The Master Air-Compressor Buyer’s Guide

Buying the right Airbrush can make your Painting projects that much better but, what about your Air source? Will this Air compressor be strong enough to push the paint I want? Will it be too strong for the little delicate artwork I need to do? What is PSI and what is the difference between Horse power and Voltage?

Well here is an in depth guide to the Master Air Compressor line of compressors complete with technical specifications. There are many different Brands of air compressors with many different models at lots of different prices. Here, we are going to cover the Master Airbrush Compressor line. Feel free to shoot over any questions you have and happy painting.

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Model TC-20

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Model TC-20 – Professional High Performance Single-Piston Airbrush Air Compressor with Regulator, Gauge & Water Trap Filter (Includes 6 ft. Braided Air Hose & Booklet)

Cost~$90

Master Airbrush Air Compressor Model TC-20

Professional High Performance Single-Piston Airbrush Air Compressor with Air Pressure Regulator with Gauge & Water Trap Filter

A popular single-piston compressor!
Provides “air-on-demand” and automatically shuts off when not is use.

  • Powerful: 1/6 Horsepower; Delivers high air volume (0.8 cfm) and air flow (25 ltrs/min)
  • Portable: Lightweight, compact and easy to carry with the built in handle
  • Precise Air Adjustment: True diaphragm pressure regulator with gauge and water trap filter that provides precise adjustment of airflow and will ensure clean, dry air
  • Automatic On/Off Shutoff: Preset for automatic turn off when air pressure reaches 57 psi. Preset for automatic turn on at 43 psi. This enables a longer compressor life from less motor wear and heat-related moisture
  • “Air-On-Demand”: Designed to work only when you do, produces full-capacity air on demand. Automatically shuts off when not is use
  • Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated.
  • Single Piston Motor: Maintenance free, oil-less and quiet operation (59 db)
  • Full 2 year warranty, so you can be assured of quality and reliability.

Supports airbrushing for most: Airbrush types, applications, paint and color media and levels of users from beginner to advanced artists. Suitable for hobbies, crafts, nail art, auto graphics temporary tattoos, tanning, cake decorating, etc…

Model TC-20 Air Compressor Specifications:

  • Type: Single cylinder piston; Power: 1/6 Horsepower; Voltage: 110-120v/60hz
  • Air Control: Pressure regulator with gauge & filter
  • Air Delivery: 25 ltrs/minute; 0.8 cfm @ 57 psi
  • Working Pressure: 15-45 psi; Auto Stop: at 57 psi; Auto Start: at 43 psi
  • Maximum Pressure: Factory preset at 57 psi, without preset control 100 psi
  • Dimensions: 6.8″ h x 5.3″ w x 10″ l; Weight: 8 lbs (3.6kg)
  • Electric Cord: 6 ft; Certificate: CE; Connections: 1/8” bsp

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Model TC-20T

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Model TC-20T – Professional High Performance Single-Piston Airbrush Air Compressor with Air Storage Tank, Regulator, Gauge & Water Trap Filter

Cost~$90

Master Airbrush Air Compressor Model TC-20T

Professional High Performance Single-Piston Airbrush Air Compressor with Air Storage Tank and Air Pressure Regulator with Gauge & Water Trap Filter

A selling compressor with an air tank!
Provides “air-on-demand” and the air storage tank allows it to be delivered with constant pressure & zero pulsation!

  • Powerful: 1/5 Horsepower; Delivers high air volume (0.8 cfm) and air flow (25 ltrs/min)
  • Portable: Lightweight, compact and easy to carry with the built in handle
  • Precise Air Adjustment: True diaphragm pressure regulator with gauge and water trap filter that provides precise adjustment of airflow and will ensure clean, dry air
  • Automatic On/Off Shutoff: Preset for automatic turn off when air pressure reaches 57 psi. Preset for automatic turn on at 43 psi. This enables a longer compressor life from less motor wear and heat-related moisture
  • Constant Pressure and Zero Pulsation: Air is drawn from the large air storage tank providing you a constant regulated pressure. There’s zero pulsation because air is drawn from the tank which eliminates any pulsation effect from the pistons
  • “Air-On-Demand”: Designed to work only when you do, produces full-capacity air on demand. Automatically shuts off when not is use
  • Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated.
  • Single Piston Motor: Maintenance free, oil-less and quiet operation (59 db)
  • Full 2 year warranty, so you can be assured of quality and reliability.

Supports airbrushing for most: Airbrush types, applications, paint and color media and levels of users from beginner to advanced artists. Suitable for hobbies, crafts, nail art, auto graphics temporary tattoos, tanning, cake decorating, etc…

Model TC-20T Air Compressor Specifications:

  • Type: Single cylinder piston with 0.92 gallon (3.5 liters) air tank
  • Power: 1/5 Horsepower; Voltage: 110-120v/60hz
  • Air Control: Pressure regulator with gauge & filter
  • Air Delivery: 25 ltrs/minute; 0.8 cfm @ 57 psi
  • Working Pressure: 15-45 psi; Auto Stop: at 57 psi; Auto Start: at 43 psi
  • Maximum Pressure: Factory preset at 57 psi, without preset control 85 psi
  • Dimensions: 13″ h x 6.5″ w x 13″ l; Weight: 11.5 lbs (5.2kg)
  • Electric Cord: 6 ft; Certificate: CE; Connections: 1/8” bsp

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Model TC-22

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Model TC-22 – Portable Mini Airbrush Air Compressor (Includes 5 ft. Air Hose & Free 1/8 in. Quick Disconnect Coupler)

Cost~$90

Mini Airbrush Air Compressor
Includes 5′ Braided Air Hose that quick-connects to the compressor

Lightweight compressor that’s excellent for light duty applications.
Weighs less than 2 lbs.

  • Master Airbrush Model TC-22 Mini 12V DC Airbrush Compressor with direct plug in 110V AC Adapter
    • Compressor is quiet, portable and lightweight
    • 5′ braided air hose that quick-connects to the compressor and has 1/8” bsp fitting end
    • Air delivery 10 ltrs/per minute at 18 PSI
    • Thermally protected as it automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated.
    • (Full 2 year warranty)
  • Compressor designed for applications that require thin (light viscosity) materials:
    Temporary tattoos, cake decorating, tanning, nail art, cosmetics, thinned hobby-craft paint, etc…
  • Compressor Specifications:
    Type: 12V DC airbrush compressor with direct plug in 110V AC adapter; Voltage: 110-120V/60HZ, 1.6 A; Max Air Pressure: 28 psi; Dimensions: 2.25″ H x 4″ W x 6.25″ L; Weight: 1.9 LBS (0.9KG)

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Model TC-828

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Model TC-828 – Professional High Performance Twin Cylinder Piston Airbrush Air Compressor with Air Storage Tank, Regulator, Gauge & Water Trap Filter

Cost~$170

Master Airbrush Model TC-828 Twin Cylinder Piston Air Compressor with Air Storage Tank. It’s ideally suited for airbrush studios & workshops!

  • Powerful: 1/6 Horsepower; Delivers a high air volume (1.6 cfm) and up to 46 liters/minute of airflow, allowing it to easily operate 2 airbrushes
  • Portable: Lightweight, compact and easy to carry with the built in handle
  • Precise Air Adjustment: True diaphragm pressure regulator with gauge and water trap filter that provides precise adjustment of airflow and will ensure clean, dry air
  • Double Switch for Automatic On/Off Shutoff:
    • First Switch Position is Preset for automatic turn on when air tank pressure is below 43 PSI and Preset for automatic turn off when air tank reaches 57 PSI. The reduced running time means there will less motor wear and less heat-related moisture enabling a longer compressor life.
    • Second Switch Position allows air tank to reach the maximum pressure of 85 PSI then the Automatic Safety Release Valve releases the excess pressure.
  • Constant Pressure and Zero Pulsation: Air is drawn from the large air storage tank providing you a constant regulated pressure. There’s zero pulsation because air is drawn from the tank which eliminates any pulsation effect from the pistons
  • “Air-On-Demand”: Designed to work only when you do, produces full-capacity air on demand. Automatically shuts off when not is use
  • Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated.
  • Twin Piston Motor: Maintenance free, oil-less and quiet operation (62 db)
  • Full 2 year warranty, so you can be assured of quality and reliability.

Supports airbrushing for most: Airbrush types, applications, paint and color media and levels of users from beginner to advanced artists. Powerful enough to operate low cfm air tools, spray guns and airbrush stations. Suitable for hobbies, crafts, nail art, auto graphics temporary tattoos, tanning, cake decorating, etc…

Model TC-828 Air Compressor Specifications:

  • Type: Twin cylinder piston with 0.80 gallon (3.0 liters) air tank
  • Power: 1/6 Horsepower; Voltage: 110-120v/60hz
  • Air Control: Pressure regulator with gauge & filter; Safety pressure relief valve
  • Air Delivery: 40-46 ltrs/minute; 1.6 cfm @ 57 psi
  • Working Pressure: 5-57 psi; Auto Stop: at 57 psi; Auto Start: at 43 psi
  • Maximum Pressure: Factory preset at 57 psi, without preset control 85 psi
  • Dimensions: 13.4″ h x 8″ w x 12″ l; Weight: 13.0 lbs (5.9kg)
  • Electric Cord: 6 ft; Certificate: CE; Connections: 1/8 in. bsp

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Model TC-848

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Model TC-848 – Professional High Performance 4 Cylinder Piston Airbrush Air Compressor with Air Storage Tank, Regulator, Gauge & Water Trap Filter

Cost~$200

Ideally suited for airbrush studios & workshops!

  • Powerful: 1/4 Horsepower; Delivers a high air volume (2.75 cfm) and up to 78 liters/minute of airflow; Easily operate multiple airbrushes
  • Portable: Lightweight, compact and easy to carry with the built in handle
  • Precise Air Adjustment: True diaphragm pressure regulator with gauge and water trap filter that provides precise adjustment of airflow and will ensure clean, dry air
  • Double Switch for Automatic On/Off Shutoff:
    • First Switch Position is Preset for automatic turn on when air tank pressure is below 43 PSI and Preset for automatic turn off when air tank reaches 57 PSI. The reduced running time means there will less motor wear and less heat-related moisture enabling a longer compressor life.
    • Second Switch Position allows air tank to reach the maximum pressure of 85 PSI then the Automatic Safety Release Valve releases the excess pressure.
  • Constant Pressure and Zero Pulsation: Air is drawn from the large air storage tank providing you a constant regulated pressure. There’s zero pulsation because air is drawn from the tank which eliminates any pulsation effect from the pistons
  • “Air-On-Demand”: Designed to work only when you do, produces full-capacity air on demand. Automatically shuts off when not is usee
  • Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated.
  • 4 Piston Motor: Maintenance free, oil-less and quiet operation (62 db)
  • Full 2 year warranty, so you can be assured of quality and reliability.

Supports airbrushing for most: Airbrush types, applications, paint and color media and levels of users from beginner to advanced artists. Powerful enough to operate low cfm air tools, spray guns and airbrush stations. Suitable for hobbies, crafts, nail art, auto graphics temporary tattoos, tanning, cake decorating, etc…

Model TC-848 Air Compressor Specifications:

  • Type: Four cylinder piston with 1 gallon (4.0 liters) air tank
  • Power: 1/4 Horsepower; Voltage: 110-120v/60hz
  • Air Control: Pressure regulator with gauge & filter; Safety pressure relief valve
  • Air Delivery: 70-78 ltrs/minute; 2.75 cfm @ 57 psi
  • Working Pressure: 5-57 psi; Auto Stop: at 57 psi; Auto Start: at 43 psi
  • Maximum Pressure: Factory preset at 57 psi, without preset control 85 psi
  • Dimensions: 15″ h x 8″ w x 12.8″ l; Weight: 19.0 lbs (8.4kg)
  • Electric Cord: 6 ft; Certificate: CE; Connections: 1/8 in. bsp

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Master Model TC-40

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Master Model TC-40 – Cool Runner Professional High Performance Single-Piston Airbrush Air Compressor with 2 Holders, Regulator, Gauge, Water Trap Filter & Air Hose

Cost~$90

Designed for the serious airbrusher, as it runs much longer without overheating. Advanced technology single-piston compressor with built-in cooling fan, longer duty cycle and 5 year warranty!

  • Powerful: 1/6 Horsepower; Delivers high air volume (0.8 cfm) and air flow (23 ltrs/min).
  • Portable: Lightweight, compact and easy to carry with the built in handle.
  • Built-in Fan: Fan keeps the compressor motor cool while in use. Designed for longer continuous running without overheating and a longer service life.
  • Longer Duty Cycle: Advanced technology motor with premium rotar windings and a longer duty cycle that increase the service life of the compressor.
  • Precise Air Adjustment: True diaphragm pressure regulator with gauge and water trap filter that provides precise adjustment of airflow and will ensure clean, dry air.
  • Automatic On/Off Shutoff: Preset for automatic turn off when air pressure reaches 57 psi. Preset for automatic turn on at 43 psi. This enables a longer compressor life from less motor wear and heat-related moisture.
  • “Air-On-Demand”: Designed to work only when you do, produces full-capacity air on demand. Automatically shuts off when not is use.
  • Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated.
  • Single Piston Motor: Maintenance free, oil-less and quiet operation (47 db).
  • Full 5 year warranty: Guaranteed quality and reliability.

Supports airbrushing for most: Airbrush types, applications, paint and color media and levels of users from beginner to advanced artists. Suitable for hobbies, crafts, nail art, auto graphics temporary tattoos, tanning, cake decorating, etc…

Model TC-40 Air Compressor Specifications:

  • Type: Single cylinder piston; Power: 1/6 Horsepower; Voltage: 110-120v/60hz
  • Air Control: Pressure regulator with gauge & filter
  • Air Delivery: 23 ltrs/minute; 0.8 cfm @ 57 psi
  • Working Pressure: 15-45 psi; Auto Stop: at 57 psi; Auto Start: at 43 psi
  • Maximum Pressure: Factory preset at 57 psi, without preset control 100 psi
  • Dimensions: 10″ h x 5.3″ w x 8.1″ l; Weight: 7.8 lbs (3.5kg)
  • Electric Cord: 6 ft; Certificate: CE; Connections: 1/8″ bsp

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Master Model TC-40T

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Master Model TC-40T – Cool Runner Professional High Performance Single-Piston Airbrush Air Compressor with 3-Liter Air Tank, 2 Holders, Regulator, Gauge, Water Trap Filter & Air Hose

Cost~$90

Designed for the serious airbrusher, as it runs much longer without overheating. Advanced technology single-piston compressor with built-in cooling fan, longer duty cycle and 5 year warranty!

Provides “air-on-demand” and the air storage tank allows it to be delivered with constant pressure & zero pulsation!

  • Powerful: 1/6 Horsepower; Delivers high air volume (0.8 cfm) and air flow (23 ltrs/min).
  • Portable: Lightweight, compact and easy to carry with the built in handle.
  • Built-in Fan: Fan keeps the compressor motor cool while in use. Designed for longer continuous running without overheating and a longer service life.
  • Longer Duty Cycle: Advanced technology motor with premium rotar windings and a longer duty cycle that increase the service life of the compressor.
  • Precise Air Adjustment: True diaphragm pressure regulator with gauge and water trap filter that provides precise adjustment of airflow and will ensure clean, dry air.
  • Automatic On/Off Shutoff: Preset for automatic turn off when air pressure reaches 57 psi. Preset for automatic turn on at 43 psi. This enables a longer compressor life from less motor wear and heat-related moisture.
  • “Air-On-Demand”: Designed to work only when you do, produces full-capacity air on demand. Automatically shuts off when not is use.
  • Constant Pressure and Zero Pulsation: Air is drawn from the large air storage tank providing you a constant regulated pressure. There’s zero pulsation because air is drawn from the tank which eliminates any pulsation effect from the pistons
  • Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated.
  • Single Piston Motor: Maintenance free, oil-less and quiet operation (47 db).
  • Full 5 year warranty: Guaranteed quality and reliability.

Supports airbrushing for most: Airbrush types, applications, paint and color media and levels of users from beginner to advanced artists. Suitable for hobbies, crafts, nail art, auto graphics temporary tattoos, tanning, cake decorating, etc…

Model TC-40T Air Compressor Specifications:

  • Type: Single cylinder piston with 0.8 gallon (3 liter) air tank
  • Power: 1/6 Horsepower; Voltage: 110-120v/60hz
  • Air Control: Pressure regulator with gauge & filter
  • Air Delivery: 23 ltrs/minute; 0.8 cfm @ 57 psi
  • Working Pressure: 15-45 psi; Auto Stop: at 57 psi; Auto Start: at 43 psi
  • Maximum Pressure: Factory preset at 57 psi, without preset control 100 psi
  • Dimensions: 12.2″ h x 5.3″ w x 12.2″ l; Weight: 11.5 lbs (5.2kg)
  • Electric Cord: 6 ft; Certificate: CE; Connections: 1/8” bsp

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Master Model TC-33

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Master Model TC-33 – 1/5 hp High Performance Compact Airbrush Compressor with Small Air Tank, 3 Holders, Regulator, Gauge, Hose & Moisture Filter

Cost~$108

Quiet 1/5 hp High Performance Compact Airbrush Compressor with Small Air Tank
Includes 3 built-in Airbrush Holders, Air Pressure Adjustment Regulator and Gauge, 6′ Braided Hose and a Mini-Inline Moisture Filter

Powerful Lightweight Professional Compressor that provides 35 liters/minute of airflow (1.2 cfm’s of air volume), so you can easily run 2 airbrushes. It delivers air with constant pressure & zero pulsation!

  • Powerful: 1/5 Horsepower; Delivers high air volume (1.2 cfm) and air flow (35 ltrs/min)
  • Portable: Lightweight, compact and easy to carry with the built in handle
  • Precise Air Adjustment: Air pressure adjustment regulator knob with pressure gauge
  • Automatic On/Off Shutoff: Preset for automatic turn off when air pressure reaches 57 psi. Preset for automatic turn on at 43 psi. This enables a longer compressor life from less motor wear and heat-related moisture
  • “Air-On-Demand”: Designed to work only when you do, produces full-capacity air on demand. Automatically shuts off when not is use
  • Constant Pressure and Zero Pulsation: Air is drawn from the small air storage tank providing you a constant regulated pressure. There’s zero pulsation because air is drawn from the tank which eliminates any pulsation effect from the pistons.
  • Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated.
  • Single Piston Motor: Maintenance free, oil-less and quiet operation (47 db)
  • Holder: Easy to Operate with 3 built-in airbrush holders.
  • Mini-Inline Moisture Filter
  • Full 2 year warranty, so you can be assured of quality and reliability.

Supports airbrushing for most: Airbrush types, applications, paint and color media and levels of users from beginner to advanced artists. Suitable for hobbies, crafts, nail art, auto graphics temporary tattoos, tanning, cake decorating, etc…

Model TC-33 Air Compressor Specifications:

  • Type: Single cylinder piston with 0.05 gallon (0.2 liter) air tank
  • Power: 1/6 Horsepower; Voltage: 110-120v/60hz
  • Air Control: Pressure regulator with gauge
  • Air Delivery: 30-35 ltrs/minute; 1.2 cfm @ 57 psi
  • Working Pressure: 5-57 psi; Auto Stop: at 57 psi; Auto Start: at 43 psi
  • Maximum Pressure: Factory preset at 57 psi, without preset control 100 psi
  • Dimensions: 6″ h x 6.8″ w x 7.5″ l; Weight: 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
  • Electric Cord: 6 ft; Certificate: CE; Connections: 1/8″ bsp

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Master Model C16-B

 

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Master Model C16-B – Black Mini Airbrush Air Compressor with 6 Foot Braided Air Hose with 1/8 in. Ends

Cost~$40

Black Mini Airbrush Air Compressor with a 6 Foot Braided Air Hose with 1/8″ Ends

Mini 12V DC Airbrush Compressor with direct plug in 110V AC Adapter. Compressor provides “Air-On-Demand”, as it automatically shuts off when not is use.

  • Powerful: Delivers a high air volume (0.4 cfm) and air flow (10.5 ltrs/min)
  • Portable: Lightweight and compact; Weighs less than 2 lbs. and is easy to carry
  • Automatic On/Off Shutoff: Automatic turn off when air pressure reaches 25 psi. Designed to work only when you do, produces 15 psi air pressure on demand. This enables a longer compressor life from less motor wear and heat-related moisture
  • Airflow Control Knob: Adjusts air pressure
  • Thermally Protected: Automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated
  • Hose: 6′ Braided air hose with 1/8″ bsp fitting ends
  • Airbrush Holder: Built in airbrush holder
  • Very Quiet: Maintenance Free and Oil-less
  • Full 2 year warranty, so you can be assured of quality and reliability.

Supports airbrushing for most: Airbrush types, applications, paint and color media and levels of users from beginner to advanced artists. Suitable for hobbies, crafts, nail art, temporary tattoos, tanning, cake decorating, etc…

Model C16-B Air Compressor Specifications:

  • Type: 12V DC with AC Adaptor; Voltage: 110-120v/60hz, 1.6 amp
  • Air Delivery: 10.5 ltrs/minute; 0.4 cfm @ 25 psi; Working Pressure: 2-15 psi
  • Maximum Pressure: Factory preset at 25 psi; Auto Stop: at 25 psi; Auto Start: at 15 psi
  • Dimensions: 2″ h x 4.25″ w x 4.25″ l; Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.8 kg)
  • Electric Cord: 6 ft; Certificate: CE; Connections: 1/8″ bsp

Note: Compressor also operates with optional 12 Volt DC rechargable battery and charger pack. (Not Included, Sold Separately) MAS BP-12V

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Master Model VC14

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Master Model VC14 – Gold Heart Shaped Mini Airbrush Air Compressor with 3 Airflow Control Settings & Air Hose

Cost~$40

  • Operates at 12V DC with 110V AC direct plug in Adapter
  • Portable: Compact and Light-Weight; Easy to Carry and Weighs less than 1.3 lbs
  • Air Pressure: Maximum 28 PSI
  • 3 Airflow Control Settings: High Medium and Low
  • Airflow Delivery: 10.5 Liters/Minute

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Model TC-77

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Model TC-77 – Professional Super Quiet High Performance Compact Airbrush Compressor with Small Air Tank, Moisture Trap & Hose

Cost~$80

Mini Airbrush Air Compressor
Includes 5′ Braided Air Hose that quick-connects to the compressor

Lightweight compressor that’s excellent for light duty applications.
Weighs less than 2 lbs.

  • Master Airbrush Model TC-22 Mini 12V DC Airbrush Compressor with direct plug in 110V AC Adapter
    • Compressor is quiet, portable and lightweight
    • 5′ braided air hose that quick-connects to the compressor and has 1/8” bsp fitting end
    • Air delivery 10 ltrs/per minute at 18 PSI
    • Thermally protected as it automatically turns itself off if the unit becomes over heated.
    • (Full 2 year warranty)
  • Compressor designed for applications that require thin (light viscosity) materials:
    Temporary tattoos, cake decorating, tanning, nail art, cosmetics, thinned hobby-craft paint, etc…
  • Compressor Specifications:
    Type: 12V DC airbrush compressor with direct plug in 110V AC adapter; Voltage: 110-120V/60HZ, 1.6 A; Max Air Pressure: 28 psi; Dimensions: 2.25″ H x 4″ W x 6.25″ L; Weight: 1.9 LBS (0.9KG)

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