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Campbell Hausfeld CHK005CCAV – Editor’s Choice

Editor Rating: 4.9/5

Excellent

Campbell Hausfeld CHK005CCAV

Reviewed by: Glen Fisher
Published on: June 20, 2018
Last modifiedJune 20, 2018

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

Painting various surfaces can be a pretty challenging task, especially if one doesn’t have the necessary equipment. It’s well-known that you can paint a wall with nothing more but a roller and a brush; however, that method usually doesn’t yield the desired results. On top of that, it’s quite time-consuming and it requires a lot of experience. Thanks to the modern technology most people can now use spray guns in order to both speed up the process of painting and get much better results in comparison to obsolete tools such as rollers and brushes.

In case you’re looking to refresh your household with a new coat of paint, don’t hesitate to take a moment and check this particular unit out. The Campbell Hausfeld spray gun kit offers everything you’ll ever need for a quality paint job. The best thing about it is the fact that it doesn’t require any previous experience whatsoever which makes it one of the most user-friendly guns on the LVLP spray guns market today.

Specifications:

  • Two spray guns (require 2.1SCFM and 0.7SCFM at 40PSI respectively)
  • Two adjusting valves
  • Five in-line paint filters
  • Ten paint filters
  • Three cleaning brushes
  • Metal file
  • Coupler
  • Thread Tape
  • Wrench

The Basics


One of the best things about this popular kit is the versatility that comes with it. In simpler terms, one can paint anything from walls and furniture to cars and tools with ease. The simplistic design allows you to utilize these units without worrying about whether or not your project is going to turn out the way you wanted. The kit also includes various accessories that are designed to make the job much easier, especially when it comes down to maintenance. In case you’re planning on tackling a big painting project, this particular kit might be a good choice.

The Features


The Design


This kit consists of a lot of different elements. The two most important ones are the two spray guns which are made of high-quality materials and are capable of coping with serious projects. On top of that, both of them require pretty bearable CFM meaning one doesn’t have to have an expensive air compressor in order to utilize these guns. In fact, any affordable compressor that’s able to push 60 PSI should work fine.

The carrying case is a neat touch as it allows the user to take everything with them wherever they go. While it’s probably not the most practical way of storing your tools, the default carrying case definitely does its job well. However, some people complained that it holds the tools too tightly and is a nuisance to deal with.

Applications and usability


As we mentioned, the main selling point of this kit is its versatility. That means you will get a couple of additional parts that should be used for different applications. For example, in case you’re planning on painting a car, you should probably use the corresponding elements in order to get a consistent flow of paint as well as prevent leaking and overspray. The overall design of these spray guns also significantly reduces paint waste thus saving you a lot of money in the long run.

Maintenance


Most people decide against purchasing these tools because they seemingly require a lot of maintenance. However, you shouldn’t worry too much about it, especially because Campbell Hausfeld included everything one needs for regular maintenance. The included brushes and the wrench should be more than enough for a regular user. The most important thing to remember is to clean and wash the unit after every use in order to prevent it from clogging up due to dry paint particles.

What we liked about it


The user-friendly design and ease of use, in general, is the thing we appreciated the most when it comes to this particular kit. On top of that, it’s quite affordable and practical meaning you don’t have to worry about budget limitations. The design quality is also worth mentioning as it guarantees long life as long as you keep a regular maintenance schedule.

The best thing about these spray guns is the fact that they don’t require a premium air compressor. You shouldn’t buy cheap compressors in the first place, but this kit will work with any unit that’s capable of providing 60 PSI.

The user-friendly design and ease of use

Pros:

N

Affordable

N

Easy to use

N

Versatile

Cons:

N

The carrying case could have been designed better

What We Didn’t Like


There aren’t many things we didn’t like, but some concerns should be pointed out nonetheless. As we mentioned, the carrying case holds the tools a little bit too tight which can cause some predicaments. It obviously isn’t a game-breaking factor, but a surprising amount of people found it quite annoying. While the user manual is well-written and quite detailed, some people complained that there are some parts in the kit that aren’t identified in the instructions. This shouldn’t affect your experience with these units at all, but it’s a thing you should keep in mind in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Conclusion


There is a good reason why this kit is the Editor’s choice. The main reason behind this is the fact that it offers a lot for a more than a reasonable price. One might argue this kit isn’t suitable for devoted professionals, but that wouldn’t be completely accurate. While it isn’t the #1 product recommended by professionals, it’s definitely capable of withstanding serious projects without breaking a sweat.

If you’re on a somewhat limited budget, don’t hesitate to start considering the purchase of this popular kit. It’s quite easy to use, comes with a carrying case, and most importantly – it’s fairly easy to clean. You will, however, need an air compressor in order to make this product work, so make sure you have an appropriate one for the occasion. The relieving thing here is that these spay guns don’t require a lot of power; thus one doesn’t have to spend a fortune on an air compressor.

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