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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 07:46 AM

This is for sale locally. I would like to have one of these to use on certain pieces to speed up some of my restoration projects. What is it worth? What should I be looking for or asking??

sand blaster - $195

Date: 2012-07-12, 1:32PM EDT
Reply to: wrmmq-3101875283@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


in good shape.



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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:22 AM

Looks like a nice commercial type sandblaster. Has the heavy hose, air filter and deadman valve. You might have to replace the ball valve at the bottom if it has been used a lot and doesn't seal anymore. The asking price isn't bad in my book but if you could get it for $150 I would jump on it.

You could put the $150 towards a cabinet blaster though. It depends on how much room you have and if you want to keep buying sand.
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:24 AM

I have one you can have for $40. Just head east, its sitting out by the shop.
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 10:44 AM

How much compressor do you need to have to run these sand blasters?

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 11:36 AM

Alot of the comp size depends on how big the nozzle is on the gun. You cant buy a comp by the size of the motor or tank it has you need to know the CFM it puts out. I use a 3 cylinder pump with a 7 hp motor, but it the 17cfm that does the work. Also try to find a single stage pump with a high output. The 2 stage ones, put out a high psi, but you trade that off for the larger amount of water they make to get it there.

You might have tolook into the brand and see what nozzle sizes they offer, or if you buy it down size the gun to work with your comp.
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 07:35 PM

You could always put either a smaller tip, or even a smaller complete gun on the end. Myself, I'd rather have a LARGE blast cabinet. I hardly use my pot blaster due to constant moisture clogs, and the sand mess. And I'm using 2 moisture traps, but still problems.
My Harbor Freight cabinet works great, but I could use one 4 times the size.
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:13 PM

Didn't someone here build a big honkin cabinet?

Anyone recall?

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:15 PM

Didn't someone here build a big honkin cabinet?

Anyone recall?


YES....but I don't recall who!

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Didn't someone here build a big honkin cabinet?

Anyone recall?


It was Steve (caseguy): http://gardentractor...ast#entry140757
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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:27 PM

That was quick Dan. Thanks.
I'm also scratching my head, as far as what to do about sandblasting.
I had a great deal going with a guy, in that I used his equipment, for a real
cheap rate. He was as happy as I was. But, he closed up shop, and sold the equip.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 12:25 AM

i have two differnt cabinets. One is a cutsom built factory unit with a turn table, and vibrator. I used it too blast steel shot with, mostly for thin steel metals. It also work great for rims with the turn table.

The other is a plywood,metal,plastic bath panals one i built. it has a full fold down front door and i can something as big as a chevy engine complete, inside it. Its powered by a pressure pot blaster. I have a lazy susan that i can put inside to turn object around easy as i blast. Its also hooked up to a 600 cfm fan that sucks the dust outside as i blast. I can run about half an hour on a pot, then i screen the sand, blow out the dust and reuse it, about 3 times before it becomes flour. I save all the spent sand to use outdoors in the pot later. There is also a large water filter attached to the pot and i run 1/2 hose right off the comp. If you run to small a hose it will heat the air more.

A common problem people have blasting is they think the gun needs high pressure. You can run all day on 70 to 80# and get almost all the material clean. There is no need to try and get up over 100, as you just make more heat, hense more water you have to deal with later. The ideal comp is one that turns slow, and put out huge volumes of air at lower pressure. We use these kind of units on tank trailers to move product into storage tanks
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Posted July 14, 2012 - 05:50 AM

Sure would like to see some pictures of the one you built. That's gotta be a honkin big fan for 600cfm?
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Posted July 14, 2012 - 10:18 PM

I can't remember if it was on here or not but someone built a sand blasting cabinet out of a 250 gal home heating fuel oil tank. One of the oval ones with four legs under it. Looked like it would have worked nicely. Those tanks don't weigh a lot and should hold up for a long time.

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Posted July 14, 2012 - 10:55 PM

That blaster is a TP tools and one of best company's around for blast equip. They build Skat Blast cabinets and go to many big car shows to sell. I get parts from them. I built one out of plywood using there plans, but made it 48" wide, all out of one plywood. Used there glove kit, pick-up tube and gun. I have played with outdoor blaster some. Had a cheap Chinese one once, like Harbor Freight, but couldn't keep it from clogging and gun was cheap and etc. There's some outfit in Texas making a nice heavy one, but is about $395 last I saw. Does have much better heavier valves and parts. I'll stick to my cabinet, and I take the big stuff to freind who does it out on his farm shop when he gets enough work to start it up.

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 08:12 AM

TP tools is located about 40 minutes from me in Canfield, OH and I bought their foot pedal upgrade kit after I converted from the pressure pot to siphon feed in my cabinet. I made my own pickup tube based on the one that TP sells also. I need to go pick up some more of their nozzles for the gun though. One of these days I will pick up a glove kit as well.




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