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#1 posted 01-11-2016 06:56 PM

Milton makes three versions, following Alaska guy’s graphic above, you’ll see Type M, A, or I on the package. They don’t interchange well, if at all. If you look closely at Jerry’s graphic, the Tru-Flate is the same as a Milton Type A.

Lots of nail guns, including some Porter Cable examples, come with a Type M connector pre-installed.

Shop around, Milton prices can vary widely. I’m lucky to have a local tool shop, Coastal Tool, that sells all three genuine Milton variants at extremely attractive prices.

I have some of the Harbor Freight type M, and some work fine, others don’t completely seal if the female is disconnected, and a few others have gotten stuck together, where the female wouldn’t eject the male end, so I went back to buying Milton. I also have some connectors from the big box home centers, and they appear identical to the Harbor Freight versions, but function better. This may be one of those HF items where the buyer is the QC dept.

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