Are the engineers at Graco magicians? Each time I review their sprayers, I believe that nothing else can better it. However, this company has proved me wrong each time. It is no different with the Graco 17G180 Magnum ProX19 HiBoy. This model ups the ante in the paint sprayer market with many innovative features. It features all the advantages of its other versions as well as includes fully adjustable pressure that provides you with ultimate control of paint flow, making it the ideal sprayer for any type and size of project. If this is not enough, they have included an instaclean pump filter that provides additional pump filtration, reducing tip clogs due to debris in the paint. This is in addition to the RAC IV SwitchTip, allowing the user to reverse the tip, when it is clogged, for uninterrupted spraying.
Top Graco X19 Paint Sprayer Questions and answers:
Q: Does it ship with multiple switch tips?
A: No, it ships with just one switch tip.
Q: Do you need to oil the unit?
A: No, you do not need to oil this sprayer.
Q: Does this unit work with oil based materials?
A: You can use this unit with materials that can be cleaned with mineral spirits or water, which includes some oil based paint.
Q: What is the diameter of the hose?
A: The diameter of the hose is 1/4″
Q: How long does this unit last?
A: If you take proper care of it, and clean it regularly, it will provide you with several years of service.
My take on this contractor paint sprayer
In depth features:
This unit includes a premium metal SG3 gun with a swivel for the hose, eliminating the problem when working with long hoses. It boasts of a powerful 7/8 horsepower motor, which allows you to use this device for extended periods without facing any problem. The ProXChange feature eliminates the requirement for extra tools in case you want to replace the unit’s pump. The set of wheels permits portability and allows you to move the unit effortlessly. The prime button facilitates reliable and fast start up. You can connect the PowerFlush adapter to a garden hose for fast cleaning. Although Graco could have improved upon the design, the functionality of the same is par excellence. This unit is ideal for contractors, as they will be able to complete faster jobs and attain great finishes. The adjustable pressure control on the front of the unit allows you to change the pressure depending on the material you are using, up to a maximum of 3000 psi.
The power flush adapter included with the device allows you to attach the unit to a garden hose for cleaning it. You can also turn the spray tip to clear clogs in a matter of seconds.
This unit includes a 50` 1/4″ airless DuraFlex hose apart from the unit along with a manual, quick start guide, a DVD, a 515 RAC IV tip, PowerFlush adapter, and pump armor storage fluid as its accessories.
Who can use this sprayer? Is this more the DIY’er or professional
This power and design of this tool along with its price keeps it out of the range of the DIY enthusiasts. However, it is a delight for professionals who will love its power and portability and the ability to run for hours at a stretch without complaining. It provides an output of 0.38 gallons per minute and can support a maximum tip size of 0.019″. The prime button facilitates fast and reliable start up.
What I did not like about this sprayer?
I was disappointed when using thicker materials as they tend to clog the unit. Although this unit excels in outdoor use, I would not recommend it for indoor use. The build quality was not up to the high standards set by Graco. I had expected a larger hose, and was disappointed with the included 50` hose. I could extend this to a maximum of 75` by attaching a separate hose, but that too is short for outdoor jobs, despite the fact that the unit contains wheels on a sturdy aluminum base.
Graco X19 FAQ’S
1. Does it require a lot of maintenance?
This unit hardly requires any maintenance as long as you clean the clogs, and wash the machine by forcing water inside it through a hose pump. The included DVD provides additional information.
2. Is it hard to use the Graco 17G180 Magnum ProX19 HiBoy paint sprayer?
Those using it for the first time might have to struggle a bit. However, professionals can set up and start using this sprayer very quickly and effortlessly.
3. Can I paint my entire house with this sprayer?
This unit does not excel in indoor painting. However, you can use it for painting the entire exterior of your house.
4. Is this sprayer noisy?
The sprayer emits more or less the same decibels as other units of its class.
5. Can you spray thick or thin?
Although this unit is designed for spraying thin materials, you can spray unthinned paint with it as well.
6. Is this sprayer easy to clean?
You can easily clean this unit using compressed water supplied from a garden hose. You can clear clogs from the spray tip. You can also turn the spray tip to clear clogs in it.
7. Can I use latex in this sprayer?
You can use latex paint with it, but have to clean the unit with hot and soapy water afterwards.
What do users say about this Commercial Paint Sprayer?
Judging by the reviews of users it appears that the majority of them are satisfied with this sprayer, some of whom call it the best commercial paint sprayer. Although the company recommends a maximum hose size of 75`, many people have used 100` hoses with no troubles. Most of them say that the coat and texture the sprayer provided was extremely smooth. They also state that they faced no problems cleaning the unit, following the instructions provided. The unit also provides support for attaching a larger tip size, ideal for spraying thicker material.
The Graco 17G180 Magnum ProX19 is yet another excellent product from the stables of Graco. It runs for hours without complaining and provides a smooth coat and texture. This tool is ideal for professionals who like to get their painting jobs completed quickly and with the minimum of fuss. Little wonder that this sprayer regularly features at the top of paint sprayer reviews.