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cheap compressor or alternatives

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Has anyone ever used a small compressor for inflating tires with an in line pressure regulator to keep the pressure at a nominal level required for airbrushing? looking for cheap alternatives to buying a 100 dollar compressor. this set up would probably cost around 65 bucks. minus airbrush.

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I just set my self up with a very nice compressor from Northern Tools. Has auto start and stop with air tank, qauge and water filter. Cost $99 on sale now for $79. Extremely whispher quiet. This compressor can handle any airbrush.

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You are probably better off buying a compressor with a tank. Without one it will be running all the time and will probably burn out. The noise will also drive you nuts after a while.

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I saw two there for 80$ did you get the pancake or the other one?

I just set my self up with a very nice compressor from Northern Tools. Has auto start and stop with air tank, qauge and water filter. Cost $99 on sale now for $79. Extremely whispher quiet. This compressor can handle any airbrush.

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I picked up the compressor with the tank on the bottom (not a pancake). I liked the soft feet for grip and vibration.

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If you plan on using the compressor a fair bit definitely get one with a good sized tank. Not only will your air pressure always remain constant but you won't have as much moisture buildup caused by the heat of the compressor cooling in the air hose on its way to the airbrush.

Going cheap will cost you more in the long run if you're going to be at this for a while. Good luck to you.

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Look at Harbor Freight tools. They usually have one on sale for around $60. They are starting to open more stores, but you can always scan the catalog.

At least my local store is pretty good about returns. Spend $20 for one or their warranties and there's supposed to be no questions asked.

Here a couple:

Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

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