I’m going to talk about Infinity Two in One from Harder and Steenbeck. I have posted a review for Evolution airbrush from same manufacturer last week, and I was getting replies mostly about Infinity, so I decided to make separate review for this one too. The main purpose of this review is to compare these two airbrush guns.
This airbrush isn’t mine (I don’t own it); I borrowed it just for review purpose only. So let’s see what we’ve got in here… I’m not going to show unpacking process as I think box is not as important as it’s quality and performance. Anyway, here is the box:
This airbrush is rated as Hi-End class airbrush. It means that it is one of the top-notch airbrushes you can get on the market these days and because of that not everyone can afford it.
What is in The Box?
- Nozzle with needle for 0.15 mm integrated
- Nozzle with needle for 0.4 mm included
- Paint cup 2 ml integrated
- Paint cup 5 ml included
- Quick-fix end piece with dial and distance cap
- User manual
and the airbrush itself. The box isn’t something like in set of Aztek 7778 but it’s nice too. This is basic set only, but there are more parts you can buy separately such as nozzles with different sizes, protective lids for cups (as the basic set comes without lids).
The Technology of Infinity
Similar to the previous patient it is equipped with self-centering socket-type nozzle. The pros of this nozzle is that it has no threads and fixes by nozzle cap from one side and by air pressure on the Teflon seal from other side.
The trigger is regulated (by excenter technology), so it could be set to different levels (adjustable trigger resistance). This particular property makes this airbrush real double action.
That’s not everything yet. The “Quick-Fix” mechanism adjusts the needle traveling. This results in maximum paint flow adjustment.
Quick adjust and release mechanism comes with a numbered dial. If you need a fine line detail all you do during your work is that you push the quick-fix button at the back of the airbrush, set the dial to desired (pre-tested) maximum and draw your line.
On the next picture you can see two screws in opened quick fix (One is responsible for needle extinction and one for trigger adjustment). If you want to spray larger area pull the quick-fix button out and you are in full paint flow capacity. Push it back and you will get to fixed dial spray level again.
Swap of the needle caps is literally plug and play. In combination with distance cap, Harder and Steenbeck Infinity Two in One becomes almost unbeatable.
Two cups are beveled so it gives it some plus even comparing to Iwata and especially if you don’t use a lid. To have a beveled cup is great because you can hold the brush even at accurate angle without spilling paint (that’s probably the reason they ship it without lids, but you can additionally buy it if your type of work requires it).
Cleaning of Infinity
When it comes to cleaning, you will not have a problem pulling the gun apart and clean it, just be careful with the fine needle. Don’t worry if you are taking the airbrush apart for first time because when you start putting it all back again you find that all parts will fit one way only.
The airbrush fits into hand very well. The trigger really reacts to every finger move very sensitively. Easy to take apart and put it back again helps to make cleaning process easy and quick. If you won’t kill the needle with lacquer the rest is easy to clean and restore.
The Infinity requires a 1/8” connector for the airbrush hose. so if you’re using Iwata airbrush you should be fine. If you use Badger or Paasche, then an adaptor will be required.
As positive properties I will mention the quality (German precision says for itself), self-centering nozzle, distance cap for perfect lines, opened quick fix and its numbered dial. Overall feel is that airbrush is very user friendly.
Another great thing about Harder & Steenback airbrushes is their compatibility. Infinity, Evolution, Evolution Silverline, Ultra and some extent the Grafo use many common accessories and spare parts. For example many needles and nozzles for the Evolution also fit the Grafo, Ultra and the Infinity series.
The only con of this tool is its price. But quality always cost more. Overall I am very impressed by the work, look and feel of this very well balanced airbrush and can recommend it to everyone. If you don’t have enough finances for this guy I would recommend Evolution 2 in1 as it’s almost exact copy of infinity (or the other way around) except for few details that gives Inifnity the right to carry its name.
Next time I’ll try to get my hands on my brother’s Iwata Custom Micron.
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