The ANEST IWATA Spray Gun is it the Best? 2 Other Brands to Consider - Author - Andy Potts October 27th 2020 (reading time 2 mins)
An Iwata Spray Gun - Gravity type
It's true - you get what you pay for, and when you buy an ANEST IWATA spray gun you can be sure you're getting quality and reliability. But it's not the only brand to consider. DeVilbiss and SATA also manufacture guns that may better suit your finishing needs and budget.
But, before we compare the top brands on the market, we'll take a quick look at the different types of spray gun feed system, their typical uses and their pros and cons. If we're teaching you to suck eggs, feel free to skip the section below. But if you don't know your gravity-feed your pressure-feed, take a quick look. It will help you to spend your money wisely.
The paint reservoir sits on top of a gravity-feed spray gun, hence the name. The unit is designed to produce a fine finish.
A suction-feed system houses the paint reservoir underneath the spray gun. The air within the reservoir becomes compressed, creating a vacuum that siphons paint up and into the gun.
A pressure feed gun houses the paint in a separate pressure tank that feeds into the gun via a hose.
ANEST IWATA is a manufacturer that believes in building equipment that is both efficient and powerful - reducing costs and environmental impact while increasing finish quality.
Two IWATA guns of particular note are the Chrome Flash and the W400, which offers unbeatable quality and reliability. Both products have fewer moving parts than equivalent models, giving them three specific advantages:
The Chrome Flash and W400 fall into the mid-range price bracket, offering superb value for money compared to brands like SATA.
Back in 1888, Toledo, Ohio physician, Dr Allen DeVilbiss did an experiment. He combined a bulb, some tubing, and the base of an oil can to create the first atomiser for healthcare. In 1907, DeVilbiss Jr. followed in his father's footsteps and designed a spray gun to meet the challenges of automotive refinishing. It was a revolutionary technology that increased productivity in manufacturing, created new jobs and produced superior quality finishes.
Today, DeVilbiss is a company that continues to manufacture high-quality spray guns. Its parts aren't always as reliable as alternative brands, but the higher-end models are good guns when used for low-volume production.
SATA is the Tesla of spray equipment. It manufactures high-end auto spray guns at high-end prices that won't disappoint. If you need to achieve superior quality lacquer finishes and topcoats, it's worth investing in SATA products.
Most paint shops will get everything they need from an IWATA W400 spray gun. It's a reliable gun, easy to clean and produces a high-quality finish at a reasonable price. You might want to consider a DeVilbiss for low volume production, or if a superior finish is a must, opt for a Wager or SATA.
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