Graco 17G177 Magnum ProX17 Stand Paint Sprayer Review
Ideal for general contractors, and property maintenance professionals, the Graco ProX17 stand paint sprayer is the ideal tool for tackling any interior project, large homes, and rental properties. Support for longer hoses (up to 150 feet) eliminates the hassle of moving the sprayer, allowing you to complete your work faster. This sprayer has a recommended annual usage of 300 gallons, which is double that of the X7. This tool can handle both interior and exterior work such as sidings, decks, walls, and fences. It is ideal for both the professional as well as the do it yourself enthusiast and allows them to complete the painting job faster and smarter.
Unlike other pumps, the ProX17 permits users to replace its pump while on the job without using any tools. This eliminates downtime and allows you to continue spraying until you complete the job. The ProX17 sprayer provides an output of .34 gallons per minute. Although the size of the paint tip is only 0.017 inch, it is more than sufficient for a wide range of materials and projects. Those who have used similar paint sprayer models before will face no hassle in setting up this sprayer.
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Top Questions and answers
[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”Is it possible to spray lacquer with this pump?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]You can spray lacquer with this pump, but you have to purchase the `lacquer conversion kit.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can I use it for vehicle touch up paint?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]You cannot use it for fine finishing jobs.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What are the features of the ProXChange Pump?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]It allows you to replace worn pumps on the job easier and faster without requiring any tools.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is the ratio of this pump?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]This sprayer has the capability to spray .34 gallons/ minute at 3000 psi.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is the ideal tip for spraying thick latex?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]A 517 tip is ideal unless the manufacturer of the latex paint recommends otherwise.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]
My opinion about this sprayer
I was surprised to note that this sprayer efficiently handles any type of re-painting or painting job I attempted with it. Although the manufacturer states that the annual capacity of the sprayer is 300 gallons, quite a few of my fellow painters pointed out that they exceeded that number without any problems. This is the ideal tool for any type of interior or exterior jobs and performs better than similar sprayers. Its ability to spray paint without thinning it at high pressure is a bonus. If this is not enough, you can use the included 50 feet hose and 1-5 gallon paint bucket. This allows you to move around easily while on the job.
Although the included 50 feet hose is not enough for large jobs, one can use longer hoses too as this sprayer has the ability to support extension hoses up to 150 foot in length. I have tried other models too, but found the ProX17 far ahead of the competition because of its light weight as well as its portability. This gadget allows you to spray different types of coating inclusive of heavy latex too. I strongly suggest maintenance professionals and general contractors to try this sprayer and find how it handles complicated painting jobs efficiently and without complaining. The bundle included tips that have the ability to spray 4 inch and 10 inch patterns. You need not be a technical wizard to set up this sprayer as it operates out of the box. The short leaning curve ensures that first time users will face no hassles when using the ProX17. The ProX17 ships with a 12 months’ warranty from the date of purchase. The manufacturer will replace or repair any part of the sprayer during this period. The warranty holds good if the user installs, operates, and maintains the sprayer in accordance with the manufacturer’s written recommendations.
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Tipping the scales at 32 pounds (36.5 pounds shipping weight) this product has dimensions of 15.1 x 13.2 x 21.2 inches. No certification is required to use this sprayer. The bundle also contains lots of important accessories, details of which are provided below. They help you to keep the sprayer in prime condition.
The manufacturer has included a power piston made of stainless steel with this model. This increases its lifespan and provides all the reliability you require. What sets this piston apart is that it operates without the need of maintenance and lubrication. The included 50 foot Duraflex hose is suitable for most painting jobs. If required, users can attach a 150 foot hose to this sprayer, ensuring that no projects are out of reach. This sprayer does not lag behind when it comes to power as it contains a 3/4HP motor, which easily pushes material through a 150 foot hose sans any hassles.
The compact size and weight of this sprayer along with its unique fold & store design facilitates easy transportation. This sprayer is so compact that you can easily store it in the boot of your car. The pressure adjusting control on this unit has a limit of 3000 PSI, allowing you to adjust it according to your requirements. The four distinct settings include `roll,’ `low spray,’ `hi spray,’ and `prime/clean.’ Use the `roll’ setting is ideal for use with a paint roller. The AutoPrime feature decreases problems caused due to improper cleaning as well as issues related to clogs and priming. You can connect the bundled Power Flush adapter with a garden hose to clean the unit. If this is not enough, you can also reverse the spray tip to clean out small plugs. This sprayer does not boast of wheels in its base. It has a flat foot, which ensures that the gadget remains stable while painting.
[su_tab title=”Maintenance” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]Maintaining the device is a simple task as long as you follow the instructions given in the operating manual. The Power Flush adapter, included with the sprayer allows you to clean the device using a garden hose. The reversible spray tip facilitates cleaning of tiny plugs. Use the included Pump Armor storage fluid while storing the gadget for protecting it against damages caused by corrosion and sub zero temperatures. To ensure a trouble free start, clean the sprayer after each use.[/su_tab]
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Accessories provided along with the device helps you use it to its fullest capability and ease the job of painting. The standard accessories included with the device include:
• Quick start up guide
• Operation manual
• SG3 metal spray gun with an inbuilt swivel
• 50 feet paint hose made from Duraflex
• RAC IV 515 switch tip
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Who can use this sprayer?
This tool is built keeping the professional painter in mind. It is the ideal device for maintenance gurus, general contractors, as well as remodel professionals. Its compact design along with its 32 pounds weight allows professionals to carry it to designated spot in the boot of their car. Do not let the weight of the device fool you as it delivers accurate power and paint flow required for the job. Contractors love this sprayer as it allows them to complete a job that would have normally taken four days to just one. This literally means that they can complete complicated jobs during the weekend. Apart from this, maintaining this sprayer is a simple task once the user goes through the user manual. However, this does not mean that only professionals can use it. Even do it yourself enthusiasts can use this sprayer. The biggest plus point is that the ProX17 costs less than equivalent models manufactured by other companies.
What I did not like about this sprayer
Frankly speaking, I could not have asked for more from the manufacturer given the ruggedness of the device, its simplicity of use, and the low price factor. However, I did not like the flat base, even though it helps keep the machine steady. It would have been awesome if the manufacturers included a wheel base along with the sprayer, which would have provided it with ease of transportability. The 50 foot pipe is not enough, especially when one considers the lack of a wheel base. This means that I have to move the sprayer several times while painting a large room. Considering its price, even though it is cheaper than most other models having the same functionality, it would have been great if the manufacturer included a two year’s warranty. The only other crib is that this sprayer is not suitable for small projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does this gadget require lots of maintenance?
A: This gadget is extremely sturdy and hardly requires maintenance.
Q: Is it portable?
A: You can easily put it inside the boot of your car.
Q: Do I need to be a paint specialist to use this sprayer?
A: You only need to study the user manual to be acquainted with the different parts of the device before using it.
Q: What is the warranty?
A: The manufacturer offers a 12 month warranty from the date of purchase, subject to certain terms and conditions.
What do users say about this sprayer?
Online retailers and the posts of users on online, painting related forums point out that the ProX17 is an extremely reliable device. Such is the reliability and ruggedness of this gadget that many painting contractors who have purchased and use several units of this sprayer rarely complain about major issues. This is no doubt the most versatile spray painter available in the market.
Even though I had heard a lot about this sprayer, I decided to use it myself before writing this Graco 17G177 Magnum ProX17 Stand Paint Sprayer review. I can confidently say that it is the best sprayer in its range. If you are on the lookout for a durable and pocket friendly paint sprayer, look no further than the Magnum ProX17.