on 17 October 2009
I wanted a sturdy pump with a pressure gauge that was going to last me a long time and I think this one fits the bill.
The pump is mostly metal and has a good solid feel about it with it's oversized shaft.
The air-head is a tight fit and needs to be pushed home very well to get it to lock on to the valve properly.
Pumping is easy as you have very good leverage with the extra wide grip on the handle and large foot pads to stand on. I have pumped a cycle tyre up to 110psi with very little effort, but it did take a little while longer than I expected - but still just under a minute. Car and Motorcycle tyres are no problem as well with the nice long hose.
The pressure gauge display is marked out into 5psi increments so precise measurements are a little difficult to get right, but the dial is very easy to read with it being situated on the top of the pump.
The hose hooks around a lug on the bottom of the pump and has a plastic lug on the head that fits into a hole near the gauge for easy storage.
All in all this pump looks and feels like a pump that will give a good few years of service before needing to be repaired of replaced. I highly recommend this item.