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Critter Spray Products 22032 118SG Siphon Gun

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  • Compressor-mounted spray gun kit; requires 3 cfm at 90 psi
  • Attaches to Mason jars filled with paints, stains, lacquers, and more
  • Comes with glass Mason jar and metal spray gun
  • Includes siphon gun, tube, 16-ounce Mason jar, jar gasket, and instructions; compressor not included (3/4-horsepower minimum)
  • Fits standard 16-ounce Mason jar--easily adaptable to fit other jars
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Technical Details
Part Number 22032
Item Weight1.6 pounds
Product Dimensions8 x 6.9 x 4 inches
OriginCanada
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Item model number22032
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description90 days against manufacturing defects, will not warranty broken tubes due to shipping or if customer breaks tube due to improper handling.
  
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ASINB00006FRPJ
Best Sellers Rank #1,671 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableJuly 29, 2002
  
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Critter Spray Products 22032 118SG Siphon Gun is ideal for the beginner to serious the woodworker who wants to achieve professional finishes. The simple design makes it easy to use - only two adjustments (regulated air supply and height of liquid nozzle) and easy to clean. Simply connect another sealer jar with thinners to the gun, splash it around, spray some through, wipe off the jar gasket and cover plate. When finished for the day simply cap off the sealer jar and with a sealer jar lid and store material air tight until next project. Use sealer jars to store a variety of paints and stains. A 3/4 hp tankless compressor is all that it takes to power the 118 Siphon Gun. Ideal for medium to small projects where the big spray guns take too much time to bother with. No extra nozzles are required for spraying various materials. Sprays a 1/2- to 2-1/2-inch circular pattern. Instructions inside the jar.

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Customer Reviews

Clean up was very easy!
Gary
The use of small Mason jars is one of the best features of the Critter; you can swap finshes, and keep a couple jars full of solvent for quick cleaning.
Michael J. Edelman
So far I've only used this gun for latex paint (Kilz primer and Valspar glossy), and I highly recommend it.
Rob

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

85 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Scott L. Keller on October 1, 2002
As a woodworker, I have been using the Critter Spray Gun for a few months now. It does a great job on small to medium sized projects- smooth finish, very easy cleanup.
As with most every spray gun, even professional guns, the media being sprayed will usually need to be thinned to some degree; this gun is not any different. I have not used it for spraying latex paint, but I would expect it to do a fine job after diluting the paint with water.
Two things are very important to me as a craftsman: after working for weeks on a project, I need to apply a smooth even finish. With a little practice, the Criiter will provide this. The second desired feature, is to have an easy cleanup, so that I don't hesitate because of fear (laziness)to use the tool. Again, this sprayer is the easiest cleanup of any sprayer that I have used. The ability to store, and have ready, my finishes is a big bonus.
This is not the type of spray gun that someone would use to paint a room, but for a door, railings, and furniture, it will do what you expect it should do.
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89 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Minnesota hobbyist on July 10, 2004
The Critter gun is a superb choice for most small to medium jobs that would ordinarily require a spray can or brush. This gun works great for spraying finishes on woodwork, patio furniture, etc. Easy to use and clean up. I highly recommend it.
That said, now for my gripes. There is one design flaw that is particularly annoying. In their infinite wisdom, the folks at Critter decided to paint the frame of the gun. Rule number 1: paint does not adhere to base metal alloys. The awful bluish paint on the zinc-alloy gun flakes off and gets everywhere. Its adhesion is so poor you can literally scratch it off with your fingernail. It contaminates your paint no matter how careful you are. My white enamel became a nice off-blue pastel color thanks to this. When you wipe down the gun with any petroleum-based solvent, the paint will smear. My advice: before using, soak the gun in a water-based paint stripper to remove the paint. Paint guns should not be painted. I shouldn't have to tell them that, but here I am anyway.
Another nit to pick is that with a jar attached, the gun tends to tip over, especially when the jar is nearly empty. The gun could have been balanced better. Fortunately the gun has a hook to hang it from when you are not using it.
One other thing (though not the fault of Critter) - if you plan to shoot any solvent-based finish, be sure to get the Mason jars with the cork or fiber gaskets. The ones with the rubber seals will dissolve, leaving you with a sticky mess and contaminated finish.
Nevertheless, the gun works so well, I still gave it 4 stars. You just have to be aware of its flaws.
Happy spraying.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By P. C. Bohl on January 15, 2006
This is my first spray gun of any kind. I haven't used any kind of finish spay system since highschool shop class so I'm not going to be the best judge of comparative ease of use and quality through extensive personal knowledge. However, I have a critical eye and don't tolerate sloppy finish jobs.

That said, I am very pleased with this gun. I read reviews from everywhere about various spray guns and this one stacked up pretty well in other peoples' estimation so I decided to give it a go -- not much of a gamble dollarwise. I can pretty much buy any tool I need (want?) and was looking at some $900 HVLP systems. My wife was ready to support whatever I decided to buy.

It seemed like the more expensive HVLP systems would work great but might require a bit more maintenance, care, and storage space. This siphon gun has very little to clean and if you have plenty of gaskets, and keep it clean, you have nothing to worry about.

As for performance, I am very happy with the results. I have been a roller/mini roller guy when it comes to paint applications over the years. I have been building cabinets for home and hobby for over 20 years and while I typically prefer a natural wood finish, I decided this most recent project would be painted. I really love the results the Critter gave me. It took a bit of fiddling to set the spray nozzle and the compressor pressure for the best results but that's true of any tool with moving parts.

I used basic Glidden latex highgloss paint, mixed at Home Depot. I have not used any other type of finish yet, and may not in the foreseeable future as I am on a roll with paintgrade built-ins and am not likely to stop in the next year or so.

TIPS:

For paint: Buy Flowtrol and use medium paint strainers.
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61 of 67 people found the following review helpful By BWB on November 1, 2002
I have used this for all finishes from oil based interior and exterior primers, and interior and exterior latex. Thinning is required but the finish is superb. The cost, quick color changes, and ease of cleanup are great. It is a hassle working with the small jars but I mix enough for 2-3 jars. Then I'm good for 30 min of spraying. The other review about clogging was all wrong. The problem was in the paint not the Critter. When it clogs it means the paint needs thinning or straining. Old unstrained paint clogs any sprayer!
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 2003
After many failed attempts, and hours of cleaning parts for my HVLP cup gun (which will make a lovely planter) I purchased the Critter Siphon Gun. I was encouraged by other reviews, but was blown away on the day I used it for the first time!
My target was a pine amoire, that was to become satin black. I thinned the inexpensive black latex with the proper amount of flowing agent (Floetrol, available at Home Depot), and adjusted for final viscosity with clean water.
I set the compressor at 35 psi, screwed on the simple to fill mason jar reservoir and went at it. The unit sprays a round pattern, which took a bit of getting used to. The trick is to apply a number of thin coats holding the gun 12-14 inches from the surface.
The results were amazing. No orange peel. Very little overspray. I do encourage users to wear a particle mask, approved for spraying latex paint. 3M makes a disposable for about $5. A more elaborate version with charcoal filters (replaceable) is available for about $30.
This little gun was amazing and cleaned up in about 4 minutes.
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