Last Updated: August 10, 2020
|The Winner||Wagner Flexio 590||
|The Runner-up||Wagner Flexio 570||
At a glance, the Wagner Flexio 590 and the 570 both look very similar. They do have quite a bit in common.
As two tools from the same line, there are many components we see in both. The 570 and the 590 each feature the iSpray nozzle that is easily adjusted to suit the pattern of your current task. They are both designed to be cleaned easily, and they are built for easy operation.
However, there are also differences that will matter significantly depending on what you are hoping for out of this purchase. For instance, the 570 is going to be more affordable, while the 590 is more versatile.
Let’s now take a deeper look at these two tools to see which one will work for the unique needs of your personal situation.
The 570 is more affordable than the 590. For some buyers, this may be enough to make the decision for them already.
While paying a little more does get you a little more as well, you will be able to perform essentially the same tasks with the 570 that you could with the 590, making it a good option for budget buyers.
The biggest difference between these tools is the speed at which they will be able to operate. The 590 is able to spray an impressive eight gallons an hour, while the 570 can only do 7.2 gallons per hour.
The difference may sound minuscule, but for large projects, like painting an entire home exterior, the extra speed will make a big difference.
To get a high-quality finish, you don’t need this feature, but it will certainly be a good thing to have.
In terms of features, the 590 also wins out. In addition to having a higher hourly capacity, you also get more speed settings with this option.
The 570 features only two speed settings, but you can adjust the 590 to virtually any speed that you require.
The 590 also comes with a detail spray accessory that makes it more versatile. With this component of the tool, you can do smaller projects that require more attention to detail, like painting furniture.
If this is a feature you need, or will require at some point, there really is no getting around the need for a tool like the 590.
User reviews for both products are mixed. For the most part, people really appreciate and enjoy the end results with both spray systems.
There are people who are having great success painting interior and exterior parts of their home with both units.
The fine finish nozzle is also well received on the Flexio 590 and has even been noted for being very resistant to clogs.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the iSpray nozzle that is present on both tools. Frequent clogging seems to be an issue common to all tools on the Flexio line, and neither of these options are an exception.
Clogging is an issue that every paint sprayer will face at some point, but these tools do, unfortunately, seem to experience it more than others, which can waste quite a bit of time during a working day.
For budget, do-it-yourself paint sprayers, this is more or less to be expected, but it is nevertheless still disappointing to see.
You have read the review, and now it’s time to choose. As you can see, the 590 seems to come out a little bit on top.
The extra speed settings are nice, but the fine finish nozzle is what really tilts the scales the 590’s way. While you can make do with the speed settings and the output of the 570, you can’t work on pieces that require a fine finish without a fine finish nozzle.
If you don’t need this component of the sprayer, the savings that you will enjoy by going with the 570 may be too enticing to pass up. This decision will ultimately come down to what you value in a spray paint system.
David Janus is the founder and CEO of Paint Sprayer Magazine. He has over two decades of experience in the spray paint industry and still enjoys writing about new products and technologies.
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