What do you do if you have a cheap portable air compressor but you can't attach anything to it or the connections are no good? I quickly explain what hardware you want and what buzzwords are used in air hose fittings. 1/4" NPT male barb. Air hose clamp. Pipe tape. 1/4" NPT female to female quick release. 1/4" NPT female to male quick release. Air chuck. Why don't cheap compressors use National Pipe Thread standards? Because it's cheaper not to and consumers will still buy them.
It can be confusing for those new to air tools which hoses and fittings to use. There are different styles and sizes of quick-connect couplers, there are rubber, PVC, polyurethane, and hybrid rubber-PVC hoses to choose from. Which is best? It depends on your needs. In this video I'll go through some of the factors you should consider, demonstrate how the fittings work, and even show you a neat trick at the end.