Air Hose and Reel?

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What do you like in air hoses and reels?
Tired of wrestling with my vintage rubber hose so I'm looking for something lighter, more compliant and a means to store it on something better than a hook on the wall.
 

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What do you like in air hoses and reels?
Tired of wrestling with my vintage rubber hose so I'm looking for something lighter, more compliant and a means to store it on something better than a hook on the wall.
How about something like this?
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Their website quotes $159.99.
So the Inside Track Club costs $30 to save $20?
Possibly. I've never looked into it. I guess it'll pay for itself (inside track) if you save on a few items. It's a yearly membership.
 
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I have two of the older 50' Harbor Freight reels mounted on the ceiling in my garage. I did replace the hose on both with that light green Flexzilla hose about 10 years ago. That Flexzilla hose is so much easier to handle. It doesn't kink and stays flexible even in the winter
 

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Buy a commercial C O X reel. A lifetime investment in a service station grade reel. Mine is 15 years old. Use it every week and works flawlessly……
 

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I have two of the older 50' Harbor Freight reels mounted on the ceiling in my garage. I did replace the hose on both with that light green Flexzilla hose about 10 years ago. That Flexzilla hose is so much easier to handle. It doesn't kink and stays flexible even in the winter
Gotta stay away from the poly hose. Sux when it's cold out. Stay with the rubber hose.
 

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I was in your position and made the decision to take the leap to cordless electric.
 
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I was in your position and made the decision to take the leap to cordless electric.
This!

If I didn't currently have a bunch of air tools, nice compressor, and hose reels I would just go with cordless/rechargeable tools. I've been using air for 20+ years in my garage and I recently over the past year got a cordless 3/8" ratchet and 1/2" impact and love them over the air equivalents. No hoses and tool oil to have to deal with. Much simpler.
 

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I was in your position and made the decision to take the leap to cordless electric.

My favorite tool now is a Milwaukee M12 Compact 1/2" Impact Gun that I got a month ago. I've used it on three vehicles for parts removal and tire rotations, probably daily for a couple weeks. Great tool, fits in tight spaces and rated at 250 ft# and weighs no more than a cordless drill.

Are you saying that there are cordless compressors?
 

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