Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040)

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  • 3M's coating removal disc removes paint, feathers edges and abrades the surface in one step process
  • Multiple soft-grip covered two-hand and one-hand operating positions
  • Shroud to protect hands from rotating disk
  • Arbor lock to easily change disks without tools
  • Velcro strap for secure hand position and ladder work
  • Replacement pad - Ace no. 1326818


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Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040)
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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91%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good so far!!

I almost didnt try it due to other poor reviews. I have a 130 year old house and I have 6-10 coats of old paint to remove. This thing tears through old paint...Read complete review

I almost didnt try it due to other poor reviews. I have a 130 year old house and I have 6-10 coats of old paint to remove. This thing tears through old paint and is not that tough on the wood underside. For the money it's a no brainer. I have about 20 hours on my first disc and it still sounds like it did when it was new. So far, so good!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not recommended for stripping Lead Paint

Works as advertised, However...
A better purchase would be a grinder with a simular disc, that way there will be a use for the tool after the stripping job that most people...Read complete review

Works as advertised, However...
A better purchase would be a grinder with a simular disc, that way there will be a use for the tool after the stripping job that most people would buy this for is done. On the other hand, this tool creates a lot of dust, even with full protection. I would prefer the old fashioned hand scraper any day. Save some money, knowing what I know now after using the tool, I wouldn't buy it again.

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4.0

Does an excellent job of removing paint but has a design flaw.

By Housebroken

from North Carolins

Pros

  • removes paint quickly and efficiently

Cons

  • Prone to breakage

Best Uses

    Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

    As the owner of a large old Victorian home I have to constantly remove old paint and the Paint Eater does a great job, speeding up paint removal much easier and faster than using regular sandpaper based machines. However, when the time comes to replace the sanding disc with a new one, the plunger designed to hold the shaft while removing the sanding disc is held in place by fragile plastic. The result is that the pressure required to turn the disc to remove it exceeds the strength of the plastic holding the plunger. If my current machine breaks the plunger retainer I am going to try to remove the broken pieces and use a screwdriver shaft that will fit in the shaft. If anyone has found a lubricant that will prevent the disc from sticking to the shaft please post in on this site.

     
    5.0

    this thing is a monster

    By allsmallletters

    from west chester, pa

    Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

    As with every wagner product I've used, equal attention seems to have been spent on performance and comfort. Any number of ways to hold this, never allowing enough time for positional fatigue. And expect the lights to dim when you turn this on.

     
    5.0

    BEST ON THE MARKET

    By MARKO52

    from U.S. Virgin Islands

    Pros

    • It does the job

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

        THIS TOOL EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. I'M HOPING THAT WAGNER ALSO MAKES A MINI PAINT EATER FOR WORKING IN CONFINDED AREAS LIKE RAILINGS. I WOULD BUY BOTH OF THEM.

         
        5.0

        An amazing time saver!

        By Trimotor1

        from Thacker, WV 25678, USA

        Pros

        • Solid well built tool

        Cons

        • a bit on the heavy side.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

          I was preparing my house for paint, and after a week of scraping by hand I was wore out so I went online and found this PaintEater, and after reading the reviews I bought one and went to work. I won't say it did all the work because I still had to scrape, but probably 3/4 less had it not been for the PaintEater which worker flawlessly at paint removal and did an excellent job at feathering all the edges. It is a bit heavy after awhile but I guess because it is very rugged, and I'd guess a nearly indestructible tool!

           
          4.0

          Does the PaintEater work?

          By theagm

          from Champlain, NY

          Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

          I had the job of repainting the exterior of an older house. Lots of flaking, old paint to deal with. The PaintEater did a good job of removing old paint without damaging the wood. The wheels, although a bit pricey, lasted for a good amount of use. They clean well and easily. The tool is light enough for extended use.

           
          5.0

          Product delivers.

          By NewtoTools

          from North Carolina

          Pros

            Cons

            • pad switch has to be pressed really hard.

            Best Uses

              Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

              I bought a 76 year old frame house with an exterior that had paint peeling, chipping off, bare spots, every imaginable situation. No one had touched the exterior for 25 years. I took to the house first with a pressure washer, then with the PaintEater, then with the Wagner Paint Gun, then the sanders. The PaintEater saved me so much time and effort and was key in removing all the paint and taking it back down to the bare wood. I used it for 1 year (weekends) before the switch for the pad replacement broke. I contacted the company and they sent me not the switch but an entire product. This product was a lifesaver.

               
              3.0

              this product does a good job on old outside paint.

              By BigJim

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

              I borrowed a painteater and used it for about a day. It stopped working and it is at the repair place now. It did such a good job when it was working we went a bought a new one for ourself. Hope it keeps working.

               
              4.0

              So far so good

              By Michael28

              from Barrington, IL, USA

              Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

              I have just started using the product and it does a good job of removing paint and preparing the surface.

               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Spike

              from Minneapolis, MN, USA

              Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

              A friend of mine from college recommend I use this product becasue he loved it. I use it to strip all the loose paint off of my mother-in-laws deck and then restain it. The thing worked great. It removed all the loose paint and feathered out the edges so when I sprayed a new coat of solid color stain on the boards it looked like new. I also used a Wagner HVLP to do the staining and it worked really good too since I could adjust it to a small 2" pattern for the spindles and use an 8" wide spray pattern for the deck boards. My mother-in -law was happy and I was a hero.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not recommended for stripping Lead Paint

              By Cale

              from Bozeman, MT

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

                  Works as advertised, However...
                  A better purchase would be a grinder with a simular disc, that way there will be a use for the tool after the stripping job that most people would buy this for is done. On the other hand, this tool creates a lot of dust, even with full protection. I would prefer the old fashioned hand scraper any day. Save some money, knowing what I know now after using the tool, I wouldn't buy it again.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good so far!!

                  By slappy

                  from worcester, Ma.

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Removes layers of paint

                  Cons

                  • Can be hard to control
                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas
                  • No corners

                  Comments about Wagner® Paint Eater® Paint Remover (0513040):

                  I almost didnt try it due to other poor reviews. I have a 130 year old house and I have 6-10 coats of old paint to remove. This thing tears through old paint and is not that tough on the wood underside. For the money it's a no brainer. I have about 20 hours on my first disc and it still sounds like it did when it was new. So far, so good!!

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