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  • Jigantor
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    Hi Andy,
    The square tube I used is aluminium so I could not weld the Nittos on but if you use a steel tube sure no problems. The heat from the welding may reduce the tension in the Nitto spring but if you just tack it it should be okay.
    The Nittos I purchased had a female thread so I had to purchase bolts to connect them to the tube. If you can find the Nittos with a male thread that would be cheaper and easier. The only thing is that the thread will be 1/4" BSP taper.
    Which would mean that I would have had to buy a thread cutting tap.

    Anyway my hanger is not the only way there would be plenty of other ways to hang air tools. Just trying to help out with some tidy up ideas.

    Ji

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  • Andy
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    I probably would have just welded the bolts onto the underside of the tube. I'm lazy and don't like drilling holes
    You might need shorter bolts, or just screw on the air coupler until it bottoms out, and don't care how long it is.

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  • Jigantor
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    Hi Curly,
    I would not change a thing.
    In total there are 12 positions on my rack ready to go now but I only have 7 air tools I use constantly use. That gives room for the future which I think is important. Most of the time we only sort out messes after it has gone on too long and we only fix the problem to its current capacity, when we should actually cater for the furture in the fix.
    The spacing of my tools was determined by placing my hand around the widest tool and measuring the total distance. This allows me to grad a tool without having to just grab it with my finger tips. My goal was to be able to push the tool back into the female Nitto fitting with ease. If you have heaps of tools that need hanging in a small area and you have great access to their psoition then sure you could space them closer.
    Good luck and please post some photos of your air tool hanger.

    Ji

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  • curly
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    So, if you had to do it again would you have done it all the same? Any different spacing or anything? I'm getting ready to do that for my 4 or 5 air tools so just thought I'd ask.

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  • Jigantor
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    Thanks for the kind words gents.
    My work shop is starting to get real easy to use finally.
    Every thing has a place and everything is in its place.
    I might even start sharpening my old drill bits.

    Ji

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  • Vernon
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    Tools

    Great way to keep all the tools pick up. And helps organize the shop. Great job
    Vernon

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  • lik2waterski
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    That looks great! Thanks for the post. This will be copied!

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  • Jigantor
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    I then fixed the square tube to the metal shelf.
    Time for a test fit.
    Yep all is well.
    I have room for more air tools on the tube but I will wait until the Nitto fittings are cheap again.

    Air tools off the bench in under an hour.
    As Smooth wrote It takes more time to find them sometimes than that.

    Pretty pleased with the result.

    Ji
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  • Jigantor
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    If all has gone well they should all line up.

    Ji
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  • Jigantor
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    With a drop of locktite on the bolt ends feed them through the holes and tighten the female Nitto couplers.

    Ji
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  • Jigantor
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    I marked out the layout onto the Ali tube and drilled some large holes so the bolts will past right through.

    Ji
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  • Jigantor
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    My hanger will be fixed under a metal shelf so I need a beam.
    I purchased a 25 x 25 x 3mm or 1" x 1" x 1/8" aluminium square tube. I also purchased some female Nitto air tool couplers and some 1/2" UNF 20 1 1/4" bolts.
    These are the main parts that were required.

    Ji
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  • Jigantor
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    Hi Smooth,
    Yes I was about to post the whole thing but got dragged away.
    Here we go.

    Ji

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  • smooth72
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    Jiginator, I only see the pics of the air tools.

    I used cheap harbor freight quick connects. I cross thread a fine thread bolt in to it, that worked like a lock nut.(note The threads in the quick connects are pipe fitting threads). It also makes a great way to oil the tools and not worry about dust or oil leaking out. I got tired of spending more time looking for the tools than actually using them.

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  • Jigantor
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    Hi Smooth,
    I can not imagine having all those air tools getting in the way on your bench.
    If you had not made your hanger, ****......

    Thanks for posting the photo and sharing your tidy work bench.
    It not only looks great but works well and I bet it did not cost much either.
    Well worth the time and money.

    Ji

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