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I'm in the market for an air hose reel for my wood shop. Presently the only tools I run on air are small nailers, or an air gun. I have a couple of compressors, but usually use a small pancake compressor in the shop. 30' of hose would get me anywhere I need to go. I'm just tired of dragging and coiling air hose. I don't really think my use warrants the $500 models, but I don't want to buy junk either. Anyone have a reel they can recommend? Thanks!
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  Air hose reel recommendation? ed kerns I'm in the market fo...
I know your pain.  When I saw the prices of quality reels, I started checking Craig's List.  It took some time, but I hit gold...an almost new Reelcraft with 100', 3/8", soft hose for $80.  Now there are more options than just Craig's list.  Good deals are out there and once in a while a GREAT deal comes along.  I did not need the 100' but it is crazy how many times I've taken advantage of it.

Good luck, I hope you find a a great deal.
"I tried being reasonable..........I didn't like it." Clint Eastwood
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  RE: Air hose reel recommendation? Bill Holt I know your pain.  W...
(08-15-2020, 02:30 PM)Bill Holt Wrote: I know your pain.  When I saw the prices of quality reels, I started checking Craig's List.  It took some time, but I hit gold...an almost new Reelcraft with 100', 3/8", soft hose for $80.  Now there are more options than just Craig's list.  Good deals are out there and once in a while a GREAT deal comes along.  I did not need the 100' but it is crazy how many times I've taken advantage of it.

Good luck, I hope you find a a great deal.

Thanks! I've definitely got my eyes open.
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  Air hose reel recommendation? ed kerns I'm in the market fo...
Actually, I got this one from Harbor Freight; absolutely no complaints for use in a hobby shop, I've had it for 4 or 5 years now and it does the job; they go on sale every once in a while, I think I got mine for $59 or $69 with a coupon.  I'd buy it again.

https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools-...93897.html

PS:  I got one of those yellow coiled hoses to put on the end of it, more convenient than just using the end of the hose.
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  RE: Air hose reel recommendation? Admiral Actually, I got this...
(08-15-2020, 02:44 PM)Admiral Wrote: Actually, I got this one from Harbor Freight; absolutely no complaints for use in a hobby shop, I've had it for 4 or 5 years now and it does the job; they go on sale every once in a while, I think I got mine for $59 or $69 with a coupon.  I'd buy it again.

https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools-...93897.html

PS:  I got one of those yellow coiled hoses to put on the end of it, more convenient than just using the end of the hose.

Thank you. I've heard good things about that reel, but you can't always trust the online reviews. Especially good to hear it's still working for you after a few years service.
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  Air hose reel recommendation? ed kerns I'm in the market fo...
I had the Harbor Freight 50' one for around 15 years before the hose started to crack and tear. Instead of replacing the hose I replaced the whole thing with the 50' version of this one, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009TCCTIG/ref...UTF8&psc=1 . I've had it for about 5 trouble free years now. I really like the fact that the hose is much lighter than the rubber one on the HF model which makes it a breeze to maneuver around the shop. I actually liked it so much that I bought a second one for the garage.
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  Air hose reel recommendation? ed kerns I'm in the market fo...
If you want to keep it simple and cheap, try one of these. 30' of hose will fit on it very nicely.
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  Air hose reel recommendation? ed kerns I'm in the market fo...
I have had a HF one for probably 15 years. I think I have replaced the hose once. It works fine. I bought a Campbell Hausfeld 50 foot one a few months back. For 50 or 60 bucks, it works well and I prefer the hose to the Goodyear rubber one I have on the HF reel.
-brew
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  Air hose reel recommendation? ed kerns I'm in the market fo...
(08-15-2020, 01:14 PM)ed kerns Wrote: I'm in the market for an air hose reel for my wood shop. Presently the only tools I run on air are small nailers, or an air gun. I have a couple of compressors, but usually use a small pancake compressor in the shop. 30' of hose would get me anywhere I need to go. I'm just tired of dragging and coiling air hose. I don't really think my use warrants the $500 models, but I don't want to buy junk either. Anyone have a reel they can recommend? Thanks!

Ive had awesome luck with the flexzilla reel and 30' of hose.

https://www.amazon.com/Flexzilla-Retract...r=8-1&th=1

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  Air hose reel recommendation? ed kerns I'm in the market fo...
I went with the hand crank kind on an Amazon lightening deal. Works well. They put it on sale a few times a year.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CQ3Y5ZJ/ref...oFbW34BCCE
John
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