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What quick connects are you using?8/1
Most of my compressed air quick connects are either from the box store or recycled from auctions etc.. Most of them are also getting pretty leaky! I've found lately when I replace them with new ones from the box store they leak almost immediately these days....cheap junk!
So what are you using that's good quality for a reasonable cost?
I also have had many problems with the box store quick connects. The ones that I have now are really good, they are called ColorConnex and I got most of them at Northern industrial. I have them on all my air tools and the connectors on my hoses, for 1 year no leaks. I am really happy with them. Hope this helps.
I finally got mad and bought some $15.00 female disconnects from the local hydraulic supply house. A year later and no leaks.
Dynabrade. They're spendy, but have the highest airflow of any I have seen. Particularly good with high-demand tools such as air-powered sanders and spray equipment. The downside is that they're not interchangeable with the standard hardware store variety. That's can be a good thing because nobody can borrow your tools. :)
We get them from an industrial supply house, rarely leak. Had some from the big box store too. Leak very soon, no good, probably from China.
Milton are the best i have found
I bought some of the Dynabrades and they are lightweight and super nice but...i have so many air tools and so many lines everywhere i would really need to change every single fitting. That would cost a fortune!!
Interchange brand hoses
I second the Milton recommendation. I had a similar experience as yours and changed over to all Miltons and have fixed the leaks.
I have had good luck with Foster Manufacturing's fittings. I have had a few of them for 8-9 years. Nothing is more frustrating than hearing a hose hiss all day.
He are the female fittings I use, they are made in Springfield, MO.