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Portable abrasive blaster kit


#1

I’m trying new things, and thinking to use sandblast finish in some
silver jewels. I’m not sure about the right equipment, could some
fellows suggest a small equipment ? The cabinet I can do myself easy,
the problem is the gun and right compressor. I saw this :

but I’m afraid that the cheap price will reflect on a weak equipment.

from tropical Brazil,
Vlad Radu Poenaru


#2

I do not have a sand or bead blaster, so I am not terribly familiar
with using the machine in a shop, but the one you linked to does not
appear to include a work station, or “box” to contain the work, and
the abrasive s. You would need to be able to work inside a box to
control the abrasives from going everywhere, it seems to me, unless
you work outdoors where you would not mind the mess, and you were
not concerned about the lost abr asive materials and metal.


#3

Vlad,

I am a tool addict and my rule of thumb is if it is a tool I will
only use occasionally and there’s little chance of causing myself or
anyone in my vicinity injury then I’ll buy it at Harbor Freight. If
it’s something I’ll use daily or to make a living using then I’ll
spend the extra and buy from a quality tool supplier. Still, $34.99
is a pretty good price and it would be better than my 2nd hand sand
blaster that’s missing parts…

From Colorado where we are enjoying warm fall days, aspens have
turned in the mountains, and we are getting snow above 10,000 feet.

Rick Copeland
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan


#4

I love Harbor Freight Tools but most things I buy there go back.
Metal is too soft for the work the tool is supposed to do; gadget
just doesn’t work; inaccurate sizing on guages; not enough torque in
fake Dremel, etc. BUT, if it works, it is a great buy! So I usually
try and keep it if it works. They have a great return policy and are
sweet to deal with.

Gorgeous day in Philly. Have been lucky this year!

Esta Jo Schifter
Shifting Metal
www.shiftingmetal.com