Earlex Spray Station Pro vs. Rockler HVLP Spray System

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Forum topic by pete79 posted 10-22-2009 04:32 PM 3939 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2009 04:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: spray gun finishing

I’m going to be purchasing a spray system soon and am looking at the Earlex Spray Station and the Rockler HVLP System. I’ve seen the video reviews on the Earlex that were excellent, and the Rockler system also has great reviews.

Seeing that the Earlex is about $200 more than the Rockler unit, I’m curious what everyone’s opinions on this would be. The Earlex appears to be a higher quality gun than the Rockler, but is it worth the extra $200? I’m not terribly advanced, but I do appreciate a quality finish and something that’s fairly easy to use.

I plan to mostly spray shellac, lacquer, and possibly some stains.

Any insight is appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-22-2009 04:44 PM

I’ve bought and returned a couple spray units. I demand a lot from them. I want to be able to spray latex paints and primers on my house in addition to the finer more detailed lacquer and stain jobs. I finally settled on the Earlex Spray Station Pro which I bought on sale for $269 from Highland Woodworking, and in my opinion, it’s The One. I watched the Wood Whisperer’s review video on it, and he seems to enjoy it more than his expensive Fuji unit. I have to agree with him, this unit has done me proud and I’ve punished this thing with super thick paints, only to see it perform again and again. Not an industrial strength sprayer, but I would hardily recommend it.

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#2 posted 10-22-2009 06:08 PM

I have had this system for albout 3 years and done a few jobs with it.
There is only one needle and valve (1.6??) with it so you dont have much choice when mixing the air and substrates.
It works O.K. for small stuff like inside cupboards etc but I had trouble withit doing large surfaces like doors.
It’s still a pretty good deal for around a hundred bucks. I think I will convert one of my high end vacuum/blower motors to fit the tubing and invest in a better gun. Haven’t tried the Earlex or seen the results yet.

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#3 posted 10-22-2009 06:54 PM

The less expensive ones have short hoses

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