Author Topic: Looking to purchase a Graco Ultra or Ultra Max?  (Read 1380 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline petersd

  • Posts: 31
Looking to purchase a Graco Ultra or Ultra Max?
« on: May 18, 2017, 02:15 PM »
Have been reading up on the new Graco cordless sprayers.
They seem like they would work great for me to get started spraying projects. I am a hobbyist and will be using it to spray a bit of latex paint for a couple doors and small projects. I would also use it to spray water and some oil based poly, possibly some stain and shellac. May also use to spray lacquer.
I think this will be better to start out with than a HVLP system for easier setup and use.

My question is which model to get?
The difference between them is that the Ultra Max can spray hot solvents where the Ultra cannot. They can both spray water and oil based products which are the most common.

I am new to the finishing process and wonder how common hot solvents would be? Any good examples of hot solvents? Are they something that I would use or be likely to come across? Or has water based taken over most things? I don't mind the extra expense for the Max if it able to spray products that one would purchase and use.

Also if anyone has an airless sprayer with the new FFLP tips, do you have and tip recommendations for different finishes?
Currently I have shellac, general finishes water based poly, and household poly. I assume the standard tip is for latex.

Thanks for your input. Looking forward to a new toy to play with.

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline petersd

  • Posts: 31
Re: Looking to purchase a Graco Ultra or Ultra Max?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 01:48 PM »
Well, I went with the Ultra Max model.
After the included extra tip and coupon for an extra tip over the Ultra sprayer tip coupon (3 vs 4 free tips) there was minimal difference in unit pricing. Just hope it shows up by the end of June for the tip coupons. Was told it would be 4 - 6 weeks till it shows up.

But still have the question about tip sizing. What do you use for tip hole size and fan width preference for different materials and products? Looking to spray some stain, water based poly (currently use general finished poly), shellac and a little latex. Just looking to see what others use to save myself some trouble and wasted tip purchases.

Thanks


Offline wptski

  • Posts: 424
Re: Looking to purchase a Graco Ultra or Ultra Max?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 09:38 PM »
Well, I went with the Ultra Max model.
After the included extra tip and coupon for an extra tip over the Ultra sprayer tip coupon (3 vs 4 free tips) there was minimal difference in unit pricing. Just hope it shows up by the end of June for the tip coupons. Was told it would be 4 - 6 weeks till it shows up.

But still have the question about tip sizing. What do you use for tip hole size and fan width preference for different materials and products? Looking to spray some stain, water based poly (currently use general finished poly), shellac and a little latex. Just looking to see what others use to save myself some trouble and wasted tip purchases.

Thanks
There is a $200 USD difference between the Ultra and UltraMax.  You get an extra free spray tip with the UltraMax or $40 USD.  I still see a pretty hefty difference unless I'm missing something?
Bill
Most Confused!

Offline petersd

  • Posts: 31
Re: Looking to purchase a Graco Ultra or Ultra Max?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 11:20 PM »
Factored in the extra included tip, strainer, and cups as well as the extra tip in the coupon. Thats over 80 US dollars and I'm pretty sure the dealer gave me a decent deal on the Max or the Ultra price was high from them.
Either was it seemed like a good deal and it should be a better sprayer if it can spray anything.

Online tjbnwi

  • Posts: 4920
  • Cedar Tucky Indiana
Re: Looking to purchase a Graco Ultra or Ultra Max?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 11:46 PM »
Seeing as petersd is spraying shellac, the only choice is the Ultra Max. None of the other Graco handhelds are rated to shoot shellac.

Tom