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  • #16
    Hi Curly,
    I would not change a thing.
    In total there are 12 positions on my rack ready to go now but I only have 7 air tools I use constantly use. That gives room for the future which I think is important. Most of the time we only sort out messes after it has gone on too long and we only fix the problem to its current capacity, when we should actually cater for the furture in the fix.
    The spacing of my tools was determined by placing my hand around the widest tool and measuring the total distance. This allows me to grad a tool without having to just grab it with my finger tips. My goal was to be able to push the tool back into the female Nitto fitting with ease. If you have heaps of tools that need hanging in a small area and you have great access to their psoition then sure you could space them closer.
    Good luck and please post some photos of your air tool hanger.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    • #17
      I probably would have just welded the bolts onto the underside of the tube. I'm lazy and don't like drilling holes
      You might need shorter bolts, or just screw on the air coupler until it bottoms out, and don't care how long it is.

      Dynasty200DX w/coolmate1
      MM210
      MM Vintage
      Lincoln AC225
      Victor O/A, Smith AW1A
      Cutmaster 81
      IR 2475N7.5FP
      Evolution Rage3
      Jancy USA101
      9" South Bend
      AEAD-200LE

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      • #18
        Hi Andy,
        The square tube I used is aluminium so I could not weld the Nittos on but if you use a steel tube sure no problems. The heat from the welding may reduce the tension in the Nitto spring but if you just tack it it should be okay.
        The Nittos I purchased had a female thread so I had to purchase bolts to connect them to the tube. If you can find the Nittos with a male thread that would be cheaper and easier. The only thing is that the thread will be 1/4" BSP taper.
        Which would mean that I would have had to buy a thread cutting tap.

        Anyway my hanger is not the only way there would be plenty of other ways to hang air tools. Just trying to help out with some tidy up ideas.

        Ji
        Grip it and Rip it

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Jigantor View Post
          Hi Andy,
          The square tube I used is aluminium so I could not weld the Nittos on but if you use a steel tube sure no problems. The heat from the welding may reduce the tension in the Nitto spring but if you just tack it it should be okay.
          The Nittos I purchased had a female thread so I had to purchase bolts to connect them to the tube. If you can find the Nittos with a male thread that would be cheaper and easier. The only thing is that the thread will be 1/4" BSP taper.
          Which would mean that I would have had to buy a thread cutting tap.

          Anyway my hanger is not the only way there would be plenty of other ways to hang air tools. Just trying to help out with some tidy up ideas.

          Ji
          Ahhh, sorry. That's what I get for not paying enough attention.

          I've seen the same trick on the snap-on truck, except he used a nice piece of hardwood trim.

          Dynasty200DX w/coolmate1
          MM210
          MM Vintage
          Lincoln AC225
          Victor O/A, Smith AW1A
          Cutmaster 81
          IR 2475N7.5FP
          Evolution Rage3
          Jancy USA101
          9" South Bend
          AEAD-200LE

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          • #20
            Hi Andy,
            No biggy
            I was thinking about welding them on a steel tube but then the chrome coating would be lost and I would have to paint them, which I hate doing.

            Ji
            Grip it and Rip it

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            • #21
              By the way Jigantor, what was the spacing?

              Thanks for the feedback fellas
              Last edited by curly; 08-03-2010, 06:27 AM.
              Millermatic 212
              1998 Heritage Springer
              Kioti DK55

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              • #22
                Hi Curly,
                It all depends on the size of your hand, air tools and the length of your tube.
                I made the spacings equal so it looks symetrical.
                Mine are spaced at 80mm or 3 1/8" a part.
                I started 50mm or 2" from both ends.
                I hope this helps

                Ji
                Grip it and Rip it

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                • #23
                  Thx
                  Millermatic 212
                  1998 Heritage Springer
                  Kioti DK55

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                  • #24
                    Hi Curly,
                    No problemo

                    Ji
                    Grip it and Rip it

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                    • #25
                      Smooth: quit going to Lowes and taking pics of their stuff! lol, man I thought I had a small fortune in air tools. Looks good though, I outta do somethin similar, I could fit so much more stuff in my tool chest w/o all my air stuff taking up drawers

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                      • #26
                        Hi Hockey,
                        What does Lowes sell?
                        I see their name on NASCAR's but don't know what they are.
                        Here in Australia Lowes is a mens clothing shop.

                        Ji
                        Grip it and Rip it

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Jigantor View Post
                          Hi Hockey,
                          What does Lowes sell?
                          I see their name on NASCAR's but don't know what they are.
                          Here in Australia Lowes is a mens clothing shop.

                          Ji
                          Its a big hardware store, like Home Depot, Menards, not sure what ya have comparable in Australia, but its like the walmart of hardware

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                          • #28
                            Hi Hockey,
                            Thanks mate.
                            Ours would be Bunnings.

                            Ji
                            Grip it and Rip it

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                            • #29
                              Het Jigantor, I really like the projects you put up, but they are a little hard to follow spread out over a bunch of posts. Could you group em together a little more please, cause I really like your stuff. Thanks!!!
                              Bob

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                              • #30
                                Hi Bob,
                                I will try.
                                I am trying to show all the steps so if any one does not know how to do certain things they get to see it.
                                It is hard to balance showing all the steps and not dragging it out.

                                Ji
                                Grip it and Rip it

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