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Forum topic by Emma Walker posted 564 days ago 1644 views 1 time favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Emma Walker

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564 days ago

Most all of my tools I buy are used and all of them have different style fittings. My new Hitachi air compressor came with style M fittings and most of my tools don’t fit! Grrr…

There ought to be a law!

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.


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Ross

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#1 posted 564 days ago

I agree! There should be 1 (one) standard fitting for all air tools.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 564 days ago

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece-industrial-uick-coupler-compressor-starter-kit-68193.html

Harbor Freight has universal kits at a reasonable price to fix that.

HTH

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Emma Walker

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#3 posted 564 days ago

VIVA LA NUMATIC FITTING REVOLUCION!

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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Emma Walker

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#4 posted 564 days ago

Now there’s an idea.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 564 days ago

Por supuesto!

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b2rtch

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#6 posted 564 days ago

+1 on HF

-- Bert

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Straightbowed

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#7 posted 564 days ago

I makey miney lika I wanna I is the controller

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 564 days ago

They also have the “automotive” style if that is what you have on your equipment , versus the “industrial” style pictured above.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 564 days ago

I find the automotive style works better I switched over years ago and have a lot of the other style just stuck in a drawer somewhere.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JesseTutt

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#10 posted 564 days ago

I worked in a shop that used both. One style for air that had oil inserted. This worked for tools that needed a little oil to work correctly (i.e. pneumatic drills). The other style was used for air that did not have oil in it (i.e. blow gun, paint, etc). They also used different color hoses to help differentiate uses. If I ever expand my air system I am planning on using this technique.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 564 days ago

Buy a large set of universal connectors and change them out. Otherwise you will go nuts.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#12 posted 564 days ago

I know the tool engineers have a “commission”, which is a bunch o folks who sit around a humongus conference table and come up with plans on (HCWFET) “How Can We _ Em Today”.....you can fill in the blank…. Actually, it’s very much like our government. They continually do this just to mess with us, I’m sure of it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 564 days ago

No such thing as a “universal connector”, Monte. : )
Pictured above are only two of the many choices that you have to decide on when you plumb your shop.
Not only the style , but also the size ; 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”,etc..

Here’s a few more choices ;
http://www.legacymfg.com/Selection_Guide_to_Couplers_Plugs.pdf

http://www.ingersollrandproducts.com/accessories/catalog_pdfs/Supply_Couplers.pdf

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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NiteWalker

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#14 posted 563 days ago

I recently switched to these. No leaks, perfect fit.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 563 days ago

Looks like a nice set and a good price : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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