Reviews and Problems with Black & Decker ASI300
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Designed to fail and costs the consumer more to fix it than it's worth.
crew1, Black & Decker
13 January 2012
Summary: Just like all other Black and Decker tools I have owned over the past 30 years this is clearly a throw away item. What a waste of resourses. Fuse failed only after about 10 uses. Do you think B&D would build this item with a fuse you could replace yourself? That would mean they would have to actually think about the consumer and manufacturing a good item. Why should they if they could force the consumer to come back and buy another one.
Pros: The box it came in was nice, but B&D probably didn't make that.
Cons: The name Black and Decker. No stars should be an option for this review.
Summary: Fuse for AC operation apparently blew over the weekend and pump will not work now. Pump is about 2 years old but gets very little use. I concur with all of the criticisms; in fact we used to grab our old B&D air station rather than use the new ACI300 just because it was so awkward to use.
Pros: Nothing, really.
Cons: See all the other reviews. B&D, you need to get your act together, and soon.
Summary: Works as advertised and automatic shutoff is nice feature, but the overall design is terrible: 12V cord blocks power switch (should be removable), air hose is too short, valve made of plastic (doubt long service life), etc.
Pros: Automatic shutoff
Cons: Overall design is terrible; in fact, it is inexcusably bad plastic valve short air hose
Summary: I was able to use the AC side of the unit exactly twice before the fuse blew. Having read all of the other reviews on here I see that everyone else experienced the same problem. Find it very hard to believe that B&D is doing nothing about this problem. I find these types of problems to be very common with B&D products and have decided that this will be my last B&D product that I purchase.
Pros: Worked well ONCE if you can consider that a pro.
Summary: Product worked for a few months. The end that clamps on to the tire valve failed, rendering it useless. It is a very flimsy plastic piece, of poor design, that simply broke under normal use. I sent it in under warrantee, but anticipate the replacement will have the same problem. The service center rep informed me that he could not replace the valve with a better one, and suggested I should have bought a better product.
Pros: Light, not too noisy, automatic shutoff.
Cons: Tire valve failed. I'm concerned about this failing on the replacement product, and the AC fuse problem experienced by others. I would not buy it.
Summary: This product was actually something I borrowed from my father in-law to inflate a few pool toys and has gone from me borrowing something and costing nothing to me having to spend about fifty bucks to replace it since the A/C side is useless now due to the fuse blowing which CANNOT be replaced.
Pros: It worked great for the first 15 minutes.
Cons: It's worthless if any use consists of A/C power supply because from what I've been reading it's not about weather the fuse blows or not, it's about how long can you get it to work before it does blow. Then what? Replace it with the warranty? Then what after that one blows? Anyway you look at the facts it's an inevitable failure on Black and Decker and an unbelievable disregard to their customer base by continuing to selling this product which is an obvious money wasti...
Summary: We have used our AirStation for many years. Recently, it blew a fuse. After researching, on-line, I found a repair that can be easily performed by using parts from Radio Shack. All of you should try it before you throw our your unit!
Pros: Easy to use.
Cons: Fuse blew and is not easily replaced without instructions.
Summary: Everything you are reading in the other reviews is correct. This is a very bad product that should be removed from the market place. It can do nothing but give Black and Decker a bad name, which for me is certainly true. I will not buy another product from them because of this piece of junk. After all, if they will sell me a product so obviously bad like this one they will sell me another piece of junk again.
Pros: This product has nothing to crow about. The only good thing is that after reading the other reviews I know it is not just me. Now I can go out and buy someone else's compressor. Too bad I pissed $50 plus away on this junk.
Cons: Everything. This is in the top 5 of bad products I have ever bought in my life time. B & D did no consumer testing on this one.
Summary: I purchased the product to use the AC unit to air up my bike tires. The machine worked great about 3 times before the fuse apparently blew. I would not recommend the product if you will be using it for anything higher than 80 psi. I wish I would have read these reviews prior to purchasing this product as they all say the same thing.
Pros: AC power (before it broke), automatic shut off feature
Cons: AC broke after 3 uses. Cord is way too short.