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07-10-2012 10:54 PM

I bought a Binks pressure tank, hose and spray gun today off of CL for 30.00 from a retired furniture builder. The fellow stated he has had it in storage for 2 years but his hopes of working in the future is gone due to disability and pending surgery. It looked decent and clean. At the shop I disassembled the unit and upon inspection everything checked out good. I first sprayed straight lacquer thinner through the unit. Then I sprayed sand/seal lacquer flawlessly. My wife observed and stated, “Wow, that gun has no overspray”. I have long wanted this set up, but the set up cost just a little less then 800.00 brand new and used prices are usually higher then what I typically had laying around. So the gun atomizes the product better then our guns we typically used. For the past few years we have utilized a spray gun we buy from Woodcraft that only cost us 30.00. The cost/value was great on that particular gun because of how easy it was to replace and I always felt the gun sprayed much better then the 30.00 price tag would indicate. But no matter, that cheaper gun does not atomize the product as well as the Binks set up and the Binks set up has no overspray. There are other positives that go along with the higher quality set up, such as having a gun mgf. USA, this gun adjusts from a narrow to a very wide spray pattern, the tank holds 2 1/2 gallons, so we can just set our full gallon container inside the tank and not have to deal with refilling our cup gun every few minutes.

So does anyone else utilize a pressure tank/hvlp gun set up?

If anyone has any experience and can offer any advice, I sure would welcome it. Thanks for looking, Jerry

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#1 posted 07-11-2012 12:53 AM

I had probably the same unit! I have used it on auto and furniture before I too got hurt. I gave it to my brother who is still using it.
I did keep my smaller gravity fed DeVilbiss that I actually liked better because it is about the same weight with the cup.
Most likely the only better setup is an air assisted airless.

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#2 posted 07-11-2012 12:59 AM

Clean everything thoroughly when done and place the needle and all removable
parts in a jar of thinner and it well serve you well for years.

Congratulations on a fine purchase.

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 01:09 AM

Thanks for the advice and input. I was pleasently surprised at this CL find. On occassion I will see a Binks, or a Devilbiss gun for sale on CL and the price is typically a good bit higher then 30.00. A pressure tank is a very rare find on CL so I feel blessed.

I certainly plan to take good care of the set up. Thanks guys.

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 01:31 AM

Oh yeah, and so I was meeting with the guy in a parking lot. He shows me print outs of other tools he listed. I seen a delta cabinet saw with a 52” fence he wanted 500.00. It looked clean and I believed it was a unisaw, since it looked near identical to my own Unisaw when viewing the photograph. So I asked, “is that a 3 hp saw?” and the fellow stated he believed so and that it could only be ran 220. I then stated “if you would take 350 cash I will buy it now”. He agreed and advised me to follow him to his home to view the saw.

Upon looking the saw over it appeared nice and clean, good shape. I did immediately observe some key differences in the saw’s appearance from the actual Unisaw. I quickly realized it was not a Unisaw, but rather a saw Delta had manufactured (with a 2 hp motor) that was known back in the 80’s as the “Unisawwannabe”. It was basically a contractor saw in a cabinet. I informed the gentleman that the saw was not what I thought it was and that I was not going to be interested. I encouraged him though as he had a decent deal because the 52” fence itself was worth a decent amount.

Now I find my wheels spinning in my head as I believe the 350.00 cost on that saw is a decent price and the fence is a very good deal. Considering the saw is in good condition I am considering possibly purchasing the saw from the fellow. He did tell me if I changed my mind to let him know.

Thanks for looking all.

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