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ckorkyrun89

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06-01-2016 12:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hvlp sprayer spray gun

I’d like to get an hvlp spray gun soon. I’ve used a friend’s set of cambel and hausfelds that had a small and medium gun and thought it worked well. I think it was probably just some Chinese set though.

I’m looking to spend less than 150 ideally and would like to get a sprayer that uses compressed air although I won’t be opposed to other suggestions.


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SteveT

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#1 posted 06-01-2016 01:25 AM

I am also looking for one, mainly for woodworking projects and painting interior doors. I wouldn’t be using it to paint a room or the exterior of a house. The Wagner Home Decor seems to have good reviews. It doesn’t cost much, and I’m guessing it has limited capabilities, but wonder if it would do what I want and get me started with hvlp sprayers.

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playingwithmywood

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 06:40 AM

I think it break down to what you are going to want to paint and how much of it

Not really enough information to answer you question

with that said I had been painting with a compressor and regular spray guns since I was 13 and bought my first air compressor

but I picked up a Fuji HVLP system mini mite 3 about a year ago and been really happy with it and not having to deal with a air compressor anymore the turbine HVLP is so much more portable and the air is always there and never have to wait and I can spend more time painting well painting is fast cleaning the gun probably takes more more time

unless you already have a big air compressor I would look into another system AIRLESS vs Turbine HVLP

but it all depends on what you want to spray and how much of it

if you have a 20gal or bigger compressor and want to spray this is a real bargain nothing fancy but it will put paint down and teach you a lot for 16 bucks http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/paint/20-oz-high-volume-low-pressure-gravity-feed-spray-gun-47016.html

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 11:25 AM

Bought one of these a few years ago. I had a small (10 gal) compressor that couldn’t keep up, was always cycling, and was not consistent. Instead of getting a bigger compressor, I went with one of these. I’ve since gotten a bigger compressor, but always use this to put down finishes and paints. Make sure you get an extra cup. Makes clean up a whole lot easier.

http://www.rockler.com/hvlp-spray-system

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 11:58 AM


Bought one of these a few years ago. I had a small (10 gal) compressor that couldn t keep up, was always cycling, and was not consistent. Instead of getting a bigger compressor, I went with one of these. I ve since gotten a bigger compressor, but always use this to put down finishes and paints. Make sure you get an extra cup. Makes clean up a whole lot easier.

http://www.rockler.com/hvlp-spray-system

- CrazeeTxn

I have the Harbor Freight version of this Rockler kit. If 150 is your price point I think these are your best options. I haven’t had any issues with my kit.

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Planeman40

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#5 posted 06-01-2016 02:12 PM

You mention a HVLP spray GUN. If that is all you want you can’t do better than the Harbor Freight spray gun. I have used this and it is every bit as good as my old DeVilbiss and Binks professional siphon guns. Search the threads in this website. Others agree! This gun is extremely well made and finished!!! it is NOT a piece of junk!

http://www.harborfreight.com/20-oz-8-cfm-gravity-feed-spray-gun-67181.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/20-oz-hvlp-gravity-feed-air-spray-gun-with-regulator-69705.html

Both of the above are the same gun except one has a pressure regulator. There is another much more expensive gun but as far as I can see it is the same gun but chromed. Also, a while back I was in Rockler and I spotted the exact same gun as the Harbor Freight $15.99 gun and they were asking $75 for it. I even took it out of the box and examined it.

Planeman

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#6 posted 06-01-2016 02:32 PM

Can one use that HF HVLP gun with a turbine system?

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#7 posted 06-01-2016 03:38 PM

I’m happy with my Earlex.

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#8 posted 06-01-2016 04:17 PM

CharlesA no, compressed air only

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#9 posted 06-01-2016 05:57 PM

Another +1 for the purple HF gun… currently on sale and can be had for about $13. I have much more expensive guns, but they now mostly stay on the shelf since I got the HF gun several years ago. And as Planeman said, the exact same guns can be found elsewhere for upwards of $80.

Cheers,
Brad

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ckorkyrun89

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#10 posted 06-01-2016 06:22 PM

Well, I had a friend offer that HF gun to me for free a few months ago. It sounds like maybe I should take him up on his offer.

In terms of the type of finishing that I want to do, so far I have been spraying latex paints and sprayable polyurethane. I would like to keep the options open for other finishes in the future though.

From the responses, it sounds like I should either go with the cheap HF spray gun or buy a relatively inexpensive turbine powered gun.

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#11 posted 06-01-2016 06:25 PM

+1 on the Harbor Freight HVLP Gun with regulator.

http://t.harborfreight.com/20-oz-hvlp-gravity-feed-air-spray-gun-with-regulator-69705.html?utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Flumberjocks.com%2Ftopics%2F164370

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#12 posted 06-01-2016 07:55 PM



Can one use that HF HVLP gun with a turbine system?

- CharlesA

I have no idea. I have never used a turbine system.

Planeman

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Bill White

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#13 posted 06-01-2016 08:03 PM

Do you have a compressor?
Bill

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#14 posted 06-01-2016 08:08 PM



Can one use that HF HVLP gun with a turbine system?

- CharlesA


Nope , The Turbine guns are very specific to Turbines only. Can’t use a regular compressed air gun on a turbine either.

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#15 posted 06-01-2016 09:03 PM

I have three gravity feed guns (fluid hopper on top). They are all superior to the old siphon guns. I have a Porter Cable, WoodRiver, and Harbor Freight. The P.C. came with a pressure regulator, but otherwise they are nearly identical.

I get ideal results with 35 psi (measured at the gun), and a hose no longer than 50 feet.

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