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Further to the air brush topic

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I have to purchase a handy man's compressor, a DeWalt or Porter Cable etc to run a nailer.  What add-ons would I need to use this to operate an air brush other than the air brush itself of course.

Thank you

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Posted By Robert on 01/11/2008 7:17 AM
You've probably all seen this unit at your local Home Depot or Sears.  Its the Porter-Cable portable 6 gallon 90psi compressor.  I believe it would be ample for air brushing, but my question is if I choose to use it to paint garden furniture, drive a few nails from time to time will it be adequate?  ....

Absolutely.  I use one that size for everything.  Make sure you have an oil/water separator if using it to air brush.  As Bill said...I learned a lot about "different" standards for hooking up air machines and brushes.  I finally went out and bought a set of connectors and changed all my tools to ONE standard.  

And...I'm expanding my list of air tools...and thinking about putting in an air supply run of piping and connectors to move the connections closer to my work bence....and avoid all that hose laying on the floor.
Air dryer....not a filter...a machine for those into SERIOUS painting http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=40211 . This is the kind of machine used by folks that do professional painting where multiple coats are required or lots of masking or you staining furniture.

I'm assuming an oil filter is exactly that....a paper filter that is in line with the output of the oil/water separator.

What I use... http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=92261 . This is JUST an oil/water separator.

I've never thought of an oiler...but that's a good idea. It would allow you to avoid having to oil the air tool as often. I would imagine that tire shops use these things to keep the impact wrenches they use lubricated.
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