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Graco 17G180 Magnum ProX19 HiBoy Paint Sprayer

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Editor Rating: 4.5/5

Excellent

Graco 17G180 Magnum ProX19 HiBoy

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Published on: January 12, 2017

Last modified: August 29, 2017 @ 10:48 am

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

Excluding the Pro210ES, which is a commercial grade paint sprayer, the Graco 17G180 Magnum ProX19 HiBoy is one of the better units in Graco’s line up.

This is a serious piece of equipment that’s designed for constant use and backs it up with its features. On top of all that, the performance, as you can expect, is well worth the price.

If you are a contractor that wants to spend hard earned money on reliable tools, look no further than this model. Using this machine, you will have no trouble handling larger jobs and getting great finishes.

Now let us get down to details, and see what this unit is all about. Below is a full review in which we go over all the features, advantages and disadvantages. Read on to find out how the Magnum ProX19 performs when put to the test.

Graco 17G180 Magnum ProX19 HiBoy Paint Sprayer – The Basics


As we move up in the ranks while reviewing paint sprayers, we see better and better performance. The Graco ProX19 continues this trend and improves upon the ProX17 in almost every segment.

First off, the recommended annual usage is 500 gallons. When you convert gallons to square feet, you’ll realize this model can paint a lot of fences, rooms, sidings, trim, etc.

Next in line is the performance rating which is 0.38 gallons per minute – more than 10% increase over the X17. With a max tip size of 0.019, you can use everything from light coatings up to oil and latex primers. To get a good finish, Graco includes a premium SG3 paint gun and a 515 RAC IV tip.

For a better reach, the Magnum ProX19 bundle comes with a 50 foot,  1/4″ airless DuraFlex hose. For those that need a longer hose, this model can work with one that’s up to 150 feet long without stressing the motor.

When the time came to prep and start this bad boy, we found the included manual, DVD, and quick start guides useful. Each step has a detailed explanation, so we consider set up to be user-friendly.

The Features


Fast and easy maintenance


With the ProXChange feature, there’s no need for extra tools if you want to replace the pump in your unit. This smart design reduces downtime and makes sure any breakdowns are short lived.

Portable


As far as portability goes, this model isn’t the lightest at almost 38 lbs, but you can move it around without straining your back. That’s because it comes with a set of wheels which are attached to a sturdy aluminum frame.

Premium spray gun


When you buy the Magnum ProX19 paint sprayer, you get the metal SG3 gun. This is a premium piece of equipment that has a swivel for your hose so that you have fewer problems with long hoses.

Stronger DC motor


With a 7/8 horsepower motor at the heart of this paint sprayer, there’s a lot that you can do without making this machine break a sweat. You can use longer extension cords and up to 150 feet of hose.

Adjustable pressure control


Located on the front of this unit is an adjustable pressure knob. It shows easy to understand symbols and lets you have control of your finish. It has different modes based on the coating that you are using and the application. This unit can put out a maximum of 3000 PSI which is enough to cover anything you might need.

High-quality piston pump


We all like to have solid parts in the tools that help us make a living. That’s why Graco has opted to install a stainless steel piston pump into the Magnum ProX19. This feature improves service life and increases reliability.

Quick clean-up and quality filtration


With the Power Flush adapter, you can attach this unit to a standard garden hose and speed up the cleaning process. If you experience a clog, you can turn the spray tip and clear it out in a matter of seconds. Located in this unit’s paint gun is the InstaClean Pump Filter. It has a long track record and has proven to be an excellent addition.

Elastic intake tube & paint container hook


Due to the suction tubes flexibility, you’ll have no problem using either 5 or 1 gallons buckets. You can further adjust it during operation, as well as the container for your convenience. As an added benefits, you can hook a bucket handle to the unit’s pail hook, so you don’t have to carry the sprayer and container separately.

Who Can Use This Spray Painter?


As mentioned above, and stated by Graco, this is a model that likes to see professional use. It is made for contractors who like a high turn around rate and want to paint daily using a reliable machine.

You can paint miles of trim, thousands of square feet in siding, as well every room in a house. The only thing this model doesn’t do is high, commercial grade projects, but it doesn’t have to for the price.

At the same time, this unit can be a part of your DIY toolset if you need to remodel and maintain a large property or many different locations.

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Pros:

N

Versatile sprayer that works with light to medium coatings

N

Heavy but portable with wheels

N

Doesn’t need much maintenance

N

Easy to clean and repair

N

Performs well

Cons:

N

Can be loud

N

Initial setup takes a while

What We Didn’t Like


There’s not a lot to dislike about this model, but if we look hard, we can find a few minor flaws. For instance, despite the convenience of the adjustable pressure controls, the knob itself doesn’t feel sturdy. While using it, we had the impression that it might not last as long as we would like to.

When it comes to the amount of noise it makes, we weren’t able to measure precisely. All in all, this unit seemed to be louder than most models in its class that we tried out.  Since the ProX19 is for contractors, the noise issue isn’t a significant one in our opinion.

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The FAQ

What are the exact dimensions of this unit?

Length is 20 inches, width is 17.2 inches and height is 37.2 inches.

What's the biggest extension cord I can use?

50 feet if its 12 gauge (AWG) or 25 feet if it’s a 16 gauge cord. If you don’t follow user manual instructions, you might experience a weak spray pattern among other problems.

Can I use block fillers or thick latex with this sprayer?

It’s is not recommended to use such thick materials with this model because of its max tip size (0.019″). To use heavy latex or these kinds of fillers, you need a tip size ranging from 0.021 to 0.039″.

How should I store this paint sprayer?

With this model, you will get a container of Pump Armor. This liquid will help protect your unit while it’s not in use. Other than that, you should store it away from the elements and cold.

What do The Users Say?


Looking at reviews left online on various websites, including Graco’s, it’s hard to find anything negative. This paint sprayer is sold in high numbers, so it is safe to say that issues if there are any, are minimal.

Since this is a tool used by contractors and professionals in the field, you know something would come up if there were a flaw worth mentioning.

Despite everything, some reviewers would not use this as the main paint sprayer for their business, only as a good backup for a more expensive model.

Conclusion


There’s no shortage of people who have tried out the Graco 17G180 Magnum ProX19 HiBoy paint sprayer, so we had to as well. While getting acquainted with this model, we realized why it has so many positive reviews. This is a capable machine that should be a serious consideration for any professional painter. It can serve as a backup or even a main unit for smaller businesses.

With its powerful motor, you can pump out gallons and gallons of material through long houses and reach almost anything. Clogs are few and far between because of the included pump filter and excellent paint gun. There is a lot that this unit can do, especially when you start to add aftermarket tips into the mix. The tip that you get with the Graco ProX19 is best suited for latex primers, but also latex interior and exterior paints.

When you finish up a project and start cleaning this machine, you’ll realize just how easy it is. To flush out residue quickly, you can always attach a hose with the included adapter, a welcome option on many Graco models.

There’s not much more to say, except that this model won us over. Even though it can be pricey for some, we feel that you should take a good look at it and consider buying it, if it suits your needs.

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Conclusion


There’s no shortage of people who have tried out the Graco 17G180 Magnum ProX19 HiBoy paint sprayer, so we had to as well. While getting acquainted with this model, we realized why it has so many positive reviews. This is a capable machine that should be a serious consideration for any professional painter. It can serve as a backup or even a main unit for smaller businesses.

With its powerful motor, you can pump out gallons and gallons of material through long houses and reach almost anything. Clogs are few and far between because of the included pump filter and excellent paint gun. There is a lot that this unit can do, especially when you start to add aftermarket tips into the mix. The tip that you get with the Graco ProX19 is best suited for latex primers, but also latex interior and exterior paints.

When you finish up a project and start cleaning this machine, you’ll realize just how easy it is. To flush out residue quickly, you can always attach a hose with the included adapter, a welcome option on many Graco models.

There’s not much more to say, except that this model won us over. Even though it can be pricey for some, we feel that you should take a good look at it and consider buying it, if it suits your needs.

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