Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Overall Dimensions:||10 ft. L x 0.437 in Dia.|
|Tool Air Inlet Size:||1/4 in.|
|General Warranty:||1 year|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||5.45|
|Product Type:||Sand blasters|
|Warranty Detail Link:||craftsman warranty|
Ratings & Reviews
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Most Helpful Reviews
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Bonny Doon, CA
Years ago I bought the 100-pound version of this sandblaster at a Sears online closeout sale. The difference between the 100-pound version and the 50-pound version is the size of the hopper. I doubt that I have ever loaded more than 25 pounds of media in mine at any one time. I have used mine several times a year since I have owned i, and it does its job as well as any other gravity/siphon fet unit I have used I use it for items that wont fit in my fairly small blast cabinet. For the most part I use playground sand that I can buy at most large building supply places. Loading the sand can take time trying to pour it through thescreen in the top of the hopper as the playground sand isn't screened quite as fine as the mesh in the top screen. It will tend to fill up with the larger particals and slow way down the loading process. Pre-screening the sand into a 5-Gallon bucket helps this process quite a bit. You really need to wear goggles, a heavy long sleave shirt, leather gloves and a breathing mask when using the Sand Blaster. I use my welding gloves to protect my hands from the back blast. Sand will go everywhere, so plan accordingly. I usually lay down a plastic tarp in the kids sandbox, that way I can recover some of the used sand for reuse. Also use an air compressor that has sufficient volume and air flow. Otherwise it will take all day waiting for the air pressure to build up in the air tank, and you could overheat a small air compressor. The manual says you can drill and etch glass with this tool using the proper masking, media and air pressure. I haven't tried that yet. The only part I have had to replace so far is the hose, and I found an old piece of garden hose works pretty well for that. The biggest drawback is that using it blows sand everywhere. So plan accordingly.
San Antonio, TX
Sandblaster kit worked well. This sandblaster took off paint and mild rust which a wire bristle brush on a 2000 rpm air drill wouldn't make a dent in. I used it with a 30 gallon 5cfm air compressor at 90psi - wouldn't try to use it with anything smaller. I found I was able to blast for about 2 minutes then had to pause for the air compressor to refill the tank so I would have the right air pressure to effectively . Dryer for the air line is a must too. Before I added the dryer to the air line the blast media would clog in the gun. After adding the air line dryer I didn't have any clogging problems. I used black beauty blast media 60-80 grit and it did a very good job. The gun was very easy to take apart to clear any clogs or to change the nozzle or the ceramic tip. I was blasting all the paint and rust off both sides of two 16"x5' perforated steel planks. I used less than 50lbs of blast media per plate. The included screener made it easy to re-use blast media.. just pour it back in and let the screener catch anything which was too large and would cause a clog. Was very easy to set up, use, and did exactly what it said it would do.
Fort Wainwright, AK
This sandblaster works very well. Had trouble getting it to feed at first, but cut 3' of hose off and now it works as it should. Shoots sand and walnut with no issues. I would recommend this product for it's price and ease of use.
Salt Lake City, UT
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