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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