]





« Last Edit: May 20, 2018, 11:22 AM by Cheese »

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2018, 10:45 AM »
At Acme Tools it’s $70, no tax (most states), free shipping, and if you buy at least $100 worth of Milwaukee stuff there is a $20 off coupon.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2018, 11:29 AM »
At Acme Tools it’s $70, no tax (most states), free shipping, and if you buy at least $100 worth of Milwaukee stuff there is a $20 off coupon.

Unfortunately I'm in Minnesota so there was sales tax.  [crying]

The good news is, I ordered it on Tuesday and received it on Thursday. Two day service at no additional up-charge. [cool]

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Milwaukee 12V Compact Air Compressor
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2018, 06:42 PM »
I’ve been saying for more than a year that I can’t believe Makita hasn’t already done this in their Cordless lineup... I mean seriously, they have Fans and a Coffee Maker, but no tire inflator...I think it’s great Milwaukee came out with it. I already have Car Battery Operated Comprsssors in both of our Minis’, so no need for me on this compressor. But congratulations anyway.... [thumbs up]
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