You guys can also message me on here if you'd like to order. As stated, I'm charging $35 for these handmade parts. I machine them from Delrin barstock on my lathe out in the shop after I've finished my day job and put the kids to bed. To lower the price, I'd need to commission the use of a CNC to knock out a large quantity of em with minimal labor.The guy who makes the adapter has his email on the video. Remove AT to email him. pondomotoATgmail.com. I got mine in 2 days from Calif.
I have the Milwaukee M18 version of the compact blower and have also purchased the adapter from Kelsey. It works perfectly and I couldn't be happier with the blower and the adapter. I just happened to already have the m18 batteries.
My only complaint with the blower is that you cannot lock the nozzle to the intake for deflation purposes as you can with the Mikita.
The problem with most of those 12V inflators is that their flow rate is very low in order to keep the power down at their maximum rated pressure. As a result, when you're running them with essentially zero back pressure, they hardly flow anything. Nominally,the Makita blower flows about 10X as much as the best 12V inflators out there. On the other hand, you could fill a small tank to peak pressure over a longer period of time, then regulate it down to the raft inflation pressure at the time of use. This would allow for a very quick fill of the raft, assuming your tank and pressure we're sized accordingly.Does anyone have any experience using the various off-road 12v tire inflators that are available. I'd like to buy on that could pull dual duty (inflate rafts and also truck tires if needed). The ones I have looked at seem to be powerfull enough. The only problem that I see would be the air hose piece. Also if you are using the 12v power source (car battery/outlet) does one need to keep the vehicle running?
Good practice is to keep the valve open when inflating to shape and close it then top off with a hand pump.The problem with most of those 12V inflators is that their flow rate is very low in order to keep the power down at their maximum rated pressure. As a result, when you're running them with essentially zero back pressure, they hardly flow anything.
No doubt. I guess my point is that the $550 ARB twin compressor (very popular 12V high flow inflator) flows 6 CFM at no load while the Makita blower is at around 90 CFM. Best to keep the motor running since it will take 15 times longer to fill... ;-)Good practice is to keep the valve open when inflating to shape and close it then top off with a hand pump.
I'm going to try the Ryobi option as well - thanks for this pic. I already have a bunch of their tools and was looking for a new battery/charger anyway. For $84, seems like a worthy option. Can also easy carry in my regular boat for inflatables too.I'll second the Ryobi. It's lightweight, compact, cheap. I can blow up more than one raft, my packraft, my big agnes sleeping pad. Deflates as well. Amazing! I added a little bit of vinyl tubing to make it seal better on all of the above mentioned items.
Is this the 6001?I use the Makita knock off from Amazon(Kimo) and love it over the old car battery hook up pump I used to have. I have experimented with various adapters including the rubber piece that goes on my k pump. You don't really need one but you can probably make one with things you have laying around your garage - electricians tape and a soda bottle...
The blower has a bunch of other uses which I always like for gear - inflates and deflates boats quickly, blows the boat dry and gets a lot of the sand and dirt off, gets a campfire raging, vacuums the dust out of tents, and it does a halfway decent job of blowing off my patio.