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Kremlin vs C.A. Tech AAA9/14
Looking to purchase a new spray system I've heard great things about the Kremlin EOS 10-C18. Has any one used the C.A. Tech H2O-OB14-C5 – B14 Waterborne Air Assisted Airless / Bobcat. The C.A.T is about $500 cheaper, always good save some money when you can. I'm making The switch over to waterbased topcoats, which system will give me the most quality finish. I'm spraying high end cabinetry and furniture. Thanks guys!
you should be able to get demos of each
I have a CAT H20 pump with bobcat gun that is about 10 years old. I have rebuilt the gun once, and rebuilt the fluid section twice.
I also have a Binks MX something or other pump that is about a year old. It constantly pisses air and has been in to try to repair this twice and out of the shop for at least 4 weeks each time. We just got it back from repair last week, and it still pisses air.
No experience with a Kremlin, but hear nothing but good things. Its regarded as the Cadillac.
When I finally get frustrated with my Binks (very close) I will replace it with either a Kremlin or a CAT. CAT is cheaper and has been what I consider very reliable....only complaint is the distributor for it in Canada. I just dont like dealing with them. Kremlin is more expensive, but I like the distributor better. Will likely buy another CAT so I have common parts on the shelf.
In other words, if you have a good source for parts and service for the CAT, I would recommend them highly.
they are both good units, if you had someone spray with both units and you looked at them after they were sprayed they would very good
the cat pumps are solid and their customer service is good at hq
you can buy another gravity gun with the cat pump and still not exceed the price of krenlim
I have used both. I currently use two Kremlins. The pumps are high quality and I've had no issues. My only complaint is that you must use all Kremlin "parts" such as swivels, hoses, etc.. They seem to have their own type thread. For instance; if you have a Binks pistol you can use a $25.00 Graco swivel. Not so with Kremlin. And their swivels are $100.00.
thanks guys, I just had a sales red from Grapex Action come to my shop to show me the Kremlin 10-c18. We tested it with target coatings em8000cv, which i was having the most trouble with, and it sprayed beautifully. Ive heard the 10:1 ratio pumped can produce the o so devastating microbubbles. it did not seam to have that problem, has anyone ran into those issues with it.
call rob from schweitzer and crosson and have him show you cat 14-1 also the higher pressure rating will help you in , hthe future, the cotings are getting thicker have done business with him good guy
I bought the kremlin 30-1 pump, it is no comparison to my CAT pump, I might get rid of the CAT as it never gets used any more, the cat is only a 14-1 pump. I have been spraying sayerlack water base with it and getting beautiful results. Some of the lower ratio pumps can't spray the thicker viscosity products properly as they create a shearing affect.
If you are looking for a new AAA I would also look at the Merkur units. I have one of those and a it is a very good sprayer.