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Harbor Freight HVLP with small compressor

06-19-2015 08:22 PM by bigfoot11 | 4 comments »

Every second week, Harbor Freight has their standard HVLP (purple) gun on sale for $15 or sometimes even $10 but the box warns you that you need “X” amount of air to operate it. I say fooey! My small Craftsman pancake compressor advertises 2.7 CFM at 40PSI which is far below the advertised 6 CFM that the gun requires. Perhaps the HVLP gun has a similar “over-specification” as their 2HP dust collector? With the tank full and the regulator set at 50 PSI (while holding the gun wide open), I get approximately 40 seconds of non-stop spraying before the regulator shows the pressure dropping below 50 PSI. Of course, no one ever holds a gun open this long spraying. O...

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