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Body Work, Sand Blasters which one?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazerBoy, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. BlazerBoy

    BlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    I have a siphon feed blaster now, I am looking into getting a pressure feed, as I hear they are much better. Would I be wasting my money if I were to buy a cheaper unit from ebay or northern tool, "Central Pneumatic". I can get a decent size unit from about 100-200 dollars, or is it worth the extra money to get a better 300-400 dollar unit? Any Suggestions would be great. Thanks


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  2. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Bryan, I have never had any experience with blasters before, but as far as cheaper tools, well there are just that... cheaper. I have found that if your gonna be useing the tool more than just once, or once in a while, it's best to get the more expensive or better quality one. It will save you time,money,and headaches.[​IMG]

    BTW are you gonna use this on the DEMON?

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  3. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    I bought one of the cheaper ones from Harbor Freight about 4 years ago and have used it A LOT without any problems. I personally think it is definitely worth getting the pressurized unit. They work MUCH better.

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  4. Cavalry

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    The pressurized ones need alot more CFM and a bigger tank to run for any length of time. My 3HP 60 gal would only run it for about a minuite or 2. I had to use my big compressor to get anything done. The siphon guns work great if you are only doing a small job

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  5. Derf00

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    I recently used both types when cleaning up my 14B/D60. The size of your compressor will be the determining factor in what kind of a job they do. The pressurized unit I used was from Harbor Freight and did a good job as long as it had about 120+ psi. My compressor could not keep up with the unit for very long, but it did a good when it had the proper pressure.

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