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Summit HVLP System First Use Impressions

by Gene Howe
posted 07-02-2013 04:33 PM


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#1 posted 07-02-2013 04:37 PM

Glad it worked out Gene

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 04:50 PM

I note that Peachtree has this on sale for $60. Might be a good time to….. wait for it…. pull the trigger on a purchase.

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#3 posted 11-26-2013 05:15 PM

Sounds like a winner, but before I go traipsing around the internet chasing ghosts -
This is a complete HVLP system with the sprayer thingamajig, the hose and the compressor? All I need to do is add the finish of my choice?
And Peachtree (is that peachtree woodworking?) has it for $60?

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#4 posted 11-26-2013 05:18 PM

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 05:29 PM

Thanks! I just placed the order.

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#6 posted 11-27-2013 05:22 AM

count me in on pulling the trigger. just placed my order as well.
i have to yet LEARN to finish and all. but i do know, it will be in my immediate future so… for $60, cant go wrong.

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#7 posted 11-27-2013 06:17 AM

I’ve been looking for a low cost sprayers.
I had seen this one, but wasn’t sure how good it was.
Between the review and sale I had to get one too.

-- Randy, Los Angeles/Brentwood, Ca

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#8 posted 11-27-2013 02:48 PM

just make sure you input the discount code in your shopping basket when you check out. i nearly bought the thing at full price before i realized i had to put in the code.

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#9 posted 12-03-2013 12:31 AM

Anybody know if the Rockler (or someone else’s) replacement cups fit on this guy?

Seems like it would be much easier if I could leave finish in one cup, and then add solvent to another cup to clean out the gun.

Randy

-- Randy, Los Angeles/Brentwood, Ca

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#10 posted 12-03-2013 12:38 AM

I don’t know. How’d you get yours so fast? Mine isn’t arriving until Thursday.

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#11 posted 12-03-2013 01:04 AM

I don’t have it yet. I was just thinking about how I would use it, and figured an extra cup/lid would come in handy.

Randy

-- Randy, Los Angeles/Brentwood, Ca

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#12 posted 12-05-2013 10:29 PM

I just got my sprayer (ungh, hips to the left) I just got my sprayer (ungh, scoot to the right) I just got my sprayer (cha cha cha shuffling forwards)

Doin’ the happy dance because I just got my Summit HVLP system and it looks and feels like a great tool. Can’t wait to try it out.

The cups are 2.5” od with what looks like 3 threads over 3/8”, so 8tpi. If anyone knows the measurement on the HF cups we can tell if they’re at least close.

Thanks again for recommending it Gene, and to brtech for posting the link.

I just got my sprayer…

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#13 posted 12-05-2013 11:40 PM

i think we ordered at the same time. but i got mine yesterday :)
also.. got my grizzly track saw in today as well!

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#14 posted 01-09-2014 11:47 PM

I was wondering now that you guys have had the sprayer for a little while, are you still impressed with the quality of the finish? I just got a coupon for 49.99 for one of these but wondering if they do a decent job or not.

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#15 posted 01-10-2014 01:17 AM

mine is still fresh in it’s box. i bought it knowing i would be using it in the next couple months at my first attempt of a dovetailed hand tool wall cabinet. some other things popped up first that need addressing, then i’ll give the little thing a shot

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#16 posted 01-10-2014 02:04 AM

Aplan82,
I’ve only used it three times. It has performed just as well as the first time.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#17 posted 02-01-2014 05:00 PM

Wanted to post a follow up.

Haven’t really used it yet, but just fired it up and sprayed some water ;).

But here is some info about my search for alternate containers.

Measured the top, it’s about 2.5” diameter, it most closely matches 66/400 thread size

So I ordered this
jar

and this
lid

It turns out that 66/400 is kind of the right size. By that I mean it fits, but the sprayer threaded area is longer.

This means the cap won’t work with the sprayer bottle because the cap is not deep enough.

And the jars are too small to use with the sprayer tube.

I happened to have some tubing the same size, I cut the tube to fit my small jars, screwed in the jar into the sprayer, and it worked!

But, the jar top is too short, so it doesn’t seal, and leaks. But the sprayer still sprays, so I guess the leak isn’t big enough to keep it from spraying. Spray was thin, but that might be how this works, I don’t know since this is my first HVLP.

I think I can fix this by adding another gasket.

So this has been a fair amount of work, but I think I almost have it now. This will let me know jars of lacquer and shellac that I can just pop in and spray. I’ll also have an empty bottle to add alcohol or lacquer thinner to, to clean out the gun after use.

I just ordered some larger containers from mcmaster, but I don’t know if the threads are the same.

BTW, those jars are the only ones I found that you can buy in quantities of 1. There were other options if you bought a box of them. If this works out, box might be an option.

Randy

-- Randy, Los Angeles/Brentwood, Ca

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