9 minutes. This air-fitting blower attachment for our compressor testing lasted all of 9 minutes. A simple drop onto a concrete floor from bench height, and this bad boy was leaking air in all the wrong places — like the thread collar.
On balance, it was a cheap-o Harbor Freight unit that cost us a whopping $1.50 in the bargain bin. You do get what you pay for, but I did hope the fitting would last longer than a beer break.
Is this a sign that all cheap tools are crap? No, of course not. It’s a lesson that we should be more careful not to drop the tools that are made from thin, breakable materials when we know damn well they’re not built to last.