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Forum topic by Emma Walker posted 01-12-2013 02:33 PM 2063 views 1 time favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Emma Walker

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01-12-2013 02:33 PM

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 01-12-2013 02:37 PM

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 01-12-2013 02:43 PM

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 01-12-2013 02:45 PM

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 01-12-2013 02:47 PM

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 01-12-2013 02:49 PM

Por supuesto!

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#6 posted 01-12-2013 02:50 PM

+1 on HF

-- Bert

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Straightbowed

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#7 posted 01-12-2013 03:04 PM

I makey miney lika I wanna I is the controller

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

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#8 posted 01-12-2013 04:17 PM

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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#9 posted 01-12-2013 04:24 PM

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.

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JesseTutt

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#10 posted 01-12-2013 05:09 PM

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 01-12-2013 05:36 PM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 01-12-2013 07:04 PM

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 01-13-2013 01:55 AM

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 01-13-2013 01:31 PM

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 01-13-2013 04:26 PM

Looks like a nice set and a good price : )

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

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