Title : Airbrush Nozzle Cleaning Needle Tool
ASIN : B004KNFP26
Description : This cleaning instrument is ideal for clearing airbrush nozzles blocked with dried paint and/or debris. Machined, all-metal construction with easy-grip, grooved handle. Screw-on cover protects the extra-fine needle when not in use. Suitable for nozzles 0.2mm or larger. (Model: Need-Fine)
Nozzles or cleaning tools that have a drilled orifice for creating pressure and have a flat inner surface for receiving and /or redirecting water flow to the orifices are Tier One. The flat inner surface is not efficient from a fluid mechanics perspective. Tier One nozzles are the least expensive to purchase, but also provide lesser performance than the other strata of nozzles. A buyer of Tier One nozzles would be driven by first cost, not product performance or longevity.
|Type of Product||Nozzle Cleaning Tool|
|Color||Black / Red|
The nozzle cleaning tool is a plastic stick with a small wire loop on the end of it. In all Shure earphones except SE846, this wire loop can be used to enter the end of the nozzle to remove any debris or earwax that may have collected in the end of the nozzle. However, the SE846 nozzle is removable for cleaning. We would have also included the nozzle cleaning tool with the SE846 to allow customers to clean the nozzle without removal if it weren't for this next point. Inside the stainless steel nozzle of the SE846 is the "nozzle insert" which contains multiple levels of acoustic filtering material which shapes the sound of the high mid frequencies. This filtering material is delicate, and could be damaged or destroyed by using the nozzle cleaning tool. If this were to happen, the sound of the earphone would change, requiring replacement of the nozzle insert. Replacing the nozzle insert isn't a difficult process, but it would mean having to order replacement parts. We chose to not include a tool that could damage the product, especially since the nozzle is removable and can be fully disassembled for cleaning.
If you notice that there is some obstruction in the nozzle that needs to be removed, please follow these steps. The first time going through removal and reassembly process may take a few minutes. As the earphone is a small product, the parts that make up the assembly are very small. Please perform this activity in a workspace that minimizes the risk of losing small parts, such as an uncluttered desktop or table. See the user guide for instructions on "removing the nozzle" and "reassembling the nozzle."
Nozzles or cleaning tools that have a replaceable threaded insert or a more rounded inner surface for water redirection are Tier Two. Tier Two nozzles provide a longer service life due to the replaceable threaded inserts provided, and often have better fluid mechanics than Tier One. A buyer of Tier Two nozzles would be driven by greater concern for performance and longer service life of the equipment.