|Forum topic by Wintersedge||posted 07-16-2011 10:14 AM||2669 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-16-2011 10:14 AM
I am looking at buying an inexpensive hvlp gravity feed gun from the big box. It is rated at 5.6cfm @40psi. My compressor does 5.8cfm @40psi with a 15gal tank. The compressor is a Dewalt D55168. Before I purchase the sprayer do you think I have enough headroom to paint with much satisfaction?
Points to note:
I am most concerned with will the compressor run most of time, this is an oil less compressor and not rated for 100% duty.
Even though the compressor says 5.8, is that rating like horsepower and there is a lot of wiggle in calculating real world performance?
Is 70 bucks for an hvlp sprayer a good investment or am I throwing good money at something I will regret later?
Thanks for all your advice.
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