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It is a single Cylinder Piston Compressor with 3L Air Tank and 1/6 Horse Power. The speed is 1450 –1700 rpm and it can del...
Another thing to be really aware of is the outlet thread which is 1/8 BSP. In case you need 1/4 BSP orNPT screw thread you...
Why have I decided to try AS-189 Compressor?First reason was that it was cheaper than most other air compressors with the ...
engine increases. Also tank is a great first in line moisture trap.
On the picture above you can see the the special Double Air Pressure switch.
And here is the detail on gauge and the air regulator.The AS189 compressor is very compact. You can see on the picture bel...
Here is few more shots of the whole product.
I have also made a video just to show you how it works. I think that it is very quiet for an oil-less singlecylinder pisto...
engine working again. That does not mean you can not continue working when the engine jumps on,especially if you work with...
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Airbrush compressor as189 review

Today’s candidate is AS-189 from Chinese factory. No, I haven’t bought it in China, I have a local seller here that sells this fella under his brand name “ORLIK“. In North America it goes under trademark “FENGDA“. But I can certainly say that it was made in China and they just put a sticker on.

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Airbrush compressor as189 review

  1. 1. airbrushdoc.com http://airbrushdoc.com/airbrush-reviews/airbrush-compressor-as189-review/Airbrush Compressor AS189 ReviewA long time ago when I wrote my first airbrush review I mentioned that I will try to get my hands onairbrush compressors too and give most reliable review I can.This day has come. Today’s candidate is AS-189 from Chinese factory. No, I haven’t bought it in China,I have a local seller here that sells this fella under his brand name “ORLIK“. In North America it goesunder trademark “FENGDA“. But I can certainly say that it was made in China and they just put a stickeron.So, what does manufacturer say about AS-189? Oil free, piston type Double air pressure switch Air pressure gauge and air filter Adjustable pressure Thermal protection inside Low noise Weight 5.2Kg Dimensions: 330x150x330mmHere is the box:
  2. 2. It is a single Cylinder Piston Compressor with 3L Air Tank and 1/6 Horse Power. The speed is 1450 –1700 rpm and it can deliver 20~23L per minute. Double Air Pressure switch means that you canchoose between two regimes:1) if the switch is in position 1 then compressor will be switching on & off – when pressure inside tankgets to 4bar (57PSI) it goes off and after a while when pressure drops down to 3bar (43PSI) it starts-upagain2) if you choose position 2 compressor will pump the air into tank without stop and in this mode you’llreceive maximal pressure of 6 bar (86PSI).All this is described in instructional manual
  3. 3. Another thing to be really aware of is the outlet thread which is 1/8 BSP. In case you need 1/4 BSP orNPT screw thread you will need an adapter.In manual you can also find all the safety instructions and of course complete list of parts whichcompressor is build of.
  4. 4. Why have I decided to try AS-189 Compressor?First reason was that it was cheaper than most other air compressors with the tank and second reasonwas the tank. I think that I have mentioned before all the good qualities of compressor with somereservoir to store the air (that’s why each of the diy compressors have their own tank). The mainpositive property is that because of tank you will loose the pulsing air effect at the output and other isthat compressor doesn’t have to be on all the time. Considering this fact the life of compressor
  5. 5. engine increases. Also tank is a great first in line moisture trap.
  6. 6. On the picture above you can see the the special Double Air Pressure switch.
  7. 7. And here is the detail on gauge and the air regulator.The AS189 compressor is very compact. You can see on the picture bellow my hand holding its handle,it is really compact compressor.
  8. 8. Here is few more shots of the whole product.
  9. 9. I have also made a video just to show you how it works. I think that it is very quiet for an oil-less singlecylinder piston compressor. Tank, as I said before, makes it dead silent from time to time, it dependshow big is your nozzle tip. At first I thought that 3L tank will be too small but if you do fine art it could be apositive thing. Smaller tank is filled faster and you can enjoy the silence and besides that it gives youmore space.Filling up the tank:Emptying the tank:As you can see on the video it takes 1min40sec to fully pressurize the tank and switch the engine off. Ittakes at least 50sec of time using nozzle tip size 0.2 to lower the pressure down and get the
  10. 10. engine working again. That does not mean you can not continue working when the engine jumps on,especially if you work with low pressures.My VerdictI paid for this guy €130 and I think it is totally worth it (and it suits the purpose for now). As I have no bigbelieves in stuff from China I guess only time will show. It is not an IWATA but it does what I need from itand it does it very well. I think that if you are looking for a good air compressor and don’t want to spendtoo much and perhaps if you manage to find AS189 even cheaper you should definitely go for it.

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    Jul. 3, 2014

Today’s candidate is AS-189 from Chinese factory. No, I haven’t bought it in China, I have a local seller here that sells this fella under his brand name “ORLIK“. In North America it goes under trademark “FENGDA“. But I can certainly say that it was made in China and they just put a sticker on.

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