Depends on the situation. Often, it is the typical late afternoon dash from the jobsite to the shop to bang out a small project, such as spraying about a dozen shelves (with attached wooden brackets) with oil paint.
Usually, the decision making process involves running through the set up and finishing process in my head. To be honest, in any small scale spray situation, I am looking for the quickest, most efficient way to get the desired quality result.
As the dialogue continues in my head, I acknowledge that the ProShot FF is certainly always up to the task. But, would the doors and other miscellaneous finished items in the shop appreciate the overspray? No. It’s not that the ProShot FF is an obnoxious oversprayer. It’s just that the 9.5 has such remarkable transfer efficiency. Further, with less overspray, I would be using less paint. Both machines would be running a quart cup, but maybe I could do all the shelves with just one cup and save a step in stopping to mix another.
It’s kind of a no lose situation, but sometimes the 9.5 Turboforce HVLP will edge out the ProShot Fine Finish, especially when portability and mobility are not critical. That is exactly how it played out with the shelving project.
We continue to test and accumulate real world test footage of the 9.5 Turboforce HVLP. It takes months to use a sprayer in many different situations, on different types of pieces and with a variety of finishes to fully understand its capabilities. It is a very pleasing combination of power and finesse, which is a very desirable – and not always standard – combination in an HVLP system. Today was a good test for it in oil based enamel paint.
We have also run this rig extensively in our Prep to Finish paint industry training program, with both students and adults. It scores very highly in the user friendliness category.