Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lilrabbit Works fine, but machining is a bit rough
The air compressor that serves my shop is managed by another department and they keep it at 175 PSI. This is way too much pressure for my air tools. So I am making up regulated hoses for each of my air outlets. I have installed this at the male end of one of my hoses. The regulator connects directly to 1/4 IP fitting on the end of the hose and the male chuck end threads into the inlet of this regulator.
I installed a separate gauge on the outlet hose and confirmed that this regulator's gauge is reading accurately. Turning the knob quickly dials in the desired pressure. Because I am attaching this to the end of a hose, rather than "permanently" mounting it to the supply line, I am concerned that it will be damaged when I disconnect the hose and stow it in a tool box, but I would have the same concern with any other regulator in this application as well, anyway, it is unlikely that I will be frequently removing this hose.
Now that I have tested this out, I will buy 3 more to make up hoses to fit each of the air outlets in the shop.
I do have one small issue. When the threads were tapped for the pressure gauge, the machinist in Shenzhen or Huizhou, or wherever, was a bit sloppy. The tap was not run in square and consequently the threads are cockeyed by about 10 degrees. This makes the gauge sit cockeyed in the housing. I am assuming that this is a one off error, rather than an indication of a manufacturing system problem, and anyway, as long as it works, I am not too concerned.
September 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dissapointed Leaked
As another reviewer said, mine constantly leaks air at anything below tank pressure. Doesn't perform the job it is suppose to
May 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jeb6294 Mine was Fine in a Pinch
Not sure if the other guys got bum units or what, but mine seems fine. It's nothing fancy and I'd say it's overpriced but I needed one in a pinch.
February 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Data Will not regulate tool pressure
This regulator loses air pressure at any adjustment point below tank pressure; in other words, it will not regulate pressure below tank pressure. Therefore, it is useless. This device will be returned, and I will visit Sears for a regulator which actually works.
November 11, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dubyah Defective
Purchased this rather than going to Harbor Freight. Did not work. "Made in China." As soon as any tool began to use air, the pressure would go to zero. Turn of the tool and several seconds later the pressure would come back up. Totally unusable.
October 4, 2014