Budget Spray Guns VS Professional Spray Guns


– All right, so a question
we get asked a lot is why buy an expensive spray gun when you could buy one for 10 to $30? So to kind of show you that, we’ve went ahead and we’re
using industrial alkyd enamel and we’re gonna spray it with
two gravity feed spray guns, one is $10, the other is a $220 gun. And we’re gonna show you kind
of the differences you see. One thing we didn’t show
as much in the video, but is also a difference between the two, is the ability to adjust the
pattern between large and small is a lot greater with the $220 gun. So it gives you a lot of
variety in the ability to spray. So you could do anything from detail work up to a large surface and
a little more production. So we’ll go ahead and get started. As always, if you have
questions or any comments about the difference
between these two guns please leave them in the section below. And let’s get started. So we get a lot of
customers that ask us about low cost guns versus guns that
are a little more quality. A lot of our guns are in
the 150 to $500 range, and a lot of people may wonder, why would you go with a
gun that’s very expensive when there are spray guns on the market that are anywhere from 10 to $30. So we’re gonna kind of show you some of the differences there. The material we’re spraying
is an industrial alkyd enamel. It’s a solvent based product. It runs about 35 seconds and is on two cup is where we’re at. As far as spraying ability
goes that’s a very ideal material thickness to
be able to spray well. And so we’re going to
show what that looks like. This gun is readily available,
it’s a Harbor Freight gun. It’s about a $10 gun when on sale. And for the right application
it would make a lot of sense. It’s very affordable which is nice. And we’re going to show you
the difference between this and what you get even with a mid-level gun like our FLG-series gun, so
you can see the difference. So my pit needle’s wide open,
my air pattern is wide open. My material has thinned about
30 seconds and is on two. (spray gun hissing) My air pressure is about 40 pounds. That’s actually a pretty
high air pressure, this gun would be considered
not very HVLP at that point. If you look at my material break up you can see it’s a little dry spray, and that’s mainly because
I had my air pressure up trying to break it up well. Now if I drop air pressure we’re going to go down to about 25 pounds. We’ll show you that. (spray gun hissing) Again I’m still getting a
little bit of coarseness to my spray as you can see here and it’s very splattered. And I have trouble feeding
enough material to it. The gun doesn’t come with multiple tips and nozzles and air caps, which kind of limits me
in my ability to spray thicker material or material
that’s higher viscosity. The air caps help to break up material that’s varying thickness and different nozzles help feed material that’s thicker as well. And obviously with smaller nip
tips and nozzles available, you can spray thin material
easily and effectively. So that’s some of the limitations here. Now granted for the cost of the gun for a single spray project for a project that you
know you’re just gonna end up trashing your equipment
it might make a lot of sense. Do you notice as well my
air pattern is pretty small, a couple inches with
this particular material. Now if I went ahead and I
painted a part of the project, that’s about as good as I’m gonna get. And as you see it’s still
a little coarse to texture and it’s hard to control
and get enough material out of this gun to not get that textured sandpaper appearance. So I’ll go ahead and boost
up to a mid-level gun, a $200 gun and show you
what that looks like so you can understand
what you’re gonna get when you make the leap to, even a mid- to mid/low-level spray gun. Alright, so we’re gonna
go ahead and do the video and show you an SV 100. This gun is about $220,
it comes with two tips. I have a 1.4 tip in here. Some of the things you
notice right off the bat I have a lot more
control of my air pattern and my fluid needle adjustment. I do have different tips
and a few air cap choices, not quite as many as you get
with a four or $500 Binks gun. But again for the price
you’re getting a lot more and I will show you
how it lays down paint. The paints the same thickness as it was. So right off the bat you can
see my pattern is much larger. My original pattern was
maybe three or four inches. This is about 10 or 12. You can also see I’m
breaking up the material a little better as well. I am at about 38 pounds
of pressure on air. Even if I crank my air
down which with this cap the recommendation is about
26 pounds for true HVLP. So this is about were it’s
gonna be truly HVLP compliant. And even still, I am able to
break up that material well. Because in a larger pattern
there is better break up. I can actually get a much
smoother looking finish. As you look at that,
it’s a very glossy finish and well appearing. The gun is also more rebuildable. You’ve got repair kits you have extra needles,
nozzles and air caps. So you invest in a gun like this or one comparable, and you’re not gonna find that you’re replacing parts and equipment
or replacing whole guns, you’re just gonna replace parts and pieces when things to wear out over time. So you get better results
as far as how it sprays, you get a larger pattern
to help you move faster. And overall you’re just
gonna get better results from your painting. So if you’re using it
for high end finish work, you’re trying to get quality
results out of your work and you think your
equipments contributing, you know it makes sense
to jump up to a more mid-level gun like this
or even a higher-end gun. With the higher-end gun
you’re gonna have further nozzle and needle choices, and even more ability to
choose parts and pieces if you rebuild rather than complete kits that can be
a little more expensive. So go ahead and finish off
showing you the gun in action. This is the Binks SV 100 gun as you saw, and then we showed you
a Harbor Freight gun. (spray gun hissing) And that’s the SV 100.

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