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Need a tire pressure gauge #5330340 01/23/20 02:11 PM
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Can anyone recommend a good pressure gauge ? I'm old school and prefer analog . I'm looking for accuracy and not anything elcheapo .

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I've never had any trouble with my Milton pencil gauges from the farm store.

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What I wonder, is how is one sure that a gauge, be it cheap, or a more expensive one, accurate? I once read that the digital ones are the most accurate. I have a digital, and a mechanical analog one, and a couple pencil gauges. I had more, but a I started checking them against one another, and threw out the ones that gave readings that varied more than 2 lbs from the others. Even so, the remaining ones don't all read exactly the same, but within 1 or 2 lbs, so I guess that is close enough.


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Milton are decent enough pencil stick gauges. As for accuracy, any of the $10 digital ones will be worlds ahead of a stick gauge. Some even measure tenths.


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Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330405 01/23/20 03:11 PM
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I'm still using pencil gauges I purchased from NAPA forty years ago. They are almost bullet proof if used for intended purpose.

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Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330428 01/23/20 03:30 PM
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I've purchased 3 different analog face guages, and a digital guage, and all 4 read a different PSI on the same tire at the same moment. Prior to that, I had 2 identical Slime brand analog guages that read different from one another.

Without anything else I could base the accuracy on, I set aside the one that read closest to what the TPMS on 3 different cars said (turned out to be the digital guage), and threw the other 3 guages in the trash.

The last pencil guage I used caused me to overfill a tire by 15 lbs before I realized that the slider was sticking on it's way out, so no more of those, thanks.

I'd be very interested if someone knows of a guage that is really accurate, and will still be accurate 3 months from now.


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Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330433 01/23/20 03:35 PM
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I like the pencil style tire psi gauge. The better ones are quite close in accuracy and it's also repeatability that I look for. Not one that's all over the place while trying to get an accurate reading.


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Milton.


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Pencil style with the dual chuck design.
Not that I need it, but if I did, it's nice to know I can check the pressures on bigger truck tires.


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Re: Need a tire pressure gauge [Re: nomas] #5330465 01/23/20 04:13 PM
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I just made my own with tire inflator 'rod' and an analog 3" gauge with 0-60PSI range and decent accuracy...less than $10

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i have 2 analog and 4 digital guages . the digital ones are pretty close to each other. plus/minus half a pound. of the 2 analog , a joes and an accuguage, only the joes is spot on with the digitals . the accugauge is about 1 1/2 low.

here is the joes

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/...d7hcgSPIJixZoaD4hxFYS4liWhQaAhqbEALw_wcB

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Longacre Racing Products 4.5" analog gauge. Part # 52-52000. I've had mine for years. I love it.

Dave

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I bought a Joe’s Racing almost 10 years ago with a huge luminous dial very easy to read. A pleasant and easy to use dial gauge with an attached rubber hose. They are not cheap though.

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Amazon has Joe's racing or longacre analogs for around $27


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Astro Pneumatic Tool 3018 I paid $55 for it last year and its very nice.

https://www.amazon.com/Astro-3018-P...1579828250&sr=8-4&th=1&psc=1


I keep a craftsman digital in the car.. I liked it so much I bought 10 and gave them away at Christmas one year.

Not sure it they are available any more?

https://www.amazon.com/Craftsman-Pr...p_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=


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