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Sandblast cabinets #173004 Thu Oct 21 2004 03:41 PM
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Gavin Pierce Offline OP
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Sandblast cabinets seem to have a big price difference and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the cheaper ones. Less than $300 on Ebay or anywhere else? The cheapo in me would like to build one, but I would rather spend my time on the truck. I was originally planning on setting up an area in my yard for this, but I know what a mess they make. For the chassis and other big items I was planning on taking it to someone to do for me.

Re: Sandblast cabinets #173005 Thu Oct 21 2004 04:06 PM
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Here is one I am looking at buying next year. I inspected it at a recent swap meet and it is well built. Cost is in the same range as some of the crappy ones I have inspected.

http://www.barrelblaster.com/

Re: Sandblast cabinets #173006 Thu Oct 21 2004 05:16 PM
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Wisner955 Offline
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I have a Skat Blast cabinet [#780] and absolutely love it. Best tool you can have if you are restoring or maintaining an old truck. Beats a wire wheel by 200%, quicker, better, and cleaner. I use mine nearly every day for something. My wife even finds things that need to be blasted and painted.

I got it on sale for $280 a couple of years ago - list is $349 now.

TP Tools Web Site

Paul

Re: Sandblast cabinets #173007 Thu Oct 21 2004 05:56 PM
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Cletis Offline
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My $90 Harbor Freight one sucks.


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Re: Sandblast cabinets #173008 Thu Oct 21 2004 07:28 PM
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afu45 Offline
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You get what you pay for. My el cheapo $125 from ebay also sucks. Spend more time keeping it going than I do cleaning parts.

Re: Sandblast cabinets #173009 Thu Oct 21 2004 08:52 PM
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Gavin Pierce Offline OP
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This is what I suspected. Thanks for the help. I guess I'll just pay the big bucks and buy it once. I am a carpenter, I should know better. Everytime I try and save a buck on a tool, I end up buying in again. Although, I did buy a grinder once from Harbor Frieght for $29 that has outlasted both a bosch and dewalt?

Re: Sandblast cabinets #173010 Thu Oct 21 2004 08:53 PM
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Fran and Gord Offline
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You need a good compressor to sandblast - probably more important than the cabinet. See the compressor thread in the tool shop forum.


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Re: Sandblast cabinets #173011 Fri Oct 22 2004 01:15 AM
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zenish Offline
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get one with a good light.i can't see a thing in mine.

Re: Sandblast cabinets #173012 Fri Oct 22 2004 02:01 AM
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Dale Whitney Offline
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Gavin,your a carpenter so build one. I built mine in two hours with scraps from another project i was doing, bought a sandblast gun from sears, wired in a four foot shoplight inside and hooked my shop vac to it for dust removal. As mentioned in a previous post, the compressor is key. I think the most expensive part i had to buy was (i already had a compressor} was the piano hinge for the door. Works great....Good luck...................Dale


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Re: Sandblast cabinets #173013 Fri Oct 22 2004 02:24 AM
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48bigtrucks Offline
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I got a build-it-yourself kit from TP tools and made my cabinet extra wide for some of the longer parts. The kit comes with all of the specialty stuff like the gloves, the syphon tube, the gun and glass with the electrical outlet/light source. Built mine in an afternoon and use it very often. Next to the shop itself and the aircompressor, it's probably one of the most used tools I have.
Good luck which ever way you go,
Scott


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