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Soo I was eyeballing one of these for a looong time and finally convinced myself to go out and buy one. What I'm talking about is a blasting cabinet. Although it's a chinese manufactured 'sticker brand' I'm positively suprised by the quality of the cabinet for a price of $140. That being said I'm going to replace the supplied airhoses on the gun because they are awkwardly short. Seems to me I cant aim the gun the way I would like to. But we'll get to that later. First things first, made a wall mount for it and started assembly: Some specs, imperial 'translation' below: Dimensions: 23" x 19" x 19.5" Air consumption: 5.6cfm Next up will be running some power to it for the built in light and connecting it to my compressor. Also will need to install an oil/water separator to supply the unit with clean and dry air. Will continue after the weekend.
Yesterday I was using my newly acquired blasting cabinet. I have it hooked up to a vacuum and thought this was good enough to keep from breathing the dust that escapes from the cabinet. My shop is crowded, so I usually move the two tractors that are parked in the center of the shop out the back door and then move them back in when I come inside for the day. Since it is colder now I had both the garage doors closed while I was using the blaster. I am using 80 grit glass beads by the way. When I finished, I opened the rear door to move the tractors back in and I was surprised to see a large cloud of dust billowing up into the sky. I suddenly realized that I had spent several hours breathing all this dust into my lungs. I will wear a face mask from now on.
I recently purchased a blasting cabinet and used it to clean paint and rust from two wheel. My problem is with the resulting finish of the wheels. They were left with a dull gray finish that is not smooth. I suspect it is the result of the material I used to clean the wheels. I was under the impression that glass beads would leave a clean, smooth finish. What I got was a gray, kind of gritty finish. Reminds me of what I got from using sand several years ago with a pressurized outdoor blaster. Am I expecting too much?