I mean, you can though. Have used this little inflator almost exclusively for the last year since I use Rigid batteries for the rest of my cordless tools. It's awesome to have when I take the racing motorcycles out and want to be able to make air pressure adjustments without full shop air. I've set beads on a dozen tires with it and even filled a light truck tire from 7psi to 35 quickly and easily. Only problem is I can't use it to blow out carb passages like a tanked compressor.
I bought that Ridgid inflator for myself as a Christmas present and it has changed my life! Though I'd like one, I don't currently have space for a permanent shop-size air compressor--I would always put off dragging out the pancake compressor and the hose, making the noise, etc. That little guy makes checking all the tires in the fleet fun! The quick chuck is great, it's quiet, it has the auto-set or manual feature, comes with a 12V power port adapter (my only gripe is that this is not somehow stowable on the tool, but not sure where it could go anyway), etc. I love this thing--I can easily check and top off all 5 tires on all 5 vehicles here. Ha...sounds like a sponsored post--it's not. Would definitely make the list of "Top Ridgid cordless tools". Really enjoy your articles, Kyle.
I've smushed three cars in this garage before, but you are right that it makes actually working pretty tough! These days there is one car tucked offsite and one at home. The third went to a great young enthusiast in town but I'm lucky enough that it comes back from time to time.