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Old 10-20-2008, 12:46 PM
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I've had some pretty good luck with a Devillbiss Finishline 3. You can get 4 different tips, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8 and a 2.2. The price is in the $125 to $200 range depending on how many of the tips you buy. Of course, my favorite is an Iwata LPH 400 1.4, but that gun gets up there in price. It's a low pressure @16psig and low volume @9.5 cfm compared to the Sata's 25 psig and 13.5 cfm if you are compressor "poor".

The HF 43430 Purple is an air hog (some need up to 45+ psig to atomize correctly) and an overspray demon, but once you figure it out, most of them work well, tho there are some real clunkers in each batch.

Economy wise, that HF uses a lot more paint and spreads it far and wide vs. the Iwata or even the Devil FL3. And yes, this is from my own experiences with these guns.

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