Iwata Moisture Filter w/Regulator Review
|Date of Review||April 2016||Manufacturer||Iwata|
|Subject||Moisture Filter w/Regulator||Pros||Regulator near eye-level|
|Cons||Nothing noted||MSRP (USD)||$100.74|
Iwata has released a trio of airbrush accessories worth noting. They've produced a new universal airbrush holder that clamps to the edge of your work table and holds two airbrushes, this air regulator/moisture trap, and a new cleaning station/spray-out pot, all of which can be integrated into their new airbrush workstation. In this review, we'll focus on the universal airbrush holder.
This set comes with an air pressure regulator calibrated up to 100psi and an attached moisture trap with guard covering most of the glass trap jar. The drain valve is still located at the bottom of the glass jar. Out of the bag, the regulator has the standard fittings for Iwata air hoses (not included) to the air compressor and to the air brush. The larger brass fitting will allow you to connect the regulator directly to your compressor without the hose. The smaller brass fitting will allow the use of the standard air hose used by Iwata and other airbrush brands. The silver bracket mounts the regulator to the new Iwata airbrush stand should you wish to position it there, and the blue reel contains the white sealant tape for your hose/regulator fittings.
While my compressor has a regulator built-in, this option provides you with control of your air pressure right on your bench (when used with their new airbrush stand). Iwata has also released this same regulator with fittings but without the moisture trap should you prefer that configuration. Here's a look at the integrated workstation on my bench:
You can find the Iwata Moisture Filter w/Regulator at your favorite hobby shop and if not, they can special order it for you. In the meantime, you can read more about these and the other cool products from Iwata by visiting their website at http://www.iwata-airbrush.com/
My sincere thanks to Iwata Media for this review sample!