As for the milex and braided hoses..I have been a little sceptical about these. I do a far amount of work with subsea hydraulics, where braided hoses are used. These are the guys that always blow, as they make maintenance work harder, simply cause you can t see what is going on underneath the hose.
Not sure if the same applies to braided hose, but would like to see them on the market for a bit longer before I jump...
Seen a couple of the high pressure version of this hose let go - no warning just a bang - the ones I saw go were the thin bootlace ones - would stay clear of the HP ones myself.
FWIW they are Miflex rater than milex. Link.
Edited by PRC, 20 October 2010 - 11:12 AM.