On the downside, hoppers like this are a little unwieldy. When they're full of drywall it can be quite heavy-this is not a one-handed operation. On this model, the hopper handle is bolted on at the top, which makes it a little uncomfortable to hold over long periods of time. The gun works with what the manufacturer refers to as a "four-finger grip"; in other words, you have to exert some pressure to make it work. (If you are worried about the comfort and ease of operation, you may want to shell out a little more money for Kraft's Super-Pro system, which is a little easier to operate.)
Note that the hopper is angled, which allows you to tilt the whole thing upward so you can spray ceilings. This is a nice feature, and it will save you a lot of headache trying to drywall ceilings by hand.
As hoppers go, however, this is an inexpensive option that will get the job done.--Josh Dettweiler
What's in the Box
Hopper, gun, air tips