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Nullus Anxietas
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Recently acquired a brad nailer. That'd make my fourth air tool. I thought it about time to look at conditioning my air.

Lowe's has a Kobalt brand in-line filter that gets good reviews. But the thing would stick way out the side of my pancake compressor, just begging to be kicked, stepped-on, bashed into something, have something dropped onto it, etc. So I bought a 360° swivel and a pair of fittings. Put it all together.

Drain valve leaked air like a sieve. Back it went for an exchange.

Now couldn't get the connection between the new filter and the swivel to be air-tight. This is far from my first air fitting rodeo. Upon inspection it looks like inferior materials that didn't stand up to a couple tightenings. Meanwhile I've raggedy old fittings that have been re-used several times and seal just fine.

So it's all going back and no more Kobalt air fittings or accessories for me.




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Have had trouble with some air fittings from Home Depot. Internal and external threads not the same size (tolerance). They kept replacing them until it worked right.
 
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Yeah. I'm thinking of giving it One. More. Go. with a Milton 360° swivel from my favourite tool store.




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Originally posted by ensigmatic:
Yeah. I'm thinking of giving it One. More. Go. with a Milton 360° swivel from my favourite tool store.

I stick with the Milton M type (industrial) for quick connects. They seem to be the most universal. And Hitachi for any air nailers.



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I've used Milton V-type for years and have never had one fail
 
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[quote] Brad Nailer [quote]

Sounds like a great pornstar name.


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With the way that batteries have improved, I haven't used pneumatic tools in years.



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I stick with the Milton M type (industrial) for quick connects. They seem to be the most universal.

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I've used Milton V-type for years and have never had one fail

I've now got a Milton 360° swivel and a Coilhose filter. Going to try that combination today. We shall see. Wish me luck.

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With the way that batteries have improved, I haven't used pneumatic tools in years.

That's nice, but batteries die. Period. It's not a matter of if, but when. In use: Batteries run down, air does not. Battery-powered nailers are two-to-three times as expensive as air nailers and they're much heavier.

I'm eventually going to add a pin/wire nailer to the stable, because those are terrific for wood-working projects of all kinds. And when my venerable old Craftsman air compressor dies, it'll be replaced with an Ingersoll Rand vertical (probably 240VAC, because it's more energy-efficient) or a Rolair 120VAC portable.

Once the air compressor is upgraded to one that can handle the demand, I expect I'll add an impact wrench. (I currently have a butterfly impact.)

If the little Central Pneumatic pancake compressor I got for free dies, I'll replace that, too, because that little thing turns out to be hella handy with my nailers and stapler.

I love air tools




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"Whenever somebody uses 'liberal,' when what they really mean is 'leftist,' they immediately lose my attention." -- Me
 
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It's those pipe threads on the fittings, and most threaded pipe these days. The O.D. are too small and the I.D.'s are too big mostly from china. In the past about 1.5 -2 turns of Teflon tape did the trick, but now you need about 4 turns to get a seal. Just imported junk.
Try an army /navy surplus store to find good air fittings and quick disconnect fittings that work and won't leak.
 
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Got it!



Drain just >< clears the tank. Had to screw it nearly all the way in (open) to clear the tank while turning it on.

I don't like that the whole assembly sticks out that far. Hope the metal on that Coilhose filter is good and strong.




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"Whenever somebody uses 'liberal,' when what they really mean is 'leftist,' they immediately lose my attention." -- Me
 
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Originally posted by Greymann:
It's those pipe threads on the fittings, and most threaded pipe these days. The O.D. are too small and the I.D.'s are too big mostly from china. In the past about 1.5 -2 turns of Teflon tape did the trick, but now you need about 4 turns to get a seal. Just imported junk.
Try an army /navy surplus store to find good air fittings and quick disconnect fittings that work and won't leak.


Yup, Teflon tape.
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