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Thomas8
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Blast Cabinet Reply with quote

The search function let me down on this one. Some of you guys must have a blast cabinet. I was just looking for tip and tricks from your experience. I used one a lot forty years ago when I worked in a sports car shop during my college days.

My kid's boss bought a Harbor Freight cabinet recently and he really likes it. He read the reviews and followed the advice to seal the seams w/silicone before he used it for the first time.

Yesterday I picked up this Nesco (made in USA!) cabinet. This cab has floated around my circle of friends for the past twenty years, at least. Its seams are welded, so there are fewer potential leak points. The gloves and window are in good shape but it needs a new hose or two, and I should probably add a dryer to my air line. It came w/two guns and a handful of tips in different sizes. The back has been extended so you can get larger items inside. It might take a swingarm, but it won't take a whole frame.

I bought a Campbell Hausfeld compressor at Montgomery Ward 1n 1994. It is rated 125 psi max, and should blow 5-6 cfm at 90 psi w/no problem. That sounds like enough for the small jobs that I'll be doing.

Does anyone else have a blast cabinet, or built or bought one recently?





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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Harbor Freight unit but, I never used it.
There are no gloves and it isn't sealed anywhere but, to t was free.
I should do the nasty and make it a better box but, I'm kind of disabled still so it'll have to wait. Rolling Eyes
And I bet that Connecticut manufacturing company is long gone to China.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a similar Wards compressor Smile. (Older though...)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a HF 40lb unit, their bigger model. It was “okay”. As you might expect; came unassembled. Along with the foam to seal the joints, I used silicone also.

Your compressor will be good for short uses. I think most of the cabinets ask for 8-11cfm@90psi (don’t quote me on this). I’m running a 2-stage w/60gal tank, rated at 10cfm@90psi. When using the cabinet for longer periods; the compressor just keeps up.

Moisture can be a problem depending on your ambient relative humidity & compressor.

Ceramic nozzles are “the ticket”. More $$, but well worth it.

I used a shop vac for while to suck air & fine media. Worked okay, but the dust went everywhere. Bought a dust collector from TP. Expensive for what you get. I also got their Hepa exhaust filter. If I had to do over... I’d get the filter and figure a way to attach it to a shop vac.

Here’s a link to TP sales. I’m sure there’s others.

http://www.tptools.com/Abrasive-Blasting-Cabinets.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a similar cabinet and compressor too.
I was disappointed, that's not nearly enough compressor for extended use of the cabinet.
Plenty of compressor for spray painting HVLP, but not blasting.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom, I have a home built blast cabinet detailed in a post here. I use it strictly for glass bead blasting.
Home built blast cabinet





I have a similar compressor to yours and it is plenty adequate since I mostly blast smaller parts so use is intermittent. I also have a small Harbor Freight cabinet dedicated to soda blasting. The soda does a great job on cylinders and heads to remove carbon and clean without damaging the metal. Plus the soda is easy to completely flush out of the parts with water. I would never use glass beads on internal engine parts.

You definitely need a dust collector plumbed to the cabinet (and a fresh air inlet) to maintain a slight negative pressure to prevent leaks and also to clear the air so you can see what you are doing. The dust collector will scavenge some of the media, but it also helps clean the media by pulling out the rust, paint, carbon etc. that you have blasted. The exhaust port should be located in an upper corner to minimize loss of media. You also need a good light inside the cabinet.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spurlock wrote:
Tom, I have a home built blast cabinet detailed in a post here. I use it strictly for glass bead blasting....You definitely need a dust collector plumbed to the cabinet...You also need a good light inside the cabinet...Bill


The cabinet that I was given has an shielded light inside and a 4" exhaust port for the vacuum hose. I have been thinking about getting one of these cyclonic dust collectors that attaches to a 5 gal. bucket to use with my table saw. It should work with the blaster, too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002JP315K/ref=s9u_simh_gw_i3?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pd_rd_i=B002JP315K&pd_rd_r=dd50b20a-f4f4-11e7-8608-8970f4803fc8&pd_rd_w=yjrJM&pd_rd_wg=APl2p&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=7KAS0YHC49DPDC15KK5W&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=0d036f2a-db56-478a-b511-f59f2469d474&pf_rd_i=desktop

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For sure a separator helps to slow down clogging of the vacuum filter.
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