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on November 16, 2013
was just looking for something replace the old & heavy 50ft rubber hose that I had been using for over 30 yr. Bought the Bostich because it cheap & got good reviews. It came tightly wound in a shrink wrapped package. Took awhile to unwind & straighten it out and it still knicks even when loosely wound.
Best thing about the hose is it's light weight. Felt like a feather compared to my old hose. However, that's a negative too because the hose is easily damaged. Accidentally dropped my impact gun on the hose and it immediately caused a blow out. Fortunately, the damage wasn't too far down the hose and I only had to cut off a couple of feet and was able to reconnect the cut hose w/the provided compression fitting.
The other "problem" was that the hose did not come with the smaller 1/4" fittings that were on my old hose. Fortunately, I had some larger fittings & adapters in my parts bag but if this is your 1st hose, you'll need to buy the larger fittings (think they're 3/8" in) thru Amazon or at your lical hardware store before you can use it.
FWIW, I think that, although they're heavier, the rubber coated hoses are more durable and do not knick as easily as this one does. Found a 50 ft rubber coated hose made by Bostich for only $25 at Walmart which I prefer over this one.