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#1 posted 11-30-2018 01:23 AM


IMO… a 5-stage is for those individuals spraying latex paint, and other very high viscose materials. Look at the amperage difference between a 4 & 5 stage… it might be a full ampere (1 amp out of 10)... not a great difference in power, but they’ll get you for buying the latest and greatest. Also, solvent and water-based (water-borne) finishes don’t require tremendous power. I spray Deft water-borne acrylic and water-borne polyurethane with my 4-stage Fuji, and it works smoothly.

Having said this, it is not the number of stages; just as ‘horsepower’ ratings are misleading. Look at the motor amperage; look at the quality of the manufacturer… motors across manufacturers are not created equally. A good portion of the extra that you will pay more for a Fuji or an Apollo is because of the motor.

Just my opinion.

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