Does a Water Pressure Gauge Work For Air?

I need a pressure gauge that has a "lazy hand" like this one:

I can't find one for air so I wonder if this one for water will work.

lemonie10 years ago
Where are you getting your compressed-air, does that have a gauge? And for what purpose do you need the 'lazy hand'?
forkknifespoon (author)  lemonie10 years ago
I need to test some containers to failure. The lazy hand will show the highest pressure before the rapid decompression. The air will be comming from a large compresser in my shop.
static10 years ago
I would use it for air, if I needed it. As far as I know a bourdon tube works the same, for gas or liquid. However this is worth no more than what you paid for it.;)