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Offline stokester

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Air Couplers and Plugs
« on: January 19, 2020, 07:49:01 PM »
I've often wondered why there are different style of 1/4" NPT couplers and plugs from Milton in this case.

When I started working at the Chevy shop I had to change out all my air tool quick disconnect plugs to the Milton "A" style from what I had in my shop.  When I set up the air in my own shop I just bought what they had at Home Depot which I think was essentially the same as the Milton "M" type.  While this was not a big deal as it's easy to change the plugs and I later changed the couplers in my shop I was wondering why they would make such similar-looking types.  Different industries?
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Offline DeadNutz

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Re: Air Couplers and Plugs
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 12:36:18 AM »
I bought a QD coupler a long time ago that works with either type of stem.

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Re: Air Couplers and Plugs
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 07:08:51 AM »
Not a bad reason but a logical one. It is so you buy from XYZ simple as that,  Ford, Chevy, Dodge same same .

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Re: Air Couplers and Plugs
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 08:55:43 PM »
The shop I'm at now has different couplers then any other shop I worked at before. They provide fittings so I saved all my old ones and use them here at home.

Also make a coupler to plug in at home if I need to use a tool from work, easier then taking out fittings all the time.

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