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Old 11-09-2014, 05:02 PM
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Best Quick disconnect airline fittings

I'm sick and tired of my old wore out quick disconnects leaking. I've had them for quite a while (close to 10 years) and now its time to replace them. What is the best brand to buy? Years ago Milton was a good brand but I don't know it there still in business.

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Old 11-09-2014, 10:25 PM
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I use the Milton high flow fittings at the shop and they seem to do fine. I have read several opinions on the high flows being needed or not, so I'll let you make the high flow or regular flow decision. Northern tool has them in stock usually, but you may find a better price somewhere else.

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Parker hannifin corp for any type of tube or hose fitting
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I got tired of always buying new fittings every couple of months ....Go to Grainger DONT ask for their best....60.00 ea But a true work of art, stainless and with a fit so tight you can feel it pop when you pull the two pieces apart..you can really feel how nice they are but they are made for underwater work in salt water...I went with another one they had for about 8.00 airco I believe.they work fantastic ,I too cant stand an air leak,it drives me crazy.
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I too cant stand an air leak,it drives me crazy.
Cant stand them either! and the shop I work at part time constantly has leaking hoses/fittings GGGRRRRRRRR! I hear that big old air compressor running all the time $$$$$$$$
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I use only the blue Prevost couplers now, they are the push button style which makes changing tools with greasy hands so much easier. Tool truck sells them for about $15. We use them hard everyday and they seem to last about 6-7 years.
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^^^^ Prevost are great to use. Even with 3/8 connectors it is easy to uncouple with one thumb. They are a little pricey but it is so much more convenient to use just one hand, I won't use anything else now.
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Parker makes a coupler called E Z Mate that has a sliding sleeve shut off/exhaust on the coupler body. This makes it really easy to connect, plus you can slide the sleeve back when you don't want to inadvertently power a tool on. I've been using them for years and like them best of all I've tried.
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. The China couplers that come on most smaller compressors now leak badly when new... and to make things worse, they usually have casting flash sidewise ridges on the ring that is supposed to seal...


. I switch them out for the 1950's gas station style couplers that don't leak... Milton A's I think they are... as opposed to M's... get them at local farm store...


. The Harbor Freight universal couplers that mate with several styles are also handy to have around... but don't seem to mate with every style...


. Of course, there's larger diameter couplers available, as well...
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