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    Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    EARLEX HV5500US2 HVLP SPRAY STATION

    http://www.woodpeck.com/earlexhv5500.html

    I don't know if this is really a great deal or not. It appears it's a decent deal. Comes with a 2.0 needle but also a bonus 1.5 and with FREE shipping!

    Any thoughts?

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    It's definitely a good deal in my opinion. I got mine for the same price through Amazon but had to purchase the 1.5 mm needle separately. I've only used it once but it got high marks by FWW and it was very easy to use. It's certainly a great entry level system.

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    How much of a PIA is it to clean up?

    and when you turn on the turbine, does the gun constantly blow air or only when you pull the trigger?

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    It's a leaker style so it constantly blows air. I thought I would hate this as I have experience with conventional HVLPs for painting cars but I really don't notice it. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to clean at least with water based products. I'm not exactly looking forward to clean up with oil based products. It's simple and tool free to remove the cap and needle for a quick wipe down.

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    Just as a heads up, Rockler has the same deal right now.

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    Thats about the normal price Mike. Very good set up. I used mine so much I burned it up. If the correct paint is used and thined properly it will handle that also with a 2.0 needle. I still have the extra needles if you decide to get one

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    I bought this one from Highland. It is a two stage verses the single stage 5500. I haven't actually used it yet but it gets good reviews.

    http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/e...rayport-1.aspx
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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    Pretty standard price at $299 (but $368 at HD).

    http://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/ea55000/

    I have the earlier 5000 model and also purchased the 1.0mm and 1.5mm needles for woodworking finishes. I have sprayed shellac and oil based finishes like Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish but not paints. Thorough flushing/rinsing/cleanup is easy with DNA or MS and it doesn't take long but you'll use more solvent for cleanup than actual spraying. It's a great little unit that has performed well for me.

    Here are some of the finer details pros/cons.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lehXSNzqlpE

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    Wayne yours is not a 5500. Yes it is much better but it is also a 500+ machine

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    Klingspor's Woodworking Shop has the same sprayer for that price, and they're one of our sponsors.

    http://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/ea55000/
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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    Quote Originally Posted by golfdad View Post
    Wayne yours is not a 5500. Yes it is much better but it is also a 500+ machine
    Website says on sale $299.

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    WoW...Sorry Jeff i didnt see that

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    I just saw Wayne's post about the one on sale at Highland! Wow, for the same price it seems like another step up! I don't know how much of a pain it is to use the bleeder type vs the non-bleeder type. Also, Earlex is always at the K'por Extravaganza, so maybe at this time it'd be even a better deal to pick one up there? Any thoughts? Anyone buy one in the last couple years? Better deal to wait for the Extravaganza?

    BTW, I did see the 5500 at Klingspor was the same price, but it didn't include the bonus needle which by the Earlex website is an extra $39 value!

    Bottom line: by now or wait for the BIG EVENT in the end of October?

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    Klingspor is pretty good - you could always ask them to MATCH the deal. Never hurts to ask. Since several vendors are offering the same deal, they may be able to do so as well. Always good to support a sponsor - after al, the sponsors support us.

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    Re: Earlex HV5500 HVLP Spraying System

    Not mine. Not endorsing. EVeryone seems to have the deal:
    https://www.woodpeck.com/earlexhv550...lg8gxk7zgk17k4

    This one claims free shipping. Is this starting to sound like a closeout?

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