Anest Iwata Spray Gun Buying Guide
Anest Iwata Produce Some Of The Finest Spraying Equipment Available We Are A Proud Stockist Of These Stunning Spray Guns
Anest Iwata is one of the leading spray equipment manufacturers in the world. They have nearly a century of experience in making high quality, high equipment (They were established in Japan, 1926). Throughout the years they have earned a deserved reputation for providing consistent super high-quality time and time again.
Anest Iwata is most famous for their excellent range of professional grade spray guns which are trusted and used by thousands of people around the world every day. Here we are going to look at 4 of their most popular guns to help you decide which one is right for you.
Anest Iwata WS-400 Supernova
The WS-400 Supernova is an incredibly efficient, ergonomically designed spray gun that is suitable for use with water-based paint, and high solid clear coat paint.
The Supernova has been designed to seamlessly blend into your workflow – it works around you instead of you working around it.
For example, the paint cup and air cap have been specifically designed with an advanced mechanism which allows them to be unscrewed with a smaller number of rotations. And the control devices have been ergonomically designed to be easy to operate – even with a gloved hand.
But the Supernova is not just ergonomically brilliant, this is a seriously high-performance piece of equipment. Thanks to the design of the paint nipple and cup the Supernova has a lower centre of gravity which produces a much more stable gun. Finally, the dedicated nozzle needle allows the operator to choose thin layer flat patterns to get the perfect results in every situation.
We know that the most important thing about choosing any tool is its ability to get the job done properly…
But we need to talk about the appearance of the supernova for a second.
This is probably the single most attractive spray gun we have ever held in our hands. Anest Iwata enlisted the help of Italian design house Pininfarina to turn this high-performance product into a thing of beauty.
It has been polished to a mirror shine on the entirety of its body (which is beautifully accented by reflective, but tasteful gold control devices). It looks so good, you may be afraid to actually use it.
Anest Iwata LS-400 HVLP Supernova
The LS-400 HVLP Supernova is a natural partner to the Supernova above. It was also designed by Italian design house Pininfarina and looks equally as beautiful as the WS-400. It has some slight differences, and the gold accents are a polished metallic green on the LS-400 instead of the gold on the WS-400.
But as with the WS-400, the LS-400 is not just a pretty face and packs some serious performance into its deceptively beautiful appearance. It provides an incredibly consistent droplet size, which is combined with Supernovas flat even pattern. Like the WS-400 it has the same low centre of gravity that provides almost unimaginable stability and balance (regardless of cup size).
The combination of these features results in a device that facilitates the reduction of many of the common issues that operators can encounter on a day to day basis.
Simply put - This is a tool that gets the job done.
There are 3 different versions of the LS-400 available – but they all have a stainless steel fluid passage, so they are equally at home when dealing with solventborne, or waterborne materials.
The standard LS-400 is only designed for use with base coat and has the smallest droplet size.
The LS-400 ET is a HVLP system that can be used with standard base coat and produces large droplets, and a wet finish.
The thickest base coats will require the use of the LS-400 ETS HVLP system, it has the largest droplet size of any of the LS-400 range and applies the wettest finishes.
Anest Iwata WS400 Bellaria
The WS400 Bellaria is the new and improved version of the iconic original WS400. Bellaria literally translates from Italian into English as “beautiful air”, and with the feature list of this product – we think it’s an appropriate name.
The Bellaria has improved upon the WS400 in several ways. One of the most substantial upgrades has been made to the LV2 air cap. The Bellaria has added two brand new caps that feature the same trademarked “flat and thin” technology as the other products on this page to ensure you get the perfect finish in all situations.
This is a spray gun that gives the operator maximum control over the fluid build as it only uses 250 litres per minute air consumption. When combined with features like the stainless steel fluid passage, and the fully responsive trigger its easy to see why this a product worthy of anyone’s consideration.
This is an incredibly versatile lightweight product that can be used with most paint types, basecoats, and clearcoats.
As the Bellaria is a LVLP spray gun it is better suited to MS clears and basecoats – but will work just as well with HS clears if you add a little bit more reducer than normal.
Anest Iwata W300 Compact
As you might have guessed from the name, the W300 Compact is the smallest and lightest spray gun that Anest Iwata produces. Made using the height of Japanese technology the W300 fits high performance into a small package.
The W300 has a very respectable low air consumption rate of just 190 litres a minute and has an incredibly high transfer efficiency (in some cases reaching 90%). Like all the other products on this page, it has the trademarked “flat and thin” spray pattern nozzle and it has a stainless steel fluid passage.
The stainless steel passage means what the W300 can be used with both waterbased and solventbased materials, and will be able to perform in most applications with ease.
This is a lightweight product for people who want to reduce the strain on their arm, or for people that need to twist and turn to work at various angles regularly. It is most commonly used by operators in the automotive refinishing and motorcycle repair industries but is built well enough to be usable in most LVLP situations.
The W300 has been tested and approved by many of the major paint manufacturers, and it gets the seal of approval from us as well.