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#1 1-3-2-4

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:49 AM

Anyone know of a good one?

I have a Campbell Hausfeld AU1102 that I got from walmart about 2 years ago.. what I hate about it is one reading shows one pressure (most of the time low) then I check it again without adding anymore air and now it's like 5-10 lbs higher which drives me nuts...

I'm thinking about going back to a mechanical gauge.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:36 AM

I ended up going back to a mechanical gauge because it gives better resolution for small pressure changes.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:05 PM

mech for sure......




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Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:56 PM

I like the mechanical gauges with a dial gauge on them. I've got a couple of them with magnets that I have stuck around the shop. Much more accurate than the old stick style.

I haven't used the digitals but upgradeing to the dial gauges was a big improvement for me. I don't need another battery powered device in the shop - I have enough flashlights and head-lamps and such as it is :rolleyes:

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:26 PM

Do have a point.. any dial one or do or are some better then others?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:28 PM

Dial does it best I bet......might have to go swoop me up one today:banana:








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Posted 19 August 2010 - 01:05 AM

I just pickup the $3 one's that advertise that "Slime" tire sealant. They are small and have a magnet on the stem - I stick them to my tool box and rolling cart so they are handy.

Not a big $ item but I wouldn't really want an expensive one that I might lose or break. I just look for something easy to read with a metal casing and a decent magnet that's not going to fall off my box.

Huge improvement over the pen style one's though and well worth having a couple of them so you can always locate one.

If I did a lot of tire work I would pickup a high-quality inflation chuck with a built in pressure indicator. But it's not on the top of my list.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:39 AM

Tried checking my pressure for S&G with the pen style and guess what happened...yup the gauge thing shot out of the top and snapped. Now I guess it is DEF time for a new one, and those SLIME ones where what I had in mind, saw them at Wal Mart when getting some bike tubes about a week ago......TWILIGHT ZONE...whuuuu whuuu whuuuo. (Awesome sound effect from the tv show)





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Posted 19 August 2010 - 03:15 PM

[quote name='Nomad_Brad']...yup the gauge thing shot out of the top and snapped. [quote]

Now that's funny! I always wondered what would happen if one let go!




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