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

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      Specifications & Dimensions

      Dimensions and Capacity:
      Capacity: 50
      Hose Dimensions: 0.38 in.
      Nozzle Size (in.): 1/8, 3/32, 5/64
      Overall Dimensions: 6 in.
      Tool Air Inlet Size: 1/4 in.
      Product Overview:
      Average Air Consumption (CFM): 1.8
      Blasting Media: Sand
      General Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
      Item Weight (lbs.): 2.42
      Maximum Operating Pressure (psi.): 90
      Product Type: Sand blasters
      Color:
      Color/Finish: Aluminum
      Wheels & Tires:
      Wheels or Casters: No
      Materials & Finish:
      Housing Material: Aluminum

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      Blast Rust Away with this Craftsman 50 lb. Sandblaster Kit with 1/4" Nozzle

      Prepping for a paint job is often the hardest part of the project unless you own a Craftsman 50 lb. sandblaster kit with 1/4 in. ceramic nozzle. This sandblaster kit makes short work of removing rust and corrosion and strips paint away in the process. It also ensures a great looking paint job because the metal is pummeled into a smooth surface totally ready to accept the paint of your choice. You can also use this powerful sandblaster kit to maintain your non-painted metal possessions that are in need of a quick cleaning without the need for any elbow grease on your part.

      The Craftsman 50 lb. sandblaster kit with 1/4 in. nozzle is made to last for years. It comes with a ceramic nozzle that resists the abrasiveness of sand or other similar blasting materials. This powerful sandblaster measures 11-3/4 in. x 8-3/4 in. x 20-1/8 in. high and comes with a handle.

      • This Craftsman 50 lb. sand blaster kit with 1/4" nozzle powers its way through corrosion, dirt and other metal marring materials
      • Maximum Operating Pressure (psi.) helps to blast metal surfaces to a clean, smooth finish
      • This set comes with a large carrying handle for easy lugging
      • This blaster handles 50 pounds of blasting material such as sand
      • CFM or average air consumption is 1.8 cubic feet per minute
      • Measures 11-3/4" x 8-3/4" x 20-1/8" high
      • One year warranty included

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      Added on July 26, 2010

       

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      23 Reviewers (66.0%) 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.
      Criticism10 found this helpful
      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.
       

      Bulloo7

      Valley City, OH

      Jan 30 , 2015
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      Overall
      Great tool

      I have a 33 gallon, 1.7 HP, 5.1 scfm husky air compressor and this Sandblaster worked great with this compressor. I removed rust on my truck in areas where a wire brush would not reach and I was impressed how it cleaned everything. My compressor motor ran 3 times during my use of 5lbs of sand. I used 80 grit sand sold just for sand blasting and had no problems with clogging. I gave four stars due to the price.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Oct 1 , 2014
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      Great little sandblaster

      I use my sandblaster in and around my yard. This little unit is easily carried, and does a great job in allowing me to work AWAY from my garage. The power, and versatility, lets me use this unit on everything from lawn furniture to rusty automobile parts.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      JohnNaveJr

      Broken Arrow, OK

      Sep 16 , 2014
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      Sandblasters are a great tool to have in your shop to remove rust and paint

      I've used a lot sandblasters that were heavy and awkward this one was easy to move.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      mdawson45

      Oelwein, IA

      Aug 14 , 2014
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      sandblaster

      works well with a large air compresser

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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      Jul 23 , 2014
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      Read Blogs

      This was my first blaster. I was frustrated like many commenters when it didn't work. Then I read Grandpa Bob's comments from Dec 2013. That changed everything! Works great now Bob. Thanks. You should be their equipment manual writer. I only gave it 4 stars because their manual was absolutely HORRIBLE!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      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
      via sears.com
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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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