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Old 10-05-2007, 02:52 PM
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yet another sandblaster question

i have read many post about the problems everyone is haveing with sandblasters. but the question i have is there any small sand blasters that will work with smaller compressors ? i have seen the small hand held units , any good ? and what type of media to use ? iam just looking for something i can use to clean up metal before i weld in new peices and dosmall to medium parts.

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Old 10-05-2007, 03:15 PM
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I have one of the little hand held "spot blasters". I admit I have not used it yet, but I read that they work ok for small areas. I plan on using it in a similar manner as you are talking about. To clean up places that need to be welded.

Maybe in the next few weeks.....
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Sandblasters

Many years ago I won a small siphon type(bucket blaster) at a car show. It was from the TIP company in Ohio.Works great for small stuff, does use a lot of air. Dont know if they still handle them or not.I use sand.
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The size of the blaster does not have much to do with it, the size of the tip is what matters. About the smallest tip you will find is a 3/32" and that will require a fine grit media which should pose no problem. What size compressor are you going to use (what CFM)? You can get by on something as small as 6 to 8 CFM if you use a 3/32" tip but if you go up to the next size of 1/8" you will need at least twice that much air to make it work right and you will work your compressor hard at that.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:32 PM
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ok i was wondering about something like this also ? useing the smallest nozzel.



Pressure Sand Blaster (10 gallon)
Your Sale Price $89.99 Each



Pressurized design gives 30% more sandblasting power than siphon units
Equipped with a gun shut-off valve, pressure gauge
4 ceramic nozzles 0.10", 0.125", 0.150", 0.175"
9' hose
Filling funnel
Water trap
6" rubber wheels and canvas hood of woven nylon construction
33-1/2" x 18-3/4" x 13" overall dimensions
60-125 working PSI, requires 6-25 CFM depending on nozzle size
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The biggest flaw I see there is the nozzles, what you have listed tells me that is the Harbor Freight type blaster/nozzle set-up and most of those things are too big to begin with and they will last only a couple of minutes each. You start out with the smallest nozzle and before the hopper is empty it will be the biggest nozzle! Bottom line is those things are junk and I do mean JUNK! However the rest of the outfit will work pretty good if you get a good deadman valve and some good nozzles, checkout Northern Tool or Eastwood for this type of hardware.

This is what you need, they have the deadman valve too.

http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p...ProductID=1305
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ok , great thanks for the link .
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