- Abrasive Blast Cabinet - Factors to consider when buying Blasting Cabinets
Blast Cabinet Buyers Guide
What to Look for Before Buying
Size Does Matter
Make sure your blast cabinet is big enough to handle your current and future needs. Check out the interior (working area) dimensions. Be aware that some manufacturer's exaggerate the size of their cabinets by mentioning only exterior dimensions
Single side door cabinets have a door only on one side. This may limit placement options in your shop. Top-loading cabinets are loaded from the top. Clamshell designs are split in the middle (like a clamshell) for easy loading, but harder to open, with a heavier door.
Does a Larger Cabinet Need a Larger Compressor?
Compressor requirements are determined by the size of the nozzle you select for your cabinet. Make sure that you have a selection of nozzles to choose from in order to optimize performance of your cabinet and compressor. Our cabinets require a minimum of 7 cfm at 80 psi.
Eastwood's blast cabinets are constructed with heavier-gauge sheet metal than most cabinets. Large polyethylene and bench top cabinet are lighter than metal cabinets. Eastwood blast cabinets use peel-off lens covers that are easy to change so you can always clearly see what you are working on.