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Airbrush Compressor
vicmeister
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United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 08:44 AM UTC
I have an Aztec airbrush and am looking for a compressor - for less than $100. Question - what are the advantages/disadvantages of the tank or tankless models. Thanks
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 09:43 AM UTC
With a tank the compressor doesn't have to run continuously. Also the air stream doesn't pulsate.
chrism
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United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 10:10 AM UTC
If you live near a Harbor Freight Tools, get one from there. They have the cheapest prices. I picked up an tankless one and I paid around $60 for it. The exact same model is sold by other companies for almost twice as much.
Mcleod
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 10:12 AM UTC
Jessica is right. I have both, and far and away prefer the tanked Hausfeld. Mine is only 3gals., and has an inline water trap. The whole show cost less than $60.00 on sale at a hardware superstore.
Grauwolf
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 05:29 PM UTC
100%.....compressor w/ tank.

The price and noise level varies, pick one that suits
your budget.

In my opinion, the airbrush and compressor are the most
important tools.

I went for tops in AB and a silent compressor....lots
of dollars but I thought in long term investment and
performance and durability.

Cheers,
Joe