TechnoToad wrote: NFT5 wrote:
TechnoToad wrote:What do you think of the Astro EUROHVT1 with a 1mm nozzle?
There are better alternatives to this range.
Price range? Or size range?
Neither. I meant the range of guns that Star makes for Astro and the ones (the same, plus more varieties) that they market under their own name. Generally if it has a fan control on the side then it's not much chop. I bought one like the one you linked a few years ago and eventually just gave it away, replaced with ANI and then Iwata.
The Star RP guns though, are quite good and I have a few of those which have specific purposes. For example, I have a 4000 series full size gun that is better than my Pro Lites with the economy direct gloss that is part of my paint system. It's awful with clear though.
Star guns are well enough made and some have some invaluable features. They're light and comfortable to use but I have this feeling that their aircap design team need to be sacked and a new team appointed who can utilise current technologies and develop new designs. What were excellent guns 20 years ago just don't stack up against today's competition. Even a couple of the Chinese manufacturers now have designs that are right up there with the best. Unfortunately their metallurgy isn't at the same level and parts ans service backup is non-existent, so not guns I'd buy to keep.
Stick with Iwata or Devilbiss. In the long term you'll be much happier.