View Report

(Printable PDF)
Harbor Freight tools stores /Central Pneumatic pistol grip blow gun
Item # 68259
-narrow 3" extended nozzle
Sports and Recreation
Non-powder Guns
Gas, Air or Spring-operated Guns (1237)
Harbor Freight Tools    
Central Pneumatiic
Harbor Freight Tools
Pistol grip blow gun purchased from Harbor Frieght Tools Item # 68259
This is a held air blow gun which connects to any portable air compressor hose.
Gun has a bass threaded fitting which is attached on the bottom of the hand held pistol handle.
I installed a [REDACTED] 1/4 in. x 1/4 in. NPT Male Industrial Plug with tephlon tape to the threaded bass fitting. This is commonly done for air hose quick disconnect. Upon hooking up pistol grip blow gun to pressurize air compressor (120psi), and after using blow gun several time. I laid gun on Work bench, minutes laters pistol grip blow gun separated from bass fitting, which under pressures shot blow gun across the room. This was at a very high velocity. Lucky no one got hurt from the blow gun traveling across the room. Upon inspecting blow gun, it is very evident that a manufacturer defect lead to the separation of the pistol grip blow gun plastic handle and the molded brass fitting.
This is the third pistol grip blow gun we have purchased from Harbor freight tools which has had a similar incident.
We also have purchased (2) the same type of pistol grip blow from [REDACTED] ([REDACTED] and [REDACTED]) which have had the same exact problem.
All three of these pistol grip blow guns are made almost identical.

I have a picture of the pistol grip blow gun and the bass fitting if needed.
Incident, No Injury
50 years
The product is still in my garage
File NameDescription
IMG_2551.JPG Pistol grip blow gun

CPSC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database on, particularly with respect to information submitted by people outside of CPSC.