PCL DTPG8

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Product Test -

Of all the gauges we tested, this one was the most re­li­able for pro­vid­ing a read­out across a range of wheels and dam­aged tyre valves. It’s easy to see why when you look at the at­tach­ment that fits onto the valve: it’s the type found in work­shops and at ser­vice sta­tions, so it’s built to with­stand abuse. And it’s a dou­ble at­tach­ment, so it should cater for the most awk­ward an­gles. This is re­flected in the price – the man­u­fac­tur­ing cost of the afore­men­tioned at­tach­ment is prob­a­bly more than the sell­ing price of many of the other gauges! What you pay in price, you get back in qual­ity. This gauge feels sturdy and all of the hose com­po­nents can be re­placed. Just like the other gauges with hose at­tach­ments, the read­out re­sets to zero once the end of the hose has been re­leased from the tyre valve. But un­like the sim­i­lar gauges from Sealey and Laser, PCL’S has no bleed valve.

It’s a no-non­sense gauge, but it does have a back­light, and is the only one on test pow­ered by two AAA bat­ter­ies, ac­cessed via a back panel and a sin­gle crosshead screw.

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