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Old 11-14-2005, 05:45 PM
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gravity feed sand blasters

Anybody have any good or bad experiences with Gravity Feed sand Blasters? Im looking at getting this one..

http://www.eastwood.com/shopping/pro...ravity+blaster

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Old 11-14-2005, 06:28 PM
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Richard, Check Harbor Freight they have that thing for $29.95 regular but it is on sale for $14.95 more often than not so check the sales. I know the Harbor Freight blaster is Chinese but I will bet the Eastwood outfit is too. I got burned out on Eastwood a long time ago because it seems, to me anyway, they are more hype than quality on most of what they sell. JMO
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Just to chime in here. I bought a gravity feed from Harbor freight about 4-5yrs ago. Still works great for what I need to do. As with any sand blaster, the only problem I get is clogging on occssion (my own fault, I used play sand and had to end up sifting out the stones. Hey it was end of the year sale and worked fine.). In my opinion the hopper could be a bit larger though..
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That thing looks just like the one from Harbor Freight and I think Eastwood wants like $54 for it but HF has it on sale($14.95) in their catalog or online almost all the time so if it is not on sale now just wait a day or two
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Old 11-14-2005, 11:15 PM
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ya eastwood got basically same stuff as HF but with higher prices, IMO
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Build your own. check out PA-Sandblaster.All the reviews I've read on it seem to be pos. Good luck.
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Could(would) you build one for 15 bucks?
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I have a Sears gravity feed...same basic type as the HF or Eastwood. The only problem I have with it is that the media (almost any type I try) bridges down at the bottom of the hopper around the feeding tube. I have to reach over and whack the thing or shake it whenever I start loosing media out the nozzle. I bought a "bucket" type pickup tube (inserts into the sand from the top) that works...but you have to keep your eye on it to make sure it is always embedded into the media. Generally, for the money, I'd say they are a pretty good tool.
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Build your own. check out PA-Sandblaster.All the reviews I've read on it seem to be pos. Good luck.
Hey 46CFL,
If you see this in time....
Which one you talking about at PA?

I just happen to be going there on my lunch later today, to scoop up some small items in this weeks flyer.
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pa sandblaster stands for pressure assist sandblaster.re; google Robs pressure assisted sandblaster. Its a cross between a regular sandblast pot and a siphon feed. You use 80 to 120 lbs pressure but only 6 to 15 lbs pot pressure. You can use it to feed a sandblast cabinet or however you decide.The plans cost me 9.95 and thats all . I've got enough extra pieces/parts to build it. Its supposed to handle any media you want. Just need a welder and you can build it for super cheap. Will let u know how it works. Check it out.
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Don't know for sure about the "PA Blaster"? But Richard was asking about a specific tool and I just wanted to point out that it can be had for for a heck of a lot less than Eastwood has them for. Some of Eastwood's stuff is ok but they have a lot of Harbor Freight type stuff at ridiculous prices. They are really good at taking common products and hyping them to be the latest "must have for your shop" when they are nothing more than common items available from other places for a lot less money.
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pa sandblaster stands for pressure assist sandblaster.re; google Robs pressure assisted sandblaster. Its a cross between a regular sandblast pot and a siphon feed. You use 80 to 120 lbs pressure but only 6 to 15 lbs pot pressure. You can use it to feed a sandblast cabinet or however you decide.The plans cost me 9.95 and thats all . I've got enough extra pieces/parts to build it. Its supposed to handle any media you want. Just need a welder and you can build it for super cheap. Will let u know how it works. Check it out.
Sorry 56CFL,
I misunderstood... Seeing you'r from Ontario. I was thinking PA=Princess Auto.

ThanX for clarifying that for me.
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Hey oldred; everything is inflated over here. We need a H.F. Prices for classic or Muscle car stuff is getting way outta hand over here. I buy zero over here. All from your side of the fresh water ponds. Well, 99% anyhow. Gonna have to start a new thread one of these days on the price diff from Can. to the US. Its ridiculous. My a** starts to pulsate every time I get a price on something. Cheers!!!
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