View Full Version : Coolant hose source?

08-30-2011, 09:19 PM
I need some armored coolant hose,3/8"ID,by armored I mean flexible metal jacketed so chips don't melt holes in it.Our big lathe at work has the coolant line ran inside a flexible wire tray.I'm tired of replacing it every few months due to chips melting holes in it.The original hose that came with the machine had a thin spiral sheet metal jacket similar to Greenfield electrical wire.
Any ideas where to find it?

08-30-2011, 09:28 PM
Stay-Put Flexible Metal Coolant Hose: http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/117/2187/=dummnb

That said, Loc-Line would also work and is easily found.

The Artful Bodger
08-30-2011, 10:03 PM
Nice chromed metal clad hoses at your bathroom store!:)

08-30-2011, 11:19 PM
Why not buy a few feet of armored wire and just rip the wire out and run some hose of your choice through the center? :)

08-30-2011, 11:44 PM
Grohe handshower and pull-out facet hoses... 1/2 inch IP fitting on each end. Dead easy. Oh... they have a lifetime warranty :) Many other brands also... but I know that Grohe is metal, not chomed plastic.

Those "stay-put" flex hoses from McMaster look like the ticket though!

doctor demo
08-30-2011, 11:48 PM
You could have a look around here.


08-30-2011, 11:56 PM
Guess I should have mentioned I need a 14 foot long piece of it:o :D Not the nozzle end either,the supply length that runs from the coolant pump to the carriage.

Thought about flexible conduit,but it won't bend as tight a radius as the wire tray.Also limited on space in the tray.

08-31-2011, 12:07 AM
ha.. 3x 5 foot shower hoses! Super flexible...

or you can order all sorts of metal clad hose from McMaster in lengths up to the full reel (100ft)

Example - look up the item and it will take you to the catalog page:

Item 5676T32 - $40 for the first foot with one male and female fitting, 54 cents an inch after that.

or, for really flexible and 1558 psi...

Item 54875K13 - $43.54 plus $1.39 per inch.