Whoa, thanks for the replies!
The silair was on my list too, but I'm not sure I want an oil compressor... Sweet silence though, has the lubricant been an issue for you?
Price is secondary, a few more bucks don't matter when you get value for it imho.
2hp industrial-strength is slightly overkill for my needs although not louder than my current one in its better days. Like getting an 18-wheeler for grocery shopping
Maybe if I should delve into casting myself...
Saturn and Sparmax seem to be very nice deals too, those sound interesting. Less noise than mine too... Didn't mind the 50+ dB of my compressor so anything below that is an improvement, I use rubber pads for dampening as well
Gosh so many choices...
The 2nd hand Revell one was only to get my toes wet a year ago, to see if I like using an airbrush and can get along with it. Now it's time to decide for a real deal.
Greetings and thanks so far
PS Rui: The Badger 180 looks to be constructed similarly to the 7600. Mine started with a bright, intermittent clinking noise too. Now the fan is gone from the shaft. Metal-on-metal screeching with some clinking along serious heat development are the result. I hope it's not the same
09. November at 19:24:58