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Air dryer

Postby Davehunterconrad » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:58 pm

Has anyone used that standard Pneumatic air dryer from harbor freight? $400 bucks but looks legit. So tired of moisture in my lines

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Postby tnbndr » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:35 am

If you search on here there was some discussion on them. Some guys had luck with them others not so much. I purchased the one from the store on this site and never looked back. Works great, no issues and dry air. Couple hundred bucks more though.
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Re: Air dryer

Postby plasmanewbie » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:14 am

tnbndr wrote:If you search on here there was some discussion on them. Some guys had luck with them others not so much. I purchased the one from the store on this site and never looked back. Works great, no issues and dry air. Couple hundred bucks more though.


Same here. Bought the Sharpe 6760 from http://plasmaspider.com/shop/dryer_sharpe6760.html and its been flawless.

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Re: Air dryer

Postby plasmartist » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:51 pm

I bought the 3 stage sharpe as well and like it. No matter what brand you get, its important to mount your dryer as close to your cutter as possible to allow the air more time to cool and condense. Dryers mounted directly off the compressor do practically nothing.

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Postby little blue choo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:13 pm

I have been using the HF unit for 3 years and I've been very happy with it.

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Re: Air dryer

Postby Ryan » Fri May 18, 2018 8:27 pm

I got an ATD 5 stage 1 gallon desiccant system. It is similar to the Sharpe. Got it on Amazon. I live in very humid Easy KY. Been running the dryer for over 6 months and the desiccant is still good.

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Re: Air dryer

Postby Euclid933 » Sat May 19, 2018 3:44 am

I installed a fridge dryer early this year. Good investment, was about £550, but well worth it.
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Re: Air dryer

Postby gamble » Sun May 20, 2018 7:41 pm

I have it
I spent about $85 in fittings and they no longer let you use the 20% off coupon. Also it does NOT come with a plug and the cord is short. The packing sucks so expect some shipping damage. However it’s is cheap and it works very well. I love it. Well worth the money
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Re: Air dryer

Postby dsanford55 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:58 am

Davehunterconrad wrote:Has anyone used that standard Pneumatic air dryer from harbor freight? $400 bucks but looks legit. So tired of moisture in my lines


how's the air dryer working out?
did u mount it as close to the CNC as possible?

I'm looking at a air dryer also

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Re: Air dryer

Postby gamble » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:47 pm

Mine is right off the compressor, about 50 feet from the table. Works great. Love it!
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Re: Air dryer

Postby sawdust1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:28 am

I have always wondered how do you know when to replace the desiccant? I drain the water out the valve in the bottom and keep goin. I get desiccant free from the local gas plant.

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Re: Air dryer

Postby gamble » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:16 pm

sawdust1 wrote:I have always wondered how do you know when to replace the desiccant? I drain the water out the valve in the bottom and keep goin. I get desiccant free from the local gas plant.

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It changes color when it absorbs all the moisture
Blue when it’s new and pink when you need to replace it
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Re: Air dryer

Postby sawdust1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:44 pm

Thank you gamble. I have sodium silicate in my gun box, it changes colour from blue to pink and then I remove and bake it to drive the moisture back out. It has a consistency like sand. The air dryer for my torch holds marble sized pellets, they never change colour. I expected they might dissolve or something but they never seem to change.
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