Anybody own one? How do you like it?
I have a bunch of plywood pieces to finis with a water base poly varnish
and it looks like this little sprayer would be ideal for the project.
Easy cleanup and storage of varnish and thinner in ordinary mason jars
is particularly appealing. So the question is, does the thing actually
work well enough to justify the $50 it's going to cost?
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: > Anybody own one? How do you like it?
: > I have a bunch of plywood pieces to finis with a water base poly varnish
: > and it looks like this little sprayer would be ideal for the project.
: > Easy cleanup and storage of varnish and thinner in ordinary mason jars
: > is particularly appealing. So the question is, does the thing actually
: > work well enough to justify the $50 it's going to cost?
: > TIA
: > --
: > -JR
: > Hung like Einstein and smart as a horse
: > Remove NO SPAM from e-mai address to reply
100%. Absolutely. Best thing I ever bought for my little pancake
compressor. Buy it now. After you do, go to wal-mart and buy a case of
pint-size mason jars.
start at 30 PSI and work your way up/down. Buy a pressure reguator to
keep on the gun so you don't have to make adjustments at the tank.
I tried one and promptly returned it after using it once. What I didn't like
about it is that it has a fixed spray pattern and generates tons of
overspray. It has it's uses and it's probably worth the money, though for
the same amount or slightly more, you can get a real spray gun which would
be more versatile, but it'll probably require a larger air compressor.
If you're spraying water-based finishes don't worry too much about cleanup.
All you need to do is pour out the finish, rinse the cup, and run some water
through. The mason jar storage of the critter is appealing but bear in mind
this advantage is negated if you're spraying clearcoats as it's a good idea
to run the finish through a filter and pour into a clean jar before you
I'm glad you posted this. I'd been reading enough about this little sprayer
that I finally went out to Amazon.com and took a look. My first impression
was not very favorable, but since I never shot with one, I was interested in
the experiences and opinions of others. As I looked at it I had the thought
that I could just continue to use my little Binks doorjam gun and get a much
better job over a wider spectrum of finishes.
Well, yeah. If I had a Binks door jam gun, that's what I'd do, too. This
Critter isn't a Binks. It isn't a pro painter tool. It's a simple add-on
to a Mason jar and a brad-nailer-type compressor. And it's $50. It's an
alternative to a brush, or a rag, not to an Apollo or Fuji HVLP rig.
Use the best tool you can get your hands on.
The main problem with most spray guns is cleaning them. I often spend 2 minutes
spraying and then 10-15 minutes cleaning. That is the appeal of the critter. 2
minutes of spraying and 30 seconds of cleaning. As was said , the mason jars are
the appeal. Cheers, JG
Richard Clements wrote:
Fuhr has a cleaner that at a glance might make the odious cleaning
less of a drudge. Jeff Jewitt carries it and describes it and uses
On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 00:00:10 GMT, "Mike Marlow"
Thanks for all the tips. I bought it, used it and after a little
fiddling around with the pressure, I love it.
Only potential problem is the mason jars. I have to be really careful
not to get the finishing products mixed up with my corn liquor.
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