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This page describes the Sandblast Cabinet located in the Welding Craft Area.  It is owned by SCUL pilot [[User:MisDireX|MisDireX]]
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This page describes the Sandblast Cabinet located in the Welding Craft Area.  It is owned by Paul Carson.
'''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.
'''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.
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It is a '''[http://www.skatblast.com/ Skat-Blast Dry Blast System] Side-entry Cabinet  S/N E017049''' (model number unknown, no longer in catalog). It was
 
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made by [http://www.tptools.com/ TP Tools & Equipment].  More details below under "Maintenance".
 
=Trained Users Only=
=Trained Users Only=
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=Status and TODO list=
=Status and TODO list=
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As of May 2, 2012 it is operational.
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As of March 7, 2013 it is operational.
If you notice any problems with it, please contact {{Asylum-maintenance}}.
If you notice any problems with it, please contact {{Asylum-maintenance}}.
==TODO==
==TODO==
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# get model number and link to manual
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# take photo and put it on wiki
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# Get model number and add it to wiki
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# Install longer media hose
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# Secure media hose in media tray so that it doesn't come out
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# The left-hand glove has a small hole and should be replaced.
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# Update consumables list and check it for accuracy
=Operation=
=Operation=
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* The parts you are sandblasting must be '''free of grease and oil'''.
* The parts you are sandblasting must be '''free of grease and oil'''.
* Sheet metal may be deformed by sandblasting, try a test piece if possible.
* Sheet metal may be deformed by sandblasting, try a test piece if possible.
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* Use the basket for small parts so they don't get lost
 
* Any finely machined or polished surfaces will be abraded.
* Any finely machined or polished surfaces will be abraded.
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#First, check its state -- not everyone leaves tools in good condition:
#First, check its state -- not everyone leaves tools in good condition:
## Check the STATUS section of this page and look for any signs on the cabinet.
## Check the STATUS section of this page and look for any signs on the cabinet.
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## Check the filter in the shop-vac and clean it if necessary:
 
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##* Remove the pleated filter from the vacuum - there is a hollow plastic ball inside it, be sure to put that back.
 
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##* 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.'''
 
## Drain any water that is left in the water separator near the air inlet.
## Drain any water that is left in the water separator near the air inlet.
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## Check that the sandblasting gun and air gun are connected correctly.
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## Check that the sandblasting gun is connected compressed air.
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##* ??? meaning what?
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# Set the air pressure regulator to about 100 psi, '''''never'' more than 125psi'''.
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# Connect to compressed air and electricity.
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# Set the air pressure regulator -- '''NEVER above 125psi!''' Start with 60 or 80 psi.
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# Load your parts into the cabinet through the side door.
# Load your parts into the cabinet through the side door.
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# Turn on the switch on the front of the cabinet and blast away.
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# Plug in the light.
# ''Be SURE to follow the Shutdown procedure below'' when you are done.
# ''Be SURE to follow the Shutdown procedure below'' when you are done.
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==Troubleshooting==
==Troubleshooting==
If there is a problem you cannot fix or you think the sandblaster needs expert attention, contact {{Asylum-maintenance}}.
If there is a problem you cannot fix or you think the sandblaster needs expert attention, contact {{Asylum-maintenance}}.
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Be aware that in dry weather and depending on your clothing, static charge may build up, especially when media is blasted at the side of the cabinet body. This will express itself as a periodic mild shock on whatever body part happens to contact the cabinet body after charge builds up. This may be mitigated if a static strap is used to ground yourself to the cabinet body.
===No abrasive action===
===No abrasive action===
This is the most common problem; the abrasive action is weak or absent; you'll notice when it is working correctly.  If there is no abrasive in the air stream, look for:
This is the most common problem; the abrasive action is weak or absent; you'll notice when it is working correctly.  If there is no abrasive in the air stream, look for:
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* Are you using the plain air gun instead?  The sandblasting gun has two hoses on it, the sand hose is the one connected near the tip.
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* Abrasive hose has come out of blast media collection tray at bottom of cabinet
* Kinked abrasive hose to the sandblast gun
* Kinked abrasive hose to the sandblast gun
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* Loose or disconnected abrasive hose
 
* Low level of blast media at the bottom of the cabinet - has it accumulated on objects above the grille?
* Low level of blast media at the bottom of the cabinet - has it accumulated on objects above the grille?
* The metal abrasive feed tube at the end of the abrasive hose can sometimes become clogged during extended use.  If you notice the flow of abrasive decreasing, firmly tap the metal tube where it meets the flexible hose at the bottom of the blast area.  For severe clogs, carefully remove the flexible abrasive hose and spray the air gun into the tube.
* The metal abrasive feed tube at the end of the abrasive hose can sometimes become clogged during extended use.  If you notice the flow of abrasive decreasing, firmly tap the metal tube where it meets the flexible hose at the bottom of the blast area.  For severe clogs, carefully remove the flexible abrasive hose and spray the air gun into the tube.
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===Cannot see what you are doing===
===Cannot see what you are doing===
There is a light inside the cabinet which turns on with the vacuum.
There is a light inside the cabinet which turns on with the vacuum.
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* The protective cover on the inside of the window lens may be degraded. contact {{Asylum-maintenance}} to get it replaced.
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* The protective cover on the inside of the window lens may be degraded. Contact {{Asylum-maintenance}} to get it replaced.
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* Is the shop-vac running and is its filter clean?  It removes the dust from the air.
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==Shutdown==
==Shutdown==
When you are done with the sandblaster, please leave it ready for the next user:
When you are done with the sandblaster, please leave it ready for the next user:
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# Turn off the electricity and clean the shop-vac filter as detailed above under ''Preparing''.
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# Unplug the light.
# Drain any water from the water separator on the air line.
# Drain any water from the water separator on the air line.
# Turn the air pressure regulator down to 0
# Turn the air pressure regulator down to 0
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Maximum input pressure 125PSI
Maximum input pressure 125PSI
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It is a Skat Blast Side-entry Cabinet M/N ? S/N E017049
 
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Manufactured by:
 
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TP Tools & Equipment
 
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7075 State Route 446 P.O. Box 649
 
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Canfield, OH 44406
 
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800-321-9260
 
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fax: 330-533-2876
 
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www.tptools.com
 
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Revision as of 18:33, 7 March 2013

Tools at the Asylum
Sandblast Cabinet
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General Info
MakeUnknown
ModelDry Blast System, Side-entry Cabinet
SerialUnknown
Mfr. Specs
Manual
Training (experimental section)
Tool SpeciesMissing
(Includes rubric, training information, and testing information.)
Asylum Info
Location[[:Category:|]][[Category:]]
Reservations
OwnerPaul Carson
Operational Status
Latest Status
?'s/Problems
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Tools Formerly at the Asylum.
Sandblast Cabinet



General Info
MakeSkat-Blast
ModelDry Blast System, Side-entry Cabinet
SerialE017049
Mfr. SpecsUnknown
Manual
Asylum Info
RubricN/A



This page describes the Sandblast Cabinet located in the Welding Craft Area. It is owned by Paul Carson.

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.

Contents

Trained Users Only

This tool requires training before you can use it.

Status and TODO list

As of March 7, 2013 it is operational. If you notice any problems with it, please contact maintenanceREmaintenanceMOartisansasylum.comVEME@artisansasylum.com.

TODO

  1. take photo and put it on wiki
  2. Get model number and add it to wiki
  3. Install longer media hose
  4. Secure media hose in media tray so that it doesn't come out
  5. The left-hand glove has a small hole and should be replaced.
  6. Update consumables list and check it for accuracy

Operation

Prerequisites

  • The parts you are sandblasting must be free of grease and oil.
  • Sheet metal may be deformed by sandblasting, try a test piece if possible.
  • Any finely machined or polished surfaces will be abraded.

Preparing for Use

  1. First, check its state -- not everyone leaves tools in good condition:
    1. Check the STATUS section of this page and look for any signs on the cabinet.
    2. Drain any water that is left in the water separator near the air inlet.
    3. Check that the sandblasting gun is connected compressed air.
  2. Set the air pressure regulator to about 100 psi, never more than 125psi.
  3. Load your parts into the cabinet through the side door.
  4. Plug in the light.
  5. Be SURE to follow the Shutdown procedure below when you are done.

Operation Do's and Dont's

Keep these instructions in mind when sandblasting:

  1. NEVER aim the abrasive stream at the gloves! They will eventually wear through.
  2. NEVER aim the abrasive stream at the glass window!
  3. Put very small parts in the basket instead of trying to hold them.
  4. Use the air gun to blow dust off your part before taking it out of the cabinet.

Troubleshooting

If there is a problem you cannot fix or you think the sandblaster needs expert attention, contact maintenanceREmaintenanceMOartisansasylum.comVEME@artisansasylum.com.

Be aware that in dry weather and depending on your clothing, static charge may build up, especially when media is blasted at the side of the cabinet body. This will express itself as a periodic mild shock on whatever body part happens to contact the cabinet body after charge builds up. This may be mitigated if a static strap is used to ground yourself to the cabinet body.

No abrasive action

This is the most common problem; the abrasive action is weak or absent; you'll notice when it is working correctly. If there is no abrasive in the air stream, look for:

  • Abrasive hose has come out of blast media collection tray at bottom of cabinet
  • Kinked abrasive hose to the sandblast gun
  • Low level of blast media at the bottom of the cabinet - has it accumulated on objects above the grille?
  • The metal abrasive feed tube at the end of the abrasive hose can sometimes become clogged during extended use. If you notice the flow of abrasive decreasing, firmly tap the metal tube where it meets the flexible hose at the bottom of the blast area. For severe clogs, carefully remove the flexible abrasive hose and spray the air gun into the tube.
  • Check air pressure and adjust the regulator if necessary, but never more than 125psi

Gloves appear to be leaking

STOP, shut down, label the tool OUT OF ORDER, and contact maintenanceREmaintenanceMOartisansasylum.comVEME@artisansasylum.com.

Cannot see what you are doing

There is a light inside the cabinet which turns on with the vacuum.

  • The protective cover on the inside of the window lens may be degraded. Contact maintenanceREmaintenanceMOartisansasylum.comVEME@artisansasylum.com to get it replaced.

Shutdown

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

  1. Unplug the light.
  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

Staple Consumable: lens assembly inner+ outer
SpecificationsPart Number(s)Product Link(s)

Cost: N/A

N/A

TP P/N 6101-00

tptools.com


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

tptools.com


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

tptools.com


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

Cost: N/A

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