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    What are you guys doing about air hoses ? I have a 50ft one and I hate bringing it out cause then I have wrap it back up

    Some of the hose reels are just way to much money for what I'm looking to spend. ($50)

    So do you guys have any better links then the ones I have, or have you made something ? ( pics please )

    Wonder if a garden hose reel would work ?
    http://www.rcautoworks.com

  • #2
    here are some from Northern Tool, you could buy 2 of the hand crank ones with a $50 budget
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...atchallpartial
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    • #3
      If you want to reel the hose completely out and then make the connections, any reel will work. However if you only want to pull out 10' of 50', then you need a air hose reel that has an air feed through the central hub.

      I bought one from Homier.com for $50 that has 50' of 3/8" hose included. It's a good deal and works nicely. They have manual reels for under $30. Just go to their site and search for "reel" and you'll see what they offer.

      You should sign up on Hobarts forum if you have not already. That forum is geared more to general product discussion. This forum seems more on topic regarding welding and Miller equipment. You may find and also receive better answers on the Weld Talk board at http://www.hobartwelders.com
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      • #4
        Originally posted by tigman250
        here are some from Northern Tool, you could buy 2 of the hand crank ones with a $50 budget
        http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...atchallpartial
        How well do the crank ones work though ? I don't mind cranking, I just mind it falling apart.
        http://www.rcautoworks.com

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        • #5
          Air hoses

          Had the same dislike for 50 footers.........so I cut one up, a 5 Ft. and a 20 Ft and a 25 Ft and fitted new ends. Much of my work is next to the compressor so the Fiver stays on it. The others hang on a hook and can be added as needed. Don't have room to complicate things with a reel. That was my solution and it works (for me).

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          • #6
            Maybe I will just get a smaller hose.
            http://www.rcautoworks.com

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            • #7
              Air Hoses

              Just another thought if you really want a reel. Have seen the quick disconnect connectors used as the swivel and you could fabricate the balance out of your junk box, I'm sure we all have those.

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              • #8
                Here is the reel deal,,, Home Depot or TSC for the retracts, the steel one from HD, very quality. The Legacy is from Wal-Mart, very good 50' for 50$, I am going to get a couple more.
                Attached Files

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                • #9
                  Here is the HD.
                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    Here are a couple manuals
                    Attached Files

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                    • #11
                      this is a cheapie from HF, modified it with rings around the outside and made a swivel base.
                      Attached Files

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                      • #12
                        I think I saw that you are in the Chicago area. Check out Menards. I just saw some reel air hose holders there for $19.99.

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                        • #13
                          Here is the hot ticket:


                          http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=40131

                          or

                          http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=91086

                          The difference between the two is that one comes with 30' of hose and one comes with 50'. The reel is the same and both are cheap.

                          I have 3 of these in my shop and they work great. You do have to roll them up manually (no springs) but it takes 5 seconds once you walk over there. It only takes a few quick turns with the handle, and durability has been good. No signs of wear and no air leaks (so far) and I have been using them for a couple of years now.

                          JD

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                          • #14
                            Thank you, got a lot of good options to go with.
                            http://www.rcautoworks.com

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                            • #15
                              Nice mod....

                              Originally posted by Sberry
                              this is a cheapie from HF, modified it with rings around the outside and made a swivel base.
                              I bought the same reel from HF during one of there sales for $8. The unit works great but the outer rings and swivel you added make it super great for the money.

                              Frank
                              XMT300( yes it still works),Hobart Heafty CC/CV, MM175, Airco HF box, Profax spool gun, Bobcat 225, Victor and Smith torches. Reserrected MM130 and Thunderbolt (Katrina flood throwaways) ,

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