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A/C Pros, I need a good manifold gauge set

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FWP, May 12, 2006.

  1. FWP

    FWP CRS

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    What's a good one for the home guy to get , no cheasy import crap, a pro set. I might use it 3-4 times a year. I just want something that will last for many years.

    Got a model # and place to get it online?
     
  2. pauly383

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    I can get a RobinAir set at work for a good price :thumb:
     
  3. FWP

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    Thanks Paul, that's the brand I was thinking of. I'll call ya.
     
  4. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    I use Ritchie/Yellow Jacket and Robinair at work, I like the Robinairs valve knobs better then the Ritchie's, but then the Ritchie's I have, have a viewing window in them, which I like. Whatever type you get, make sure they have low loss fittings on the hoses. I used to get the top of the line models, but I am finding that pretty much to be a waste of money since the cheaper models work just as well ans cost half as much and I don't feel so bad when they get trashed. Since you will be only using them a couple times a year, yours will last forever, unlike mine:mad: .
     
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    Believe it or not I bought a set from Harbor Freight tools and they work just as well as the Robinair manifold gages. I'm happy with them and the quality is superb.

    Dan..
     
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    X2 had mine for a few years and done lots of trucks and so far so good, there cheap ass venturi vacuum pump(like $15) kicks ass too for drawing down an AC system (and one man brake bleed too)
     

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