My Milwaukee Hole Shooters disconnect right at the handle out of the way.
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04-29-2013, 09:28 AM #31
04-29-2013, 09:52 AM #32
I like swivel whip hoses on my air tools to be 4' long so the connection doesn't get caught on anything under the hood. I would think 2' is right there in the way, just my opinion of course .
My Milwaukee Hole Shooters disconnect right at the handle out of the way.[/QUOTE]
I agree with that. But its a different story, air tools are used under hoods where an electric grinder isnt as much needed. Besides... the twistlocks are coated with rubber and their pretty slim. Im gonna try it, and will work out the kinks as i find em.. what gave me the idea was in a pinch one day my cord broke at 2' 1'' and i ended up cutting it at 2' .. it worked pretty good exept it kept coming unplugged until i tied it then the knot got in the way. I worked in a plant where everything was up to date inspected and it was all twistlock, everything. It was all uniformed, very neat, and mostly way overdone.
04-29-2013, 10:07 AM #33Senior Member
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I like the twist lock conversion idea. Like you said tying the cord in a knot to the extension always gets hooked on stuff. And Milwaukee's design with the quick disconnect on the hole shooters is sweet. Wish more tools had it. If it wears no brainer to replace
04-29-2013, 11:12 AM #34
I like the twist lock idea myself, I imagine you can buy extension cords with twist lock ends, right? Right now I have a 12 ga extension cord with a three way outlet that hangs down from the rafters about three feet off the welding table, It's kept wire damage problems down for me, really handy too.
04-29-2013, 11:16 AM #35Originally Posted by tackit:306886
04-29-2013, 02:04 PM #36
Maybe molded ears on the adapter for passing a nylon wire tie through and for the plug end a split ring with holes for passing the nylon wire ties through would work. Now to find a plastic mold set up on e bay.
04-29-2013, 03:22 PM #37
Buy good plugs and cut the wire that goes in the plug as short as possible. You will appreciate a replacement plug alot more. I paid close to 20 bucks a piece for the twistlocks. And the standard plugs i bought before were the best of the best about 15 bucks a piece, but well worth it
04-29-2013, 04:13 PM #38Senior Member
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Big Business Greed
This is why I hate big businesses and greedy CEO's. Over 25 years ago I bought two Makita grinders. They have been used hard in my welding shop and have over-heated and shut themselves off more times than I can count. But that didn't mean they were done for. See the little button just above the cord on the attached photo? It's a re-set button. Let the grinder cool off, punch the re-set and you are back in business.
Do you think these corporations have somehow forgotten that technology? Nope, it's called built-in obsolesence. Build a crappier product that fails and you can sell more of them.
04-29-2013, 05:31 PM #39Originally Posted by mikeswelding:306907
04-29-2013, 06:06 PM #40Senior Member
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I like no whip on air, connect right at the tool. Especially in the shop where changeout rate is hi.