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Get the most out of your compressor. Without accessories, you simply cannot use your compressor. Trying to inflate the tires without fittings is a moot point. Accessories are necessary to connect all parts of the compressor. They direct air into the hose so that the required pressure is obtained.
Diversify your tool. If you don't have the right accessories for the job, the value of an air compressor is greatly reduced. These widgets are responsible for connecting specialized tools to their air supply. By keeping these accessories in supply, you can be ready for anything.
Tackle bigger projects. Maybe you only use the compressor as a tire inflator (a handy item). However, there are almost limitless applications for controlling air pressure. From using a nail gun on a jobsite to painting a car, repairing wheels or using advanced power tools, having the right accessories can open up a world of possibilities.
protect environment. Proper fittings can provide a better seal. This means that less air is wasted and less energy is consumed while doing the same work. Every bit helps not only the ecosystem, but also your wallet. The right accessories are an investment in efficiency.
Always have backups. Running out of screws halfway through the project? This brings the whole job to a standstill. The air fittings are the same. Small parts like these accessories can easily be misplaced or damaged. Having a spare on hand ensures you can take on a renovation project and follow through.
Plug: Male threaded hose connector
The stopper handles the flow size and grades accordingly. The most common is the quarter-inch setting, but half-inch and 3/8-inch options are also available. This metric tells you how much air the plug can control. There are two main types: automotive and industrial (the one you're most likely to see). Automotive versions are T and C, usually blue. M and D industrial models are usually red. The ARO style models are A and B, and the color is green. You'll also find V-style options, and they're purple.
If you're looking for standard tools around your garage, look for A, T, and M options. However, if you need a high volume, low voltage (HVLP) fitting, the V-Type is what you're after. This plug works with air tools to control the flow of air and maintain a tight seal. Common materials include brass and steel for rust protection and high tensile strength against compression.
Coupler: Female Hose Fitting
Female fitting types connect directly to the air line or compressor. This is the receiving fitting, made of the same material as the male connector. The connector connects to the hose, while the plug will connect to the device it powers. These fittings are an important factor in controlling airflow and pressure, as a small leak can cause a big problem (as it is closer to the air source). Ensuring dimensional and machining quality will provide a reliable seal for optimal results. You may need more plugs than couplers, although the latter are more prone to wear.
The color coding and purpose of these hose fittings are the same as the male parts, but there are some minor differences. V-couplers will use A, M, and T-type plugs, but V-type plugs will not work with any other type of coupler. When in doubt, make sure the plug and connector match in type and style.
Materials and Construction
The first is the design and construction of the accessories. Ever tried a size 10 shoe and it wasn't a size 10? It just didn't fit. The workmanship quality of the machined part determines whether it can work properly. Not only must the metal be tough enough to withstand the pressure, but it must also be constructed in a hermetically sealed manner. Even the smallest flaw can destroy your air pressure. Look for sturdy metal, a reputable manufacturer, and a design that works.
After eliminating fittings made of weak or defective materials, look at connection types. It's about the balance between convenience and effectiveness. Sure, push-to-set connections sound good, but they probably won't give you the seal you want. If you want a sophisticated instrument, consider how it's actually wired up. Consider whether you'll be able to install it, if the accessory can withstand the pressure, and if it has a proven accessory design.
Purpose of installation
Next is compatibility. When it comes to air hose fittings, there is no one right answer. This part must match the task at hand. For example, if you want to paint your car with an HVLP system, the V-Type is the only option. Conversely, if you're using a pneumatic tool, you'll need another type of tool:
Type D: M-style/red/industrial
Type C: Type T/Blue/Auto
Type B: Style/Green/ARO
V-Style: HVLP use
Especially if you're buying specific parts rather than a comprehensive accessory kit, make sure the accessories are compatible with the task at hand.
Color coding. Packaging can be overwhelming at times, with codes ranging from ARO to NPT. A quick reference point is the actual color of the accessory. While not all manufacturers color-code their products, this will make your shopping easier. Its usefulness extends to the workshop, taking the guesswork out of air line attachments when there are multiple couplers. Save time and convenience, color coding is worth noting.
Discreet sleeves. Everything is subject to wear and tear, but there are a few things you can do to slow down the descent. Protective sleeves reduce pressure on the sleeves. This way, when you move the hose, you don't put too much pressure on this part. A protective cover helps improve durability.