Black & Decker ASI300 Review 2017

High Performance InflatorIf you have ever had to drive around looking for a gas station with an air pump, so you could use it to inflate the tires that went flat on bikes, you know how irritating that can be.

Of course, tires on a bicycle are not the only reason why it’s handy to have an inflater like the Black and Decker ASI300 Air Station Inflator.

You can plug the inflator into a regular socket to use as an inflator around the house. More importantly though, you can also take it with you wherever you go.

Nothing is worse than being at the water park and your kids are playing with the inflatable water rings, when all of sudden one or more goes flat.

If you have ever tried to blow up a rubber ring with nothing more than the air in your lungs, then you will know what I mean.

Beach toys, camping out – for anything that goes flat and needs air, wherever you are, this can be a tear saver! The inflator has 160 PSI so it can easily take on pumping up those tires on bikes or lawnmowers or kids’ inflatable toys within minutes. But it also has the power to pump air into bigger items like an air mattress.

When you’re filling up the object with air, you won’t have the inconvenient task of using a separate pressure gauge to check the pressure because the inflator has an integrated gauge that checks the pressure for you.

Over inflation is never a problem because you input the amount of pressure you want and the tool will stop pumping when that level is reached. The gauge is lit, making it easy to see if you’re using it in the dark.

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Key Specifications

  • Can be used for all home inflation such as air mattresses, air beds etc
  • Works well on bikes, lawnmower tire and even car tires
  • Good for using with inflatable pool or outdoor toys
  • Good for balls

Because the inflator is small and portable, it’s the perfect take along when you go out on the boat. It can inflate any blow up toys or rafts – and since you can use it with your vehicle’s cigarette lighter socket, you’ll always have a power source available.

When you purchase the inflator, you also get the nozzle as well as an extension nozzle. Also included is a needle inflator and two cords and plugs, one at 120 volts and one at 12 volts.

It’s compact with inside unit storage for the accessories. Because it only weighs 6.1 pounds, if you’re travelling around your area or are on the road on a trip, this inflator is extremely handy to have along because in case you have a flat tire, you won’t end up stuck on the side of the road. The inflator has a two year warranty.

Review Summary

If you take the time to read all of the reviews you will see that this one divides opinion. On average is rated at a 74& customer satisfaction by buyers. Personally I prefer to see at least an 80% rating. With over 4,000 buyer reviews this one does sell really well and although it is not that good on inflating car tires, it does a good job on everything else.

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The bottom line is that this is not a mechanic’s air compressor so it is going to be slow. The fact that it has an automatic cut-off stops you having to sit about waiting for it to work.

You can attach it and then let it do its thing. Unfortunately if you want an inflator that is fast, you do need to spend a great deal more than what you will pay for this one.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun