At-Home Tire Inflation

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I had a real cheapo auto tire inflator that lasted a few years and that little piston had all it could take and had a cardiac arrest. Looking for a recommendation on a decent unit for home use. My biggest tires are on the F150 (275/60/20) with the remaining typical 17 and 18" SUV/wagon type of tire.
 
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Does it have to be AC powered? Does DC work?

I've had pretty good luck with the middle tier DC tire inflater from Harbor freight (I think it's like $80, clamps onto the battery).
 
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I have been happy with this one. It is far superior to their M12 version:

I have that and the M12. The M18 is by far superior, but the M12 would be better for an in car compressor. Although I did discover this weekend that the M18 hose will not get into the front wheels on my Super Duty, I ordered an angled adapter so it can work.
 
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I have that and the M12. The M18 is by far superior, but the M12 would be better for an in car compressor. Although I did discover this weekend that the M18 hose will not get into the front wheels on my Super Duty, I ordered an angled adapter so it can work.
I ordered a quick release adapter for the M12. Haven't used it yet. The M12 screw on is OK...
 
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I've got a HF Ultra Quiet Fortress air compressor that works very well. 2 gallon tank. It's pretty heavy but it is much quieter than any compressor I've had before. Around $190. The quietness is worth it to me.
 
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