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Posted: 3/29/2009 2:01:14 PM EDT
Doesn't need to be the greatest in the world. I have a couple of mild refinishing projects that need to be done and I don't know anyone who has a sand blaster. I don't even know where to start.

Any ideas?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:03:47 PM EDT
I don't usually buy major stuff there but my father in law picked one up at Harbor Freight. Seems to meet his needs. If I ever got one, it's proabably what I would do, but I'm sure I wouldn't use it much.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:11:05 PM EDT
That's what I was looking at. I just wish I knew someone with a sand blaster so I didn't have to spend the cash on one. Damn 1911 begging me to be refinished
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:22:16 PM EDT
Got a decent air compressor? That is what drives the sand blaster. And sounds like you need a blast cabinet. Here, Harbor Freight is your friend. Make sure to get replacement nozzles. And a tub of media, get glass beads, not sandblasting media.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:23:19 PM EDT
Make one.

My father in law can put 10 together in an afternoon. He sells them at his annual garage sale.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:24:17 PM EDT
Guy up the road from me, he does a hell of a job
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:28:18 PM EDT
I have an 80gal 2-stage 5 horse air compressor that I bought used locally for $800, and bought a blast cabinet from KBC tools for about $700. It's heavy duty and may be more than you are looking for.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:28:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SevenMaryThree:
Make one.

My father in law can put 10 together in an afternoon. He sells them at his annual garage sale.


Sadly, too many these days wouldn't know where to look for the gloves. Or know how to attach them to the box. Or how to seal it. Or that you need to hook it up to a shop vac to keep dust down.

Which is why the $150 one from HF.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:30:35 PM EDT
I have a HF unit and it has served me well for more than 6 years.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:57:46 PM EDT
You know, I have been wanting one of these as well, redoing mags to paint, old 50 cal cans which I buy which are rusty but solid and repainting them. I might have to visit Harbor freight.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 2:58:42 PM EDT
Walmart? Oh wait, that's a pressure washer...
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:02:11 PM EDT
My next-door neighbor just got one of these from HF. Looks to be OK. He got some glass beads from another friend of ours.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:11:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 87GN:
Walmart? Oh wait, that's a pressure washer...


I don't think a blast cabinet will fit under the cart.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 5:47:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Got a decent air compressor? That is what drives the sand blaster. And sounds like you need a blast cabinet. Here, Harbor Freight is your friend. Make sure to get replacement nozzles. And a tub of media, get glass beads, not sandblasting media.


Yup, have an air compressor. With that, do I just need that $139 blasting cabinet from HF?
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