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Forum topic by todd4390 posted 02-11-2015 11:00 AM 1044 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2015 11:00 AM

The hose I have now is very hard to coil up and put away due to how rigid and inflexible it is. Can someone recommend a good hose that is flexible/pliable?

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#1 posted 02-11-2015 11:54 AM

I feel your plain…
I bought Flexzilla and I am very happy.
Note that I have had to put Teflon at both ends to ensure a tight fit and no leak.
Lee Valley also sells them (50’ only) and it is available in 25’ as well.

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#2 posted 02-11-2015 11:54 AM

My mechanic buddy turned me on to these. My shop is unheated and this thing stays nice and flexible.

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#3 posted 02-11-2015 12:32 PM

Flexzilla. More expensive but it’s been worth it. Lighter and more flexible than any of the others.

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#4 posted 02-11-2015 12:59 PM

Another vote for Flexilla, I have one of them and a Flexeel, and I like the Flexilla better. It’s easier to coil and doesn’t rub against itself (and sticking) the way Flexeel does.

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#5 posted 02-11-2015 02:57 PM

I would just buy one of these.

Makes life a WHOLE lot easier. You will be glad you did.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#6 posted 02-11-2015 03:51 PM

I think it depends a little on what you use with it. I have a heavy duty hose reel from HF for the garage one a big compressor. In my shop I have a pancake one on a smaller hose reel that I use for nail guns and cleaning things. Kind of need to match the use to the compressor.

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#7 posted 02-11-2015 04:43 PM

Flexilla. Bought it a a local construction supply house here. Still a little kinky sometimes, but it’s light years ahead of everything else that I’ve used, plus with the bright green color, I can see it to not fall over it.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#8 posted 02-11-2015 04:44 PM

An automotive supply should offer a rubber air hose. They stay very flexible at any temperature. I get the 3/8ths hose.

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#9 posted 02-11-2015 05:01 PM

Are you just looking to run a nail gun or do you need a lot of air flow that would dictate a larger sized hose?

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