Air Duster (compressed air) £1 poundland (+refill hack +price compare)
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Air Duster (compressed air) £1 poundland (+refill hack +price compare)

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Found 3rd Jan 2015
Remove those xmas debris from too many late nights on hot UK deals whilst snacking and bargain hunting.

Seriously cheap at £1, similar products at next best prices

Maplin £9.99
PC world £9.99
Amazon £5
Screwfix £7
Ebay £5.90

Cheap prices on google shopping until you factor in shipping charges.

Refill hack has been edited out for safety concerns but is easy to find.

49 Comments

nice find

Original Poster

alasdairgray

even after a good shake, i found these just sprayed out alot of liquid … even after a good shake, i found these just sprayed out alot of liquid rather than air



if used correctly it should be fine, did you tilt the can beyond the recommended 30 degree incline? Also, you aren't meant to shake these as far as i'm aware.

Have a look at this youtube.com/wat…yvQ

alasdairgray

even after a good shake, i found these just sprayed out alot of liquid … even after a good shake, i found these just sprayed out alot of liquid rather than air


These are just filled with air and a propellant - the better ones actually have the air in a bladder and the propellant separate so tend to have drier air coming out but as has been said - tip it too far and you will get the liquid 'air' coming out.

Not really a deal, they're always this price in poundland. Also those aren't next best prices at all. The can from poundland is 200ml. You can buy 400ml from enough places online in the region of £4 and some actually sell it for around £2 so whilst poundland is cheaper its not massively so.

_Cloudruler_

Not really a deal, they're always this price in poundland. Also those … Not really a deal, they're always this price in poundland. Also those aren't next best prices at all. The can from poundland is 200ml. You can buy 400ml from enough places online in the region of £4 and some actually sell it for around £2 so whilst poundland is cheaper its not massively so.


Name names please!!

Great airgun targets.

Original Poster

_Cloudruler_

Not really a deal, they're always this price in poundland. Also those … Not really a deal, they're always this price in poundland. Also those aren't next best prices at all. The can from poundland is 200ml. You can buy 400ml from enough places online in the region of £4 and some actually sell it for around £2 so whilst poundland is cheaper its not massively so.



Can you give example? As sated i found similar deals online but with postage it made them silly money.

grandwazoo

Name names please!!


Check amazon, plenty of sellers around £4 but the ones at £2 don't crop up that often hence why I tend to buy mine from poundland given it's fairly handy.

Original Poster

_Cloudruler_

Check amazon, plenty of sellers around £4 but the ones at £2 don't crop u … Check amazon, plenty of sellers around £4 but the ones at £2 don't crop up that often hence why I tend to buy mine from poundland given it's fairly handy.



Dont forget that amazon would be a £10 spend to qualify for free delivery

thelaine

Dont forget that amazon would be a £10 spend to qualify for free delivery


Only if its actually amazon that's selling it. Rybond delivery on that product is free. Checked it in my basket.

Another thing that might be useful for people to know is you have to be careful about the angle you hold this product at. With a lot of the more expensive ones you can hold them at any angle. I don't clean anything particularly expensive with it though so I'm not that fussed myself.
Edited by: "_Cloudruler_" 3rd Jan 2015

They hve always been available at poundland

Have your Umbrella at the Ready......... Your Keyboard wil be Damper than Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct......;)

glangwen

Dangerous to refill see commentsShow more replies in this … Dangerous to refill see commentsShow more replies in this threadtulsamtnbikerTulsaMtnBiker (OkieRising)ProfileFollowTulsaMtnBiker (OkieRising)aAndrew Liszewski 3/29/13 12:34amNFollow tulsamtnbikeruFlag"Share to Facebook!Share to Twitter;Go to permalink)Please take this article down! This is an extremely dangerous idea! This is a pressure vessel and not only does the original can use a liquid that gasifies at a STP, it was not designed for a compressed gas. To add insult to injury, by putting a hole in the side of the can (I do NOT care how much JB weld may be on there) you completely compromise the structural integrity of the can!! Basically, playing with a loaded gun, or in this case, a bomb ready to go off.Source: I'm a Mechanical Engineer.2lReplyJBBW2JBBW2ProfileFollowJBBW2aTulsaMtnBiker (OkieRising) 3/29/13 11:21amNFollow jbbw2uFlag"Share to Facebook!Share to Twitter;Go to permalinkUnfortunately this guy is absolutely right. This article should probably be taken down for safety reasons. It's all fun and games still someone loses an eye or a few fingers.lReply



Thanks for letting us know

I have bought these before and they have a very low pressure and are near useless to clean out a PC case or inside the PSU ... maybe they are other applications its ok for?

Bought this before and sprayed liquid over my keyboard.
You get better Air Pressure by blowing through a straw.

I will sick to my cheap air bed pump for the moment. Less portable but plenty powerful and works out much cheaper.

i purchased a tin of this last year,i wouldnt go anywhere near my stuff with this.....just could not get any "dry" air out of it...maybe a faulty one but looking at the comments its the usual.
Big fan of poundstores by the way and buy loads from them but this product is naff

paulsnoop

I will sick to my cheap air bed pump for the moment. Less portable but … I will sick to my cheap air bed pump for the moment. Less portable but plenty powerful and works out much cheaper.


Thats my prefered method too

I'm gonna get so high!

same problem as many others, spays liquid out no matter what you do

I find blowing heavy on my keyboard works, and its free!!!

Banned

_Cloudruler_

Check amazon, plenty of sellers around £4 but the ones at £2 don't crop u … Check amazon, plenty of sellers around £4 but the ones at £2 don't crop up that often hence why I tend to buy mine from poundland given it's fairly handy.


Nice back peddling there.

Whats the refill hack?

Got this for 45p in asda before Xmas, didn't realise they were so expensive!?

These are rubbish, bought one, and it makes everything wet, even holding it up the right way. And they have next to no pressure as well, so cleaning fans/heatsinks never works with this.

I've used these and the expensive ones, exactly the same except the expensive ones are bigger

Both spray liquid if not held exactly straight when sprayed, poundland ones seem to have pretty much the same pressure as a £9 can which I used, the £9 one lasted maybe a couple minutes longer than one of the poundland ones

fbiroylindell

These are rubbish, bought one, and it makes everything wet, even holding … These are rubbish, bought one, and it makes everything wet, even holding it up the right way. And they have next to no pressure as well, so cleaning fans/heatsinks never works with this.

the pressure is good until you use it for about a minute, then the can goes freezing cold and the pressure drops alot. Just get a few of them and keep juggling between them until they go back to room temp

pistol6000

Thats my prefered method too



I've been using that to clean PC, got the aldi one and has different size nozzles for nooks and crannys

Cheap nasty using liquid as a propellant. Its a quid for a reason and that reason will become transparent when you 980gtx goes from latest graphics card to pretty doorstop in 5 seconds.

AVOID! We have this debate every time these are posted!

Poor product, regular price, no deal!

Yep as above they spray liquid....originally when they first stocked them years ago you got air out

£9.99 would need to inhale several cans..of spray paint before paying that

Cheap for a reason. You don't get much air out of them.

Plenty of comments stating how poor the product from Poundland is. How about a few links to better quality alternatives for sensible money please? I purchased three compressed air canisters from Scan a while back, think I paid around fiver per can along with PC components so thankfully no extra shipping charge. Occasionally I get liquid coming out but that's possibly due to angle of canister as has been mentioned. Wasn't aware there were better quality ones that allow you to hold the canister at any angle without fear of liquid spraying out.

Original Poster

masai

Whats the refill hack?



You will need to google it, someone has edited out of the post. Theres a good video on gizmodo.

Bought one last year.
Very poor and not worth a £ unless you want a wet , low pressure spray that lasts no time.

nublets2k

I'm gonna get so high!



You do have to be careful getting high with these things, read about on the net and you will hear that it is genuinely dangerous/bad for your health and brain. Certainly not a good thing to do more than once.

thabiz

You do have to be careful getting high with these things, read about on … You do have to be careful getting high with these things, read about on the net and you will hear that it is genuinely dangerous/bad for your health and brain. Certainly not a good thing to do more than once.



Buh?

nublets2k

Buh?

Guess my warning came to late...

Tiny can, killed my server. Buy something better, unless you want your computer to die.
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