Should I buy a 4-stage or 5-stage Fuji Turbine

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Forum topic by dakremer posted 04-14-2021 08:06 PM 357 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-14-2021 08:06 PM

So I’m pretty set on buying a Fuji turbine (or at least I think I am). I have the money to buy a 5 stage, but am wondering if it’s really necessary? I see that the 4 stage unit has 9 PSI, and the 5 stage only bumps up to 9.5 PSI.

I want to be able to spray all types of finishes – water base, oil base, lacquers, polys, conversion varnishes, and probably some paints as well. I will probably be spraying more paints than I want to. Will mostly be spraying cabinets and such at first, but will also use for clears on other projects.

For those who own turbines, is bumping up to the 5 stage worth it, or should I save myself $150 and get the 4 stage?

Is there an argument for a better system for the same amount of money?

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#1 posted 04-14-2021 11:20 PM

Almost never hurts to have more horsepower.

How much are you going to spend on on an upgrade if you end up needing the xtra stage ?

I think the Apollo systems are better at relatively the same price. The atomization on the 7700 gun is finer than Fuji’s and many of the Apollo turbines have features that Fuji cant match. However, the needle sets for Apollo are more expensive.

Both are good.

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#2 posted 04-15-2021 01:16 AM

Is there an argument for a better system for the same amount of money?

- dakremer

I dont know if its a better system, but I absolutely love my AAA. Extremely easy to use/clean.

Little bit more money. Cant take it with you. :)

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#3 posted 04-15-2021 01:38 AM

I have a old 4 stage Apollo. It sprays anything I’ve ever asked it to and does a great job. I can’t imagine a 5 stage being much better.

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#4 posted 04-15-2021 10:37 AM

I have the 4 stage Fuji. I suppose it’s possible to have something so thick that the 5th stage would be needed, but at this point I haven’t had to use such a finish. Mine has done everything I’ve wanted (as a hobbyist).

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#5 posted 04-15-2021 12:33 PM

If you want to spray some of the newer waterborne 2k coatings out of Italy , a 5 stage (or 6) is nice to have.

If the only thing sprayed are clears ; then all you’ll ever need is a three stage.

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