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Old 03-03-2010, 01:11 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by NancyK.View Post
I looked closer at my air compressor (and I actually kept the original box!). It is a "Central Pneumatic 1/8HP oilless airbrush compressor with regulator". It is model #93657 and the box says it is distributed exclusively by Harbor Frieght.
It has an adjustable pressure regulator, just in case you don't need the full 50lbs of pressure, a universal 1/8" air outlet (which is what you need for copics) and a 10ft coiled air line. It is small enough to fit on my desk, but I keep it on the floor under my desk.
I've seen and used the more expensive a/c's in classes and I can tell you the biggest difference between those and the one I have is the noise level. The one I have is noisier, but you can talk over it. (In the video link I provided in an earlier post I turn the machine on so you can hear how loud it is - you can still hear me in the video over the noise). The very expensive ones are much more quieter but (imho) not worth 3 times the price. I noticed no difference in the actual use of my machine over the more expensive ones - they both worked well with the copic airbrush system.
Hope this helps!
So Nancy, are you saying if you buy this one, you don't have to buy any of the adaptors for the COPIC to airbrush? It has everything you need to get started?

AND those of you that do airbrush a lot, does it really eat up the ink that fast where you better have refills for the COPICS on hand?

I've been thinking of getting one but waiting for info and find out what people like the best. This is something DH actually asked about getting me for Christmas but I told him not yet. My BD is coming up!
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