Chris A. Minick inspects five high-volume, low-pressure spray units to see how they handle in the woodshop. He researched their history and shares tips on how to select one. He evaluated each model’s pros and cons and compares turbine information (amps, stages, diameter), air output (per manufacturer, measured at hose and at gun), air pressure (per manufacturer, maximum and atomization), and temperature (measured at hose and gun air cap) performance. He looks at spray-gun information, including type, hose connection, fluid nozzle oriface size, gun body, gun cup, air-reducing valve, transfer efficiency, overspray, and atomization. These sprayers are compact, self-contained, and portable.

From Fine Woodworking #137