What's better than canned air?

From: Jim Strickland <jim_at_calico.litterbox.com>
Date: Tue Jan 21 18:46:00 2003

What about an airbrush compressor? I've seen them at hobby shops for
about $150, which, if you're doing a lot of tinkering in old, dust
filled computers, might be a good investment against cans of air.

I've also seen cans that were literally a can of air that came with a
small bicycle style pump to pump them up again. They don't work so


On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 05:02 PM, Don Maslin wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Jay West wrote:
>> I have always used canned air, for lack of anything better on hand.
>> But they
>> expire way too quickly, so I have a group of about 8 cans sitting on
>> my
>> workbench, which takes up WAY too much real estate.
>> I have been thinking about finding a compressor, but not sure how to
>> know if
>> it will have oil in the air.
> Get a diaphram (vice piston) compressor. The only way it can have oil
> in the output is if it is purposefully introduced.
> - don
>> Another possible solution recently popped up. Someone at work showed
>> me
>> canned air - that is rechargable. The can comes with a "charging bay"
>> which
>> is a little tiny stand with a tiny compressor in it. You push the
>> expired
>> canister down on it and the compressor clicks on and recharges the
>> can of
>> air. This seems like a really great idea to me... but I haven't
>> actually
>> used one - just seen it, so I don't know if these have their own
>> shortcomings. If not, I'd like to go buy one of these.
>> Jay West
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