Quality air compressor hoses ensure stable air pressure, a tight seal, and a consistent power output, but most mechanics only need their compressors when they use pneumatic tools. When your air compressor isn't in use, a reel can keep that long hose out of the way, freeing up space in your shop. We offer a broad array of manual and retractable air hose reels to suit any need. Spring-driven hose reels have a long history of dependability and trouble-free performance. Their compact, space-saving design and heavy-duty construction make them very rugged and virtually indestructible. We also carry specialty air and water hose reels with safety swivel designs to prevent mixing of gases in the event of an O-ring failure.
Many of the air hose reels in our selection come fully equipped with multi-position mounting arms or universal brackets for easy mounting to walls, ceilings, work benches, compressor frames, truck beds, and other locations in your shop. By investing in one of our air and water hose reels, you can also prolong the life of your air compressor's hose. Most of the reels we supply feature a unique winding and layering system to prevent hoses from bending, kinking, and getting damaged over time. Best of all, encased reels prevent the hoses from accumulating dust and dirt. If you have any questions about our selection of hose reels, please feel free to contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best air hose reel?
If you are regularly working with pneumatic tools in your shop, then an air hose reel is an important tool. Having a high-quality air hose reel will speed up your work and ensure your hose is always where you expect it to be. The best air hose reel for you will vary, but we carry a wide variety of options that are sure to fit your needs. We offer both standalone retractable and mountable retractable air hose reels that will be perfect for any shop.
What is an air hose reel?
An air hose reel is a tool that keeps your hose end in the same spot consistently. It helps to reduce tripping hazards by ensuring your hose is not spread around the shop and is instead wound around a spool or other device inside the reel. Reels are available in floor, wall, and ceiling mounting options and can also be found with auto-retractable options.
How does an air hose reel work?
An air hose reel will keep a hose wrapped around a central spool to keep your hose in place. The hose stopper will ensure you only get the hose length you want while working with your tools. Each air hose reel includes its own recoil tension that has been calibrated to ensure the full length of hose will retract when you are finished working with your air hoses.
How do you wind an air hose reel?
There are a few steps you will need to take in order to wind your air hose around your reel. First, unwind your hose and stretch it out as straight as possible. If you can, do so within direct sunlight to make your hose more limber and better able to adapt the curvature of your reel. Leave your hose in this position for an hour, or until your hose has become flexible. Next, you will want to connect the hose. Connections vary between manufacturers, so you will need to determine what the manufacturer's recommendations are. After it has been connected, you will begin to wind the hose. If your unit is automatic, there will not be much you need to do here. For manual models, you will need to slowly wind the hose onto the reel, while allowing the hose to roll lengthwise to prevent binds and crimps.