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Hello All,

New to HR and I need some information. I tired of using the junk air couplers from HF or any Milton, Amflo or cheap brands. Can anyone give me some air coupler manufacturers of a good High flow pnuematic quick coupler? I need one that will last and not leak.

Any Suggestions.?
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Hello All,

New to HR and I need some information. I tired of using the junk air couplers from HF or any Milton, Amflo or cheap brands. Can anyone give me some air coupler manufacturers of a good High flow pnuematic quick coupler? I need one that will last and not leak.

Any Suggestions.?
try hansen pneumatic ,it,s industrial.

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If you mean the male coupling is breaking off,that is due to not having a whip hose on the tool. Never couple up solid and expect it to last.
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I'd like to know too. I replaced all my couplers with Milton hi-flo's a few years back (don't remember the part number) and most of them leak enough when left coupled that I can no longer leave them coupled unless I'm using them. My compressor went from cycling every 20 or 30 minutes to once or twice a day. Besides that, they're much hard to assemble when pressured up.

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i use milton t style couplers and never have problems. hf ones are garbage but not milton
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If you mean the male coupling is breaking off,that is due to not having a whip hose on the tool. Never couple up solid and expect it to last.

It sounds like he is talking about them simply leaking, the HF couplers and fittings SUCK and WILL leak right out of the box. After just a little use they REALLY leak bad. Nope, only the best for me, my compressor isn't big enough to be wasting air thru leaking junk.

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They have rubber seals in them, try lubing them once in a while with some silicone spray.
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They have rubber seals in them, try lubing them once in a while with some silicone spray.
I don't know about him but what I am referring to and I think this is part of what he is talking about are these nipples.



Even with a quality coupler these parts from HF or the like are JUNK and leak from the get-go. As far as oiling them, not in my shop or anywhere that painting is being done.

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I don't know about him but what I am referring to and I think this is part of what he is talking about are these nipples.



Even with a quality coupler these parts from HF or the like are JUNK and leak from the get-go. As far as oiling them, not in my shop or anywhere that painting is being done.

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I guess you never lube your air tools either?
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They have rubber seals in them, try lubing them once in a while with some silicone spray.
Just reread this and noticed I said silicone, I meant to say non-silicone spray lube.
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Of course I lube my tools. This is no big deal here, there is no reason to lube a quality coupler, never did it in my life and have some that are decades old that don't leak. I have quality couplers and nipples. Tried the cheap ones, they were junk, went back to the quality ones.

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I'd like to know too. I replaced all my couplers with Milton hi-flo's a few years back (don't remember the part number) and most of them leak enough when left coupled that I can no longer leave them coupled unless I'm using them. My compressor went from cycling every 20 or 30 minutes to once or twice a day. Besides that, they're much hard to assemble when pressured up.

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Milton has repair kits for many of their couplers.
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Found the best air Coupler

I did some research and bought some couplers from Sherwin Williams Automotive they are Prevost Couplers. They have all the profile but what I was looking for was the High Flow style for the HVLP spray gun and the high demand air tool. These couplers work great and do not leak and this on pictured is the safety coupler, all you have to do is push the coupler once for disconnection. They are a composite but they are a robust heavy duty product and paid more for it but its worth it. I found out that Matco handles this product also.
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