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Posted December 20, 2012 - 05:33 AM

Just a start. I have a vac for it and some misc. pieces. For $70, I couldn't pass it up. I wasn't damaged, just missing the gloves and some fasteners were left out. Grainger has gloves for about $40, PC190128.JPG

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Posted December 20, 2012 - 05:43 AM

Hey congratulations,Lee.That looks alright. :thumbs:
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 05:45 AM

Nice looking cabinet, Lee! Have a great time cleaning parts with it.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 06:35 AM

That looks like a steal for the price.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 07:11 AM

Looks like you got a good deal. . I went with HF cheap gloves because I only plan on using Baking soda in mine but if you are going to be sand blasting you may want to go with a better quality although the HF gloves look like they will hold up. May want to check them out. Here is my reply from my thread


I got them at HF, here's a link, they were $6. I rolled the ends out and stapled them to the box then put the rings on top to seal around them.




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Posted December 20, 2012 - 10:53 AM

Nice......You going to use Plastic, baking soda, or sand media?
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 11:27 AM

The best media I've used to date is aluminum oxide. Cuts much quicker than sand, glass beads, or black beauty, plus lasts longer.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 04:55 PM

TP Tools from Ohio sells blasting cabs and any parts. They have nice glove kits and can get with mount rings and can even buy just ONE glove at a time. The left usually wears out being blasted when holding parts. They are thick and tuff. They also have hardened metal tip kit that lasts for ever. Pricey, but worth it. Tips and window film is the biggest bother and need changing alot. Those metal tips don't need changing and I now use the better clearer winter window film taped inside my window. Get that by the foot at most hardware stores. It is thick kind, not cheapy film like in kits. Still needs changing alot. The longer you use sand it gets "dusty" the worse the window messes up. I just use silca sand in mine. Black majic works fast, but leaves coarser surface when done and turns into a Brown dust pretty quick.
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Posted December 20, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Nice......You going to use Plastic, baking soda, or sand media?

I'll set it up to use everything but sand. I'll use pressure delivery since it requires less air. I can only get about 7.5 SCFM
(actual measured) by duplexing my 2 small compressors currently. I can get an honest 12 once I order a new crankshaft.--remember to order crankshaft----- from my IR T30. So if this blaster is going to be used or go to Craigslist, I'd better get cracking.




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