SharpenAir SprayGunner Orange Edition
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Sharpenair Airbrush Needle Sharpener - SprayGunner Orange Edition
Delivers Functionality at its Best
Equipped with four custom-sized diamond grit coated stones positioned precisely within the casing, damaged needles are restored to their factory angles and ready for spraying the finest detail. Needles can be reshaped and sharpened repeatedly.
Compatible with the world’s leading airbrush manufacturers.
Elegant in its simplicity, the Sharpenair airbrush needle sharpening device is a nonelectric, hand-held sharpener capable of restoring bent airbrush needles to near new quality. The sharpener’s precise design guarantees that you can repair damaged needles without compromising their factory angle. The entire process takes a mere 1 to 5 minutes. The company also provides online instructional videos to guide you through the process.
This very practical tool was designed by airbrush artist Chad Elliott who intimately understood the frustrations and needs of the airbrushing community. Smaller than most Smartphones, it measures just 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches. It has a sturdy molded plastic exterior. Portable and tough, it can be included in any airbrush artist’s kit without fear of damage.
The patented interior sharpening mechanism is comprised of four diamond grit plated sanding stones with stainless steel plates. Four separate, precisely angled, runners guide the needles to the sharpening stones. This design takes the guess work out of the sharpening and straightening process. The user simply rotates the needle gently in the runners to completely and correctly repair a bent needle.
Versatility is the key to Sharpenair’s success as an airbrush needle sharpening device. It is compatible with multiple different sizes and brands of airbrush needles. Universal in nature, this tool can also be modified to accommodate the thicker shafts of the DeVilbiss Dagr and some Paschae models at no extra charge.
The cost savings inherent in repairing rather than replacing bent needles is obvious. The larger cost savings could very well be in time saved. Projects can be delayed hours, even days, waiting for hard to find replacement needles. Time is literally money for an artist and the more time spent on a project, the less money earned, not to mention staying on schedule and meeting deadlines.
As a tool that repairs tools, the Sharpenair is invaluable. Its durable structure and effective design guarantee a long life-span. The sharpening stones can be replaced when necessary. The ability to repair a bent needle rather than replace it increases profit and productivity. This tool is a essential component of any airbrush artist’s kit.
This thing is great, the only caveat is that it is designed for .3-.4 sized needles. It can do a .5 but a lot of polishing is needed according to the instructions for the .5, but it does what it says and that is enough to save money big time.
Only used once but was quick and easy to repair damaged needle
This product was reviewed by a YouTuber I follow and I was impressed with his review. Because of him, I went to SprayGunner and purchased this tool. It arrived quickly and it helped me fix all my needles for my airbrushes. Highly recommend this for your maintenance of your airbrush needles!
I'll preface this review with the fact that I'm happy with my purchase. That being said, there is room for improvement. First test was to completely rework a master airbrush needle that was pretty rough straight from Amazon. I followed the directions and noticed a little score on the needle about 1mm from the tip. I disassembled to check if there was some dirt or something and found the steel guide opposite to the stones was just a rough piece of mild steel. I lapped it on a piece of glass starting with 220 grit and worked up to 2500. Overkill yeah, but now it works perfectly, and only needs light touch up polishing with the included polishing sponge. I now even trust it to fix my CM-C+ needles when I accidentally get a little too close and touch my work.
this item functions great and just as described
Fantastic tool to straighten bent needles. One Tip: view one of the videos on YouTube, even though it sounds like the tool is simple. If the needle gets slightly stuck in the tool, you are pushing too much. And Go Orange ... you know you want to be one of the Cool Kids.
This is a must have for everyone who owns an airbrush! I have repaired many needles with this product with 0 issues. I have been able to save money by not having to buy needles. This product is very easy to use and truly is a life saver.
This thing works great for repairing bent needles since i am still learning and often bump into my canvas.
Used this to on a cheap .2mm airbrush, that didn't work out of the box. Now, it works as intended. Great tool!