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Need suggestions on the best budget friendly 50' air hose and opinions on budget friendly hose reals

by SweetTea
posted 09-05-2016 04:14 PM

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#1 posted 09-05-2016 04:33 PM

I think the HF air hose reels are about as good of a real and hose to be had for the price. Northern Tool’s reel is not too bad either. I just purchased one of the yellow hybrid hoses from Lowes and like it, but got it on sale for $19.99, they’re back to $29.99.

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#2 posted 09-05-2016 04:37 PM

I’ve had a HF hose reel outdoors for 7-8 years and it’s still doing very well.

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 04:46 PM

I Initially I wanted a retractable hose reel, and figured that I would buy the hose and reel separately, but after reading a bunch of reviews it seems that the cheaper retractable reels, i.e.: under $60, seem to suffer from poor quality and don’t last very long.

So with that in mind, I think that I will make a run to HF and pick up their manual crank $17 unit. However, I still need to find a decent 50’ hose.

Would you guys suggest; rubber, PVC, hybrid? This hose will be used 5 days a week, but nothing too demanding.

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#4 posted 09-05-2016 04:48 PM

I found this on Amazon for you.
Just a little expensive, but it must be a good one!
2 or 3 around the shop should be all you need. (Free shipping if you have Amazon Prime)

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#5 posted 09-05-2016 05:00 PM

Flexilla hose. It is a little pricier, but it lasts a long time, is really flexible and not prone to kinking. Also it is bright day-glo green which I like so I can see it on the floor so that my old ass doesn’t trip and fall over it. You can buy just the hose, hose with quick disconnects or 50’ hose and reel together. Tractor Supply has the 50’ hose and reel for about $100; and Amazon has one for $83 for 50” hose and reel, or just the hose for $29 and change. I got mine at a contractor supply house here in OKC with quick connects already on it for about $30 +/-. Maybe too pricey since your OP said “budget”; but you will not be dissatisfied with this hose.

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