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Good compressor for air blast?

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Techvette, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Techvette

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    I'm looking at adding an air blast / coolant mister to my CNC router for use when cutting aluminum. The biggest issue I've had when cutting AL is chip evacuation, and sitting there spraying the thing with WD-40 (or whatever) constantly is tiresome.

    I'd rather not have a noisy air compressor in here. The machine is already loud enough.

    I've seen mentions of using an aquarium air pump for air blasts. Has anyone here tried that? Any results / opinions? Failing that, I'd love any recommendations on small, on-demand compressors or pumps that may work.

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    I've just remembered that I have a nearly-silent air brush compressor in a box somewhere. Guess I'll give that a shot. :)
     

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