Eastwood 50-lb. Pressure Abrasive Blaster
Item #51117 Brand: Eastwood
- 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
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.
50-lb.-capacity Blaster (15-30 minutes of blasting)
1/2"-ID x 8'-long Hose
4 Ceramic Nozzles (2.0, 2.5, 3.0 and 5mm)
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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works fine for the money
(Posted on 2/21/13)
Review by Jeff
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I would definately recommend this product.
My Experience as a Novice
(Posted on 12/20/12)
Review by Fred
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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.
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.
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.
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.
60 grit recycled glass for rust, paint and undercoat removal.
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.
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.
I bought this unit because I had no other choice. However, if you setup properly it works very well.
Great little blaster!
(Posted on 8/30/11)
Review by Pat
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You can complete a lot of work in a hurry with this blaster.
(Posted on 7/3/09)
Review by Robroy Gregg
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One drawback, which could be true of lots of different blasters, is that it seems to eat its consumable parts pretty quickly. I ran through about 500 pounds of aluminum oxide before I had to replace the nozzle pieces.
Also, now it's sputtering and I can't figure out why. I sent Eastwood two e-mails and left one voice mail asking for help with this, but never heard back. I'm not sure what parts I should replace next to try to address the sputtering; it's probably a wear problem around the valve assembly right under the tank, but I'm not sure. I've already checked to make sure there's no oil or water in the air.
Overall this product seems like a great deal! I'll probably resolve the sputtering problem somehow.
One thing to consider is that you might want to go with one with a larger tank on it. This thing really shoots out the sand and the 50lb tank empties pretty quickly.