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  • Pneumatic Hoses

    Any recommendations for good hoses. I had a cheap one from Harborfreight which I used to run nailers for nailing trim, lath etc. It sprang a leak at the crimped connection at the tool end and would start leaking air when bent at certain angles

    I took it apart and realized it was not repairable.

    I bought a hose from HD that looked better constructed and now I have exactly the same problem with this one.

    I just need a good hose that does not spring leaks.

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    Re: Pneumatic Hoses

    always got mine at lowes. but stay away from the pvc hoses. the harder plastic always gives me hellish problems and they dont seem to coil as nicely as the rubber ones.
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    • #3
      Re: Pneumatic Hoses

      Originally posted by blue_can View Post
      Any recommendations for good hoses. I had a cheap one from Harborfreight which I used to run nailers for nailing trim, lath etc. It sprang a leak at the crimped connection at the tool end and would start leaking air when bent at certain angles

      I took it apart and realized it was not repairable.

      I bought a hose from HD that looked better constructed and now I have exactly the same problem with this one.

      I just need a good hose that does not spring leaks.
      How is a air hose made that the end can not be replaced or repaired?

      I have had very good luck withe black good year hose that was sold by harbor freight. (I have soime that near 20 yers old) yes some have had the ends repaired or replaced,

      I dis like the pvc and the coil hoses.

      even the chinese made red rubber hoses by HF have served me well, jsut not as long lasting, (5 to 7 years). one on my hose reel is showing some wear, but still doing good, in the shop.

      NO I AM NOT saying buy HF hoses but some are OK.
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      • #4
        Re: Pneumatic Hoses

        A 1/4" hose barb x 1/4" mip should be all you need. Most welding supply houses can crimp a hose fitting on. Or just use a small hose clamp. Even a pex ring can work with a crimper.

        Some of the higher cost parker hose use crimp free push on barbs.

        Rick.
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        • #5
          Re: Pneumatic Hoses

          I bought a 3/8" x 50' Goodyear hose from Home Depot for about $30. Works great and has lasted nearly 10 years but without very heavy use. My biggest complaint: when it's cold, it's as stiff as a board.

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          • #6
            Re: Pneumatic Hoses

            Legacy Flexzilla hose is by far my favorite.
            You only live once, so play with your tool often.

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            • #7
              Re: Pneumatic Hoses

              Originally posted by BHD View Post
              How is a air hose made that the end can not be replaced or repaired?

              I have had very good luck withe black good year hose that was sold by harbor freight. (I have soime that near 20 yers old) yes some have had the ends repaired or replaced,

              I dis like the pvc and the coil hoses.

              even the chinese made red rubber hoses by HF have served me well, jsut not as long lasting, (5 to 7 years). one on my hose reel is showing some wear, but still doing good, in the shop.

              NO I AM NOT saying buy HF hoses but some are OK.
              Maybe my original post was confusing - I did not mean the fitting could not be replaced - I just could not see how to fix the fitting that was already on there. And while I can understand repairing an old hose it's a bit ridiculous to have the connection go bad after just a few uses. I could spend my time getting new fitting and fixing but I would rather start off by buying a hose that is going to last for a while.

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              • #8
                Re: Pneumatic Hoses

                Originally posted by King Dork View Post
                Legacy Flexzilla hose is by far my favorite.
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                • #9
                  Re: Pneumatic Hoses

                  We have a 1/2 dozen of the yellow flexible hoses from home depot.

                  Amflo, 1/4 in. x 50 ft. Premium Polyurethane Air Hose with Field Repairable Ends and Fittings, 16-50E at The Home Depot - Mobile

                  I won't use anything other than polyurethane hoses. They are light, don't mark up trim and walls, and if the time is taken to coil them up correctly and in coil them, they are the best IMHO. I've bought the cheaper polyurethane hoses and they were great for a few years, then fell apart. We've had the yellow ones now for 4-5 years and they still look like new, no leaks. I'll also never buy anything over 50', its pointless and makes coiling up a pain w/ anything longer.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pneumatic Hoses

                    I've only used quality rubber hoses up to this point, but my next hose will be a polyurethane. I've just been trying to decide which. Lowes has a green Hitachi and HD has a blue amflo at the same price. I'll have to look over the gold one alpha linked. PVC hoses suck.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pneumatic Hoses

                      My brother bought a Hitachi one from Lowes a few years ago, it sucked. It got hard, wouldn't coil up worth chit and leaked at the ends. Tossed in the trash a couple weeks ago.

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