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Forum topic by grub32 posted 01-21-2010 11:40 PM 959 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2010 11:40 PM

I was wondering if anyone out there has a harbor freight retractable air hose? This is the one I like. This weekend, there is a 15% off one item coupon fluttering around the online world and I thought this would be a good time to get one…I dont have 300 to spend on a commercial one and use it about once a week in my shop.

I just want to make sure that it isnt junk and a worthwhile product before I waste money on it. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.


-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 11:58 PM

I’ve had one for a couple of years now. It works fine for me. I use it for the occasional nail guns, from framing to pins. I mostly use it with a nozzle for “cleaning up”. So far, it’s worked just fine, with no problems.

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca

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#2 posted 01-22-2010 01:14 AM

Have had it probably for ten years or so. Hose is still in great shape, no signs of cracks. The only irritant is sometimes the clutch does not kick in and stop where you want it to. I just pull out extra hose.

-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.

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#3 posted 01-22-2010 02:54 AM

I bought one that looks exactly like that one for about $60 at the blue or orange store about 8 years ago. It works great. The original hose is still in use.

I originally piped it to my compressor using about 3 wraps of teflon plumbing tape on the threads. The compressor would kick in about once a day due to air leaks. I re-plumbed it using the yellow tape designed for gas and now the compressor kicks in less than once per month.

-- Steve

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#4 posted 01-25-2010 04:44 AM

Well…I went and got it…I ended up using a 20 percent off coupon. I bought a hose and a nice new set of digital calipers. the hose and mechanism are great…excellent quality. I hung it up in the air so I can move it to either side of of my barn. One side of the barn Is woodshop and the other is for working on cars, mowes, etc. I put it up high to get to both sides without snagging on anything.


-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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