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Re: [Shop-talk] Air hose reel opinions

To: PJ McGarvey <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Air hose reel opinions
From: Ian McFetridge <>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 15:24:04 -0400
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I've gotten good service out of a rotating, retracting, 50 feet reel from
McMaster-Carr:  about 8 years of hobby shop use.  Sorry I can't recall the
model or cost.

- Ian

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 9:01 AM, PJ McGarvey <> wrote:

> I've had enough with tripping over my air hose in my tight garage, so I'm
> looking into an air hose reel.  Learned my lesson once by trying the Harbor
> Freight cheap-o model and it leaked right away, so I returned it.
>  Craftsman
> has some nice looking ones in the $100-150 range and there's a sale ending
> in
> 3-days I might jump on.  When I search Amazon, there is a ridiculous array
> of
> them at many price points....
> I'm looking for one that can handle 50 ft. of 1/2" hose.  Self-retracting
> is
> not a requirement.  If they sell it with out the hose that would be great.
> Something that can handle typical DIY use.
> I know alot of people on this list use air in their shops, so I figured
> it's a
> great place to ask.
> Thanks
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