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Titan Impact 440 High Rider Airless Sprayer

Editor Rating: 4.9/5

Excellent

Titan Impact 440 High Rider Airless Sprayer 805-016 

Reviewed by: Ian Lewis

Published on: January 12, 2017

Last modified: January 12, 2017

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

The majority of people that need to paint something around the house tend to use cheap tools or call a professional to do it for them. But what do you do when you need to cover large surfaces and can’t resist the challenge of doing it yourself? If you ask us, you get a paint sprayer. For those of you that want to get a professional grade tool that can do anything DIY and also light commercial work, the Titan Impact 440 is a worthy choice.

The Titan brand is well-known and established in the paint sprayer industry. What’s more, their 440 series has been around for almost thirty years and caused a small revolution when it was first introduced.

The model we’ll be reviewing in depth works with latex, enamels, lacquers and stains. The Titan Impact 440 also puts out a top pressure of 3300 PSI thanks to a 7/8 horsepower direct current motor. This means that you’ll be able to use this model’s 50 foot hose without any worries.

Titan Impact 440 High Rider – The Basics


Even though the Titan Impact 440 High Rider Airless Sprayer has a few downsides to it, they haven’t stopped smaller contractors and DIY enthusiasts from using it. One of the main advantages of these units is their compact size and relatively light weight. The sprayer we tested was 39 pounds which made it easy to handle and move around.

Setting up this paint sprayer takes more than a few steps, but nothing out of the ordinary for this type of machine. To make sure your first job goes off without a hitch, you should go through the instructions step by step. It took us a while before we finally started testing, but we avoided any issues down the line. This model comes with test fluid to prevent corrosion, so you need to clean it with mineral spirits.

Once tests were underway, we wanted to see if we could match specifications. It turns out we were able to achieve a hair less than the top delivery of 0.54 gallons per minute with a variety of different tips.

The Features


Full-size manifold filter


The impact 440 has a new manifold filter borrowed from more expensive Titan models. In comparison to older models, these new filters are bigger. The larger ones offer a better surface for filtering and provide more efficiency. For example, near the end of a big job using thick paint, you’ll notice that this unit doesn’t struggle like older models. This improved filter rarely gets clogged thanks to its size.

Easy access for repairs


The Impact 440 has a T-slot piston and a modular design. This means that you can replace the whole fluid section or just the packings without much hassle. If you have replacement parts with you, there’s no need to take it into a shop or carry lots of tools to open this unit up.

Sureflo Pusher Valve


The Sureflow Pusher Valve doesn’t need brute force to operate. It primes reliably every time. You can unstick the ball valve just by pushing a button. That way you won’t have to get your hands dirty and waste time while trying to move a ball that’s stuck in place.

Automatic oiling


With the AutoOiler, all you have to do is press a button to oil the packings. There’s an oil reservoir built into the face of this paint sprayer and a button that sits flush on top. Before painting, you will only have to push the button a few times instead of having to put in oil each time from a bottle.

Easy to transport


The Titan Impact 440 High Rider comes with a set of wheels which makes it simpler to move around and transport. Moreover, it is lightweight so even carrying it from place to place is as easy as can be.

Electronic pressure control


To achieve the best possible finish, you can adjust the pressure on the Impact 440. The electronic control feature also comes with Rapid Clean which. Rapid Clean is a pulse mode with low pressure that speeds up cleaning and flushing.

Permalife Cylinder & Quad+ Packings


With packings that self-adjust and self-compensate, you can expect a longer lifespan from this model. If you happen to need replacement parts, they are readily available and affordable. The PermaLife Cylinder has a design that eliminates wear and doesn’t need replacement. The Quad+ Packings clean the sections with fluids and prevent abrasion damage to the piston.

Who Can Use This Spray Painter?


Many contractors praise Titans for their reliability and use them for smaller jobs. We think this machine can be a great addition to those who are looking for a serious DIY tool as well as those in need of reliable equipment. This model makes quick work out of trimmings, doors, and gutters, but can also handle bigger projects. In our opinion, it is suitable for workloads of up to 100 gallons per week.

Whether you’re a professional or a homeowner, this model can help you cover a lot of ground and complete your projects faster. It is ideal for residential jobs, property maintenance, and even light commercial application.

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Pros:

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Can spray many different materials.

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Compact, lightweight and reliable.

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Excellent full sized gun filters.

N

Easy repair.

N

Suitable for DIY and professional use.

Cons:

N

The intake tube is a tight fit.

N

Motor cover is made from thin plastic.

What We Didn’t Like


There are a few minor things that we do not like about the Titan Impact 440, but it doesn’t affect its performance. The first thing is the motor cover which is a thin piece of plastic. This cover saves weight and offers easier access for repairs but makes the unit feel less sturdy.

The LX80 spraying gun that’s included with the Titan Impact 440 has a minor drawback. The performance is exceptional, but cleanup is now somewhat harder and more time consuming. There’s no longer a solid plate under the gun trigger so you can’t catch the trigger open. Other than that, some people might not like the tight fit of the intake tube which makes it harder to put on and take off.

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The FAQ

How loud is this unit?

During our test, we didn’t notice it was too loud. In fact, it seemed to be quieter than comparable models. How noisy you find this unit depends on past experiences with other equipment and tolerance levels.

Is this a good choice for small businesses?

As mentioned above and told by many professionals, this Impact 440 is a great addition to any contractor’s arsenal of tools.

What comes in the box with this paint sprayer?

Included in the package with this unit are an LX-80 gun and five full-sized filters. There’s also a 12″ extension tip, a Titan 415 spray tip, a 1/4″ 50′ hose, and 4oz piston pump seal and lubricant.

What else do I need to use this model?

Besides masking film and safety equipment, you will need storage fluid. All airless models need this liquid so you can clean out paint before storing your sprayer away.

What do The Users Say?


The majority of users have mostly positive things to say about the Impact 440 High Rider. A lot of the people who have this sprayer are professionals and use it day in and day out. It is a reliable and sturdy unit for the price. Replacement parts are not hard to find, and maintenance is easy thanks to easy access design.

The gun included with this model is an industry standard, and in combination with the bigger filters offers excellent performance. You can expect a lot of versatility with by using other painting tips and a high-quality finish despite an affordable price-tag.

Conclusion


There is no shortage of professionals who have tried out this Titan Impact 440 High Rider Airless Sprayer and kept it around. As a result, you can always find positive reviews and get recommendations for this model. Despite some minor issues, this model is a real workhorse. You can put it up against any household remodel and be confident that it will perform as expected. Furthermore, it can be used and abused for years on jobs and continue to work. If you happen to need parts, you’ll have no problem finding them, and they won’t cost an arm and a leg.

Initial setup and maintenance can be a lot of work for someone with no prior experience with similar machines, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary for this category of paint sprayers.

Even though we didn’t have the chance to use it for as long as some people, we agree with everyone who thinks the Impact 440 is a great piece of equipment. For the money you invest, you get a whole lot. This unit can help you go from DIY painter to professional if you want to turn your hobby into a business.

Conclusion


There is no shortage of professionals who have tried out this Titan Impact 440 High Rider Airless Sprayer and kept it around. As a result, you can always find positive reviews and get recommendations for this model. Despite some minor issues, this model is a real workhorse. You can put it up against any household remodel and be confident that it will perform as expected. Furthermore, it can be used and abused for years on jobs and continue to work. If you happen to need parts, you’ll have no problem finding them, and they won’t cost an arm and a leg.

Initial setup and maintenance can be a lot of work for someone with no prior experience with similar machines, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary for this category of paint sprayers.

Even though we didn’t have the chance to use it for as long as some people, we agree with everyone who thinks the Impact 440 is a great piece of equipment. For the money you invest, you get a whole lot. This unit can help you go from DIY painter to professional if you want to turn your hobby into a business.

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