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Old 02-15-2004, 06:33 PM
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Re: Sandblaster Recommendations?

O confusion plus
I was told the CFM is the most important
That the pressure in any of tanks would not last long so you would have to have a compressor attached to maintain a good CFM delivery system.

I think I'll just take our mechanic at work to harbor frieght with me and figure out what to buy.

I'm at the point where I found the shed I need for my backyard to house my sandblasing equipment and propane kiln (costco special 6wx 8L x 7H) so I'm getting down to the nitty gritty (pun intented).
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(costco special 6wx 8L x 7H)

You got a kiln at Costco?

Do like my DH, if X is good 5X must be better!
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Re: Sandblaster Recommendations?

O no not kiln - a nice size shed so I can do sandblasting and keep my propane kiln in there to use. I just keep growing and growing.......
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Hey people, keep in mind you are not sand blasting a train engine here.... Its a little bead and equipment does not have to BE BIG Small compressors and small SB units may worke quite well....

Dale

Exactly the conclusion I came to last night when I played with my Sandblaster-in-a-can from Michaels. IT WORKED PERFECTLY. So today I ordered a setup from Cyclone. Small, tabletop cabinet... Well, here's the specs for it. Even THIS would probably be overkill if I had no intention of blasting slightly larger stuff (perfume bottles, etc.).

PBH2000 Combination Blaster

Overall Dimensions: 21" (h) x 23 1/2" (w) x 18 1/2" (d)
Working Dimensions: 14" (h) x 22 1/2" (w) x 18" (d)
Window: 20 1/4" x 16 1/4"
Construction: Polyethylene plastic construction
Gun Assemblies (2): Pencil: (.060) 1 1/2 CFM @ 80-90 PSI
Trigger-operated: 5 CFM @ 80-90 PSI
Electrical: 110 Volts
Dust Collector: Not included
Weight: 30 lbs. (UPS)



I ordered directly from the manufacturer, and they were very helpful. They had one in their scratch and dent room at a great discount. She said it isn't even scratched or dented, and had never been used. It was $125, which includes both a pencil and trigger nozzle, abrasive canister, foot pedal, cabinet, safety goggles and some other stuff.

They also carry the appropriate abrasive medium. I went with the 220 grit Aluminum Oxide. You have to get it in 50 lb boxes, so if anyone in my area needs some grit, just let me know and I'll share. Shipping is a LOT for this stuff.

Linda, the person who helped me, said that Aluminum Oxide will destroy a standard ceramic tip in no time, so I took her suggestion and ordered a tungsten carbide tip for $17, I think.

I think I've finally found the perfect compressor: 5 CFM @ 90 PSI, it's oilless and it's $80.

You can bet I will keep you guys posted. I can't wait to get started. LOL! LOOK OUT WORLD! TINK IS GETTING ANOTHER TOOL!!!
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Re: Sandblaster Recommendations?

Anyone have any pics of beads that were sandblasted,would like to see what kind of effect it does.
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Re: Sandblaster Recommendations?

There's a wide range of effects you can get with sandblasting... From a delicate etched effect, to a deeply carved effect.

I would have posted the pics here, but I don't think that would be nice to do without the permission of the artists.
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Re: Sandblaster Recommendations?

Well that was fast ---- Hmmmmmm
The compressor is good....hmmm the tungsten nozzzles thats a great price for the cabinet -

One question where does your 220 grit sit and come from ? is it in a container (your list says abrasive canister, a pressurized container or how does that work ? ?

STill shopping
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Well that was fast ---- Hmmmmmm
The compressor is good....hmmm the tungsten nozzzles thats a great price for the cabinet -

One question where does your 220 grit sit and come from ? is it in a container (your list says abrasive canister, a pressurized container or how does that work ? ?

STill shopping

It's that little can sitting to the left of the cabinet. Centre DeVerre carries the setup I got, and it looks like this (Cyclone) is the only brand they carry.
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:47 AM
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Re: Sandblaster Recommendations?

Saw this thread, and thought I'd share. I'm lucky, because I share a pressure pot blast cabinet with my husband (he has one for his auto projects). You'll want to get a decent dust collector (breathing glass dust is no bueno). Aluminum oxide or silicon carbide work well for etching, as they have a hardness that is greater than that of glass.

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