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MulberryBank
Mar 15 , 2009
It is all about maintaining it's battery
I use it maintain pressure in my garden-tracker tires. This is my 3rd model. Am very happy with the job it does and it's ease of use and portability. Hubby told me to let the battery run-down or it would lose it's ability to get a full-charge. Then I read the responses here and the booklet! Well open my eyes! Do Not let the battery run all the way down! This little baby is still happily humming-up my tractor tires! Love-it!
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Flobaby
Oct 9 , 2008
Do Not buy this
I got this air compressor as a Christmas gift from a member of my family in 2007 It was a product I really looked forward to where as I would not have to plug it in when using. As it turns out, this is absolutely the worse Craftsman product that I have EVER used. I have used it twice and charged it up each time. The unit will not charge up. If you get this compressor you will have to charge it up all the time even if you do not use it . I have never been as disatisfied and disapointed with any product, as I have been with this unit. I'll get a real replacement. It won't be another of these though."
 

MulberryBank

Canton, MI

Oct 12 , 2012
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I love this machine but I think it is out of production now

As I cannot find it. True, it needs to be replaced every few years as the battery gives out, but it is the perfect size for me to tote around and fill the garden-tractor and bicycle tires. I have had 4 of them. Could not find one last time around. Now I have one that is larger and needs to be plugged-in. I would buy this item again.


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SIMPLYLIN

Cincinnati, OH

Apr 11 , 2012
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Craftsman 12 volt air compressor/inflator rechargeable

After a few flat tires, I purchased this handy inflator which works quite well. Now I use it on my bicycles to keep the tires inflated. At first I was a little scared of this mechanical tool when it operated, but not to worry, it did the job at the right inflation amount, and I keep it in the truck of the car for an emergency, I was actually able to drive to my local Sears Auto repair shop after using this and they repaired my tire which was covered under by extended tire warranty. It makes a great gift too for everyone in the family who drives a car or rides a bike.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mallie1

Dunsmuir, CA

Mar 11 , 2012
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Craftsman 12 volt Air Compressor/Inflator-Life Saver

We keep this unit in our minivan. We've had to change a flat tire only to find the spare tire just as flat. We hook the cordless air compressor up to the tire and we're ready to continue our journey in no time at all. It's also handy at the lake to fill water toys with air for the kids.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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sisterpurl

Sioux Falls, SD

Mar 8 , 2012
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Doesn't last

I have bought 4 of these in the past. None of them have lasted more than a year. Luckily, I get the replacement plan on it so I can get a new one each time but the hassle to do so is not even worth it, the engine has burned out, the cord has come off, and the pressure had stopped putting out.


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barbcintexas

Spring, TX

Jan 3 , 2012
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outlasted warranty but that was about it

We have owned this compressor for 18 months.  Worked just fine at first.  Tried to use it today and although it makes a great deal of noise and sounds like it is trying hard to work, it actually does nothing more than just make noise.  Very disappointing.  We own quite a number of other Craftsman products and have been generally pretty happy with them.  This has certainly not proven to be upto the standard that we had expected.


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Notcho

Macomb, MI

Oct 24 , 2011
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Craftsman products are junk

As with all Craftsman products I have previously owned and thrown away, this compressor is junk.  The nozzle will no longer adhere to the tire valve stem thus rendering it useless........Would I buy another?  No Way!


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pacltut

Sumner, WA

Jul 7 , 2011
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Don' buy this product

I have had this compressor for about (3) years and it hasn't worked for the last year. I thought it was because the battery needed charging, but after I had it on the charger for (4) days it still does not work. I believe it is locked up. I plan on returning it to Sears and see if they will stand behind this product, even if they will replace it with something in equal value. I certainly don't want another one of these and would not reccommend it to anybody. Pacltut Sumner, Wa.


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njfuzzy

Bloomingdale, NJ

Feb 7 , 2011
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switch brok

I ended up having to replace the battery after a year as I could not remember to keep it charged. It was not cheap to buy a new battery especially with shipping (purchased from a battery specialty store on the internet). Then within a month of replacing the battery, the three way switch broke and fried the circuit board. It was somewhat slow to fill up tires. It is pretty heavy with the battery and compressor.


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pauldeg

Woodstock, GA

Dec 12 , 2010
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Overpriced junk

After 2 returns for replacement because of dead battery the motor has died.

Complete and utter junk.


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bella446

North Salem, NY

Dec 3 , 2010
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Okay for basic inflating

I've had this thing for about 7 or 8 years now, I use it for inflating tires, balls, etc.  works ok for a relatively inexpensive product.  Holds a charge for a long, long time. Takes awhile to pump up auto and other large tires.  My only major gripe is that the rubber inside the locking nozzle has worn out and you have sit there and hold it on the tire valve or it will slip off, and it does not appear to be easy to replace the hose/nozzle as it has press fittings at both the nozzle and machine end


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Mongocherry

Tampa, FL

Oct 30 , 2010
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INDISPENSABLE FOR BASIC INFLATING

This portable compressor is great for  the garage for basic inflating. It beats having a hand pump, or a portable compressor that you have to plug into a lighter or other outlet. It's light weight, and easy to carry. My gripe--and only gripe? I've had it two years approximately--and now it's blowing fuses. I can't find the problem and Sears does not repair equipment like this--so it's now a useless garage paperweight. I thought Craftsman made better products, and that Sears would at least offer repairs.


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melnek

Arnold, MD

Sep 13 , 2010
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Lasts, but no maintenance/repair capability?

I have had this for years, great portable compressor!  HOse broke, now I cannot figure out how to get it open or how to order parts.  It looks like reading other threads that there will not be any parts available...????

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dornt

Yelm, WA

May 3 , 2010
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Craftsman convenience and quality.

Very useful and convenant. All you have to do is keep it charged. I live on a small farm and tinker with toys of the grown-up type,this is a time -saver.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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budlange

Leechburg, PA

Mar 28 , 2010
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Very satisfied. Have had 2 of them. Each lasted 7 years plus.

I'm ready to buy a third one. New one looks identical, so I'm assuming it will last as long as the first two. The first one I bought in the mid 1990's lasted until December of 2002, at least seven years, before failing due to a burnt out compressor motor. I used it on a regular basis to pump up the tires on my old pickup. I took it on trips everywhere and helped a lot of people out of jams. I purchased the second one on December 26, 2002. This one also had a lot of use and finally burnt out in February of 2010. After this failure, I finally read the warning printed on the bottom of the unit, stating that the unit should be stopped after 5 minutes to prevent it from overheating. I can't count the number of times I ran it beyond 5 minutes.

Replacing the battery has never been a concern. I'm amazed at how infrequently I had to charge it. I guess I might complain about the battery, if I wanted to take one out of the second pump, which I still have, and save it as a spare for the next one.

What a great concept and product!

 

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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flgailann

Highland City, FL

Dec 3 , 2009
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Awesome to have on hand

This is really a nice item to have on hand, even for us single females! Have had tires with slow leaks, and this helped me get to a place to get the tire fixed. It helps me keep my tires properly inflated, to help gas mileage, and to save wear on the tires. BTW, it has ALSO helped me out recently when some jokester left the air out of one of my tires one night! I keep it charged up, ready to use. It is an item you won't be sorry you buy/own. Have had mine at least 4-5 years now, and still going strong. I also like I can check/fill tires in my drive, instead of at gas stations, where you have to PAY for their air. To me, is a must-have.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mrtoolspro

Lilburn, GA

Dec 1 , 2009
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Five years or more perfect service.

Worked for bicycle to RV tires flawlessly. Had to charge every two or three months. The switch was bumped on in the trunk and was on for a month or more ruining the battery as it will not charge now. Bummer I can not replace that. I will buy another though as it saved me and many others from changing tires on the roadside. Great product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TokenGimp

Saint Paul Park, MN

Oct 22 , 2009
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Very reliable compressor for all my wheelchair & handbike tires.

This will be my 6th Craftsman rechargeable compressor/inflator one was left behind on vacation, one got seriously dropped and it still worked, but only to about 30 pounds, one was stolen from my garage.  My last two inflators were ldentical to this model which have lasted nearly 10 years. The key is not to follow charging instructions. Once the battery is charged unplug the unit. Do NOT use them more than 10-12 minutes continuously without letting them cool down. DO NOT use as a cell phone charger too often regularly or battery life will suffer. I have really come to rely on these units as they are very dependable. I inflate my wheelchair tires regularly to 100PSI and higher for my racing chair tires. The gauge is fairly accurate. and at a race we filled dozens of tires on a full charge w/o any loss of energy. I'm buying my third one in 15 years. The compressor is still good, but to replace battery the unit must be dismantled. I'll take the old one apart after I get my new one. I would like a fresh battery like on other power tools, but then the compressor would get hot and burn out quicker anyway! They are not to replace stopping at the gas station and using a commercial unit for your car and truck tires. Great for footballs, soccerballs, bikes etc, not mattresses and pool toys or other high volume low pressure items, for that use the shopvac.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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upacreek

Seagoville, TX

Sep 1 , 2009
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love my charger but a tenant swiped my AC charging unit!

I love my charger but a tenant swiped the AC charging unit and I don't know where to get another one.   Does Sears sell these, too?   whatever info anyone can provide, I would appreciate

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jeeperpilot

Independence, OH

Jun 19 , 2009
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If You Have Tires, You Should Have This

The Craftsman 12 volt Air Compressor/Inflator, Rechargeable/Cordless, is a must have if you own anything with tires.  This unit is light weight, portable, and powerful.  This inflator can be run off of a rechargeable battery, household electrical socket, or a vehicle power outlet (12V).  It quiet for an aircompressor/inflator.  It does not jump all around all over the floor when in use.  The nice features include storage for your hose, which is a great length at two feet, storage for the two power supplies, and storage three nozzle adapters which is included with the unit.  Another nice feature includes a quick connect/disconnect for the high pressure air hose.  There is a built in pressure gauge that is easy to read.  If you are not ready for an actual air compressor then this unit is for you.  Every home/vehicle owner should invest into a unit like this.  This would be perfect for emergencies as it is portable, and does not take forever to inflate something either.  Remember to charge it when you bring it home.  I used it to fill one tire, total of a minute and a half, then threw it on charge.  According to the owner's manual you must charge it for a total of twelve to fifteen hours.  Also according to the display the unit will let you know when you need to charge it, the yellow light will come on.  The best thing that I found was to let the compressor charge over night.  If you own something with tires or inflateables, you should own this compressor.  It is worth the extra couple of dollars over the other models.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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delos2

Kings Park, NY

May 10 , 2009
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Craftsman?

Craftsmen need tools to work when they are supposed to. Craftsmen take things apart when they don't to see why. Compressor worked OK until valve in compressor head fell apart and siezed unit. Took apart to fix but it turns out there are no replacement parts available so you throw out a $50 "emergency" tool for lack of a 10 cent replacement part. Won't be replacing with another Craftsman unit.


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delos2

Kings Park, NY

May 10 , 2009
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Craftsman?

Craftsmen need tools to work when they are supposed to. Craftsmen take things apart when they don't to see why. Compressor worked OK until valve in compressor head fell apart and siezed unit. Took apart to fix but it turns out there are no replacement parts available so you throw out a $50 "emergency" tool for lack of a 10 cent replacement part. Won't be replacing with another Craftsman unit.


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MulberryBank

, Stuck in the middle with you

Mar 15 , 2009
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It is all about maintaining it's battery

I use it maintain pressure in my garden-tracker tires. This is my 3rd model. Am very happy with the job it does and it's ease of use and portability. Hubby told me to let the battery run-down or it would lose it's ability to get a full-charge. Then I read the responses here and the booklet! Well open my eyes! Do Not let the battery run all the way down! This little baby is still happily humming-up my tractor tires! Love-it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JAMESHOP

, MICHIGAN

Nov 17 , 2008
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5 stars

I HAD THIS UNIT FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS AND IT WAS A FANTASTIC PIECE OF EQUIPMENT. I KEPT IT IN MY CAR AND ONLY HAD TO RE-CHARGE IT A FEW TIMES PER YEAR. MY UNIT JUST CRAPPED OUT AFTER SO MANY YEARS AND I AM DELIGHTED TO SEE THAT I CAN STILL PURCHASE THE SAME MACHINE.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Tootsie1

Springfield, Ohio

Oct 31 , 2008
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Craftsman 12V Air Compressor/Inflator,Rechargeabl

Bought this item a few months ago for the purpose of inflating automobile tires, basketballs and bicycle tires. We have used it and love it!! It is people friendly which means it is very easy to use. It is quiet, mobile and gets the job done. I would recommend it to anyone who is tired of paying for air and getting frustrated in the process. The item I am referring to is product number 02875116000.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JoinNRA

Hartford, WI

Oct 23 , 2008
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Super Handy...

Has worked flawlessly for almost 2 years. Bought 2 more as presents; will buy another for my other car. A valve adapter that needs to be applied carefully may be the cause of other users' complaints regarding pump/motor failure: attach it incorrectly and air won't reach the tire; only the hose inflates. This will fry a motor on the first try! 6-years of selling battery operated devices has proven to me that almost no one applies the initial charge properly. I followed the instructions to the letter and only need to charge mine every 6 MONTHS! I inflate tires in 4 cars, weekly.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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