We spotted the new Ridgid 18V cordless air inflator, model R87044. It was announced a couple of months ago, and is now shipping as a bare tool for Ridgid cordless power tool users.
The new Ridgid cordless inflator is one of the most compact designs we’ve seen, and works with Ridgid 18V Li-ion cordless power tool batteries or 12V auto DC ports thanks to the included power adapter.
Features include a 2″ digital pressure gauge, auto-shutoff sensor, quick connect air chuck, on-board hose storage, 20″ hose, rotating dial for setting the desired inflation pressure, and a manual inflation override trigger switch.
The inflator also comes with a couple of accessory nozzles – a ball inflation pin, brass Presta chuck (for bike tires), and an nozzle for use with inflatable toys and other such devices.
The Ridgid cordless inflator can reach pressures of up to 150 PSI.
Price: $69 for the bare tool
The new Ridgid 18V inflator looks quite compact – it measures 10.63″ x 8.32″ x 3.78″, and it weighs 1.35 lbs without a battery.
All in all, I’d say this inflator has a very appealing design.
Some users might prefer it to have a boxier shape, for self-supporting while inflating their tires, but you can probably still set this down while it’s doing its thing.
It looks to be a solid new part of the Ridgid 18V cordless power tool lineup.
If you’re looking for a similarly styled cordless inflator but haven’t bought into Ridgid’s 18V lineup, there’s also the Ryobi P737DKN, which is a complete kit priced at $69 at the time of this posting.
This Ryobi cordless inflator doesn’t look to have an automatic shut-off switch, but it does feature a 150 PSI max pressure, digital gauge, schrader valve tire chuck, and 20″ hose with built-in storage clip. It also comes with a Ryobi 18V One+ 1.5Ah Li-ion battery and charger.
Ridgid’s design is also not too unlike Makita’s 12V cordless inflator, which has large rubber feet for self-supporting it during use. The Makita can only inflate up to 120 PSI, but also has an auto-stop pressure sensor and backlit pressure gauge display.