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Eastwood 50-lb. Pressure Abrasive Blaster is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just OK I bought this to blast a 1969 mustang. I have done most of the car and Iam fairly happy with the results. There are a few items that need to be addressed on the unit. After about 20 runs the tee at the bottom has eroded right where the hose attaches and it is blowing sand everywhere. Also where the nipple screws into the top of the tank is poorly designed because it needs to be braced so that it does not sag. I took off the trigger because after 5 minutes of holding that open your hand is going to start to cramp. I would also recommend that you get lots of shield replacement because after about 4 runs your are not going to be able to see your work very well. I also bought a cheap tent off of e-bay to keep all the media from going all over the place.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Experience as a Novice Generally, if you do this once in a while and can pay for it - let the pros do it! My Experience as a Novice: I could not get a professional to media blast the underbody of my old car with the gas tank still installed so I did it myself. Setup: Set the air supply valve and the throttling valve full open when using. Use the air supply to isolate the unit, i.e. turn off and on the air to the compressor. Adjust the abrasive control valve at the bottom of the pot to provide a fine stream of media with lots of air volume/pressure. Don't need that valve opened much. I reused the media at least 3 times! Scooped it up and put it through a strainer. Don't use the "trigger" on the gun to control (modulate) the abrasive stream - this wears the dead man block seal very quickly. Just full open and full close the trigger. Nozzles I used the .138 ( 3mm) nozzles for work in tight places - the seams, wheel wells, mounting brackets etc. I think you can use this one most of the time. Use the 5mm nozzle for wide flat areas where you can move quickly. Compressor Rent a big diesel one. $100 for 8 hours. Rent one extra 50 ft hose. Pick it up on Saturday morning, return Monday. Requires about 20 l of fuel. Media 60 grit recycled glass for rust, paint and undercoat removal. Other items I need a new blast hose - get 15ft. The hose will abrade away at the bend right at the connection to the pot (happens every 4 bags). Keep extra band clamps available for this connection. Keep cutting away 4" of hose (as it abrades) and reconnect. Note that when the hose blows out, media gets everywhere very quickly. It's a good idea to have an extra person managing the pot while you work the blast nozzle. Will need a new nozzle every 4 ( 50 lb bags) or so. The dead man stop block at the end of the gun wears out every 4 to 6 bags. Health Protection The deluxe sandblasting hood has too small a field of view and the plastic sight glass gets etched very quickly (result - you can't see!). I got a vinyl hood with a large flexible view area. It came with thin plastic sheets (8x11) that I cut to cover the thicker face shield. When the thin film got etched I cut a new one and replaced. Ear protection, sandblasting gloves and respirator are a must. Summary I bought this unit because I had no other choice. However, if you setup properly it works very well.
Date published: 2012-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works fine for the money Basically the unit performed as expected, had no issues with function or operation. It did an exellent job on the first project that I used it on and this reveiw is based on that, more use will be the real test but as of now I'm very happy with the way it performed.(ran 150ibs. of blast media through it this time.) It definately does use up the blast media fairly quickly and I had to reload it quite a bit but that is not a deal breaker. You can regulate how much output the unit has. I would definately recommend this product.
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little blaster! I've used this blaster to strip the frame of a truck I'm redoing. It worked really well. Only problem I had is I had to refill it quite often, I wish I would have gone to the larger size. But, this is a great little blaster for the money!
Date published: 2011-08-30
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Can crushed glass be used in this blaster

Asked by: Edd1
Crushed glass would be to abrasive for the unit. I would recommend an aluminum oxide or glass bead 60 grit or finer. The 60 grit media will work better in the unit then the crushed glass.
Answered by: Ed O 88
Date published: 2015-03-03

Can sand be used as media in this blaster? If so what size?

Asked by: Gaboy
Sand of any kind should not be used. Not only is it a severe health hazard, the material is far too abrasive and will harm the internals of the blaster.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2015-02-03

Can this be retro fitted for soda blasting?

Asked by: bombz
Yes our retrofit kit will work on any of the blaster units
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2015-02-02
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Eastwood 50-lb. Pressure Abrasive Blaster

Item #51117 Brand: Eastwood

50-lb. blaster has large, high-flow valves to speed rust/paint removal
Heavy Item - Special shipping charges may apply.

Details

50-lb. "High-Flow" Pressure Blaster helps you remove rust and paint faster Eastwood's "High-Flow" Pressure Blaster features high-volume, extra-large valves, which means more air volume and more abrasive flow for faster removal of rust and paint.
  • 50-lb. media capacity
  • Large 1/2"-I.D. blaster hose and fittings
  • 8'-long, heavy-wall blast hose with deadman valve
  • Requires just 10 cfm at 90 psi
  • All-steel welded top-loading hopper and pressure gauge

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About Eastwood 50-lb. Pressure Abrasive Blaster

Sturdy welded hopper, 1/2" heavy-duty nozzle, heavy-wall blast hose and safety pressure-relief valve make this one rugged, durable, and very efficient abrasive blaster. Don't skimp with one of those low-cost units that frustrate you with clogging and sporadic media spraying. This Eastwood pressure blaster completely strips the average frame in less than a day, rather than weeks using other units or methods. Designed for high flow with minimal air input; a compressor producing a minimum of 10 cfm at 90 psi will work fine. 10"W x 14"L x 33"H.

Rolls easily to your job site. For best results and the most efficient operation, use clean, dry, 80-grit or finer abrasive media. 1-year limited warranty.


Contents

50-lb.-capacity Blaster (15-30 minutes of blasting)
Blast Hood
Moisture Separator
1/2"-ID x 8'-long Hose
4 Ceramic Nozzles (2.0, 2.5, 3.0 and 5mm)


Instructions

Click here for instuctions


Safety

WARNING: Blasting emits abrasive under pressure. Adequate respiratory, eye, and body protection must be worn during use. Inhalation of silica-based media particles have been known to cause cancer and other deadly diseases, and must be avoided. Wear NIOSH- approved respiratory protection while operating this equipment.


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