Sandblast Cabinet -- Skat-Blast

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Sandblast Cabinet

General Info
ModelDry Blast System, Side-entry Cabinet
Mfr. SpecsUnknown
Asylum Info

This page describes the Sandblast Cabinet located in the Welding Craft Area. It is owned by SCUL pilot MisDireX

What is it good for? Sandblasting is an excellent way to strip rust and paint from metal parts, and etch designs into metal, plastic, glass, and stone. It has little effect on resilient materials like rubber.

It is a Skat-Blast Dry Blast System Side-entry Cabinet S/N E017049 (model number unknown, no longer in catalog). It was made by TP Tools & Equipment. More details below under "Maintenance".


Trained Users Only

This tool requires training before you can use it.


For general usage instructions, see the Sandblast Cabinets page.

Preparing for Use

  1. First, check its state -- not everyone leaves tools in good condition:
    1. Check the filter in the shop-vac and clean it if necessary:
      • Remove the pleated filter from the vacuum - there is a hollow plastic ball inside it, be sure to put that back.
      • Clean the filter by holding it over a bucket or trashcan and tap it gently to dislodge the dust. DO NOT BRUSH or BLOW AIR through it.
    2. Drain any water that is left in the water separator near the air inlet.
    3. Check that the sandblasting gun and air gun are connected correctly.
      •  ??? meaning what?
  2. Connect to compressed air and electricity.
  3. Set the air pressure regulator -- NEVER above 125psi! Start with 60 or 80 psi.
  4. Load your parts into the cabinet through the side door.
  5. Turn on the switch on the front of the cabinet and blast away.
  6. Be SURE to follow the Shutdown procedure below when you are done.


When you are done with the sandblaster, please leave it ready for the next user:

  1. Turn off the electricity and clean the shop-vac filter as detailed above under Preparing.
  2. Drain any water from the water separator on the air line.
  3. Turn the air pressure regulator down to 0
  4. Disconnect the compressed air line and electricity, restore them to where they belong.
  5. Clean up any abrasive dust which may have found it's way out of the cabinet and onto the floor or surrounding area.

Maintenance and Consumables

Maximum input pressure 125PSI

It is a Skat Blast Side-entry Cabinet M/N ? S/N E017049

Manufactured by:
TP Tools & Equipment
7075 State Route 446 P.O. Box 649
Canfield, OH 44406
fax: 330-533-2876
Staple Consumable: lens assembly inner+ outer
SpecificationsPart Number(s)Product Link(s)

Cost: N/A


TP P/N 6101-00

Staple Consumable: Lens overlay (outer lens protector)
SpecificationsPart Number(s)Product Link(s)

Cost: N/A

12" x 24" tempered safety glass

TP P/N 6101-02

Staple Consumable: Inner Lens protector
SpecificationsPart Number(s)Product Link(s)

Cost: N/A

10" x 21.75" x .0075" transparent mylar

  • inner lens Protectors (3pk) TP P/N 6101-03
  • inner lens Protectors (25pk) TP P/N 6101-0325
  • inner lens Protectors (50pk) TP P/N 6101-0350

Staple Consumable: Sand
SpecificationsPart Number(s)Product Link(s)

Cost: N/A


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