What adapters do I need?

  1. ypsilon New Member

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    Just recently bought an air compressor and getting to grips with setting it up.

    What parts do I need to connect my air compressor to my air tool?

    Thank you
     
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  2. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    Euro connectors or take those off and fit PCL connectors or get a Euro to PCL adaptor and use whatever takes your fancy or comes with the tool. Here's a set on eBay you should find something in it to help you.
     
  3. armalites Member

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    Those aren't Euro connectors, I believe they are Schrader. I would just take them off and fit PCL XF or standard PCL. It will cost you as much to buy convertors as it will to replace them
     
  4. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    I've not seen that type of connector before, I found a Chinese website selling them claiming they were made by Festo but I doubt it. I'd replace them with Euro/PCL/Rectus fittings so any new tools you buy are more likely to fit.
     
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  5. ypsilon New Member

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    Thank you all for your responses. I have bought this air line to connect the compressor to the tool, however it doesn’t fit my air tool! Only the compressor!

    Sorry just to ask do I need to take off the connector off the compressor and replace with PCL connectors?
     
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  6. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    Yep just unscrew it, chances are it's 1/4" BSP.
     
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  7. armalites Member

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    You will honestly be better to just swap all the fittings or you will have to go through the same problem every time you get a new hose or tool

    If your hose fits your compressor then all you need to do is change the fitting on the tool. The one on the tool is not a common fitting in this country. It will cost you less than £2 from Screwfix.

    Those coil hoses have their uses but if it's something you are going to use on a regular basis it will get tiring to use as there is always tension on it and they tend to twang into things.
     
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  8. ypsilon New Member

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    Cheers thank you for your response, the guys at Cages in Dewsbury fixed it for me.

    Will look at buying a airline next.
     
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