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Mr. Mambold
Feb 13, 2011

Aha. Nice post.




Jaded Burnout posted:

I don't know much about sprayguns, but I get on fine with this compressor for infrequent use:
https://www.screwfix.com/p/impax-om...ssor-230v/4070v

It doesn't have a huge tank though, so take that into account with whatever stuff you use it on.

A bit piece of advice I received was to not use power extensions, and instead use long air hoses, so I picked up some reasonably priced on Amazon.

That's probably not nearly as big an issue where you have 240v for everything than the U.S. where 120v drops off more dramatically.

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Jaded Burnout
Jul 10, 2004




trufflefoo posted:

Thanks, that looks about what I was after. Will pick one up.
Advice about hoses is good, that would never have occurred to me. Cheers!

Specifically I grabbed this cheap accessory kit[/ur], [url=https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000LG0W3I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1]this 15m hose, and this 30m hose.

The 15m hose required some adapters because it's BSP instead of quick-release "euro" adapter, but that wasn't so bad. Much more annoying was finding the right adapters for the nailguns I bought because I got them from the US (price inc. international shipping was still much cheaper than buying here). That saga is probably somewhere back in this very thread.

trufflefoo
Oct 29, 2006


Jaded Burnout posted:

Specifically I grabbed this cheap accessory kit, this 15m hose, and this 30m hose.

The 15m hose required some adapters because it's BSP instead of quick-release "euro" adapter, but that wasn't so bad. Much more annoying was finding the right adapters for the nailguns I bought because I got them from the US (price inc. international shipping was still much cheaper than buying here). That saga is probably somewhere back in this very thread.

I think given I mostly want to use this for painting in my garage (and my driveway is right outside), I think the 15m hose is all I'll need. I'll grab that and the accessory kit.

Looks like an approriate spraygun, if anyone does have opinions (1.3mm + 18.mm LVLP).

Jaded Burnout
Jul 10, 2004




trufflefoo posted:

I think given I mostly want to use this for painting in my garage (and my driveway is right outside), I think the 15m hose is all I'll need. I'll grab that and the accessory kit.

Looks like an approriate spraygun, if anyone does have opinions (1.3mm + 18.mm LVLP).

If you can find yourself a hose that already has quick release euro connectors that'll save you a bit of time, like on the 30m one I mentioned. I went with the 15m without them regardless but would probably not if I could avoid it. I effectively made it so by buying adapters and leaving them permanently screwed on to the hose.

I'd also suggest picking up a short coiled hose like the one in the accessories pack, because the larger hoses are a bit unwieldy and heavy, so you don't want to have them connected direct to your tools if possible, just because it makes holding and controlling them a bit harder. Not required, but a bit of quality of life.

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