Originally Posted by oldred
Pepi, I will help keep you at the top anyway.
This is a darn good question and I hope you get more answers but since I use a home built cabinet I can't really comment on that part. As for the media IMO there is no one media for everything and so ease of changing it out would be of a concern. Examples would be you would want glass beads for Aluminum but that would be next to useless for even lightly rusty steel parts, for which Aluminum Oxide would probably be best but then that would not be used on Aluminum!
very good, this is the type of information I can use and learn from. I go with the idea there is no one size fits all and having the input helps. I will be sure to plan on having a couple of different medias on hand. Thanks to the others for your input and will use your comments to make a decision. Eastwood seems to have a good selection and the prices are right.. Is a dust collector a good idea, and can a shop vac be used as a dust collector? I thought that a blast cabinet would be pressure fed by design..