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Forum topic by cutworm posted 04-20-2011 01:31 AM 1730 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2011 01:31 AM

Is hot air supposed to leak out around the connection between the turbine and hose? Looks to me like it may be designed to do that. Called HF tech support and they didn’t know….... Said to return it. That’s what I call support.
Thanks,
Steve

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"


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#1 posted 04-20-2011 03:22 AM

No take it back,get another ,one
If the new one is the same fix it your self,or ,take it back, and pull out some more money and buy a different one

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 03:41 AM

Thanks for the input. Guess I’ll take it back tomorrow.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#3 posted 04-20-2011 06:08 PM

Steve, I was thinking of buying this unit myself for some very small spraying jobs. Let us know if the new one works and if so how well.

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#4 posted 04-20-2011 11:23 PM

Richard. I took it back only to find it is normal and on all we looked at in the store. It looks to be a safety thing. I tried out the sprayer and it worked great. Mixed a little latex with water very quickly by eyeball and got a nice pattern. I got mine for 60 with the 20% coupon and would buy it again. Rockler sells the same sprayer and sells spare cups so I plan to buy a couple. From what I have read it’s important to keep the gun clean as with any gun. There have been some reports with the cup threads sticking to the gun after cleaning. If using a solvent to clean I plan to rinse out the cup with water and wipe off the gun with a damp cloth and let dry before screwing the cup back on. I think it will be a nice addition to the shop. If I did a lot of spraying I would invest in a more expensive one but I will probably use it 6 to 10 time a year and the HF sprayer will do fine under those conditions. It has 3 nozzles of different sizes and that’s a big plus for spraying a variety of finishes. Hope this helps with your decision

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#5 posted 04-20-2011 11:39 PM

I am about to pull the trigger on one of these. I have a LOT of spraying jobs I need to do for the house. Guest bedroom needs new paint, siding needs new paint, fence needs stain etc… Glad to know you are having good luck with this…

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#6 posted 04-20-2011 11:55 PM

Thanks Steve, I think it should do just fine for the very few spraying jobs I might have. Bye the way you can get the rockler manual from this location if it is in fact the same unit as the HF.
http://www.rockler.com/tech/RTD10000042AB.pdf

dbhost , with the 1 Qt cup size of this gun is it going to be Ok for doing larger jobs like a fence or siding? I was thinking of useing it for jewelry boxes and bookcases and tables or other things of that size range. I would think refilling the cup so often for a big job would be a bit of a pain.

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