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SharpenAir: Sharpen Air
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 10,954 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 06:09 AM UTC

Darren Baker takes a Sharpen Air out for a spin to see if it is worth the cost and does as promised.

Read the Review

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Staff MemberManaging Editor
Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,770 posts
RailRoad Modeling: 701 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:45 AM UTC
I agree with Darren that this is a worthwhile tool to acquire due to the potential of repairing, instead of replacing, and the immediacy of getting a damaged airbrush back into action (single or double-action!).

Airbrushes.com has produced a quality A4 instruction booklet for SharpenAir. They told me they include it in each order, and it is also available for download on their website.
Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
KitMaker: 1,517 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:33 PM UTC
I fully agree with the review, I took mine in Oz and it was on-sale so I already saved 20 bucks, as soon as I got it I put it right at work and my crooked needle for the Grex is back like new...after having used the 300 grit pad and a pair of polishing sticks is better even than a new one.

For me it was a good investment,we must be careful not to make too much pressure because it can 'stuck between the stones but as with any tool it takes a bit' of practice.

I found that to optimize the result,the best thing is to first straighten the needle as much as possible with the traditional methods, I use 2 blocks of wood, in this way in addition to making the job faster extends also the life of the stones

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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 02:38 PM UTC
Great piece of gear... Unless you prefer to buy new needles.