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Craftsman  50 lb. Sandblaster Kit with 1/4 in. Ceramic Nozzle

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Overall Dimensions: 10 ft. L x 0.437 in Dia.
Tool Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 1 year
Item Weight (lbs.): 5.45
Product Type: Sand blasters

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Features a 1/4 in. ceramic nozzle, and a large carrying handle. Measures 11-3/4 x 8-3/4 x 20-1/8 in. high.

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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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18 Reviewers (60.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Grandpa-Bob
Dec 8 , 2013
Adjusting The Blaster For Good Results
I hooked my 50lb sandblaster up and it did not work. So, after some experimentation, here is what I found to make it work very well. On the front of the reservoir tank there is a silver metal nipple connecting the reservoir to the out-going-sand hose. On the side of the nipple is a hole. This hole is very important and what you will use to adjust your compressor. You adjust your sandblaster just like you would adjust the rich/lean setting on a carburetor. The blaster works like this. Compressed air is fed up into the gun. In the gun, there is a chamber. The compressed air shoots through the chamber with a gap between a small metal jet and a larger diameter ceramic nozzle. Because of this gap between the jet and ceramic nozzle, and the size differences in the orifices, a vacuum is created in the chamber. This vacuum creates suction, which pulls sand from the reservoir into the gun chamber, which then mixes with the out-going air stream. Problems? If you feed too much air into the chamber, the air will not be able to exhaust fast enough through the ceramic nozzle and the excess air will be forced up the sand-from-the-reservoir tube, not allowing any sand into the gun chamber to blast with. The way to tell if you are feeding your blaster with too much air, is by the hole on the side of the metal nipple. If air is exhausting out of the side hole, then your air pressure is too high. If your air pressure is neutral, then there will not be any air coming out the side hole in the nipple, or going in. If your air pressure is just right, there will be a vacuum on the hole which tells you the ratio is correct. Put your finger over the nipple side hole to feel the air and adjust your air pressure according. My instruction sheet says the blaster needs 90 lbs of pressure. My blaster will not work @ 90 lbs, but with a consistent pressure of 70 lbs, it works very well. Without a consistent flow, if I just go with the pressure range of the compressor turning on and off, the kick-in pressure and the shut-off pressure present a range too wide for the blaster. I need to hold steady at 70 lbs. I am using 30/60 Black Diamond blasting medium (coal ****) and getting excellent results. Water contamination needs to be avoided. My pressure gauge @ 70 lbs may not be accurate so adjust your pressure by what is happening at the hole in the side of the nipple, and I suspect your blaster will work well. And one more thing, occasionally I would get a little water up in the gun, which would stop the sand flow. So, I took the reviewer ?Oldvolks? suggestion and pulled my ceramic nozzle out so it now protrudes three sixteenths past the end of the gun. This made a big difference in the amount of suction at the side hole in the nipple (and in the gun) which almost eliminated the problem of water plugging up the system. In a half hour of blasting, I had to put the tip of the gun against something and pull the trigger, to back flush the sand tube about three times because of water contamination, but that takes seconds and the entire system now works better than I ever expected. Good luck. The only reason I gave it a 4 star rating instead of a five star rating, is because the instruction sheet was grossly inadequate so I had to figure out the above by myself, with the help of other reviews.
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carbuff
Jul 2 , 2007
blasting nozzles
I like the blaster,but the replacement nozzles cannot be ordered. If the nozzles are not available the blaster is useless once the nozzle is worn out.
 

mljlmj

Anaheim, CA

Mar 18 , 2014
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Yes you can get replacement ceramic nozzles

The gun is model 875.167061 I just ordered several. https://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Craftsman-Parts/Sander-Parts/model-875167061/0247/0743000 It works good for what it is. I put this gun in a HF blast cabinet and it was a noticeable improvement.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Grandpa-Bob

Pepin, WI

Dec 8 , 2013
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Adjusting The Blaster For Good Results

I hooked my 50lb sandblaster up and it did not work. So, after some experimentation, here is what I found to make it work very well. On the front of the reservoir tank there is a silver metal nipple connecting the reservoir to the out-going-sand hose. On the side of the nipple is a hole. This hole is very important and what you will use to adjust your compressor. You adjust your sandblaster just like you would adjust the rich/lean setting on a carburetor. The blaster works like this. Compressed air is fed up into the gun. In the gun, there is a chamber. The compressed air shoots through the chamber with a gap between a small metal jet and a larger diameter ceramic nozzle. Because of this gap between the jet and ceramic nozzle, and the size differences in the orifices, a vacuum is created in the chamber. This vacuum creates suction, which pulls sand from the reservoir into the gun chamber, which then mixes with the out-going air stream. Problems? If you feed too much air into the chamber, the air will not be able to exhaust fast enough through the ceramic nozzle and the excess air will be forced up the sand-from-the-reservoir tube, not allowing any sand into the gun chamber to blast with. The way to tell if you are feeding your blaster with too much air, is by the hole on the side of the metal nipple. If air is exhausting out of the side hole, then your air pressure is too high. If your air pressure is neutral, then there will not be any air coming out the side hole in the nipple, or going in. If your air pressure is just right, there will be a vacuum on the hole which tells you the ratio is correct. Put your finger over the nipple side hole to feel the air and adjust your air pressure according. My instruction sheet says the blaster needs 90 lbs of pressure. My blaster will not work @ 90 lbs, but with a consistent pressure of 70 lbs, it works very well. Without a consistent flow, if I just go with the pressure range of the compressor turning on and off, the kick-in pressure and the shut-off pressure present a range too wide for the blaster. I need to hold steady at 70 lbs. I am using 30/60 Black Diamond blasting medium (coal ****) and getting excellent results. Water contamination needs to be avoided. My pressure gauge @ 70 lbs may not be accurate so adjust your pressure by what is happening at the hole in the side of the nipple, and I suspect your blaster will work well. And one more thing, occasionally I would get a little water up in the gun, which would stop the sand flow. So, I took the reviewer ?Oldvolks? suggestion and pulled my ceramic nozzle out so it now protrudes three sixteenths past the end of the gun. This made a big difference in the amount of suction at the side hole in the nipple (and in the gun) which almost eliminated the problem of water plugging up the system. In a half hour of blasting, I had to put the tip of the gun against something and pull the trigger, to back flush the sand tube about three times because of water contamination, but that takes seconds and the entire system now works better than I ever expected. Good luck. The only reason I gave it a 4 star rating instead of a five star rating, is because the instruction sheet was grossly inadequate so I had to figure out the above by myself, with the help of other reviews.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kwishtee

Bethesda, OH

Aug 22 , 2013
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DO NOT BUY THIS SANDBLASTER!!

I bought this sandblaster, along with approved sand for it called black beauty. I tried to use the blaster with a BRAND NEW 60 gallon air compressor and it did nothing. I used all three tips and still. nothing.. It wouldn't even remove cheap spray paint let alone rust!! Do not waste your money, thinking you're getting a good deal... you are not!


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Bryan702

Great Falls, MT

Jul 17 , 2013
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It was cheap!

I needed a sandblaster to strip down my wheels. The last time I used one was over twenty years ago and I rented it. After seeing all the positive reviews I was excited so I rushed down to Sears to purchase one because the price was so low! I knew my little noisy air compressor would not be enough so I used my step-dad's giant garage version. The only way it attempts to do anything is by pulling the trigger back and forth repeatedly, until you will need carpal tunnel surgery. If you have a lot of time to waist for very little progress then this is for you. If anyone has some advice about getting this to work better feel free to offer it. Thanks


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JamesfromDecatur

Decatur, IL

Jul 4 , 2013
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BAD PRODUCT DO NOT BUY

I just purchase this item. First time use, it did not work. Bought proper sand from local supplier, read all instructions, Spent two hours trying to get to work properly. I have a brand new 80 gallon tank that should be more than enough to power this. It would not spray properly. It was good at blowing air but that's about it. Allen bolt on side of gun cracked housing after tightening for 3rd time, roll pin fell out of trigger and it doesn't blow sand like it should. I even switched to different sized tips, no change in performance. I can't believe craftsman even sells this. It's junk!!!


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charlie0612

Rensselaer, IN

Mar 30 , 2013
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awesone little sandblaster

Easy to setup and use, works well and doesn't take alot of sand, only thing better would if they included a cloth hood to protect your face and eyes,.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Baltosser

Kissimmee, FL

Jan 20 , 2013
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Good piece of eguipment

I bought this to work on the frame of a 1975 Honda CB 360. Set was really painless, and in short order we were workingf on getting teh old paint off of the frame. We had to drain teh water out of the air compressor at first. We hadn't drained it out in a while, but after that it fed fine and we were blasting along.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DeCaff2007

Hazleton, PA

Nov 21 , 2012
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Decent sandblaster for the money.

This sandblasting unit works great if you are set up properly. A little 20 gallon air compressor isn't going to cut it. Sandblasting take A LOT of air!! I use extra-fine Black Beauty as my blasting media and it's been working excellent so far. Also, yes, the nozzle (matter of fact, the whole gun) is junk. That's why I only gave a 3 star rating. This setup would be vastly more efficient and reliable if the nozzle didn't need adjusting and if the gun itself didn't wear out so quickly. Bottom line: Decent for the money and for small to medium sized projects. If you do large projects or a lot of sandblasting, find a model with a better gun.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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homeproj

Keller, TX

Jul 5 , 2012
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I'm lovin it!

Bought this for a small automotive project I'm working on. This was my first home attempt at sandblasting as I've always used one at work or at school. It does a great job for it's size and I love the portability. Instructions were light, but once I got the nozzle adjusted correctly I had a blast...

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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hemmylane52

Williamsport, PA

Jun 21 , 2012
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Craftsman Sandblaster is useful and effective

I bought this item in stores and took it home to begin sandblasting chipped paint and rust spots on car parts to prep them to be painted again. This was my first time ever operating a sandblaster and i can say from my little experience that it is easy to disassemble and unclog any jams. Speaking of jams, i too have run across the problem where it would spray for a few seconds stop, spray, stop. The problem is that the sand gets clogged up right before the ceramic nozzle. The solution? I simply pushed the ceramic nozzle so it sticks about 2-4 cm. out of the gun itself. Now the sandblaster fires non stop with a nice big spray size. I have half the reccomended SCFMs in my compressor and it still works well, you just have to wait until the motor build the pressure back up again before you continue spraying. A definite buy for the low price.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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