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Purchased my Earlex Spray Station 5500... had some Issues

Purchased my Earlex Spray Station 5500... had some Issues

02-18-2015 12:23 PM by Fired_Yo_Momma | 3 comments »

OK let me the first to say that I am new here don’t have many posts and I am new to spraying with the HVLP. With that said I had a big piece of furniture that I needed to finish and decided to get my first sprayer. I did some extensive research on what to get and after reading the reviews I was pretty set on the Earlex Spray Station. I ordered it online from Amazon and it came in and I was excited to get started. I also ordered the 1.5mm needle as well. So I open the box and start...

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good for 5 minutes

good for 5 minutes

12-15-2014 05:44 PM by lcwood | 4 comments »

it work but I do not recommend it pros:all plastic, cannot rustnice box with nice colorsI can’t find any more cons: I used with water base paint with 50% water – must be really thin or cannot spray first one the motor died in less than 10 minutes – really frustrating second one goes too hot in 10 minutes – time to stop and wait to cool it down 10 minutes more and it is hot again noisy! hose really long ! too long and too bad to step over it long enough t...

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Summit HVLP - Budget Spraying

Summit HVLP - Budget Spraying

10-21-2014 07:13 PM by Pezking7p | 13 comments »

I purchased this HVLP system last year during a Black Friday special from peachtree woodworking for the extremely low price of something like $70. Regular retail appears to be $120, so please keep this in mind as you read my review. The package comes with a single stage 400W turbine, about 8’ of hose, a spray gun with a plastic siphon cup, and a spare needle and a spare air filter. Everything was in great shape out of the box, just needed to clean the grease off the internals. T...

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Easy to use HVLP with great results

Easy to use HVLP with great results

02-06-2014 11:39 AM by VCF | 10 comments »

I haven’t had had a chance to use this product to its full potential yet but the the projects I have used it on so far have turned out great. I attached a couple of pics of my most resent project I used it on. The time it saved me was amazing. This is my first time owning a HVLP system and I’m VERY pleased. Prior to this I ether did everything by hand or used my compressor / spray gun. I am much happier with the results. You can find the system normally on sale for around $300. We...

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GREAT sprayer

GREAT sprayer

05-23-2013 12:54 PM by donburkard | 7 comments »

So i bought the q4 in july 2012. I have used it a couple dozen times on everything from full kitchens to tiny wine balancers. I want to start by saying this is a great unit. I love the xpc gun. I dont have a crazy amount of experience spraying finishes but i have done my fair share over the years. I have used several different types and this is by far the best i have ever used. If your looking for a “high quality” hvlp system this is the one. I have used the Apollos and th...

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very good for the price

very good for the price

03-28-2013 04:51 PM by DAC | 4 comments »

I had to spray some General Finshes Enduro-Var water base poly. Not really poly as it is water based. After thining with about 15 percent water and a couple healthy squirts of General Finishes dry time extender I got the results I needed. A smooth flat top coat. After drying I used Micro-mesh sanding pads. 1500 to 12000 grit.I still need to get some 1 micron polish from Micro-mesh to get that extra eye popping mirror like finish.29 gal Harbor Freight commpressor 7.3 cfm at 40 psi and 5.9 at 9...

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Earlex 5500 - Throw your brush away.

Earlex 5500 - Throw your brush away.

02-20-2013 02:13 PM by Luke | 16 comments »

The day the previous post came out I had finished my fourth big job with this Earlex. My wife bought it for me for fathers day a few years ago, I got the kit that came with the extra needle (1.5mm). Before this I used a $14 HF HVLP sprayer with a very small compressor, I had to wait in between sprays for the compressor to cycle. I’ve sprayed Shellac, WB Poly, Latex, NGR Dye and a few other things with this sprayer. I just completed wainscoting in my daughters room and sprayed it wit...

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Reivew of Earlex Spray Station HV5500 HVLP - Buy it now.

Reivew of Earlex Spray Station HV5500 HVLP - Buy it now.

02-12-2013 06:52 PM by CplSteel | 25 comments »

LINK: http://www.woodcraft.com/Catalog/ProductPage2.aspx?id=2083184&ProdId=33566& Buy it. If you don’t have a spray gun but have been thinking about it, buy it. If you want to spray, but the cost is too high on those fancy/expensive systems, buy it. If every project needs to have a perfect, auto paint gloss finish, no matter how long it takes, then this is not the product for you. I have had mine for over a year now and it does exactly what it is supposed to do. Sure, ...

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Surprising performance for a cheap spray gun

Surprising performance for a cheap spray gun

09-11-2012 07:34 AM by CueballRosendaul | 20 comments »

Several months ago, I bought this hopper type spray gun at Harbor Freight. I intended to use it to finish a batch of unfinished oak furniture we bought, but I chickened out and finished it all by hand because I didn’t trust this sprayer. Normally sells for $20, I think I paid $16 on sale. I don’t have a high capacity compressor, just a small 3.7 SCFM shown in the last picture, but this little gun didn’t care. It would never work to paint a house or fence, but to have in t...

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Earlex Spray Station 5500 Review

Earlex Spray Station 5500 Review

08-28-2012 05:53 PM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 18 comments »

If you are looking into getting started in the world of HVLP this is where you want to begin. At a fairly low entry price compared to other HVLP units this unit is a performer too. I ordered the unit from Highland WoodWorking and they shipped me out to it in about 3 business days. The total package cost $325 dollars including sipping. The sprayer comes with a 2.0mm needle and tip and I would recommend buying the additonal 1.5 mm needle and tip. The Earlex 5500 comes with the base, air h...

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