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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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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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Technical Details

Part Number 22032
Item Weight 1.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 8 x 6.9 x 4 inches
Origin Canada
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Item model number 22032
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 90 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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ASIN B00006FRPJ
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4.4 out of 5 stars 340 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #4,420 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#1 in Home Improvement > Air Tools > Power Sprayers
#6 in Home Improvement > Painting Supplies & Wall Treatments > Paint Sprayers
#435 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, 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.
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Date First Available July 29, 2002

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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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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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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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A friend had one of these - we used it to paint some trim and molding pieces for a room in the house and I was blown away with its simplicity and quality. So, I bought one! It works great using my cheap little pancake compressor.

Some tips:

- when using latex paint be sure to use some Floetrol (available at Home Depot) to condition the paint. This makes for a glass-smooth surface.

- fiddle with the air pressure before painting. Lower pressures work best for me on most materials.

- strain the latex paint first to avoid clogs and "boogers" that mar your surface.

- strongly consider buying the maintenance kit, including the short tube. We spent hours trying to find a substitute spring after it went down the drain while cleaning. The short tube works well in the smaller Mason jars.

- buy some spare CORK gaskets at a hardware store or canning supply store. They will not tear easily like the paper gasket included, and will not melt like the rubber gaskets do.
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