July 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm
This pressure pot sandblaster system I have used and reviewed is the brand “Central Pneumatic” bought through Harbor Freight Tools. The 40 lb pressure pot was purchased for $80 from a Harbor Freight Tools store on sale with a regular price of around $100.
If you have a Harbor Freight Store near you, I recommend going to it instead of their website because the physical stores usually have better deals, more chances for sales on products, and you won’t have to pay for shipping costs. Shipping itself can add on to the cost and is usually about an extra $10-$40. For instance, the sandblaster I am explaining was $80 on sale with a regular sale price of $100 in the store. This same unit online is priced at $120, plus a shipping fee. I probably saved at least $50 on the sandblaster by going to the physical store nearby.
The website has different inexpensive type pressure pots and siphon sandblasters:
The Central Pneumatic’s 40 lb unit is a pretty good size for a hobbyist or a small business that allows a fairly decent capacity at a relatively smaller size so it won’t take up a lot of the room when you create your etched glass masterpieces like mine: glassetchingsecrets.com/etched_glass.html. If you’re only looking to etch small objects inside your cabinet area, then the 20 lb will be large enough for most people. The 40 lb just allows more abrasive in the holding tank, so you don’t have to refill it as often. This is only needed for big projects or multiple smaller projects without having to stop and refill.
You can leave a response below.
No comments yet, be the first!