Just a note on air hose use:
3/8" for Air wrenches/drills HVLP Spray guns.
1/4" for nail guns/ shop blow guns, small sanders ect.
Rubber, heavy, durable somewhat stiff.
PCV, lighter, prone to snags, pinches and punctures.
Pre-coiled - PITA - short ones can be convenient.
My new favorite:
Do a search for PUR-hose.
I am now a confirmed believer.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
These hoses are great. They are light, durable and very flexible. They
coil nicely and are not prone to snagging. I love'em.
You ever get the feeling that people ask the questions they see in the
table of content at magazines while checking out at Lowes? :)
ShopNotes Vol 14, Issue 81 "Ultimate Sharpening Station" on the cover.
Covers the hose issue pretty well.
I recently picked up a used Emglo compressor and a finish nailer to
do some trim work. I bought the clear blue braid-reinforced poly-
urethane hose from a contractors supply house. It is supple and very
lightweight (I got 50' of 1/4") and supposed to be very abrasion
resistant and not get stiff in the cold (though I haven't tested
these claims.) It was about $30. It really is so light that you hardly
notice you're connected to a hose.
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