By sjoemie himself
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.