Review: Paasche DA400R 1/4 HP Compressor

Review of: Paasche DA400R

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On February 15, 2016
Last modified:February 4, 2016


The origin of Paasche

Behind the company Paasche you can find a tradition a century old. It was founded back in 1904 by a single man and it grew into a very perspective company. The company is located in Chicago where it currently manufactures and assembles lines of airbrushes and industrial spray paint equipment. Surprise, surprise: Made in USA! It has been committed to providing a superior craftsmanship and high-quality airbrushes, compressors and accessories at the most affordable prices for years. Paasche has been providing high quality airbrushes and compressors that give outstanding and constant results with both paint and spray tan applications for over 100 years, and this ensures you are dealing with a company you can trust and rely on.

Paasche DA400R 1/4 HP Compressor with Regulator and Moisture Trap


Paasche DA400R review
Paasche DA400R 1/4 HP Compressor

The Paasche DA400R is a well-designed and powerful 1/6 horsepower airbrush compressor that provides great quality air flow at up to 50 PSI. It has an automatic shut-off which turns the compressor off when the airbrush is not being used. Precisely this is the feature which plays in your advantage and lengthens the life span of the compressor. Automatic shut-off also helps prevent moisture billed up by limiting the run time of the compressor which diminishes heat. This compressor is most suitable for illustration, hobbies, models, T-shirts, auto-graphics, tanning and similar things. And most importantly it comes with a very affordable price for everyone. Similar models are Paasche D3000R 1/8 HP Compressor and Paasche D500SR 1/8 HP Compressor both with regulator and moisture trap.

What’s in the box?

Basically what you see is what you get. A Paasche DA400R ¼ HP compressor with a reliable regulator, a gauge and moisture trap installed.

Dimensions and features

This compressor has ¼ HP and 110-120 volt/60 hz. It possesses a twin cylinder piston and 6 foot electric cord. The dimensions are 13”L x 5.5”W x 8”H and the weigh 12 lbs or 5.5 kilograms. It is portable and lightweight and does not make much noise (noise level 50 decibels). The auto stop and start offers thermal protection. The airflow is powerful and high which offers you coverage and smoothness. There are also carrying handles which are proven to be very useful and practical for the users.

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This is a great little compressor! It works perfectly and it is pleasing in several unexpected ways. It also is quiet, the auto shut off works perfectly with my air brush (also a Paasche), adjusts pressure with no trouble, the pressure is consistent, no sputtering, and there are no unexpected quirks at all. It does get warm, but the regulator quickly takes care of that. And I also need to mention that it has more than sufficient airflow and pressure to get the job done. A completely durable device.

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Final conclusion

Keep in mind that there is no perfection. So if you get a compressor that is a bit louder than expected, don’t be angry, just send it back to the store a get a new one.

If you are looking for quality and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, this is the product for you! It is well-designed with low noise level, thermally protected and portable. The powerful and high air flow gives you what you need. Basically you will not go wrong with this purchase.

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