Compressor for airbrush

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  1. al49

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    Hi,
    I'm considering to replace my 30 years old compressor with a new one and my goal is to find something small, not too expensive and with noise below 50 db
    Searching the web I found some products form famous makers like Badger, Revell, Iwata etc and I saw that in the cost range I'm considering (< 200 USD), they all offer compressors without tank. (My old one has a tank but, besides being old, is a bit too noisy)
    Is the tank absolutely necessary to get a good job? I mostly do 1:32 scale aeroplanes.
    Any suggestion will be very much appreciated.
    Many thanks
    Alberto
     
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    #2 Wurger, Aug 27, 2010
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    My compressor is without the air tank. No problem with airbrushing because of that. So it is not too necessary.However if there is the tak a compressor can work shorther period of time.That's make its life longer. All of these new compressors are quite quaiet. And you shouldn't have any troubles with neighbours....:lol:

    BTW Most of these new compressors are equipped with the moisture trap and air pressure regulator.The moisture trap is a kind of small tank what is enough for us.
     
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    Al49, I just bought a Iwata Ninja Jet. It listed for $200.00 and I had a 40% off coupon so I ended up paying $120.00 for it. So far I have had no problems with it and it is very quiet. It has no tank either. I run a Iwata Eclipse series airbrush with it.
     
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    Hi,
    thanks to all.
    At the end I purchased this product
    Grex Airbrush - AC1810-B - 1/8 HP Portable Piston Compressor (220V)
    It's very quite, small and light weight: exactly what I needed.
    It has no tank, but it works well.
    Additionally it has a pressure switch, probably a common feature today, that stop pumping when not necessary. In my 30years old one I had to switch it off and on all times.
    It's also a bit more expensive then many other products found on e-bay but, in my opinion, is worth the money.
    Cheers
    Alberto
     
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