Buying Guide
Media Blast Machine Comparison Matrix
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Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc.'s blasting machine models are designed for a wide range of applications from hobby or light duty shop use to heavy duty production use. Our machines feature durable, leak-free, 100% welded construction and a very wide set of configuarations and options as well as the capability to design custom and automated systems. We have integrated support for many different media types, ultra-fine to shot, wet or dry, plastic and baking soda. Please use the matrix below to help select your machine of choice and be sure to call us at 714-257-0484 for more information and assistance configuring the best solution for your application.

Light Duty Models   
Micro Nozzle Models   
Production Models
 
Model Series
Designation
Air Specs. Produ-
ction
Blast
Type
Media
Type
Air Filtration Features
Hobby Blast 5.5-12 CFM No  siphon 60-120
Mesh
no dust collector
(use shop vac)
Simple, inexpensive, entry level. Benchtop or wall mount.
Space Saver HD 9-16 CFM No  siphon 60-120
Mesh
bag style filter
330 Blower CFM
Includes media reclaimer, top loading door. Free standing. Larger work area.
Viper HD 9-16 CFM No  siphon 60-120
Mesh
bag style filter
330 Blower CFM
Larger work area, dual access doors.
PrecisionBlast 2-12 CFM Yes direct
pressure
100-220
Mesh
110 sq ft cartridge
550 Blower CFM
Total ergonomics, standup/seated operation. Clean, quiet & compact for operation in factories/home studios/workshops/laboratories.
MicroBlast 16 CFM Max. Yes customer
supplied
60-240
Mesh
110 sq ft cartridge
550 Blower CFM
Ergonomic, standup/seated operation. Clean, quiet & compact for operation in factories/home studios/workshops.
PrecisionEtch 9-16 CFM Yes  siphon 60-180
Mesh
110 sq ft cartridge
550 Blower CFM
Total ergonomics, standup/seated operation. Clean, quiet & compact for operation in factories/home studios/workshops/laboratories.
Shop Standard 10-20 CFM No  siphon 60-120
Mesh
bag style filter
550 Blower CFM
Durable construction, industrial feature set. Large work area.
N-200 Siphon Blast 25-90 CFM Yes  siphon 36-150
Mesh
220-440 sq ft cartridge
770-1160 Blower CFM
Industrial oriented models, many standard and optional features, many configurations.
N-200 Cyclone 25-90 CFM Yes  siphon 150-400
Mesh
220-440 sq ft cartridge
770-1160 Blower CFM
Industrial oriented models featuring great handling of fine media. High visibility.
Power Peen 25-150 CFM Yes direct
pressure
16-120
Mesh
220 sq ft cartridge
770 Blower CFM
For large media. Direct pressure for highest media velocity. Manual Shot Peen Cabinet.
Power Strip 25-150 CFM Yes direct
pressure
150-220
Mesh
220 sq ft cartridge
770 Blower CFM
For fine and ultra fine media. Direct pressure for highest media velocity. High visibility.
Hailstorm 25-150 CFM Yes direct
pressure

12-80 Mesh
Plastic

220-440 sq ft cartridge
770-1160 Blower CFM
For plastic media, prevents damage to the substrate. Removes coatings without removing chemical pretreatment under the coatings.
Blizzard 25-150 CFM Yes optional siphon,
direct pressure
Soda 440 sq ft dual cartridge
1160 Blower CFM
For baking soda blasting.Prevents damage to the substrate. Removes oil and grease contaminants.
Hurricane 25-90 CFM Yes slurry
pump
150-5000
Mesh
300 Blower CFM
condensing mist filter
For wet media blasting. Stainless steel construction. Cool cutting action for a chemically clean surface.
Tumble Blast 50-100 CFM Yes siphon 36-325
Mesh
220-440 sq ft cartridge
770-1160 Blower CFM
Tumble system for blasting barrel(s) of small parts simultaneously. 12" to 22" barrels/ 12" to 16" baskets / 0-50 lb. part loads.