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Wagner Power Painter Replacement Cup

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I got myself a Wagner Power Painter Max second hand for $8.  It was completely clogged up, but I got it to work after some good cleaning.

Unfortunately the cup for the paint was missing.  I contacted Wagner and the nearest Parts store is about a 1000km away from where I live. $4 Part = $50 Shipping.

So I thought to myself I can make myself a paint cup from an used nuts container.
 
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Step 1: What you will need

- Wagner Power Painter
- about 800g Nut container
- drill or sharp utility knife

Step 2: Cut the top

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I tried to cut a hole into the top of the nut container, but the plastic was too strong for my utility knife.  I took my drill out and roughly cut out a hole where the paint head of the Wagner Power Painter would fit through.

Step 3: Test if the paint mechanism fits through the hole

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I then tested if the hole was big enough for the paint mechanism and than put it all together.
Lokisgodhi1 year ago
"I tried to cut a hole into the top of the nut container, but the plastic was too strong for my utility knife. I took my drill out and roughly cut out a hole where the paint head of the Wagner Power Painter would fit through."

Arrrggghhh!!!! You're not allowed to do that!

When a material is too hard to cut you're REQUIRED to go to the hardware store and buy a drill press and appropriate sized Forstner drill bit to bore an appropriate sized hole.

The handyman secret police have been dispatched to kick in your door in the middle of the night and flog you mercilessly with an industrial strength extension cord.
JoeWirth (author)  Lokisgodhi1 year ago
Ooooooh :) Hmm, now that you are talking about drill presses..... wife..... I need that to drill holes in plastic. :)
ooo. that's a clever fix. good work.
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