Snagged a Capspray CS9100 for $100. Opinions?

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Forum topic by Holbs posted 06-30-2017 12:16 AM 1113 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2017 12:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: capsray cs9100 hvlp 4 stage

I won a lot at an online auction (I swore I would stop with the online auctions… but of course, always looking for quality HVLP, 20” bandsaws, and Performax drum sanders) of this Capsray CS9100 4 stage HVLP with hose & some gun for $!00. I currently have the Summit HVLP single stage HVLP with all plastic parts (was on sale for … $129? $99? a couple years ago). Working on these plantation shutters as my first true wood working project, I knew I would need something robust for present and future HVLP applications. I only have a 12 gallon air compressor so a conversion HVLP system is out of the question. Maybe one day, I’ll snag a 60 or 80 gallon 3HP compressor. But for now, turbines.
I do not mind buying used (95% of every machine in my shop is used and cheap that I’ve rebuilt or restored). And this thing looks to be from the mid 2000’s, not the brand new one I see on Amazon for $1200+. I forsee replacing some parts but that’s ok. The lot description does not mention the year or model #, nor what type of gun.
When I do a Google search on Capsray CS9100, it’s all across the spectrum of good vs bad, cheap vs quality. From $400 to $800. Does anyone have opinions of this unit? I surely can not go wrong going from a single stage turbine to a 4 stage turbine, right?

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 06-30-2017 01:17 AM

If the turbine is producing adequate CFM, you can attach any HVLP gun to it, like Apollo or Fuji. There are lots of good ones with a range of prices. I think you got a good deal, and the gun it came with might just be a winner already. I don’t have any experience with that brand though.

From the looks of it, it’s probably a good idea to replace the filter, or clean the one that’s in it if you can.

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