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imported_Workaholic 03-03-2012 05:42 PM

Graco Proshot
 
Anyone using these? How long have you been using them? How many gallons have you put through them?

Schmidt & Co. 05-01-2012 05:27 PM

Haven't bought one yet Work. I'm kind of on the fence as I've read good reviews, and bad ones. There's no doubt that there are plenty of situations that this size sprayer would fit the bill. I just haven't committed yet.

imported_Workaholic 05-01-2012 05:55 PM

I hear you. I stayed away from the first version because of the bugs and glitches. Then after a couple years I went with the FF version and if it burns out this year it will be bitter sweet. Bitter that it burned out but sweet that it came in so handy.

Schmidt & Co. 05-01-2012 06:00 PM

Thanks. There have been plenty of days that I've thought to myself that a Proshot would have been handy. But my tool budget has kind of been taken up with Festool the last few months. :D

imported_Workaholic 05-01-2012 06:06 PM

I hear ya. I bought the FF for just shy of 7 bills almost a year ago and I normally use it for garage doors, shutters, down spouts and porch railings with unthinned exterior. Like I said if it burns out this year it will be bitter sweet.

mpminter 05-01-2012 07:10 PM

I've got the FF model myself, and I spent a FULL seven bills on mine. I find that it sees alot more use during the exterior season on shutters and doors, although I have used it on a few interior jobs as well.

Schmidt & Co. 05-01-2012 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by mpminter (Post 503)
I've got the FF model myself, and I spent a FULL seven bills on mine. I find that it sees alot more use during the exterior season on shutters and doors, although I have used it on a few interior jobs as well.

Would you say its paid for itself? Any problems so far?

imported_Workaholic 05-01-2012 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mpminter (Post 503)
I've got the FF model myself, and I spent a FULL seven bills on mine. I find that it sees alot more use during the exterior season on shutters and doors, although I have used it on a few interior jobs as well.

That sums it up for me as well Jeremy. Exterior season is it so handy to pull out and always in the truck. I fired mine up again a little over a month ago and it is like it always is. I think the batteries die prematurely but that is one of the cons with battery operated stuff.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Schmidt & Co. (Post 506)
Would you say its paid for itself? Any problems so far?

I can't speak for Jeremy but I have been using mine for a year and during Dec-Feb with almost no use but during these months in less than a years time it has been paid for spread out over all the exterior jobs I have used it on. I spread the cost of the tools out over a year so that it is not a big cost applied at one time. I have never used mine inside, usually if I am planning on spraying indoors I throw one of the real airless rigs in the truck.

jtpaintalot 01-06-2013 04:26 PM

I do mostly new construction and repaints in and out and I'm torn between new proshot hd or fine finish! The hd is so pricy and heavy but the fine finish worries me for durability and psi at only 1500 max. I want either one to spray ext gables , baseboards, metal man doors ( only 2 -3 per house) and garage doors mostly. Any advice here would be appreciated thanks!

imported_Workaholic 01-06-2013 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by jtpaintalot (Post 2465)
I do mostly new construction and repaints in and out and I'm torn between new proshot hd or fine finish! The hd is so pricy and heavy but the fine finish worries me for durability and psi at only 1500 max. I want either one to spray ext gables , baseboards, metal man doors ( only 2 -3 per house) and garage doors mostly. Any advice here would be appreciated thanks!

Welcome to the forum.

I could buy a new 695 for the price of the X-force HD. The HD is more industrial, not that it would not be nice in res or commercial. The PS is good if you have an airless already. It no way replaces a real rig but is nice to pull out when you want to spray a small amount.


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