Air Compressor Hoses
Air hoses are lengths of industrial-strength tubing used to transfer pressurized air or other gases from a compressor to another location, most commonly the operation end of a tool. Hoses come in all shapes and sizes with each having its own unique function. There's no need to panic over which kind of hose is right for your tool.
Standard vs Recoil Hoses
The most common type of air hose is the standard air hose. It's lightweight, easy to use, and can be coiled up for easy storage. However, it can be a bit stiff which can make it difficult to use in tight spaces.
A recoil air hose is designed to overcome this issue. It's more flexible than a standard hose which makes it easier to maneuver, but it also weighs more so it's not as portable.
Quick-Connect vs Threaded Hoses
Some hoses come with quick-connect fittings while others have threaded fittings. Quick-connect hoses are usually easier to use because they're less likely to leak, but they can only be with tools that have compatible fittings.
Threaded hoses can be attached to any tool with a corresponding threaded fitting, but they're more likely to leak if not properly tightened.