Sandblast Cabinets are the perfect choice for removing rust or old paint from just about any surface depending on the blast media that is used. A smooth clean metal surface provides the best better bonding surface for paint or other coatings. Sandblasting Cabinets keep all the “mess” inside the enclosed sand blast cabinet work area. The powerful electric suction system of the cabinet removes the “floating particles” to keep the inside of the clear for easy viewing.
Greg Smith Equipment stocks several sizes and models of sandblast cabinets, abrasive sandblast media, ceramic nozzles, sand blasting cabinet gloves and all the filters for your sandblaster’s vacuum system. Our abrasive blast cabinets are available in a front load model or a side load model or a combination of both front and rear loading options.
About Sandblasting Equipment
If you are interested in buying a Sandblast Equipment then you already know the benefits that a Sandblasting Cabinet or a Sandblasting Pot can offer your automotive shop, manufacturing facility, home garage or farm shop. Greg Smith Equipment stocks hundreds of Sand Blaster Cabinets and all of the peripheral parts and accessories that you need to make your sandblasting job go as smoothly as possible. (No pun intended). One of your first thoughts should be what size air compressor you will need to efficiently run your new abrasive Sand Blast Cabinet. The rule of thumb is to always use an air compressor that will deliver more constant PSI than needed and will not become overworked during your sandblasting jobs. Visit our air compressor comparison page to learn more about matching the correct air compressor to your sandblast cabinet.
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You will also need to consider the largest and heaviest piece that you are going to sandblast. Product weight and size configuration will determine the size of the Sandblast Cabinet you need to consider. Greg Smith Equipment Sales stocks and displays several different models of Sandblasting Cabinets with different sized inside dimensions and different door access configurations. We have sold thousands of Sandblaster Cabinets and Sandblasting Equipment Accessories in the last 33 years and the only somewhat negative comment we hear from our customers is that they lament they should have purchased a LARGER model.
This object is cleaned by using a high pressure air gun that “shoots” out an abrasive material (normally glass beads (#8 and #10) or silica sand) to impact the surface of the object that needs to be cleaned. The blast media is located in a large compartment bin under the enclosed sandblast cabinet. The Venturi action of the pressurized air flowing through the nozzle of the air gun pulls the blast media from the hopper below and the pressurized air “fires” the blast media at the rusted or painted surface. When the abrasive blast media strikes the surface area, several things begin to happen at about the same time. Depending on several factors (speed, density, and abrasive texture of blast media as it strike the surface) the rust or paint particles “explode” off of the metal surface and are suspended until the vacuum system removes them from the interior of the cabinet. The abrasive material may also “partially explode”, separating the hull of the abrasive media from the center core. The heavier center core (which probably still has some cutting edges) drops into the storage hopper (for future use) while the lighter weight suspended hull (floating in the cabinet) is “sucked out” by the vacuum system.
How Do Sand Blast Cabinets Work?
Most all models of sandblast cabinets are designed to operate on the same blasting principle and have the same common goal of removing rust, paint, or other foreign substances from metal (or other hard surfaces). These objects are placed inside of a sealed cabinet and can either be held and rotated by the operator or laid upon the blasting shelf inside of the sand blast cabinet.
Air Gun Controls - Sand Sand Blasting Cabinet Parts
Sandblast cabinet pressurized air guns are normally trigger actuated or foot pedal valve actuated. Trigger guns are more exhausting to use because the operator needs to depress the trigger for the air gun to work. Foot pedal operation allows the operator to have more freedom when holding the gun and the part to be cleaned. Regulating the air flow with the foot pedal is a much easier job than using the trigger on the air gun.
Sandblaster Replacement Parts and Wear Items
Sandblaster Cabinet Owners should always have needed replacement parts on hand. Media blast material should be periodically replaced or “refurbished” to ensure that the blast media cutting edges are able to perform. If you have old media that has “lost its cutting edge”, you should add new media or replace all blasting media with new product.
Other wear items that you need to have are replacement ceramic nozzles, peel off lens cover, sandblast gloves, and perhaps vacuum filters (if you do not have washable filters). You should also keep an extra bag or two of sand blast media around. As you know, Murphy’s Law will take effect when you are almost done with that very important project when you run out of blast medial or your last ceramic nozzle wears out.