Air Fittings – Air Tool Coupler...

Air Tool Coupler: Air fittings. Just a quick bit of info about the common air fittings I use in the shop. Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/bluehandsvideo Check out our products!…


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27 Responses to “Air Fittings – Air Tool Coupler”

  1. bluehandsvideo says:

    I wasn’t sure which universal you were asking about. Here’s the brass style
    Central Pneumatic – item#68182

    and the rubber covered push button.
    Central Pneumatic – item#68188

    As much as I liked the push button style, I’ve gone back to the brass
    style…..they last longer and seal better.
    Thanks!

  2. Brent Hodges says:

    I bought a few of these two weeks ago. I hooked it up and was so happy
    with how well it sealed. I’m so used to my couplers always leaking. For
    the entire day I had no issues. No leaks, the button worked great. I
    disconnected and connected all of my air tools dozens of times through out
    the day and was incredibly happy. I came in the next day and hooked it up
    to my impact and went to pull a wheel off and the hose just popped right
    off of the chuck. I thought it was maybe not all the way in. By the end
    of the day I had removed all of these quick connect fittings because the
    fittings just stopped working. And when it pops out (without hitting the
    button) it pulls the top O ring out which is a pain in the ass to
    reinstall. I got tired of it and unfortunately switch back to the tried
    and true brass fittings. Did you have any issues like this? If so, what
    did you do to fix it?

    Thanks.

  3. bluehandsvideo says:

    Cashio….I sent you a link on your channel in case you don’t see this
    one. I uploaded it to my photobucket…see if this works.
    http://s88.photobucket.com/user/mklotz70/media/Projects/shop%20projects/Airfittings.mp4.html
    

  4. Robert Culliver says:

    A simple hose clamp on the brass slide gives a good one handed on and off 

  5. Robert Nagel says:

    I have a question about air tool connectors. I want to use my compressor
    to blow out my home-grown lawn sprinkler system,which has some ordinary
    garden hose buried around the yard. I can’t find a fitting that allows me
    to connect the air hose to the garden hose. Any suggestions?

  6. Russell Barnes says:

    Really they have a heck of a time how to use this. Hahahaha

  7. bluehandsvideo says:

    Harry…..I don’t have a reply option to your comment…..google sure is
    screwing up youtube.
    Thank you!!! Awesome information! I just did some checking into the V
    couplers. I hadn’t given much thought to the “flow” of the couplers I was
    using, but I’m definitely going to be changing a lot of these old one out
    for Vs!!! I’ll see if I can get some comparisons going and maybe even post
    a follow up vid on the differences. This got me thinking about how much
    restriction I have in the rest of the line from the compressor. I’ll be
    changing that up too. I rarely use my air impact….my cordless Ryobi does
    99% of my stuff these days, but, I do you high speed sanders and grinders
    and I get tired of them bogging down all the time.
    Thanks again!!!!
    Mike

  8. Jesse Crandle says:

    Thought you might be interested to know the aluminum quick disconnect is on
    the “discontinued bargains” page of Harbor Freight right now, you may want
    to buy a couple if you like them a lot. I also found an almost identical
    thing in Milton’s catalog, so I guess if worse comes to worse you could use
    theirs. Also sometimes things go on Harbor Freight’s “discontinued” page
    and gets replaces by an identical (usually made crappier) item as a way to
    reset the item number on their site thereby wiping clean the reviews. They
    do this for items that get a ton of 1 star reviews too, “discontinue” that
    item and then replace it with a new stock number. Interesting phenomena
    actually!

  9. Mirage ™ says:

    hey I got 2 questions for you since i have the exact same compressor

    1. will using a 50ft air hose instead of a 25ft one affect scfm? (same
    couplings and fittings and hose diameter)

    2. would you prefer and/or use brass or steel fittings and couplings and
    why? thanks.

  10. codyq0987 says:

    Thank you for this great tutorial. May you tell me the model/name for the
    universal adapter? I have searched HFT and cannot find it. Also, the posted
    reviews for those adpter listed on HFT is not great.

  11. Cashion Sikes says:

    I have been trying forevvvva to watch this video but IT WON’T PLAY
    UNFORTUNATELY! I think this is the exact one I need to be able to change my
    fittings out on my compressor but it will only play the video…It is not
    buffering at all and conts to show the loading” symbol.

  12. Harry Balls says:

    Harbor has a 4 pc Automotive set thats item #68187 thats high flowing. Its
    listed under 3/8 on the package but its 1/4npt. They get 3/8 from it
    because its the same inside dia as a 3/8 fitting. They allow more air to
    reach the tool and greatly increase impact gun power.
    Milton also has a 6pc set 1/4npt High Flow # S217 and are higher
    grade if you can find them witch is not so easy. The couplers are A/M/V
    compatable. The plugs are only for “V” couplers. According to Milton site
    the cfm is almost twice that of standard 1/4 fittings.

    The cheaper Chinese rubber in the HF couplings wears quicker allowing
    leaks sooner but for the price and being much easier to find that makes it
    a deal to thing about even though they are the Automotive style only. If
    you have industrial or “A” & “M” fittings already like I do then the
    Miltons are the ones to get because they are more interchangable. People
    swear by both of these High Flow fittings though so whatever works best
    just go with it. If you run an impact gun then definitely try them out or
    read up on them to see if they are for you? If you dont run air tools I
    see no benifit for using them.
    I just recieved the Miltons but have’nt tried them yet. Getting ready
    to change Reel hose/filter/fittings but -4 deg weather has stopped me so
    far.

  13. Michael Dexter says:

    Thanks for your response. I understand about Calif. just getting up in
    Calif. should cause cancer if one would believe the state. LOL I That is
    an idea I will check with a paint shops about their spray booths .
    Thanks

  14. KuvHlubStephanie says:

    hey Thank you so much for showing. It helps me a lot. I was wondering why
    some of my air tool wouldn’t fit on my air hose, now I know why. Thank you
    again.

  15. Michael Dexter says:

    I just watched this video and I have a one stripe connector from
    True-Flate and it takes the industrial fitting as well as the automotive
    plug. It is a 13-325. both cards have some Califormia lead or cancer
    warning on them says to wash hands after touching them anything to worry
    about there? I know several guys who use these same fittings for airline
    hook-ups for dredging do you know if they are flirting with danger
    breathing through those fittings? They are cheaper than the regular air
    hose fittngs for diving.

  16. James Kruse says:

    Ok thats cool, I need a few of those!

  17. FromThe3PointLine says:

    Very nice post.thank you fortaking the time to post this, it truly helped me

  18. Will C says:

    I just discovered the difference between high quality fitting & the
    restricted crap that came with my harbor freight air compressor. I went
    from being unable to remove lugnuts with my big gun to being able to blow
    them off with ease with my small gun. & my big gun pretty much rounded the
    head of my lugs off! all becasue the fittings had a tiny inner diameter &
    leaked!

  19. bluehandsvideo says:

    Sweet! So how about some more specifics about the high quality
    fittings….who/what/where?

  20. bluehandsvideo says:

    Another benefit of the rubber housing on the HF push button style…..if
    you drop it it doesn’t dent or scratch whatever you drop it on. The brass
    ones don’t like to be dropped on concrete. I’ve bent the front lip on
    several and had to change them out. The push button are far from perfect,
    but being able to disconnect a tool with one hand…..priceless :)

  21. BinaryHop says:

    Thanks for making this video. :)

  22. bluehandsvideo says:

    You’re more than welcome. I’m glad it helped!! :)

  23. bluehandsvideo says:

    You’re more than welcome! If you ever want to see anything more specific,
    just ask and I’ll see if I can make a vid. :)

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