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jerryminer

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 09:57 AM

Air hoses typically come with brass pipe threads, ready to accept the quick-connect fitting of your choice.

For nail guns, I use 1/4” hose—although 3/8” hose is ok, too, but 1/4” fittings should be plenty.

There are two common “standard” quick-connect fittings: Milton-type, and Tru-Flate type (sometimes called “type M” and “type T”). Around here, the Milton is the most common, but when I lived in another state, Tru-Flate was more common. Pick your style.

Milton:

Tru-Flate:

You can make an adapter by threading the male end of one type into the female end of another type.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976


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