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Iwata Power Jet + Handle Compressor
c5flies
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Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 05:20 AM UTC
Keith Forsyth takes a look at the Power Jet Plus Handle Compressor, the latest offering in the Iwata line-up. At this time, this is an exclusive offering through Airbrushes.com and only available in the 220-240v 50Hz power configuration.

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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 02:06 PM UTC
The Power Jet plus handle compressor from Iwata certainly is a one of a kind innovation from Iwata with the unique handle/ air tank configuration. Even with all the cool features that this model offers, at 300GBP (around 480USD), this is still an expensive air compressor. A Silentaire 20A sells for less than this.
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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 04:05 PM UTC
I have one of these, and the only thing I'll say is that draining the tank is a MAJOR pain - the drain is only one one side, so you have to stuff around for days (and I'm not kidding about the days) trying to get those few drops of water out to prevent corrosion.

Aside from that its a great unit.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 04:17 PM UTC

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I have one of these, and the only thing I'll say is that draining the tank is a MAJOR pain - the drain is only one one side, so you have to stuff around for days (and I'm not kidding about the days) trying to get those few drops of water out to prevent corrosion.

Aside from that its a great unit.



Hi there
Very interested in knowing how you are draining the tank , are you using some special technique to do this or something recommended by iwata ?

Dav e