On Further Review…

Updates on how reviewed products held up further in their life cycle with us.

Pivit Tool for Ladders

Written by on January 30, 2017 in On Further Review... with 6 Comments
Pivit Tool for Ladders

Pivit Tool Could be the Best Under $100 Investment You Make If your work involves much use of extension ladders, then you’ve likely encountered awkward set up locations. The Pivit tool from ProVision is a safe, convenient and cost effective solution. A stout, wedge-shaped implement made of durable polypropylene, the Pivit weighs in at 14 […]

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Top Tools for Fine Finishing

Written by on October 26, 2014 in On Further Review..., Tools with 0 Comments
Top Tools for Fine Finishing

There are so many choices in products and tools for fine finishing, and of course, the products and tools define the process to a large extent. We are frequently asked which tools continue to rise to the top in our shop and in the field. Here is a compilation pulled from a recent cherry table […]

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Tools of the Trade Magazine: 2011 Graco ProShot Review

Tools of the Trade Magazine: 2011 Graco ProShot Review

On Further Review: ProShot, a year later… Here’s a Graco ProShot review that was featured in the fall 2011 issue of Tools of the Trade magazine in the “Tools up Close” category. This article includes information on: typical applications for the tool; cost of ownership analysis; accessories; bottom line recommendation; and tool specifications, including pricing. This […]

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Graco 9.5 HVLP

Written by on August 12, 2011 in HVLP, On Further Review..., Product Reviews, Sprayers with 21 Comments
Graco 9.5 HVLP

Graco 9.5 HVLP In a previous post, I discussed a recent spray shop project and why I chose to use the Graco 9.5 HVLP instead of the cordless ProShot Fine Finish. The proof on sprayed finishes is in the pudding, and the pudding is how the sprayed items integrate into the finish scheme of the […]

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One Drying Rack for Short and Long Stock?

Written by on August 9, 2011 in Drying Racks, On Further Review..., Tools with 0 Comments
One Drying Rack for Short and Long Stock?

Right now, time and space are at a premium. A little improv on the modular stackable rack system made it quick and easy. When you have two different lengths where one is twice as long as the other, racking on the same system is awkward because you have to play to the shortest length without […]

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Erecta-Rack: When not in Use

Written by on June 20, 2011 in Drying Racks, On Further Review..., Tools with 1 Comment
Erecta-Rack: When not in Use

In the spirit of the On Further Review component of this blog, here is some follow up information on the Erecta-Rack drying system, which we reviewed several months ago in APC magazine. One of the things that we liked the most about this system was its compact, modular design. After more months of use in […]

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A picture…

Written by on June 19, 2011 in Handheld/Cordless, On Further Review..., Sprayers with 0 Comments
A picture…

…is worth a thousand words. Maybe more.

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ProShot Small Project Sequel

ProShot Small Project Sequel

The results are in on our ProShot kitchen cabinet spraying project. The prime coat laid down so nicely out of the ProShot that we decided to run it on the finish coats as well. The ProShot will work for this type of task, and there is definitely a gain in efficiency because you have no […]

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ProShot: Small Project Sprayer Selection

Quick tutorial by Scott Burt on sprayer selection for small shop or on site projects, with emphasis on the differences between the Graco ProShot and the ProShot Fine Finish Unit. Footage shows a batch of kitchen cabinet doors and shelving being primed with unthinned acrylic primer through the ProShot. Feedback and questions are welcome, as […]

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Typical ProShot Spraying Task

Typical ProShot Spraying Task

Here’s a quick example of a typical task in the shop that lends itself well to using the Graco ProShot cordless sprayer. Note: this is the regular ProShot, not the Fine Finish unit, and we ARE using it (again) on cabinet grade parts and pieces. As you can see in the video, its not a […]

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