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very good for the price

very good for the price

03-28-2013 11:51 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 09:13 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.

02-13-2013 01:52 AM 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 02:34 PM 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

08-29-2012 12:53 AM 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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Great for paint

Great for paint

05-08-2012 01:35 AM by Vrtigo1 | 15 comments »

Let me start out by saying that I am pretty new to spray finishes of any kind. I recently built some MDF shelves and got about half way through the first coat of primer on the first shelf when I remembered how much I hate painting. So I tried to get the wife to do it, then when I realized that wasn’t going to happen I set about finding a faster/easier method. I have an Earlex HVLP system, but from the 1 or 2 times I’ve tried to use it to spray paint I’ve found the proce...

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My New Rockler HVLP Spray System

My New Rockler HVLP Spray System

04-03-2012 10:36 PM by Jorge Velez | 5 comments »

It’s been about 6 wks since I purchase this Rockler Spray System I’m very happy with the performance of this product. I own a small compressor and I had been using this for quite some time but I was kind of annoying with the level of noise and the fact that is not as portable as I wanted to be, this Spray system is fully portable and bit less noisy, however I had made an plywood enclosure and reduce the noise. I dont have a way to measure the noise levels but certainly is lower...

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Earlex 5500 great for hobbyist or semi-pro

Earlex 5500 great for hobbyist or semi-pro

03-18-2012 08:56 PM by Kevin_S | 7 comments »

I definitely recommend the Earlex 5500. It’s a great sprayer. So far, I’ve used it to spray both shellac and polyurethane and it did a good job on both. I bought it so I could spray shellac on my latest project, but it was so easy to use that I also sprayed my polyurethane top coat with it. Cleanup is really easy, especially with the Teflon lined cup. One of my favorite features is the secure storage for the gun on the unit. I don’t have to look around for a good place to set the gun an...

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lovin it

lovin it

03-06-2012 07:46 PM by americancanuck | 3 comments »

Broke down and spent the $200 CAD for the Earlex Spray system 3500. What a joy!!! Easy to use, easy clean-up, so far very good results.

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Just don't know

Just don't know

01-02-2012 04:25 PM by americancanuck | 26 comments »

I got this gun for the low price of $17.99. I have no real experience with HVLP so I really don’t know wether it is any good or not. I use this with my small pancake compressor and it seems like the compressor just can’t keep up. I really want to get into HVLP but I would rather not spend 500 dollars for a top of the line system if I don’t have to. If any one has any comments I’m all ears

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