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Iwata studio series Ninja Jet

Discussion in 'Compressors' started by pshit, Mar 14, 2021.


  1. pshit

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    I was at Michaels today and bought this compressor for 130$ CAD (It was on sale).

    I have 2 questions:

    Is it durable? (I paint usually one hour per day) Is ask this because it comes without a tank and the compressor works all the time.

    It comes without air filter for humidity. Is it important to have one?

    I don't know if I should keep it or not ?

    (This thing is noisy)
  2. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin SuperMod

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    Depends entirely what you want to use it for... it's really only for very short and small jobs... suitable for nails and light make up... up to 15 PSI... for a maximum pressure that is pretty low. If you want to do anything serious (other than very small jobs or very low pressure applications) that is not the tool for the job...
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    Really disappointed in Iwata. For this price Iwata should offer something good. It's around 200 - 300$.

    No psi gauge, no air filter, low psi and loud
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    "Really disappointed in Iwata." Really...? I would recommend you do a bit more research... They offer great products... this one is targeted at a specific audience. Iwata stuff isn't cheap... this is one of the cheapest compressors they do. For my guess you jumped before you looked... :) For a tank, etc you should be looking at almost twice the price for Iwata...

    Here are some things you should consider. https://www.iwata-airbrush.com/airbrush-compressors.html
    I would also recommend you have a look here...
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    Thank you for your your recommendation. You are right I just bought not the right product.
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    I always caution people not to buy compressors built by airbrush manufacturers as they are ridiculously overpriced. As I recall in water had an airbrush compressor, something like three-quarter horsepower with a tank on it selling for $2500. Either they assume that airbrush artist don’t know the value of a dollar or won’t go to a hardware store/research online and find a better deal. Yeah I would buy a decent quality compressor for around $150 before I ever considered buying one from Iwata, Badger, etc.
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    Let me save everyone a whole bunch of time and money. If you’re using a compressor solely for airbrushing, you’re gonna need a compressor that can provide a minimum of 0.5 CFM @ 30 psi per airbrush you intend to power at any given time. You’re also going to want a compressor that has a tank on it, even a small one, to eliminate pulsing. You will also want a decent, and precise pressure regulator to control air pressure out to the gun. When you’re using an oil lubricated compressor, be sure to add a filter trap to the output to remove any trace of oil in the stream. For indoor use where the compressor is near your workstation, “silent” oil free compressors are recommended and 60 dB or so models are available for about $150 or so. I also recommend using 1/4 in quick disconnect fittings on both the compressor and the air hose for ease changing between pneumatic tools and storage. I also recommend 1/8” quick disconnect fitting between your airbrush and the air hose for ease of changing out airbrushes as you work.
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