Reviews and Problems with Black & Decker ASI300
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AC Unit Does Not Work As Advertised
Elise+Padgett, Black & Decker
13 January 2012
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.
Pros: AC power (before it broke), automatic shut off feature
Cons: AC broke after 3 uses. Cord is way too short.
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?
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.
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.
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.
►Convenient, Easy-to-Use and, an overall lifesaver on occasion.
AZ85044, Black & Decker
13 January 2012
Summary: Great "set-&-forget" dial for inflation is a phenomenal convenience. Who wants to stick around and, listen to the piston hammer away in the garage? I use this for sports balls, bicycle tires and automotive tires.
Pros: Convenient, compact, easy to use (especially, with the set and forget dial :-)
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.
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.