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Old 10-30-2007, 07:25 PM
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looking for the right equipment

fellas I am new to the field of auto body and I am currently in school at the community college downhere in hawaii. I have been borrowing tools and looking for the right vender to buy from in all aspects of the game. Snap On is the tool company I picked and I am still confused about the difference between the Iwata and the Sata guns. It goes both ways. Just the other day I talked to my instructor and he said he would recommend the Devillbiss. I want to know whats up.

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:26 PM
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A Devilbiss Finishline 3 or 5 is a good gun for the beginner. You can purchase them for a little over a $100. The Iwata and Sata guns can run you over $400 easily.

I've been painting for over 30 years, and I still use one.

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reply to the spray gun answer

so do you think i went good with the snap on tools or do you think i should go with a cheaper vender. i know the iwata and the sata are expensive but i wanted to know if the finishline 3 or 5 are better for the beginner than the sata jet90-2 blueish silver gun for base/clear gun and the KLC primer gun by sata. the two satas come ain a kit from a dealer for 595.
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Choosing spray guns is kinda like what flavor of car do you prefer..Myself I just got the cheapies until I got the gun adjustment deal down fairly well..the job is more affected by the nut holding the gun than the gun itself so just get one with all the adjuctments on it..Gravity feed HVLP as that is what we use now in the shops..

As far as which brand Iwata, SATA and GEO all make good guns Just is that fellows get a good result from one brand or another and stick with that..

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I've got the Iwatas, Chu uses Iwatas too. But that student kit is priced pretty good.

I'm in your class.
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i think that the iwata set is priced at about 750 or so and the sata set is right around 595. but i am hearing more and more that it isnt about the gun its about who is holding the gun and how well they can operate it. i just want to go with something i am going to be comfortable with and not feeling like i have the shabby stuff thats not giving me the right results and not showing me what my full potential is. but i dont want to break the bank either. its like buying a pair of steel toe shoes from kmart that are 15 bucks and buying a pair of 60 dollar steel toe shoes from a respectable brand that has arch support and a good insole and cushion. at the end of the day with the 15 dollar shoes your feet are killing you by the time its time to go home you are thinking more about your feet than the job at hand. but with the others its not even a thought and the only reason your thinking about going home is because its been a long day. not only that but you dont have to replace them as often.

not to sound redundant but i just want to know and if it is the painter and no the gun then i can except that.

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