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    i was at hd yesterday and i saw a new air hose...it was a 1/4" polyurethene 50' hose. it had the flexpress fittings too...price was 34.97...not too bad so i grabed one.

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    I've been wondering what the price of that was. The store I saw it at did not have a price displayed and as usual, no one around to ask. That's just $5 cheaper than the rubber one.

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    • #3
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      Let me know how you like that new hose, I saw one on Saturday but didn't grab it seeing as I just bought two of the grey ones less than a month ago.

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      • #4
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        Its nice that you can quickly add and repair fittings, but I love my 13.00 Costco poly hose

        Seems that every time I go I come home with another one, pretty soon the rubber hoses can be relegated to garage only so I can use the nice lightweight ones inside. Lugging a 50' rubber hose just to use a nailer is getting to me.

        I found a seller on Ebay that had a 300' roll of the poly stuff for air hose use for 69 bux. Buy fittings at McMaster and you can make as many as you want!

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        • #5
          Re: new ridgid air hose

          Originally posted by chrisexv6 View Post
          Seems that every time I go I come home with another one, pretty soon the rubber hoses can be relegated to garage only so I can use the nice lightweight ones inside. Lugging a 50' rubber hose just to use a nailer is getting to me.
          You should take a look at the JacPac, or whatever it's called through Lowe's (I saw it in a TV commercial...). Here's a great thread with more info than I can provide: http://www.bt3central.com/showthread.php?t=29249

          But here's my personal overview, anyway:
          This is a kit that runs on a C02 canister that has standard air hose connectors, and drives a nail gun, stapler, or whatever you want. The canister just hooks on your belt or sits on the table and is the size of a half-gallon jug of milk.

          I got this about 3 months ago, and it has definitely become my favorite "tool-toy". I've used it up to 2" 16g nail through 3/4" plywood into solid fir/pine and it plants those nails just fine. I've put 18g 1 1/4" nails through 3/4" solid oak and maple and it works just as well as using my compressor.
          Difference is: no big hose to unwind; no 60lb compressor to move up the stairs; and no noise as the compressor comes up to pressure!

          The canisters cost about $3-4 to refill at any place that services paint-ball equipment , and they'll supposedly drive *hundreds* of nails with a full charge.

          My favorite use for this is with my 23g pin nailer and frame/molding assembly. It's really sweet to have when you really just need to drive 1-50 nails/staples or, like me, hate moving the compressor around just to get to a small job (bad back!). I bought a spare canister ($15?) and have hardly used my compressor for nailing since.

          http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?familyid=20445
          http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...735-J-6901-100
          http://www.amazon.com/JacPac-J-6901-.../dp/B000QF7I7W

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          • #6
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            The costco hose is a great value. Just had a green 3/8" poly non braided AMFLO USA hose blow out under 95psi. Called Amflo and they "may" replace it after inspection since Lowes does not carry it any longer.
            The A/C I have is a Palmgren 12v portable on sale often for $50 at Amazon w. 2 batteries. Great build , made in Taiwan, carry stap, no bottles to drive somewhere to refill or go empty while working. I do not play painball. It is heavier and larger though than the CO2 unit.

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            • #7
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              its really good so far...very lightweight...i love it im glad the included fittings work with my ridgid nailers...

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              • #8
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                TU - keep us updated on use on this hose. I saw one at HD the other day, and resisted buying one only to keep my cross-border duty charges to a minimum (didn't want to push the purchases envelope any further!). I may get one next time across. How resilient is it against cuts/abrasions, and likewise against kinks/bends?

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                • #9
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                  I also purchased one of these hoses, it is the best.

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                  • #10
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                    I bought this hose in November and I'm loving it.
                    I took my nasty blue, stiff cheapy hose up to the camp for a project last night because I didn't want to drag my good hose through the mud. I left it up there when I headed home because I didn't want to deal with trying to wind it up in the cold and rain.

                    The blue one will have to be reserved for days when it's 80 degrees or warmer.

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                    • #11
                      Re: new ridgid air hose

                      been using the heck out of this hose its great
                      real light rolls up just like a electrical cord would.


                      tu

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