Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Inexpensive HVLP gun

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Puyallup, WA
    Posts
    330

    Inexpensive HVLP gun

    I need to spray water based white pigmented lacquer this weekend on some cabinet doors. The frames are bare poplar and the panels are prepainted (white) beadboard material I purchased from Depot.

    I would like to use an HVLP gun for this but unfortunately the one I've owned for a few years met its untimely demise this past summer (it was knocked off the hook it hangs from on to the concrete floor ). Can anyone recommend an inexpensive (yet ultimately effective) unit to replace my broken one?

    Ideally it would be one from Harbor Freight (due to cost and convenience) but perhaps that's too much to ask for.

    I own a fairly decent sized compressor so I don't have to go the turbine route if that helps any.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Posts
    8,529
    I have used the unit from HF and have no complaints. Works for me.
    "Thereís a lot of work being done today that doesnít have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesnít have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Puyallup, WA
    Posts
    330
    Don,

    If it's not too much trouble, could you tell me which model number you have?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,002
    Peter, I've seen good things said about this gun on the hotrodders forums:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/high-vo...gun-66222.html

    They also sell a lower-quality one, but I don't recall seeing any good comments about it. Similarly, they sell a couple different mini HVLP guns, and the more expensive of the two has gotten good reviews. I bought an eBay version of HF's cheaper mini gun, and it leaked fluid like a sieve. I threw it away and got a good Italian mini gun.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Posts
    5,317
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Peter, I've seen good things said about this gun on the hotrodders forums:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/high-vo...gun-66222.html....
    I have that one, and it works very well. It's not a Binks, or an Apollo, but it gets the job done.

    Don't forget to cut one of those 20% off coupons out of whatever magazine you get. They seem to be in nearly everything from AARP to FWW these days. That'll get the price down around $32.
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Thomasville, GA
    Posts
    5,987
    I've had this one from HF for several years. I've used it for everything from airbrushing to spraying small projects. It looks the same as the one Vaughn posted but with a smaller cup.
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,353
    +1 on the purple guns. I've got the big one and the detail one and they both work fine for my uses.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,268
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Peter, I've seen good things said about this gun on the hotrodders forums:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/high-vo...gun-66222.html

    I have that one (at least it looks just like it) and I like mine too.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Southern, Illinois
    Posts
    106
    Got one myself. Used it to paint some farm equipment. I had no idea what I was doing but they turned out great!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Puyallup, WA
    Posts
    330
    Thanks very much to everyone who responded to this thread. I'll be purchasing one of these tomorrow.

    Does anyone have a recommendation on what pressure to set the regulator at?

Similar Threads

  1. Inexpensive Diamond Plates for Worksharp 3000
    By glenn bradley in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-12-2014, 10:47 AM
  2. Craftsman TS Inexpensive Prep for Dust Collectiion
    By Jim C Bradley in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-09-2012, 07:42 PM
  3. Impressive inexpensive drill
    By Bob Gibson in forum New Tools
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-11-2011, 04:03 PM
  4. I need help with inexpensive or free software
    By Bart Leetch in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-05-2009, 01:29 AM
  5. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-02-2007, 05:56 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •