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    New park shop inflator


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    where is it made and how much does it cost?
    Just bought a "Presta-flater" and not impressed.

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    About $150, and probably made in china, like the rest of their pumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LWright View Post
    where is it made and how much does it cost?
    Just bought a "Presta-flater" and not impressed.

    I have had a prestaflator for awhile.

    It does the job well. I haven't had an reliability problems with it. It does feel oddly lightweight next to other quality air tools I've used. and I don't like how stiff that stupid little hose is. makes it hard to get it where I want it and still read the gauge sometimes.

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    About half the cost. Should last a lifetime in the home shop


    Amazon.com: Problem Solvers Air-Bob Universal Tire Inflator
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    New park shop inflator

    Do those POS type (3 gal, cheap) compressors accept these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    About half the cost. Should last a lifetime in the home shop


    Amazon.com: Problem Solvers Air-Bob Universal Tire Inflator
    This looks like a fraken-pump, but if it works, the price is certainly more reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Do those POS type (3 gal, cheap) compressors accept these?
    Don't see why not. Tires don't require much CFMs to air up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    This looks like a fraken-pump, but if it works, the price is certainly more reasonable.
    We've used this in the shop for quite some time.

    However you can buy just the head for about $8 and make your own. I bought one of these Dual Chuck Tire Inflator with Dial Gauge from Habor Freight for $8 and modified it by taking the rubber hose off and putting the metal tube in its place. I then pulled the chuck head off and put on the Problem Solver head. So for over 2 years I've been using my $16 set up without issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhymel View Post
    We've used this in the shop for quite some time.

    However you can buy just the head for about $8 and make your own. I bought one of these Dual Chuck Tire Inflator with Dial Gauge from Habor Freight for $8 and modified it by taking the rubber hose off and putting the metal tube in its place. I then pulled the chuck head off and put on the Problem Solver head. So for over 2 years I've been using my $16 set up without issue.
    Do you have a photo of yours? I was actually just looking at the harbor freight tool just recently. Does yours work with presta valves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Do you have a photo of yours? I was actually just looking at the harbor freight tool just recently. Does yours work with presta valves?

    The Problem Solvers head will do both presta and schrader valves. I rigged mine to be quick release because I use this with a regular air chuck for my cars but originally I had the head directly mounted to the metal tube.




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    New park shop inflator

    Great idea.

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    $10 for this

    Cut off the schrader chuck and add this for $16.

    You can pick up the inflator at any hardware store, but will most likely have to get the silca chuck shipped to you. So for not even $35 after shipping you've got yourself a solid, regulated-flow presta chuck with a gauge. That's half the price of the Problem Solver's Air-Bob, which is half of what Park's inflator costs.

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    'squatch et al, good stuff here. I'm going to get me a little DIY project started shortly.

    The silca head is a great idea. My current pump tends to bend the presta screw when the lever is lifted. Then, I would like to add a quick release fitting to have a regular schrader valve available for use with the gauge too.

    I have HF coupons burning a hole in my wallet

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    You've already got the schrader chuck, too...the one you'll cut off the inflator

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