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New Kobalt 4.3 Gal. compressor

Discussion in 'Airbrush Compressors' started by HellBird, Aug 3, 2018.


  1. HellBird

    HellBird Elite Member! Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    Just got everything ready to dig in and start throwing paint for Paint Pal when my "trusty" Master TC40T
    compressor decided it was going to pitch a fit and quit. :eek:
    It ran fine for the six or so months I've had it... Until this evening:mad: Was a nice very quiet unit, but lately it had been working a little harder to get up to pressure. Turned it on after supper and HMMMMMM....POOF! Smoked it:mad: The Genie has left the bottle. :poo:, :poo:, and double :poo::poo:. Let it cool down a bit, but trying it again only let more smoke out….:thumbsdown: Not powering it up again because the next time it will likely be flames coming out of it.:evil::sus:
    Off to Lowe's to see what they might have for small and hopefully quiet compressors. Worst comes to worse I can always get another set of ear protectors. Wound up getting their Kobalt 4.3 gallon quiet tech compressor. Several times heavier than the Master, but has 5-6 times the tank volume, not to mention 3 times the tank pressure. Slightly louder, but definitely runs a LOT longer before cycling on again. Which is nice considering the Master would only stay off for 15-30 seconds at a time when I kept the air on.
    Guess my purchase of a post-paint pal Iwata is getting shelved for a bit. :(

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    Ricky Spanish "The Hi-Line Bandit" Very Likeable!

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    Nice find @HellBird
    60 decibels too... Nice.
    Just loud enough to know it's there
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    My neighbor gave me one like that I use sometimes in the small garage. You can talk over it.
    But it is a nice little compressor congrats
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    Looks like a very tidy compressor with decent output too for a little one. Wise choice I’d say.
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