Hose Reel Re-work


Recommended Posts

Looks good.  I wish they hadn't stopped making the kind I bought from Senco in 1975, still use, and it has never leaked.  It uses a Milton quick connect coupling as the swivel.  I did wear out the first coupling/swivel after about 30 years from winding up 200 feet of air hose most days.  It winds up fast even though it's manual.  I keep an old T-shirt close by to wipe it with one hand as I'm winding with the other.

I've never had lasting luck with any other one not developing a leak at the swivel.

I like that your self winder doesn't need the stopper with the right length of hose.  Those stoppers kept me from ever buying a second one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You've basically got the set up I do now. Mine is mostly used for car tires but I do break out the brad nailer from time-to-time. I have a little portable tank that lets me take compressed air around the house and out into the driveway.

I have my compressor on a 30-minute timer since our garage is close to the bedroom and having it start up in the middle of the night is annoying. 

I agree with you that if I had to manually rewind it, I'd never use it. Little barriers matter.

I like your storage box for nailers and accessories.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There are a bunch of them that look like the first picture.  I'm sure they're a copy of one from decades ago.  I bought one with my big pressure washer, a Mi-T-M that I bought in the mid '90's that looks like that.  It's on a swivel post above the pressure washer, and holds a hundred feet of hose.  That one has never leaked a drop in spite of the high pressure water and being used off and on a few times a year for almost three decades.  It came from Mi-T-M and was made to fit on the pressure washer.  I expect it was made by some other company, but must have been good ones back then.

I have a couple like that for air that I bought from Tractor Supply, but they both started leaking pretty soon.  I keep air hose on them just for storage for when I need a really long one, but I just pass some of the starting end out one of the holes opposite the handle so I can hook it up to another hose and not worry about the leaking swivel.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 36 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • Forum Statistics

    Total Topics
    Total Posts
  • Member Statistics

    Total Members
    Most Online
    Newest Member