SP-8 OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE MANUAL
SP-8 QUICK START
1. Screw on the barrel, then place a barrel cover over the end of the barrel.
2. Screw your air source into the SP-8’s bottom line. If using Nitrogen/
Compressed air, simply screw your tank in until it seals. If using CO2, be
sure to only use atank with an anti-siphon tube. Failure to use an antisiphon
tube will cause a major decrease in performance and/or cause seal
damage to your SP-8. We also recommend using an on/off valve, as well.
3. Place your hopper into the SP-8’s feed tube. Now add paintballs and turn
on your loader. Note: An electronic agitating hopper is recommended for
use with the SP-8.
4. Making sure your goggles areon, remove the barrel cover. Turn the SP-8
on by depressing the POWER button for approximately two seconds. The
on/off switch, which also functions as your safety, is located on the left
side of the marker just above the above the grip and behind the trigger
guard. (Figure 1) The switch light will now blink rapidly red (green for UK
users). The SP-8 is now on and in Vision mode.
5. The SP-8is now ready for play. Follow all safety regulations and rules
before beginning and during play.
NOTE 1: To degas the SP-8 properly and prevent damage to your bottle o-ring, turn the bottle
out slowly as you cycle the marker after you have removed the hopper and paintballs. Make
sure that there are no paintballs in the marker breach, turn the eyes off, and point the barrel
towards the groundwith a barrel cover on during removal.
CAUTION: THE SP-8’S REGULATOR WILL HOLD ONE TO THREE SHOTS WORTH OF AIR
AFTER THE AIR SOURCE HAS BEEN REMOVED. FOR SAFETY, MAKE SURE TO CYCLE YOUR
SP-8 WITH THE AIR SOURCE COMPLETELY REMOVED UNTIL IT WILL NOT FIRE TO BE CERTAIN
THAT ALL AIR IS OUT OF THE SP-8 AND REGULATOR.
— WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND AN ANTI-SIPHON TUBE WITH CO2 TANKS.
— Exceeding 200psiinlet pressure to the SP-8 voids the product warranty.
— Do not replace any internal hose with any brand other than Smart Parts.
— Do not use any type of hose clamp or overheat internal hoses—this can
weaken and damage them.
— Do not grease or oil the solenoid internals—this will cause it to jam.
— When storing the SP-8 for an extended amount of time, disconnect and
remove the battery toprevent draining it.
When you turn on the SP-8, the red light inside the on/off switch (green for UK circuit boards) will
begin blinking rapidly if there’s a ball present. This indicates your SP-8 is on, in Vision mode, and
ready to fire. This is the ideal mode for game play.
If the light blinks slowly—one blink at a time, the eyes are on,—but the bore is empty. Simply load
the hopper with paint.Once a ball is present in the breech, the light will begin to blink rapidly.
If you tap the switch once more, the light will blink more slowly, in a double blink sequence.
This means that the eyes are off, but the SP-8 will still fire. This is the desirable mode for degassing
All other light indicators are covered in the CIRCUIT BOARD SETTINGS/ADJUSTMENT section.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR SP-8 TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
.050" Allen Wrench 9/16" deep well socket and ratchet
3/32" Allen Wrench Phillips screwdriver
1/8" Allen Wrench
Double Open End Wrench (5/8" & 7/16" ends)
Spares parts kit
THIS IS NOT A TOY. MISUSE MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. EYE
PROTECTION DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR PAINTBALL MUST BE WORN BY
USER AND PERSONS WITHINRANGE. RECOMMEND 18 YEARS OR OLDER
TO PURCHASE. PERSONS UNDER 18 MUST HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION.
Length/Weight: 21 inches (with stock 14" barrel), 4 lbs. 4 oz.
Operating Pressure: 180 psi
Propellant: CO2 or Nitrogen/Compressed Air
Mode of Fire: Full Auto, 3-shot burst, Semi automatic and Rebound
Rate of Fire: 17bps max (Semi & Rebound), 10bps (Auto & 3-shot burst—US board only)