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Sandblast Cabinet

General Info
ModelDry Blast System, Side-entry Cabinet
Mfr. Specs
Training (experimental section)
Tool SpeciesMissing
(Includes rubric, training information, and testing information.)
Asylum Info
OwnerPaul Carson
Operational Status
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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 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.


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


  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



  • 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.


If there is a problem you cannot fix or you think the sandblaster needs expert attention, contact

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

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 to get it replaced.


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


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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