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Alright any suggestions on paint sprayers, I do not have interest in buying a large heavy duty sprayer, I work for a company that has sprayers for exteriors and interior new construction. I am debating on what kind of sprayer should i look into for small jobs, cabinets, doors, furniture, ect. I have used both an air compressor with a gun attachment which is good but i do not like waiting for the compressor to catch up all the time, plus i dont own a compressor so i would have to purchase that. I have not used but seen an airless sprayer such as wagner's small sprayers or there are other companies who make such equipment. Are they worth spending a dollar on or just a waste.
 

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sorry the XR5 , mines is a lil older than that one but it looks the same.. it disperses on the up an down piston motion ...whatever you call that..lol and its really quiet the only down fall was the gun it leaks the clear the seals weren't good enuff for the lacquer I guess..so i got the LX80
 

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Sounds like you're looking for an HVLP, I've got a CapSpray 9100 that does a great job.
 

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I agree with DelW. For small things, an HVLP will give you the finish you need. Once you get them all dialed in, they are just as easy to use as an airless.

I have no recommendations on a brand however, I'm an airless guy.
 

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does anyone see an upside to an hvlp other than having say a compressor with a spayer gun attachemnt are the resluts better at all? also if i look into hvlp s should i go for the best brand or can i shop for best price
 

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Honestly I used the airless with a LX80 gun with the Graco tip guard with the rack x 310 tip and used the HVLP the same day during the same job and got better results with the airless using Mirrolac clear
 

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What is your budget? For a few hundred you could get a graco xr low end. For 800 you could get a titan 440i
For somewhere in between you could get a quality used airless, i would check at the airless service shops to see what you may be able to pick up.
 

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Did not even think of checking into some used sprayers that would be well worth the time, my budget is tight as i have said i am looking for a fairly small inexpensive sprayer for just some small jobs, i dont want to waste my time with anything that won't work properly though which is why i was asking for suggestions, i would pay from 100-300 max right now, i am not looking into large sprayers yet
 

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Island, if your budget is 300 or less all you can afford is a import compressor and an import hvlp conversion gun.

You WILL need to thin product a lot, AND wait for the compressor to catch up because you really need more cfm.

But for small projects you mentioned, you'll get by and make wages.

Today, Titan 440i on sale is possibly most popular deal out there for more than twice your budget. Better for you to rent.
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Well if you wait however long it takes you to come up with another hundred bucks you could get a used titan 440i for about 4 bills give or take 30 bucks. That would be my reccomendation a short wait and you will have a rig that if taken care of properly, could last for an easy decade.
 

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I just bought a spray tech 419 last week at a pro show. I t cost about $600.00. It has already paid for itself 3 times in less than a week. It is worth the money and I really like this product.
 

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Yeah i know a few hundred cant get you far but as i said i dont own a business it would be just for some use on the side so i did not want to go huge, i could always wait, but everytime i get to use a sprayer i say to myself i need one
 

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I just bought a spray tech 419 last week at a pro show. I t cost about $600.00. It has already paid for itself 3 times in less than a week. It is worth the money and I really like this product.
I have a soft spot for spraytech too. I had a 2205 man what a work horse that one was.
Yeah i know a few hundred cant get you far but as i said i dont own a business it would be just for some use on the side so i did not want to go huge, i could always wait, but everytime i get to use a sprayer i say to myself i need one
Yep it gets in your blood.
 

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According to my sales rep they are both made by the Spraytech corp. I beleive they are both exactly the same pump with a different housing. Spraytech also makes Wagner and CapSpray.

This is based on stuff I have had sales reps tell me over the years, don't quote me on it...
 

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Yeah i thought that they must be made by the same company now, because the new spraytechs look like titans. Also titan started kicking out those little sprayers that look like Capsprays like they sell in lowes.
 
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