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    this is the shortest review for the cheapest tool on BT3Central.
    I was wasting time at HF the other day so I bought a pocket blow gun 68262 a slim blow gun

    for the grand price of $1.89 (So this has to be a record low price for a reviewed item here, right?)

    I figured it would be handy.
    But, there's no trigger so it blows all the time. At least, it would if the industrial connector machined into it actually fit. I could not lock it to any of the several quick connects I tried to mate it to. Theoretically screwing the front knurled part into the main body regulates the amount of air flow. I never really got to try out that feature.

    PS mine was not brass-colored body like the one in the picture. The pocket clip may well be the best feature (sad, really)

    It's going back. HF loser.

    • LinuxRandal
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      LinuxRandal commented
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      Not all style quick connects mate; also I have had some air stuff, where the fittings were poorly made. Once you have a good one of these, you like them (I have one old Milton one and a HF). I keep it turned off and unscrew it to the volume I need.

    • lrr
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      lrr commented
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      I bought one of these a few years ago. It looked similar but is anodized blue. It does not leak, and adjustments work fine. It does not get used all that often, mostly when doing extended cleanup of chips out in the garage (not in my shop).

      I've found HF air fittings to be really hit or miss on quality. The blow guns mostly seem fine, but the female quick connect fittings I've tried are junk, and break easily if dropped.

      YMMV.

    • LCHIEN
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      LCHIEN commented
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      Originally posted by RAV2
      Check the tool - it screws in to stop the flow.

      ....
      Darn. I should have read the directions. Oh, wait. There were no instructions.
      I guess I would have figured it out if I had been able to connect it to the quick coupler. unfortunately it didn't. I tried it on a few loose couplers and it wouldn't mate either. Looking at it the dimensions appeared to be off a little.
      Last edited by LCHIEN; 03-24-2014, 02:05 PM.
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