I am going to start a set of posts about tools we want to see in the future that do not exist yet. I am still in amazement of my cheap Chinese made Sierra Tools Battery-Operated Liquid Transfer Pump Model# JB5684. I have used this pump a lot more than I thought I would now consider it a necessity. Mine is still going strong and for $13 has paid for itself. However 2 D batteries are not cheap and the quality is a bit lacking. The main purpose I use the pump for is transferring fuel. The pumps long shaft design allows it to get to the bottom of a tank or can with ease.
There is a huge market for a quality pro tool like this. We need a 12V or 18V pump that works and looks relatively like the Sierra one. With the ability to hook it to a garden hose and the ability for it to transfer flammable liquids like fuel at at least 6 quarts per minute. Like the Sierra have a long shaft design with an LED light at the bottom so you can see into the tank.
Hopefully this is a wake up call to all the manufactures out there. This tool is needed and I can’t believe someone like Milwaukee has not come out with one yet. Hopefully in 2014 we will see a product like this emerge .