It might seem a little strange for an abrasive blast cabinet manufacturer to be writing about how to sandblast outside the box, so to speak. Some people call this “manual blasting” but it is also known as “hand-eye directional blasting” and there are some very real benefits to this technique.
Many people can benefit from a sand blasting cabinet, also known as a Mediablaster®, in a home-based shop. These machines are incredibly handy for all kinds of applications including restoring classic cars, etching glass, and rebuilding a motor. A blasting cabinet is truly an all-in-one tool when it comes to rebuilding because it removes all the … Continue reading 4 Tips for Buying a Blasting Cabinet for Your Home
All abrasives have blast cabinet recycle rates, so why is it so hard to find an accurate number of times your cabinet blaster can recycle abrasive? Why don’t abrasive manufactures make this information readily available?
Have you ever come across another website selling Media Blast Cabinets and wondered if those are some of our machines? It’s likely they aren’t. Media Blast® only has a select few authorized retailers and all other machines are sold directly to consumers. Many companies use our name to describe their abrasive blasting equipment as MediaBlasters® … Continue reading How Come Other Brands Sell Media Blast Cabinets?
Blast cabinet visibility is achieved by removing dust from the cabinet interior. Dust is created when the surface of the part is cleaned and mixes with the abrasive in micron-size dust particles to greatly reduce cabinet visibility. Poor visibility is most often the result of the lack of a critical machine feature.
If you’re in the market for a soda blaster, we’ve got three machines that you should check out: the Cobra Stage I, the N-200 Stage II and the Blizzard Stage III. Each of these soda blasters is built to fit specific soda blasting needs, so you have the right machine for your application.
The first consideration in choosing a shop blasting cabinet is compressed air volume. If you have an existing 5 hp compressor, it is most likely a single phase electrical motor, with a vertical tank. Buying a single stage compressor pump or a two stage pump can impact tank storage capacity in cfm even if you are limited … Continue reading How to choose a Shop Blasting Cabinet
How do you find a real, high-quality industrial capacity media blaster®? We’re talking about Blasting Cabinets that operate at the highest cfm air volumes, offer the fastest cleaning speeds, include self-cleaning dust collectors, and create the highest frictional heat for maximum daily production. If these features are important to you, then you may be in … Continue reading Four Tips for Buying an Industrial Media Blaster
We are often asked whether it’s better to buy a blast cabinet with refrigerator doors or vertical sliding doors. There are benefits and drawbacks to both kinds of doors. Vertical sliding doors do typically require more safety features because of their more complicated design. Our vertical doors roll-up and require no increase in vertical height. … Continue reading Are Vertical Blast Cabinet Doors the Best?
Many people wrongly assume that quality dust collectors are only critical for industrial sandblasting equipment. This is just plain incorrect. Regardless of how many parts you are processing, a high-quality dust collector makes a world of difference when operating a sandblasting cabinet.