Originally Posted by Dale_M
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....
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!!!