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Review by trt58 posted 04-05-2015 04:01 PM 3653 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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is there a adapter so you can use the compressor but have a smaller sprayer for art work , so i’m asking is there a adapter for the air hose to go smaller




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#1 posted 04-05-2015 04:52 PM

If I understand your question correctly, you’re asking whether you can use an airbrush with this unit. I wouldn’t think so, because this is a high volume, low pressure unit. An airbrush generally require somewhat higher pressure.

Hope that helped.

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#2 posted 04-05-2015 07:36 PM

in a word, nope.

dawsonbob is right, your mixing apples and oranges

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 02:14 PM

Soooo, can you post a review of the unit, since you gave it 5 stars?

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#4 posted 04-08-2015 10:28 PM

I realize that you’ve only been on here for One Day when you Posted this. Have you actually used this spray gun? If so. How well or bad did it work. That’s what “Reviews” are for.

This “question” would have been better off in the “Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories” Forum. You might have also gotten more replies in there.

My answer to your question is NO. It’s too High Powered for what I think you want to do with the smaller hose.

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#5 posted 04-11-2015 02:28 PM

Yes, I think you can but you would probably need a pressure regulator to adjust the amount of air. An adapter could be made from hose clamps and a reducer such as

http://www.amazon.com/Reducer-Splicer-Fitting-Adapter-Coupler/dp/B00CIX4U0S/ref=sr_1_5?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1428762363&sr=1-5&keywords=hose+reducer

there are many sizes available for most applications such as yours.
An inexpensive regulator can be found at Home Depot by the air compressors.
Hope this helps, I THINK it is what you are asking about, it is worth a try with the airbrush but keep in mind the above comments make a point you might not have enough pressure.

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#6 posted 04-18-2015 12:46 PM

I would say with almost certainty that it will not drive an airbrush. An airbrush requires between 30-40 psi to operate properly and the glorified vacuum cleaner in the pump unit probably only puts out 5-6 psi. I wouldn’t attempt to run my airbrush on my earlex machine due to lack of pressure. You need a compressor not a turbine unit to run an airbrush or a can of air. They make little compressors just for airbrushes that are not very expensive ~$40. They probably will not run an air nailer (some only generate 40 psi and have no tank) but they are very small, portable and usually quiet.

Since this is a review. How do you like the HVLP unit?

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