I have a Badger 200 airbrush used for scale models. For the last few
years I have been using Testor's propellants but as one knows the cost
can add up quickly. I went to buy a Testor's mini compressor but the
hobby store said any compressor will do. I own a Porter Cable 135 PSI
pancake compressor. What do I need to get in order to hook my Badger
airbrush to the compressor? I know I need some type of adapter but
can't seem to find it at Home Depot or Lowe's. Any suggestions would
be greatly appreciated.
Basically ,a filter/ water trap with a built in regulator , a couple of
hose tails with the appropriate threads and some hose to suit.
I have been using that soft black irrigation hose they use for drippers
,it fits onto the Iwata hose tail perfectly, and with the low pressures
involved is quite adequate.
If your compressor dosen't have a tank then a regulator will be a must
to prevent pulsing.
Thanks for the insight. I should be more specific. The Porter Cable
compressor comes with a quick connect adapter that connects to an air
hose that powers my nail gun. Assuming I find an adapter I also have
to think about how it will connect to the Badger. Presently the Badger
has a 1/4'' threaded fitting. Thoughts?
I too have a compressor that came with a nail gun ( a smaller brad
nailer, actually), and was able to adapt the Badger connector at the
end of the air hose to a quick connect adapter. So I can use the
airbrush or the nailer with the compressor. I don't recall exactly
what I used, I just took the airbrush hose with me to Home Depot and
found what fit.
The replies seem to be making this a whole lot harder than it really is.
It ain't rocket science. The outlet of the compressor is 1/4" NPT (
national pipe thread). Miraculously, so is the inlet of the badger hose,
as is Paasche. Go to discount tool stores like Harbor Freight,
Sears,Hobby Lobby, hobby shops, military surplus stores or welding supply
and get a small regulator and water trap,or regulator/water trap combined
and a pressure guage that covers 0-50 psi in small increments. You need
enough 1/4" close nipples (2 or 3) to screw it all together, one for the
outlet and zippity-doodah, go shoot some paint.
Well you will need a 1/4' threaded adaptor with a small hose tail (1/8"0
to push the hose onto .Here in Australia we would use a BSP thread
(British Standard Pipe)which comes in a parallel thread or taperd
thread.In the US I would think that NPT is the standard (National Pipe
Thread). Both threads are very similar with only a half or one thread
difference and over a short distance one will fit the other.
You should be able to pick one up from a plumbing supply or hardware or
maybe even an auto shop. .I know with my Aztek I got a 1/4" adaptor with
hose tail in the box with the set.
As I said before in my previous post I use the black soft irrigation
dripper hose its about 1/8" and fits onto the tail nicely and fits onto
the fitting for the Iwata airbrush .I have found that it blew off once
when I accidently screwed the regulator up to 40 psi, other than that I
dont have it clamped.I would use some of those small electrical cable
ties for a clamp, Pan Ties they are called here.
No not panties. LOL