Park Tool PFP-3 Floor Pump

Park Tool PFP-3 Floor Pump 

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 02, 2013]
Norman Mattson

Strength:

None

Weakness:

Didn't last very long. The seals blew out after a few months. It wouldn't even pump a child's balloon at this point. Very disappointed. Not sure it can be repaired or if it's worth the trouble.

Don't waste your money on this model.

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1
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1
[Sep 08, 2013]
Marty

Strength:

OK for MTB tires.

Weakness:

Terrible for road tires - can't pump to higher pressures.
Inaccurate gauge.

I purchased this floor pump a few years ago. I've put up with it for years, and finally decided to get rid of it. It's OK with lower pressures (i.e. MTB), but terrible with high pressure. After about 80psi, it takes too much energy to get it any higher. The air pressure gauge also is inaccurate (reads 15psi higher than actual). I don't recommend.

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2
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2
[Feb 19, 2012]
SurfinTurf
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

None, really.

Weakness:

Poor design. Poor quality.

The bottom line is this pump never worked very well to begin with. After a short time, the gauge completely failed. I bought it based on the Park reputation, and I was disappointed to discover what a poor quality item it was. My personal take-away from this experience is that Park has sold out their hard-won reputation of having their name represent the highest quality in bicycle tools. This pump, and other Park tools which I've bought, demonstrates to me that this reputation is no longer justified. Another iconic American brand bites the dust, oh well... The silver lining of this experience, for me at least, is that I've discovered that whatever tool Park makes, Pedro's makes the same tool, better and cheaper. Your mileage may vary, but this is my experience with this pump and Park Tools in general. And I'm happy to share it with you.

Similar Products Used:

Topeak.

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1
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1
[Jun 15, 2010]
AD4E
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

works great, reliable, good gauge, ez to pump up any tires: 29'er or 700c

Weakness:

none--really!

far as i'm concerned, this is must be one of the best values in floor pumps going. & if u care, it will give 130 psi EASILY. i think i've seen 160 just as a test of a tire once.

Similar Products Used:

silca

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5
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5
[Dec 04, 2008]
Oldguy
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

It works. Park tech support is solid.

Weakness:

None for the price.

The pump just works. Gauge is reasonable accurate (+/- <5%). Dropped pump on concrete floor & busted gauge. Called Park to buy new gauge but they sent replacement (along with revised head piece) for free. No better pump or support for the price. BTW- I like my Topeak Joe Blo Pro a little better, but then it's way more $$$.

Similar Products Used:

Topeak Joe Blow, Performance Hurricaine, various no-name pumps

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5
VALUE
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5
[Oct 27, 2008]
Dave
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Easy to switch between valve stem types

Weakness:

Cheap feet that flex when using pump. Leaked air after three months of use.

After about 2 1/2 months of non heavy use the pump started leaking air. Local bike shop rebuilt pump, after about 1 1/2 months of minimal use pump started leaking again. Park Tools sent new ring for air chamber didn't fix problem so they sent a new pump that I just received. Service was great from Park Tools, but don't have much faith based on other reviews this will last. Had a bad feeling about this after first couple of uses the way the feet woobled. Park should abandon pumps if they can't produce something better than this. Other products they make are great. Would not buy another one.

Similar Products Used:

Cheap discount store pump that lasted 12 years without any maintenance.

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1
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1
[Sep 12, 2007]
Noah

Strength:

None

Weakness:

Broke on first use. Blew a hole in the plastic base before reaching 40 psi

POS - don't buy!

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1
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1
[Jan 09, 2007]
michael Hill
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Price

Weakness:

Presta valve end is too tight.ripped off two valve stemes on my tube.

Dont waist your time buying this product.you will just end up returning it after you kill a few tubes.

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1
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1
[May 01, 2007]
Gabe
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

It says "Park Tool" on the side.
Has a pressure gauge and easily switches from presta to schrader.

Weakness:

Difficulty reaching high pressures.
Poor durability.
Hard to use valve clamp.

Park Tool usually makes good quality stuff, so I don't know what happened with this pump. The valve clamp is hard to use because the lever is longer than the clamp body, so you end up yanking on the hose to tighten the clamp. When you un-clamp it, the rubber seal wedges itself between the valve stem and the plastic clamp body and makes it hard to pull off of the valve stem. You end up losing a couple of psi while you struggle to remove the clamp from the valve stem. I use this pump for all of my bikes - from 30 psi to 120 psi. After using this pump for about a month, I started having difficulty getting over 100 psi and after another month, the plastic piece at the base cracked and leaked air on every stroke. I would not buy this pump again if I had the choice.

Similar Products Used:

Gary Fisher pump (probably re-branded product).
Cheapo Wal Mart pump.

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1
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3
[Apr 18, 2007]
Willem Boom
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Great quality, Functions well, no issues. Not sure what the other reviews challenges were with the product. Worked really well for me. Also an excellent price. Park Tools rock!!

Weakness:

None

Buy it. You will like it!

Similar Products Used:

Topeak, Bell, etc...

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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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