Automotive Paint Spray Guns: SATA vs. Devilbiss vs. Sagola

The SATAjet X 5500, Devilbiss DV1 and Sagola 4600 can be considered the most advanced automotive paint spray guns available. A variety of air caps and nozzle sizes are available to apply a wide range of basecoats and clearcoats, including difficult to apply coatings such as High Solids (HS) and metallic finishes. Devilbiss takes a different approach by offering the DV1 in two different versions: The DV1 ‘Basecoat’ and the DV1 ‘Clearcoat’ spray gun with special air caps and nozzle systems.

All three spray guns are capable of producing superior finishes with no paint defects. Finish quality can be measured, but it is also a matter of perception. Here are the specifications for comparison.

Overview: SATAjet X 5500 vs Devilbiss DV1 vs Sagola 4600

Model SATAjet X 5500 Devilbiss DV1Sagola 4600
Atomization Technique HVLP, RP (either as ‘I’ or ‘O’ nozzle) HVLP HVLP, Extreme
Nozzle Sizes HVLP: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 mm
RP: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 mm
Clearcoat Gun: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 mm
Basecoat Gun: 0.9, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 mm
1.2, 1.3, 1.4 mm
Body Material Forged anodized Aluminium (Clearcoat Gun: black matte finish)Forged anodized
Air Consumption (max.)* RP: 290 lpm [10.1 scfm]
HVLP: 430 lpm [15.0 scfm]
HVLP: 400 lpm [14.1 scfm]HVLP: 450 lpm [15.8 scfm]
Cup Capacity 600 ml [20.3 oz] 500 ml [17.0 oz]650 ml [22.0]
Weight (without cup ) 496 g [1.09 lbs] 470 g [1.04 lbs]482 g [1.06 lbs]
Air Pressure Gauge Precision: ± 0.10 bar (digital, integrated) ±0.1% (digital, separate) ± 0.2bar (digital, integrated)

Technical Details

SATAjet 5500 X

  • Quieter (“whispering nozzle”) than previous model
  • New nozzle system, available as either a parallel ‘I’ nozzle (for reduced application speed but improved control) or an oval ‘O’ nozzle (for increased application speed)
  • No air distribution insert (=easier serviceability)
  • Quick connect cup type: QCC
  • Digital option with built-in pressure gauge (or separate for Adam 2)
  • Air cap quick change system, air cap removal with just one turn only
  • Satajet X 5550 Service Manual (source: manualslib)

Devilbiss DV1

  • Two (2) different gun models: ‘Basecoat’ gun (silver body) and ‘Clearcoat’ gun (black matte finish)
  • New simplified air valve (easier removal/serviceability)
  • Reconfigured air adjustment valve: now combined with air inlet into a single ‘co-axial’ component (previously: air inlet and air adjustment valve were two separate components)
  • Quick release air cap
  • DV1 Basecoat Model manual (source: manualzz)
  • DV1 Clearcoat Model manual (source: manualzz)

Sagola 4600

  • Four (4) different dedicated air caps:
    DVR AQUA: waterborne coatings
    DVR CLEAR: clear coats and single stage HS paints
    DVR HVLP: HVLP with minimal overspray
    DVR TITANIA: lacquers, clearcoats, basecoats
  • All wetted parts are stainless steel
  • Seal-less design (like most previous models)
  • One-piece packing gland: design avoids premature gland breakage, easier cleaning
  • 3 year warranty
  • Sagola 4600 service manual (*.pdf, 4 MB)

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