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Old 11-01-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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Hey guys, can anyone out there recommend a digital tire pressure guage?
Indeed.
Up until recently I liked analog dial gauges even though it is hard to find a quality one that lasts. The digitals I tried were always inaccurate and didn't last very long.

I happened to be in Sears about a year ago and noticed their digital tire gauge was on sale. I looked at the features and figured I'd give it a shot, especially since Sears has a good return policy. Well let me tell you the thing is spot on accurate, illuminates with a bright blue background with large numbers, has a light to see valve stems at night, and even a pressure relief valve that allows to you take the air out of the tire while holding it in place for a reading.

Here is a link;

Sears.com

It is still working fine, with no indication of the battery needing to be replaced.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:08 AM
 
Location: SW France
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A friend recommended this one.
Amazon.com: Moroso 89575 0-60 PSI Digital Tire Pressure Gauge: Automotive

Can anyone comment on this brand?
Was hoping to find an American made one however I think I am about 40 years too late.
No you're not!

Accu-Gage by G.H. Meiser

I have one.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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I use the Astro Digital inflator sold by Amazon. It inflates; deflates and has digital gauge. Same as one Snap On sells and I have found it very accurate. I have checked it against some very expensive gauges friends have. At about 59.00 dollars can't be beat ;IMO.

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Old 11-01-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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No one has mentioned the old pencil-style gauges. I recall them being fairly accurate. How can you tell a gauge is accurate anyway?
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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No you're not!

Accu-Gage by G.H. Meiser

I have one.
I think its more about assembled in US of parts made who knows now days.
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: SW France
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No one has mentioned the old pencil-style gauges. I recall them being fairly accurate. How can you tell a gauge is accurate anyway?

We used to check them on calibrated pressure lines at work (research labs) years ago.

The cheap pencil gauges I had were not particularly accurate.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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No one has mentioned the old pencil-style gauges. I recall them being fairly accurate. How can you tell a gauge is accurate anyway?
I have one but it's not accurate. Or I'm not using it right. I dunno. I prefer the digital one.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:04 PM
 
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I got one that lights up in a nice blue readout but like the old fashion ones with the offset just as much.
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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It is easy not to use a pressure gauge correctly. Just hand one to someone who has never used it. They'll let more air out than anything.
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Thanks for reminding me why I just have a tire shop fill up for free.
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