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Airless Paint Sprayer

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Delayed or inadequate cleaning will permanently clog the Sprayer.

Warranty void if sprayer is not properly cleaned immediately after every use.

See “Cleaning” on pages 16-17.

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Copyright© 2010 by Harbor Freight Tools®. All rights reserved. No portion of this manual or any artwork contained herein may be reproduced in any shape or form without the express written consent of Harbor Freight Tools. Diagrams within this manual may not be drawn proportionally. Due to continuing improvements, actual product may differ slightly from the product described herein. Tools required for assembly and service may not be included. Manual Revised 11h

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Keep this manual for the safety warnings and precautions, assembly, operating, inspection, maintenance and cleaning procedures. Write the product’s serial number on the

front page of the user’s manual (or month and year of purchase if product has no number). Keep this manual and the receipt in a safe and dry place for future reference.

Important Safety Information

In this manual, on the labeling, and all other information provided with this product:

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which,

if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION, used with the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.

NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury.

CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is used to address practices not related to personal injury.

Symbol Definitions

Symbol

Property or statement

PSI

Pounds per square inch of pressure

 

 

NPT

National pipe thread, tapered

 

 

NPS

National pipe thread, straight

 

 

 

WARNING marking

 

concerning Risk of Eye Injury.

 

Wear ANSI approved eye protection.

 

WARNING marking concerning

 

Risk of Hearing Loss.

 

Wear hearing protection.

 

WARNING marking concerning

 

Risk of Respiratory Injury. Wear

 

NIOSH approved respirator.

 

WARNING marking concerning

 

Risk of Explosion.

 

 

 

WARNING marking concerning

 

Risk of Injection Injury.

 

Do not direct spray at hands or body.

 

Have injection injury treated immediately.

 

WARNING marking concerning Risk of Fire.

 

Ground any metal bucket used with sprayer.

 

 

WARNING! Read all instructions.

Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in fire, serious injury and/or DEATH.

The warnings and precautions discussed in this manual cannot cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. It must be understood by the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built into this product, but must be supplied by the operator.

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Safety Warnings

WARNING Read all safety warnings

and instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in serious injury.

Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.

1.Work area safety

a.Keep work area clean and well lit.

Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents

b.Operate only in a well-ventilatedarea.

Paint thinners and solvents may be harmful if inhaled.

c.Do not operate the sprayer in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. The sprayer is able to create sparks resulting

in the ignition of the dust or fumes.

d.Keep children and bystanders away while operating a sprayer.

Distractions can cause you to lose control.

2.Electrical safety

a.Sprayer plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with grounded sprayers.

Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.

b.Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.

c.Do not expose sprayers to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a sprayer will increase the risk of electric shock.

d.Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the sprayer. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or entangled

cords increase the risk of electric shock.

e.When operating a sprayer outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor use.

Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.

f.If operating a sprayer in a damp location is unavoidable, use a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protected supply.

Use of a GFCI reduces the risk of electric shock.

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3.Personal safety

a.Stay alert. Watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating the sprayer. Do not use the sprayer while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication.

A moment of inattention while operating the sprayer increases the risk of injury to persons.

b.Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair increases the risk of injury to persons as a result of being caught in moving parts.

c.Avoid unintentional starting. Be sure the trigger is off before connecting to the power supply. Do not carry the sprayer with your finger on the trigger or connect the sprayer to the power supply with the trigger on.

d.Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better control of the sprayer in unexpected situations.

e.Use safety equipment.

Wear ANSI approved safety goggles,a NIOSH approved respirator, heavy duty work gloves and non skid safety shoes when priming, painting, cleaning, or servicing.

4.Sprayer use and care

a.Do not force the sprayer. Use the correct sprayer for your application.

The correct sprayer will do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.

b.Do not use the sprayer if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any sprayer that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.

c.Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing sprayers.

Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the sprayer accidentally.

d.Store idle sprayers out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with the sprayer or these instructions

to operate the sprayer. Sprayers are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.

e.Maintain the sprayer. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any other condition that may affect the

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sprayer’s operation. If damaged, have the sprayer repaired before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained sprayers.

f.Use the sprayer and accessories in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the sprayer

for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.

5.Service

a.Have your sprayer serviced by a qualified repair person using only identical replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the sprayer is maintained.

Paint Sprayer Safety Warnings

1.INJECTION HAZARD!

Although this paint gun is airless, it still puts out paint at a very high

pressure. Through improper use, paint can be injected through a person’s skin,

leading to serious injury, possibly amputation.

If paint is accidentally injected into someone’s skin, contact a doctor immediately. Do not treat an injection injury as a simple cut. Injection can lead to amputation and requires immediate surgical treatment.

2.Do not point your sprayer at anyone, including yourself. Do not place your hand in front of

Spray Gun’s nozzle or attempt to deflect paint spray with your hand during use.

Gloves and clothing don’t offer adequate protection from toxic paints, sealers, water-proofers,or stains.

3.Do not come into contact with a fluid stream created by a leak in the paint hose.

4.Engage the Spray Gun’s trigger lock when not spraying.

5.Do not leave Paint Sprayer pressurized while unattended.

6.Do not clean Spray Gun tip while it is still connected to paint hose.

7.Keep the trigger and the electrical cord plug clean and paint-free.

8.Do not run Paint Sprayer while empty.

Damage to the unit may occur.

9.Do not use Paint Sprayer to spray asbestos, metallic paints, glazes, red lead, cement, ground chalk,

abrasive grainy paints containing lime, or bleach.

These will damage the spray gun and void the warranty.

10.Do not spray flammable materials in vicinity of open flame or near ignition sources. Motors,

electrical equipment, and controls can cause electrical arcs that will ignite a flammable gas or vapor. Do not store flammable liquids or gases in vicinity of this unit.

11.Keep fire-extinguishingequipment present and ingood-workingorder.

12.Keep pump away from spray area to avoid contact with solvents and paint fumes.

13.Use Paint Sprayer with water-basedor mineralspirit-typematerials only.

14.Do NOT use bleach, low-flashnaphthalene, acetone alcohol or toluene when cleaning Paint Sprayer equipment.

15.Do NOT use solvents with flash points less than

70° F (21° C) to clean equipment. These may cause an explosion. Examples of acceptable cleaning solvents are water, mineral spirits and lacquer thinner. Note that some of these solvents may be inappropriate for certain kinds of paint; follow the paint supplier’s recommendations. Contact Harbor Freight Tools to request a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

16.Follow the material and solvent manufacturer’s safety precautions and warnings.

17.Keep paint hose away from sharp objects. Bursting hoses may cause injury.

Examine hoses regularly and replace if damaged.

18.When flushing Paint Sprayer system, use lowest possible pressure setting.

19.All hoses and spray gun accessories used with Paint Sprayer must be pressure rated at or above 3000 PSI.

20.The Paint Sprayer must be plugged into an outlet that is grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

21.Use caution while spraying on windy days.

22.Do not use Paint Sprayer without the Spray Gun’s nozzle guard in place.

23.Paint Sprayer’s housing may become hot during use. Do not touch housing until it has completely cooled.

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24.Remove Spray Tip or turn to cleaning position

BEFORE cleaning or flushing Paint Sprayer system.

25.Do not use pliers to tighten or loosen high pressure connections.

26.Sparks from improper grounding can ignite fumes!

Follow all local regulations regarding the use of fluid supply containers and solvent pails used with flushing the Paint Sprayer.

Use only conductive metal pails placed on a grounded (concrete) surface. Do not place pails on nonconductive surfaces (such as cardboard or paper). Ground all metal pails by clamping one end of a ground wire to the pail and the other end to a

grounded structure (such as a nearby pipe).

Maintain grounding, even when flushing or relieving pressure from Paint Sprayer into metal pail.

The force of the spray can knock a metal pail over,

so hold down the metal pail and keep the metal part of the spray gun set against the grounded metal pail when pressing the spray gun trigger.

27.Maintain labels and nameplates on the sprayer. These carry important safety information.

If unreadable or missing,

contact Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.

28.Avoid unintentional starting. Prepare to begin work before turning on the sprayer.

29.This product is not a toy.

Keep it out of reach of children.

30.People with pacemakers should consult their physician(s) before use. Electromagnetic fields in close proximity to heart pacemaker could cause pacemaker interference or pacemaker failure.

31.WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities, contains chemicals known [to the State of California] to cause cancer,

birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:

Lead from lead-basedpaints

Crystalline silica from bricks and cement or other masonry products

Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber

Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure to these chemicals:

work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.

(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)

32.WARNING: Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. (California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)

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Grounding

To prevent electric shock and death from incorrect grounding wire connection:

Check with a qualified electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the outlet is properly grounded. Do not modify the power cord plug provided with the sprayer. Never remove the grounding prong from the plug. Do not use the sprayer if the power cord or plug is damaged. If damaged, have it repaired by a service facility before use. If the plug will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

Grounded Sprayers:

Sprayers With Three Prong Plugs

3-ProngPlug and Outlet

1.Sprayers marked with “Grounding Required” have a three wire cord and three prong grounding plug. The plug must be connected to a properly grounded outlet. If the sprayer should electrically malfunction or break down, grounding provides a low resistance path to carry electricity away from the user, reducing the risk of electric shock. (See 3-Prong Plug and Outlet.)

2.The grounding prong in the plug is connected through the green wire inside the cord to the grounding system in the sprayer. The green wire in the cord must be the only wire connected to the sprayer’s grounding system and must never be attached to an electrically “live” terminal. (See 3-Prong Plug and Outlet.)

3.The sprayer must be plugged into an appropriate outlet, properly installed and grounded in accordance with all codes and ordinances. The plug and

outlet should look like those in the preceding illustration. (See 3-Prong Plug and Outlet.)

Extension Cords

1.Grounded sprayers require a three

wire extension cord. Double Insulated sprayers can use either a two or three wire extension cord.

2.As the distance from the supply outlet increases, you must use a heavier gauge extension cord. Using extension cords with inadequately sized wire causes a serious drop in voltage, resulting in loss of power and possible sprayer damage. (See Table A.)

3.The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity of the cord. For example, a 14 gauge cord can carry a higher current than a 16 gauge cord. (See Table A.)

4.When using more than one extension cord to make up the total length, make sure each cord contains at least the minimum wire size required. (See Table A.)

5.If you are using one extension cord for more than one sprayer, add the nameplate amperes and use the sum to determine the required minimum cord size. (See Table A.)

6.If you are using an extension cord outdoors, make sure it is marked with the suffix “W-A”(“W” in

Canada) to indicate it is acceptable for outdoor use.

7.Make sure the extension cord is properly wired and in good electrical condition. Always replace a damaged extension cord or have it repaired by a qualified electrician before using it.

8.Protect the extension cords from sharp objects, excessive heat, and damp or wet areas.

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM WIRE GAUGE FOR EXTENSION CORDS* (120/240 VOLT)

NAMEPLATE

EXTENSION CORD

AMPERES

 

LENGTH

 

(at full load)

25’

50’

75’

100’

150’

0 – 2.0

18

18

18

18

16

2.1

– 3.4

18

18

18

16

14

3.5

– 5.0

18

18

16

14

12

5.1

– 7.0

18

16

14

12

12

7.1 – 12.0

18

14

12

10

-

12.1

– 16.0

14

12

10

-

-

16.1

– 20.0

12

10

-

-

-

TABLE A

* Based on limiting the line volt-

age drop to five volts at 150% of

the rated amperes.

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Symbology

 

Double Insulated

 

 

 

Canadian Standards Association

 

 

 

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

 

V~ Volts Alternating Current

A

Amperes

 

n0 xxxx/min. No Load Revolutions per Minute (RPM)

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Before You Begin

Familiarize yourself with the Paint Sprayer and its functions.

 

Handle

Suction Tube

ON/OFF

 

Switch

 

(Not Shown)

 

 

Return Tube

Pressure

 

Control

 

Knob

 

Paint Hose Outlet

Filter

Prime/Spray Switch

 

Power Cord

Spray Tip

Hanging Hook

Spray Gun

Spray Tip Guard

Trigger Lock

Trigger Guard

Trigger

 

Paint Hose

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Prime/Spray Switch

 

 

This switch toggles the unit between

Prime

Spray

priming mode and spraying mode.

 

 

Locked

Unlocked

Trigger Lock

When engaged, this mechanism prevents the trigger from

being pulled accidentally such as if the gun is dropped.

Lock whenever not in use.

Nozzle

Spray /

Clean / Eject

 

 

The nozzle is reversible and removable to make cleaning and unclogging easier.

Turn to Spray () position to use the spray gun.

Turn to Clean (Eject) position to clean the nozzle.

Pressure Control Knob

The Pressure Control Knob can be adjusted for High Pressure Spraying, Low Pressure Spraying,

Priming/Cleaning, or Rolling. Align the Pressure Control Knob with indicator on the Sprayer Housing to set the function.

Low Pressure Spray

 

 

 

Rolling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Pressure Spray

Prime/Clean

 

 

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Setup

Note: Remove or cover objects that you want to protect from overspray (paint mist).

1.Attach Paint Hose to Paint Hose Outlet and tighten with wrench.

2.Attach Paint Hose to Paint Gun and tighten with two wrenches.

3.Turn Pressure Control Knob to Low Pressure Spray setting.

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