Sand blasting cabinet
Posted June 20, 2010 - 03:17 PM
My compressor is 5hp 60gal. unit.
Posted June 20, 2010 - 03:32 PM
40 Lb. Capacity Floor Blast Cabinet
You'll not find a better price for a cabinet this size. I get my aluminum oxide at HF or TSC as both carry it.
Posted June 20, 2010 - 03:41 PM
My compressor is an old Inger sol Rand 2cyl. oil type and is a quiet one compared to others of that size I've seen.
Posted June 20, 2010 - 03:44 PM
If you get a cabinet, you'll need to build a dust filter system. Bought ones are pricey, but I built mine on the cheap. Here's link to that thread:
I saw that thread a while back, thought it was a good idea.
What would you recommend for blasting material?
Posted June 20, 2010 - 04:11 PM
Posted June 20, 2010 - 04:30 PM
Princes Auto has them on sale similar to HF, blue in color, but no light reg. $349. on sale for $174.
The light is no issue. My cabinet is an older style & didn't have the light box on top, the light was just inside. Mine burned out, so I just got a light stick & mounted it inside. Been working like 5 yrs on that flourescent light stick.
In winter, I just add antifreeze to the water in the dust filter.
I use only aluminum oxide, 70 or 80 grit. I've used plain sand, and glass beads, but the aluminum oxide is better by far. I've used what is in the cabinet for probably over 40 hours of blasting & still cuts good.
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Posted June 21, 2010 - 06:38 AM
Posted October 23, 2010 - 01:58 PM
Posted October 23, 2010 - 07:48 PM
A blasting cabinet is on my short list. After I get a bigger compressor LOL. I was checking the ones out on hf a while ago and seems hard to beat the prices for them.
Take a look at northern tool, especially the ingersoll's. With the free shipping we couldn't find anything close to the price for the value. the one I got was 310 lbs dry, frieght ain't cheap on that! get the startup kit that extends the warrenty and has the synthetic oil and filters your gonna want anyhow and you'll be set for a looooooong time, they are built like tanks. I also got one of the Kat's pad heater 150 watt and put it under the pump get the oil warmed up in cold weather, my barn/shop ain't heated, and it works great. Also, for those that have an oil-less and use it for more than an impact, pencil grinder, or meby an airbrush, start saving up to buy another! If you don't believe me just ask :)