Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grip Good size easy to operate
Use this to demo in environments that need quiet. Can easily carry on conversations when compressor is powering up to 100PSI.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smitty Great Buy
Lightweight and quiet Easy to use Great buy.. could not recommend it more than I do .. I first saw one that a friend had and was amazed at how quiet it was and powerful too
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thebigairbrusher Great compressor for the cost!!
I had been researching this compressor for some time before purchasing it. Everything I had heard is true, this is a great set up. I am an avid model builder and I do a lot of airbrushing. My set up with this brush will switch between 2 well known brand airbrushes, one with a .3 needle and the other with a .2, both airbrushes function very well with this compressor. I have already got several hours of operation with this compressor and I have not been disappointed, it has a fast refill rate, and I am able to spray without loss of pressure while the tank refills, this is huge for me as I do a lot of detail airbrushing and fluctuations in psi have been problematic in the past with other compressors I have owned.
As you can see from the photos, the compressor sits in the room with me. While it is running I am able to have a conversation with my wife, and I can work into the wee hours of the night without waking my wife or children up.
The layout of the regulator was a bit frustrating, but nothing that can’t be fixed with a few extra fittings. I like to run a water trap on my air compressor and getting everything to line up was a bit finicky, but once set it is working great. The compressor is also surprisingly lite and easy to transport. Set was a snap and the overall craftsmanship seems quite solid. Overall I am very happy with this compressor and I expect it to give me many years of service!
May 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TnT California air tool.
I love it. Perfect for my crafting area. Not too big. Adjustable pressure and can use in the house and still have a conversation.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Great with Shoebox compressor !!!
This compressor is quiet and cycles like a dream. I fill my portable air tank with it and hook it to my Shoebox compressor to fill my 4500 psi tanks for my air rifles.The controls,fittings and gauge are sweet. Buy it now. It is shipped from California. Worth a little wait !!!
September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Painter4U Good little compressor
It was all set up ready to use, Need a job to use it now...
January 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nitewish21 Perfect for your airbrushing needs.
After doing many reviews on different air compressors, i decided on this model from California Air. Its compact shape allows easy placement in your studio and is very stable.Its a little louder than my old small compressor,which is smaller in size and performance.After considering what i will mainly be spraying and looking at the specs on different models, i decided this one would fulfill my needs quite well.The 1.6 gal. tank hold plenty enough air for me to spray around 30 psi for a fair amount of time before the compressor kicks in to refill the tank.Which doesn't take very long at all, this keeps the compressor from heating up and laboring.The low amp draw and low db lvls allows me to run this next to my drawing table without disturbing anyone.The new drain valve is a breeze to use, so keeping the tank free from moisture isnt a chore anymore.While this is the smallest model , it more than keeps up with what i need it for. I foresee a very long and prosperous future ahead woth this compressor. Home Depot shipped my order quickly and it was double boxed so it arrived in great shape.I would definitely recommend this compressor to anyone looking for a good airbrushing compressor that will last them a long time and not be very loud when running also.While its not a true silent compressor,. it also only cost about a 1/3 of a silent one also.Consider this compressor an investment in your airbrushing career, you wont be disappointed.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thunderbite Great compressor
Best air compressor to use inside, very quiet running and recovers fast, for what I use it for
February 25, 2014