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Joiner Jim

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Hi
I have a good HVLP sprayer in a box in the workshop that rarely gets used but when it does works very well.
One of the two reasons it rarely gets used is that it requires very vigorous effort shifting the laden gun about to get the perfect pass. It doesn’t seem heavy at the beginning of the day but by the end !!!
I am considering building an articulated arm, 3 straps of ply hinged to concertina over the range of space we use to spray in with a pulled cord attached to the hook on the gun and a counterweight rising and falling where the arm is attached to a wall well out of the way.
Has anyone done anything like this and if so what hinges did you use?
Jim.
 

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Sounds interesting, if you do a lot of spraying you need a set up with a stationary pressure pot or something like a kremlim system
 

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Could you simply use a spring loaded tool counterbalance reel to take most of the weight without compromising mobility too much ?
 

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Hi,
Thanks to all for responses.
I will post a pic when I get round to doing it.
I have a gantry but figure on hanging the finished pieces to dry from that.
Not up for a pressure pot as we don’t do enough to warrant it.
Gerry, is that what you did to Tom?
 
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