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  • The best style sandblaster??

    Hey people, i am going to go buy a sandblaster.......are those vacum sandblasters anygood......or should i just buy a pressure pot blaster. For something you don't use very often, will a vacum blaster get me by???
    thanks

  • #2
    i use my vacume blaster for wheels and stupid stuff all the time. it works great as long as the sand is dry and ther isnt a leaf in the bottom of the bucket (do'h!). if u got a compressor, go for it.

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    • #3
      when me and my dad redid my 89 yj we tried a suction one and it didnt to to great of a job so we ended up buying a pot blaster and it works great so if ur going to be doing a big job get a pot blaster, also if ur going to be doing alot of jobs get a pot blaster but if ur gonna use it once or twice on little things get the suction one .....

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      • #4
        I guess this answer depends on what you need to blast. I have a Snap-On Vaco-blaster from when I had my bodyshop and it works great to do little rust spots inside the shop, and you don't have to rip stuff apart to do it. They are only siphon feed and can be very slow on rusty stuff, and due to the brush its hard to see how its blasting. For heavier rust pressure pot sandblasters are much better, but the also cost more than any siphon feeds and require a much larger CFM rated air compressor to work.

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        • #5
          i have a siphon. it's a cambell hausfell or whatever they're called. i sandblasted my frame with it when i did the resto. i did it in my garage. that's the last time i'll ever sandblast in my garage again. i found sand for a couple years after doing the work. it got into every closed drawer, nook and cranny there is.

          but, it did do a good job at sandblasting. it cost me about $10 for the equipment and about $5 for the media.

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          • #6
            Thanks Guys..... I'm just going to buy a Pot Sandblaster...for the extra few cents it seems I will be better off.....I work for a graite company we have a very large pot blaster, it can rip apart anything at high PSI's.....

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jeeplander
              I work for a graite company we have a very large pot blaster, it can rip apart anything at high PSI's.....
              Me too, you carving stones there or is it a quarry? Its one of the best perks of working where I do, I can sand blast anything, I could even do a frame if I needed to. The medium we use is so much faster then sand.

              Why can't ya just blast the stuff at work?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Stonecutter
                Me too, you carving stones there or is it a quarry? Its one of the best perks of working where I do, I can sand blast anything, I could even do a frame if I needed to. The medium we use is so much faster then sand.

                Why can't ya just blast the stuff at work?

                We carve the stones here, but we also got a quarry. We do it all.....
                There are so many things you can blast with......we were usings wlanut shells awhile back for a job......soda is pretty good too!! I run the CAD side of things stencils, etc.....Its amazing what sand can do at high pressure!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jeeplander
                  I run the CAD side of things stencils, etc...
                  Me too, do you guys use Omaga?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jeeplander
                    I run the CAD side of things stencils, etc...
                    Me too, do you guys use Omega?

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                    • #11
                      how much are these sandblasters you all speak of. What about a cabinet? Just starting a jeep rebuild and want some new toys to do it with. Thanks

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                      • #12
                        yupper. Omega and edge cutters..........

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jeepfreak456
                          how much are these sandblasters you all speak of. What about a cabinet? Just starting a jeep rebuild and want some new toys to do it with. Thanks

                          They can rage from 25$ (vacum blaster) 60 + $ (Pot Blaster) and usually a Cabinet is sold alone and i have seen them as cheap as 100$ (used). In your case a cabinet might not be any good.......the parts may not fit in with room to sandblast....

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