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Old 11-26-2012, 08:21 AM
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I have a cabinet blaster (large homemade blaster I got 3rd hand) the gun that is in it work sporadically. I can't find nozzles to fit it, etc. I need a new gun. Do you have a recommendation for a new gun? Also, how do you set up the siphon portion? Mine just has a piece of 1/2" conduit going down into the hopper with some holes in it. I usually run copper slag, as I can buy it for $8 a 60# sack. I would like to use steel shot, as I like the finish better, it seems more aggressive and doesn't wear out as fast. Where can I buy it affordably?
In the past I had used a cabinet that had some sort of suction and filter in it that would recycle the steel shot that it used. What is this type of system called, can one be built, where could a guy buy one???
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:27 AM
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I just have pressure blasters so not going to be a lot of help.Siphon guns need to suck a lot of bypass air.Steel shot is not something you want to pay freight on so I would check for local or driving distance suppliers. mine are in Midwest.LW runs a few ,I think siphon cabinets.The one you are talking sounds like a commercial pressure unit. Craigs or Dbay would be sources.Most of the sandblast supply salesmen know where that stuff is but again no salesman in your area.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:07 PM
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for nozzles and blast cabinet stuff.... I have used TP Tools for about the last 30 years.... they have always treated me well and have decent products..

here is a link.. their site is also a wealth of info on blasting and setup..... could the sporadic op of your present gun be caused by humidity in your air supply??... that is pretty common...

http://www.tptools.com/

and for blasting media... you might research this set of results for somebody near you..

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...p&fr=yfp-t-701

midmo is right... you sure do not want to pay shipping...
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:55 PM
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Damnit. One more catalog, one more project


I've thought about building a cabinet ever since I used cutter's some time back. I've looked at the HF ones when I end up with coupons, but they've changed the design of them and I'm not real fond. Plus, the display in the store is already cracked on one end, the gloves are torn, and the current reviews are not favorable at all.

Plus, being a Walker thread, he'll probably do something totally cool that I never woulda thought of...
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:56 PM
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Damnit. One more catalog, one more project


I've thought about building a cabinet ever since I used cutter's some time back. I've looked at the HF ones when I end up with coupons, but they've changed the design of them and I'm not real fond. Plus, the display in the store is already cracked on one end, the gloves are torn, and the current reviews are not favorable at all.

Plus, being a Walker thread, he'll probably do something totally cool that I never woulda thought of...
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TP has build it yourself cab kits...

http://www.tptools.com/dg/142_Abrasi...ters-Kits.html
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:58 AM
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Yeah, I saw those. Still seems like an awful lot of stuff you have to buy to go with it. It reminds me of buying a model car kit and having to buy the tires separate. They're neat, but leave something to be desired.

I do have a catalog coming from them. I don't do well with web shopping until after I know what all a company has.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:16 PM
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I picked up a nice little Brut 101H this summer. My compressor is too small to run it so I haven't tried it out yet but for $90.00 I couldn't pass it up.
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