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Posted 07 December 2008 - 04:45 PM
im just wondering what compressors everyone is using.i want to buy a new one but want to get some input form everyone here first.should i get one with a tank? i would like one thats not to loud.thanks in advance
Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:33 PM
I bought one off of ebay. Paid about $60 for it. Small unit but works GREAT. Make sure it has a moisture accumulator and can put out pressure from about 10 lbs. to 35 lbs. Anything other than that is over kill. It is also very quiet. I believe the guy I got it from is in VA.
Hope this helps.
Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:03 PM
Loud - I don't know any compressor that's quiet enough to use inside the house when my wife's asleep. Dedicated airbrush compressors are quieter than tool compressors and there are some models that are engineered to be pretty quiet, but they are also the most expensive. Maybe if you have a tool compressor with a big enough storage tank, you could charge it up in the garage and bring it inside and use it long enough to do some crankbaits? An airbrush doesn't use much air volume and several gallons pressurized to 120lbs might last awhile.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:43 AM
Campbell Hausfeld at Lowe's: 2-Gallon 100 PSI Electric Air Compressor
Here is all you need, at Lowes reg $99 on sale $79
Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:58 AM
This is a good compressor, but is not as quiet as the Harbor Frieght. However I would prefer you buy the Lowes one as I work for them and we need the business.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:39 AM
so it seems like a compressor with a tank is the way to go the one from lowes dosnt say what the cfm,s are and from what i gather thats important what would you consider "good" cfm at 40lbs
Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:04 AM
The more the better, Just like horsepower on a boat. It will run less often and fill faster. This allows you to use it for home uses as well.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:09 AM
These guys rave about this ones quiet power and small size..
Makita "Hot Dog" Air Compressor 2 HP, Model# MAC700 | 3 - 10 CFM | Northern Tool + Equipment
Click on "reviews"
PS... I know it's more money... Decisions, decisions
Posted 09 December 2008 - 08:11 AM
I paint inside the house, and I use Harbor Freight airbrush compressors: It is quiet (my wife sleeps fine while I'm painting), compact, light, maintenance free, plenty of power for airbrushing, and these things go and go for years. For my purposes, it is the perfect choice, and it's also inexpensive compared to many other airbrush compressors, some of which appear to be practically the same unit.