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Old 10-14-2007, 02:37 PM
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Default HF gravity fed sand blasters?

They have three models. The ones with the little tank on top like a paint gun. Has anyone tried any of these. I could sure use one at work but not sure if I should go HF or just go with MAC.
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:22 PM
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Bob, I may not have used the particular models you speak of from HF, but I'm sure they work as well as can be expected considering the materials used to make them.

The nozzel parts will wear quick etc.

Sometimes going to Mac or Snap-on ain't the answer either. One extreme to the other. lol

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The ones with the little tank on top like a paint gun.
I have used the cheapies of other manf and they did work nice.

If the price was right, I'd give HF a try and look for the better hi-end replacement parts which would probably fit and last longer.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:02 PM
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They have a plastic gun model on sale and an alloy model at 29.00. Then they have a really small junky looking model at 29.00. The plastic gun and alloy gun model have the same specs, but the plastic is half price on sale. Looked like junk. The alloy actually looked OK. I need something to go out into the parking lot and field to clean up tight places prior to welding.
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:01 AM
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I bit the bullet and bought the $14. dollar plastic one. First try nothing! Second try after reducing pressure from 175 to 90psi and adding a dryer it worked great! I looked at the MAC one on the truck, same tool but it sports a nice ceramic nozzle and is $30. more, mine is chromed steel. MAC does offer a recovery bag which would ne nice. I won't use it alot, but when I need to clean odd or tight places it fits the bill perfectly.
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