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Would this work?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 1:39 PM
Looking for a new compressor, my Badger Cyclone II isn't cutting it anymore. Everyone keeps telling me to get one with a tank. I had my eye on the Iwata PowerJet, but its pretty pricey ($380 at a local hobby store). The one below has 2 pressure indicators on it (not sure why), but that is something my Badger lacks - a way to set the pressure. Only thing I'm worried about is the minimum pressure I can set it to, like sometimes I need as little as 2-3 PSI when I paint hairlines, this is a must.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?vertical=TOOL&pid=00915214000&bidsite=&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes

The benefits of this compressor is I can also use it to air up my car's tires!. Wink

Any input? Would this work, or should I go with something else, another model/size, or just bite the bullet and get the Iwata?

Thanks Cool
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 3:34 PM
Not that I'm a big Home Depot fan or anything like that but..............
They have a really good Husky air compressor with tank for under a hundred bucks. FP2045 is the part #. I've had mine for a little over a month now. All I had to buy additionally was a water seperator and some small sections of pre-threaded pipe ($15). It works just fine, its quiet, puts out 100 psi.
Walter
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 3:39 PM
Hey Walter - thanks for the tip. I'll stop by and look at that model today. I really dont care what brand it is, I just dont want to spend $300+ on a "hobby compressor" when an everyday garage compressor would work. Can you adjust the output pressure on the Husky model? Whats the lowest PSI it will output?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 3:41 PM
On the Home Depot site they have a compressor that looks to be exactly like the Sears compressor you refer to for $50.00 less. ( I swear that I am not a Home Depot advocate).
Walter
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 3:44 PM
The Husky that I own has a tank pressure gauge and a regulator gauge. I have painted with pressures as low as 5lbs (could probably go lower I suppose) and cleaned my air brush with up to 60 psi.
Walter

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