This is the first and only hand-held device that is specifically designed for repairing bent and damaged airbrush fluid needles. The concept and design was created by Chad Elliot especially for the airbrushing community. SharpenAir works by utilizing multiple angles allowing your damaged needle to be straightened efficiently and with precision each and every time while maintaining its factory angle. There are four channels that are uniquely angled to do the work for you. The sharpener stones are made up of varying grit and work together to provide you with a consistently perfect finish.
Although the SharpenAir™ is quick and easy to use it is helpful to read our instructions before your first use to ensure proper sharpening of your airbrush fluid needle.
SharpenAir contains four sharpening stones in its main compartment area where the logo is embossed. There are four "slots" or "channels" which run from the base of the sharpener vertically to the end of the sharpener.
Working your needle from right to left:
Step 1: Place the needle in the slot (far right) allowing the needle to reach the end of the slot. With minimal pressure begin rotating the needle in a clockwise direction; about 10-15 revolutions. Pull the needle out and check the tip. You may need to repeat this step a few times to achieve the desired straightness and/or until the burr is removed.
Step 2: This slot is at less of an angle than Step 1 and uses a less aggressive stone. Using the same amount of revolutions as step 1 (10-15), this step eases the angle even further in order to reach stock angle. This process will also help in removing some of the step one sand scratches. Step 3 and Step 4 are designed utilizing the same angle.
Step 3: contains a sanding stone consisting of a lower grit to quickly reshape the entire cone if needed. This step is optional. Smaller repairs may be completed at Step 2, however, a more damaged needle may utilize all steps in order to be completely sharpened.
Step 4: contains a higher grit sharpening stone and will further sand out the scratches from Step 3.
- If you have any further questions on how to operate your SharpenAir please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help!
Had to use SharpenAir a couple days after receiving it.Followed the instructions and it worked great. This is a money saver and would recommend SharpenAir to any one who owns a airbrush.
Absolutely love this product. It is a dream to use. From day one I turned it on to run base coats on a few larger pieces of scenery; ended up testing out the control of air pressure and it blew me away. From base coating to fine detail and everything in between. This product completely satisfies my hobby needs. This unit can handle small hobby projects to much larger projects. The automatic regulation is well implemented. Very efficient and quiet. Always recommend this product and will always support Maple Airbrush Supplies. Their customer service is next to none. Their knowledge and personable approach is why I keep coming back to them.
I was able to save about 40 to 45 percent of my bent needles. If you don't expect miracles this tool is very handy for most minor bends.As we all know some brands of needles can be very pricey, so any fix is a win-win.
works as stated ,will definatly save me money and needles .well worth the price
Had eight old airbrushes sitting around my studio that were dead for a multiple of reasons. Decided to buy the Sharpenair tool to see what it would do. All needles were bent! Rebuilt all the cleaned airbrushes. All the needles came out perfect! All but three airbrushes worked as new (they had other internal issues)
Thank you Sharpenair!
Tim Scott Airbrush
Extremely thin with low edge (no paint build-up) and easy release from painted surface-no adhesive transfer, residue or paint de-lamination.
La Rouge Pro-band is a new generation fine-line tape, specifically designed for use with all waterborne paint systems, including airbrush paints.
This specially designed polishing pad is used as a final step to the SharpenAir repair process. These pads assist in removing any micro-scratches that may remain on the surface of the needle in order to prevent dry-tip.
You will want this to remove the concentric grooves left by the grinding stones. Under a magnifier you can see the marks disappear and give you that smooth finish you Follow up with some metal polish and your needle, and your needle is now ready for use again!
Rugged and compact this easy to assemble portable spray booth features galvanized metal construction for easy cleaning and durability. Working dimensions are 22" wide x 16" high, perfect for all your hobby and craft needs such as helmets, gaming controllers ceramics and models.
The assembled unit is 22.25" Wide X 18.5" tall X 21.25" Deep (with the duct work installed the outside dimension from the back of the filter to the front edge measures of 29.5" deep)
Not intended for use with hazardous materials, flammable or explosive paints or materials. If necessary, wear goggles and/or protective paint and safety mask. When spraying harmful chemicals, exhaust should be vented to the outside.