There's a bunch of newer conversion guns on the market that use less air.
They'd more accurately be described as MVLP (medium velocity). Most of these
work at 5-10 CFM and they're fine for most woodworking projects. A typical
25 gallon unit is usually sufficient to run these guns.
That's right Larry. I used to use a 5HP (yeah... right...) 33 gallon,
single stage Sears compressor to spray and it worked just fine spraying
cars. It puked when you tried to run a DA, but it certainly sprayed just
fine. Suction guns will work just fine with under 10 SCFM. I have Binks
and DeVilbiss guns so I'd say they meet the previous poster's definition of
"good spray guns".
OK thanks guys
I think I may try one of the spray guns rated for my compressor
PS most of my work is small joinery boxes. I've only done a couple
larger things like a chair or a small desk mainly because when I talk
about larger projects the response from the SWMBO is where would we put
My next finishing project is a couple chairs that stay out side that I
have to sand and revarnish every year. I figure a spray gun would be
a lot better and cheeper in the long run than buying spray cans.
william kossack wrote:
this gun works fine:
for fairly thin (watery) finishes. it has stainless innards so it's ok
with waterbase stuff. it'll spray laquer fine, but don't expect it to
perform well with latex paint or heavy varnish.
it's cheap, too. $40. the same gun is sold a bunch of places at around
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