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Master Flow MF-1050 Tsunami High Volume Portable Air Compressor

If you’re looking for a small, high-powered air compressor for your vehicle, I highly recommend the Master Flow. I picked one up a while back, but finally got around to using it this morning to inflate a flat tire at 6 a.m. in the rain — and I was very impressed. 

The Tsunami is powered by a 1/3 HP oil-less motor that delivers a maximum of 150 psi and features a built-in serviceable air filter. Its large gauge makes it easy to read — like, say, from inside a warm car — and the compressor connects to your car battery with alligator clip connectors. Or, you can permantently mount it and wired it in directly. It comes in a carrying case with 16′ of coiled hose and an easy-twist screw-on brass inflator nozzle. 

And I paid considerable more than the $49  — with free shipping, too, dammit — that Amazon wants for it now.

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6 Responses to Dealmonger: Master Flow’s Tsunami High-Volume Portable Air Compressor For $50

  1. Ronita Turner says:

    Thanks for the tip – I’ve been looking for a compressor that was small and inexpensive. $49 sure beats finding quarters for the gas station air on a regular basis. SOLD.

  2. RevRagnarok says:

    I’m more PC hardware than “real” hardware like this – is this something that would be useful in the garage? I’m thinking the cheap air tools I see at Harbor Freight – is it the right connector? It sure doesn’t look like a standard just-fill-your-tires pump.

  3. Rob says:

    That’s a good price! These are popular with rock crawlers to air up after getting off the trail because of the high volume they can put out. Not enough to run air tools on but a lot faster than the regular cheapo compressors you can plug into your cigarette lighter.

  4. The “Shop Force” brand that appears at Meijer in the midwest is pretty nice too, and the 140psi model is on clearance for $20 at many stores. It’s built waaaaay better than the average 12-volt compressor, though it’d still take a few minutes to bring up a flat tire. It’s got a very beefy motor, cast head, well-made hose, and mostly-metal body. (I think the feet are rubber and the handle is plastic.) If you’re familiar with Meijer, check the clearance endcaps in the auto section.

  5. kythri says:

    Costco has/had this for the same price, if you’ve got one near you.

    I picked up one a couple months ago. Heck of a deal!

  6. Chris Byrne says:

    I’ve got two of them; and they are great except for one thing: they don’t use standard fittings; or standard threads (so you can replace the fittings).

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