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Another compressor question
Professor_Starz
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 05:14 AM UTC
Right,I'm thinking about getting an airbrush. I've settled on saving up for the Iwata neo air, but i need to think about compressors. As all of the people on here are friendly, I thought asking on here would be a nice idea. The compressor needs to be small, preferably piston-less, low noise, reliable and cheap(ish). Here are a couple of options that after searching around I thought would be OK. Opisions?
http://www.airbrushcompressorshop.co.uk/products/compressors/single-cylinder-piston-compressor-with-air-tank/
http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/badger-airbrush-noise-compressor-ba1000-1000-p-33186.html

Thanks!!
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 05:39 AM UTC
Personally, I prefer a compressor with tank. With the tank I find the pressure is constant, there are no variations in the pressure like you can sometimes get with a tankless compressor. The other advantage is once the required pressure is built up in the tank, the compressor shuts is self off, thus it is not running all the time.

I have the one from Aztech(Testors) and love it.

Kevin
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 11:21 AM UTC
Definitely the one with the tank.

Cheers,
Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 02:54 AM UTC
I would go with compressed air. No noise and one bottle should last you about 25 builds.
chumpo
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM UTC
A big tank of nitrogen is about 12 bucks for a refill not sure how much for the tank and then there's the gauges and regulator , I would say go for the compressor with a tank . Don't have to worry about running out of compressed air in the middle of painting session . And no that's not the five or six foot tank .
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:49 AM UTC
Ordered one of these http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/batcasproco.html the past weekend with their St. Patrick's day special. $161US + free shipping. Not sure what it would be to ship to the jolly ole empire. So far found only positive feedback on it.

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Professor_Starz
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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 07:30 AM UTC
Hi,
Thanks for all of the information! I'll go for one with a tank for sure.
Now i just need to save up all my monies!
Thanks!!