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Old 02-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #21
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I agree 100 percent! I bought mine at general paint in BC Canada . It spits all the time no matter how clean it is! Piece of ****. I'll never buy another one until I hear amazing reviews if they work all the bugs out. Waste of $450 dammit
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #22
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I agree. I've used mine about 8 times. I preordered mine when they first came out. I've had more problems with it than any other sprayer ever. $ 450 pos

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Although I am less than impressed with the overall longevity of this unit I can honestly say that I have used it enough to have paid for several units and still make money. I estimate based on brush and roll work, the time savings is exponential.

Dozens upon of dozens of hollow core doors -

Dozens of Cabinet door prime coats.

Miles of loose crown and base for short shop runs

3 complete exteriors complimenting the 440i

A mile of lattice surrounding the entire deck bottoms

The gain in production has more than offset the cost and life expectancy of the unit - PLUS cleaning it compare to the 440!

Mine still runs - batteries suck, priming is a hit and miss although if you shake it while priming it seems to catch. The pick up tube is loose/ worn out and I put a tape gasket on the end of it and it helped with priming (mostly)

I was new to spraying so the Graco PS also helped me overcome my fear of wrecking a project.... don't get me wrong we were good at that too! Spraying 101 !

It has seen Coverstain, Odorless, Aquablock, Regal, Arbor Coat Solid, Aura Exterior and Interior, EcoSpec, BEN, PARA and wait for it...................ADVANCE - really poor judgement on my part!

Will I buy another....Yes..do I want a better deal.....Yes....Will I hit them up for a bunch of free batteries YEP! Will I spray Advance with it again....... not without the smallest tip I can buy.
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I have a pro shot that is only 1 year old . I have used it mabey 6 times , now I have 2 dead batterys that wont fully charge. does anyone Know if there are better batterys that I can use instead of these Chineese looking one;s that came with the pro shot ?
I took my batteries back to SW after 6 months and they were replaced at no charge, but replacements are crapping out already
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Yeah my pro shot had issues and took back 2 times.
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Well The Pro-shot I have is pretty new, only used it a few times. On NC I will mask and spray my Trim-work. But Mine has a cord, the Battery powered one was too heavy for me. Being a girl and all I have to watch this with my tools!

I bought mine at Lowes.
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I purchased a Pro-Shot thru Sherwin-Williams 2 years ago and used it periodically. Recently it has been giving me fits. Will not prime, sometimes the trigger hangs up and runs like crap. Anyone else out there experiencing problems with their Pro-Shot?
Are you running their paints through it also?That could be the biggest part of your problems.
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The problem with pro shot is it has too many flaws to justify the price. Why not invest a little bit more in yourself and buy an airless. A decent diy airless goes for 400. By the time you get the proshot to work properly you can have a door masked off, painted and airless cleaned. Yeah FF tips cost some bucks but one tip can do over 50 front doors. To much lost time and to much frustration to justify proshot.
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The problem with pro shot is it has too many flaws to justify the price. Why not invest a little bit more in yourself and buy an airless. A decent diy airless goes for 400. By the time you get the proshot to work properly you can have a door masked off, painted and airless cleaned. Yeah FF tips cost some bucks but one tip can do over 50 front doors. To much lost time and to much frustration to justify proshot.
I would think that most of us PS owners have airless rigs. I have three of them and a short hose for small projects but the PS FF I have has been very handy so far.
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More power to you. Your experience benefits you. The rookies need to master an airless first IMO.
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More power to you. Your experience benefits you. The rookies need to master an airless first IMO.
I would hope that anybody who purchased the PS did not do so in place of buying a true airless. imo it will not replace an airless but is just one more tool in the bag of tricks for a PC to have at his or her disposal.

Honestly my FF PS has sat idle for the last couple months and with all this talk I need to pull it out and make sure it is still working properly.

So far my complaint is that the batteries do not last as long as they claim.
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