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Old 01-05-2009, 12:48 PM
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I searched eBay for quite awhile.
About 18 months ago, I got a surplus 20 gal pressure blaster for $125.
Then I got a used Kellog 5HP, 80 gal compressor & damaged dryer for $520.
Shipping was a killer to the Caribbean... but it's more than worth it now.

This is the cheapest blaster available today...
Link--> Badboy 20 lb Blaster Pressure

Forget undersized compressors. Waste of time (literally.) Bite the bullet for a big unit.
Link--> Sanborn MATCO 5HP, 80 gal vertical compressor

Try these... or keep hunting. You won't be sorry.

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I agree, save up your money and buy a good compressor! I live nearby TP Tools, and have their bead blast cabinet, and have a champion 220volt 5 hp 2 stage compressor, the bead cabinet will make cast iron or aluminum parts look like new,and you can change media specific to the part being blasted for the best results! the downside is you really need to upgrade from your compressor to make most air tools function properly
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Thanks Rambo,

Now you got me thinking, do I want something for just a few small jobs or wait it out and get something that will last me some time??? I guess I'll sole search and figure out what it is I really want before I go and buy something.
Thanks for your input!
Darrin
NP - Glad to help out.

I went the "cheap" way first time around and wasn't satisfied - then I waited, bought used equipment and only spent a fraction of the $$ for commercial level items.




I Figured if you could learn by my mistakes its worth sharing!


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