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10-20-2012 01:48 PM
will wrench They style you are looking for is called out a few different ways:
High Flow
V-Style
HVLP style
7.2 size

The plug pictured Grainger one you showed is made of aluminum, stay away from that, it wears very quickly look for harden steel product, Prevost make a high quality plug,

This plug will flow at 70 SCFM. You can get then at Sherwin Williams Automotive, Snap-On, Matco or any automtive paint supply.
09-19-2012 07:02 PM
TWX Sorry to dig up an old topic, but I'm trying to pick a replacement for my Milton Industrial connectors, and I'm looking at Milton-V. The pictures in this thread look a lot like the Milton-V, and they also look a lot like these from Grainger:

https://www.grainger.com/Grainger/LE...ler-Plug-5LAJ4

Which are listed as "Global Style High-Flow" for their type.

Do all of these look like the same? I'm having trouble finding the V fittings locally, if these are V then I can at least get them at Grainger as opposed to only mailorder, which is something I would like to avoid.
05-18-2012 06:17 PM
66GMC The Airmax slogan / buzzword was "Pneumatic Energy", and they had it right.

Many of us don't worry too much about leaking air ... because air is free, right?

Well, if you start thinking in terms of "pneumatic energy" you soon realize that you are converting electric power to compressed air.

The compressor itself has replacement and maintenance costs, and we all know the electricity to run the compressor isn't free either.

Airmax also has a great line of those safety couplers, FRL's, urethane coiled hoses, etc.

Lubricators for air tools is one thing, but having ANY oil or silicone or even water present in air that is used for painting is a very bad thing.

NEVER use an air hose that has been used with air tool lubricant, or you will have a mess of fish-eyes in your paint job.
05-18-2012 09:09 AM
timothale
leaking fittings

I have a bunch of large couplings I bought cheap at the Ford Mustang Factory Closing parking lot sale In california. They used 3/4 hoses and are somewhere up on a shelf. just too bulky at the air tool or paint gun end. But they were good industrial quality.
04-07-2012 09:55 AM
66GMC AirMax Industries (Canada)
Click on "Products"
03-22-2012 10:09 AM
will wrench
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.
02-29-2012 02:48 PM
Old Fool
Quote:
Originally Posted by S10xGN
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.

Russ
Milton has repair kits for many of their couplers.
02-29-2012 08:47 AM
MARTINSR 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.

Brian
02-29-2012 08:12 AM
Old Fool
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Fool
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.
02-29-2012 07:38 AM
Old Fool
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR
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.

Brian
I guess you never lube your air tools either?
02-28-2012 02:29 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Fool
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.

Brian
02-28-2012 12:37 PM
Old Fool They have rubber seals in them, try lubing them once in a while with some silicone spray.
02-28-2012 12:15 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Fool
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.

Brian
02-28-2012 05:30 AM
1ownerT http://www.legacymfg.com/Selection_G...lers_Plugs.pdf

http://www.zorotools.com/g/Color-Cod...Kits/00061028/
02-27-2012 10:22 PM
tech69 i use milton t style couplers and never have problems. hf ones are garbage but not milton
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