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Astro EVOT14 EuroPro Forged

Editor Rating: 4.3/5

Good

Astro EVOT14 EuroPro Forged

Reviewed by: Glen Fisher
Published on: Jun 19, 2018
Last modified: Jun 21, 2018

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

When high-quality spray guns are in question, one cannot skip but mention the Astro EVOT14 model. As you may already know, there are dozens if not hundreds of different spray guns online and it’s quite hard to find the best suiting one for your needs. It is partly because one does need a bit of experience in order to see whether something is worth investing in, but mostly because the vast majority of available models are simply not worth hassling with due to poor design or low-quality parts.

This unit is a great solution both for professionals and occasional users. It offers more than enough features to tackle even the biggest projects without breaking a sweat. The ergonomic design of the gun itself is responsible for preventing fatigue, joint pain, and other related predicaments. Take a moment and check our full review out in case you’re considering purchasing a new spray gun. Or read more about our Top Low Volume Low Pressure spray guns.

Specifications:

  • Forged body for longer life
  • “Air curtain” design
  • Patented EVO-T technology
  • Weight – 1.75 lbs. (0.8kg)
  • 8-12 inch fan at 5-8.5 inches

The Basics


It’s extremely hard to find such a versatile and efficient tool in the sea of other ones that are either cheaper or more popular. In case you’re trying to find a spray gun that is both capable of spraying a large surface and atomize paint effectively, this model might be a good choice. It offers enough features for most applications, but it can struggle to atomize higher solid clears. While that’s not an alarming fact, it’s still worth pointing out.

The EVO-T technology is quite innovative and yields finer atomization and quality in comparison to other conventional spray guns. While many people consider it somewhat irrelevant, this technology actually yields significantly better results which consequently leads to less paint used as well as less user fatigue.

The Features


The Design


One of the things that make this particular model somewhat unique is the design. The first thing most people notice about it is the great ergonomic aspect. In other words, one can tell that the engineers put a lot of effort into this particular design in order to minimize the effects of fatigue and comfort in general. Needless to say, you can use this spray gun for quite a while before it takes a toll on you.

The trigger sensitivity is quite neat, especially if you consider the fact that most other models usually struggle with trigger performance, or rather, lack thereof. Also, the “air curtain” design is great when it comes down to minimizing overspray, pollution, and paint consumption. This model does cover a surface evenly as long as you adjust it in a proper manner. Make sure to get familiar with the do’s and don’ts by reading the instructions and user manual because you might end up doing the wrong thing which will then consequently affect the overall performance of the gun.

Lacquers, glaze, and other thinner materials are a piece of cake for this unit. In fact, it will cope with thicker paints to a certain extent, but it’s not something we would recommend messing with. If you’re sufficiently experienced, don’t hesitate to utilize it for thicker paints, but if you’re a novice, it might be better to just stick to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Maintenance


Contrary to popular belief, somewhat complex units don’t always have to be hard to clean or maintain in good condition. The cleaning of Astro EVOT14 should be a breeze for anyone, regardless of their previous experience. While it’s pretty simple and straightforward, it’s strongly recommended that you get familiar with the consisting parts of the gun before conducting any maintenance in order to avoid damage and unpleasant scenarios.

What we liked about it


There are quite a few things we liked about this model. The first one is definitely the forged design which guarantees long life and supreme quality. On top of that, the consistency of the patterns is great, and it’s not hard to adjust it to your own preferences via integrated valves on the gun. The trigger sensitivity is also quite a surprise considering the price range of this gun. As we mentioned, most other models struggle with poor trigger control, but this one has it solved. The affordability is also a significant advantage, especially if you consider the premium body quality and excellent general performance.

Pros:

N

Supreme quality

N

Easy to clean

N

Doesn’t require a premium compressor

Cons:

N

Somewhat expensive

N

Can struggle with thicker materials

What We Didn’t Like


There aren’t many things we didn’t like about this product. One potential drawback we have noticed is the position of the air volume control knob. Some people complained about its peculiar position because one can accidentally tighten or loosen the knob by switching hands or finger position. It’s not a massive deal-breaker by any means, but a knurled nut would probably work better in this situation.

Besides that, it can also sometimes struggle to atomize thicker paints, as we mentioned before. While it’s not impossible to utilize it with slightly thicker materials, it’s not something we would strongly recommend.

Conclusion


If you’re looking for a great spray gun with enough features for a variety of different applications, don’t hesitate to check the EVOT14 out. It may have a slightly higher price than other widely-available models, but it’s definitely for a good reason. One of those reasons is the production quality which is at a high level. The unit is also quite durable and able to withstand years of use as long as you keep it clean and make sure to maintain it in good condition. As far as the maintenance goes, it’s surprisingly easy, especially considering the overall complexity of the gun.

While it may not be the best choice for avid professionals, the EVOT14 is a great catch for devoted DIYers and occasional users. In fact, it can be used for professional purposes as well, but only if you know what you are doing and have the necessary equipment.

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