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Sandblaster

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by crawford, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. crawford

    crawford 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone in the Vancouver area have a sandblaster I can rent/use/borrow. I have another set of springs I need to clean up and I'm tired of the the grinder and wire wheel.
     
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    i use grinder + flapper disc... much better/faster than any wire wheel Ive ever used. :) wish I had a sandblaster too though, lol!

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    Yeah I was using a grinder, flapper, and wire wheel. I just got tired of it. And I went down to Harbor Freight yesterday and bought one of the sandblasters on sale. Now I just need to find a cheap air compressor on craigslist.
     
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    Which blaster did you get? Also, be sure to get a compressor with at least 15cfm. Anything less will just piss you off.
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    I bought a little 20lb pressurized blaster from harbor frieght. I've been trying to find a good deal on a air compressor on craigslist, but no luck so far. I never realized it takes that much air until after I bought the sandblaster.
     
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    yeah, my pos little compressor is good for like 5 cfm... you pretty much need the kind of compressor a contractor or big shop would have. 15 cfm is a lot of air. The HF blaster may be cheap, but that comp prolly won't be. :( maybe you could recoup your $ by renting it out to fellow ck5'ers? :)

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