If you are looking for the best commercial paint sprayer that can handle professional jobs with ease, then go ahead and purchase the Graco 17G177 Magnum ProX17. The X7 manufactured by the same company is ideal for both professional and small jobs, but this model is far ahead in terms of professional usage. Though it is a bit costly and has ignorable design flaws, it scores higher than all similar types of sprayers in terms of functionality. Replacing the pump on the job without using any tools is a piece of cake, thanks to the included ProXchange pump replacement system, eliminating downtime and allowing you to keep on spraying until the job is completed. . This gadget will take the headache out of your painting job and allow contractors, repair people, or DIY enthusiasts to complete the job quickly and efficiently. In fact, contractors can use this tool to effortlessly complete a 4-day house painting job in one day.
Graco X7 Paint Sprayer Questions and answers:
Q: Can I carry this sprayer in a suitcase?
A: No, you cannot do so, as it will not fit.
Q: Does this sprayer require a compressor?
A: No, this painter has its own inbuilt pump.
Q: What is the length of the hose?
A: The unit ships with a 50 feet hose, adequate for most jobs.
Q: Can I use it for automotive touch up?
A: No, this unit is not for fine spraying.
Q: What voltage does this unit run on?
A: This unit only works on 110 volts
My take on this Contractor Paint Sprayer:
In depth features:
The adjustable pressure of this sprayer gives you total control of paint flow, and the stainless steel piston permits you to spray unthinned material at high pressures. You can spray directly form both one and five gallons paint buckets, thanks to the flexible suction tube of this tool. Although the unit ships with a 50 feet hose, this sprayer supports paint hoses up to 150 feet in length providing you with enough reach for all types of jobs. You can reverse the tip of this unit when clogged with the help of the RAC IV switch, allowing you to keep on spraying. The maximum supported tip size is 0.07 and the maximum pressure of this sprayer is 3000 psi. I suggest that you purchase the RacX guard if you want to atomize thick latex paint with this device. This beast of a device can complete huge painting jobs quickly and efficiently. No wonder, people call it the “spraying hulk.”
Cleaning this sprayer is very easy if you follow the instructions on the included model and use the power flush adapter. You can also clean small plugs by reversing the spray tip. Remember, cleaning the spray gun, its tip, and the filter after every paint job, increases the life of the unit.
This device ships with a 50 feet Duraflex hose, tips that can produce 4″ and 10″ spray patterns, PowerFlush adapter, SG3 metal spray gun with inbuilt swivel, a RAC IV 515 Switch Tip, operation manual, and a quick start up guide.
Who can use this sprayer? Is this more the DIY’er or professional
Unfortunately, this heavy duty device isn’t good for DIY enthusiasts. It is the perfect sprayer for professionals who can paint huge areas within a couple of hours. DIY enthusiasts can opt for the previous version of this device. The company states that this model is for professional use. Contractors who do jobs on a daily basis will find this sprayer ideal. Its heavy duty construction allows one to use it day in and out effortlessly.
What I did not like about this Professional Paint Sprayer?
It is very difficult to find faults with this sprayer. However, I wish that the manufacturers included a system that prevents paint from scattering to nearby areas. I also wish that the manufacturer includes wheels, allowing me to pull the device as and when required, especially when spraying areas larger than 50 feet, as the default hose supplied is just 50` in length. Yes, the unit is a bit on the heavy side, but I am not complaining about that, given the power it produces.
Frequently asked questions:
1. Does it require a lot of maintenance?
Cleaning this sprayer is a piece of cake. Remember to clean its tip, the filter, and the spray gun after use. Reversing the spray tip allows you to remove small clogs. You can also attach the device to a garden hose and force water through it to clean it thoroughly.
2. Is it hard to use the Graco X7 paint sprayer?
First time painters might take some time to get adjusted to this device. However, professionals can set it up and start working in no time.
3. Can I paint my entire house with this sprayer?
Yes, you can paint your entire house with this sprayer. You can complete painting a standard size house that requires three to four days of manual painting house in one day with this sprayer.
4. Is this sprayer noisy?
This sprayer emits the same decibel of noise as other sprayers of the same category.
5. Can you spray thick or thin?
It is best to use thin material with this sprayer. However, you can also spray thick latex with the help of RacX guard (available separately)
6. Is this sprayer easy to clean?
The sprayer is easy to clean by attaching a garden hose to it and forcing water through it. Reverse its tip to clean clogs.
7. Can I use latex in this sprayer?
Yes, you can by purchasing and attaching a RacX guard (available separately).
What do users say about the Graco X7 sprayer?
I have yet to come across a negative comment about this user, despite going though reviews about it in numerous blogs and review sites specializing in paint sprayer reviews. For optimum performance, clean this unit as per the instructions provided with the included maintenance guide.
If you are a professional and require a device that will provide you with years of dedicated and unflinching service, settle only for the Graco Magnum ProX17. You will be glad you did.