Looking for a high quality sandblast cabinet?
If you are in the market for a sandblast cabinet, let us help you. The market is competitive and there are some factors to consider as you make your selection. We want to earn your business and will attempt to demonstrate why our sandblasting equipment is the best choice.
Important Blast Cabinet Considerations
This is not an exhaustive list and there may be disagreement on the content. These are not listed in any particular order.
- Construction Matters
- Air Requirements
- Freight Cost
- Operational Cycles & Expenses
- Abrasive Media
- Before and AFTER Customer Support
Sandblast Cabinet Construction – It Matters
Construction matters because poorly constructed sandblast cabinets tend to wobble and worse, they leak. Leaking creates a mess on your floor and potential safety hazards. Cyclone cabinets are designed to prevent leaking. Our equipment arrives fully assembled. You do not have to bolt or screw anything together. This is important because there are no holes for the media to escape. We fully weld the all steel cabinets, seal them, and powder coat them to last.
Air Requirements – Being Under Pressure
Sandblast cabinets require air, as you may already know! But did you know they are not like your typical air tool? Blast cabinets do not operate the same way that an air driven hammer or air wrench work. Instead, sandblasters consume as much air as allowed when activated. Our blast cabinets are rated in CFM requirements. Air consumption in CFM must be matched by your air compressor. Learn a little more here in this air consumption chart.
What the heck does this have to do when buying a sandblasting cabinet? Even before the pandemic, freight was a major component of purchasing a large blast cabinet. Despite seeing free shipping, rest assured that the freight costs are in there somewhere. Our blast cabinets vary in weight, but can be as light as 200 pounds and as heavy as nearly 800 pounds. We can ship them via LTL carrier, or you can pick them up at a local freight terminal. The latter will save you some money.
Operational Cycles and Expenses
Your sandblast cabinet purchase is not a one time buy. You need to consider consumable items like abrasive media, nozzles, window shields, and even gloves over time. The nature of abrasive blasting is itself destructive. Flying airborne abrasive wears things out. Despite efforts to prolong consumables, they eventually wear out. Consider this as you look for blast cabinets. We put high quality and long lasting parts in place, but even these parts will eventually wear out. A great question is asking, “How long will ______ last?” And as expected, our answer is “It depends.” And honestly, it does depend. How often you blast, media choice, pressure, what you’re blasting, and how many hours per day you blast. These are just a few examples to consider. Fortunately, we supply an affordable list of consumables and make them super easy to replace when the time comes.
There is a tremendous amount of information out there about abrasive media. In fact we have a lengthy article here. For now, just remember that you will need an abrasive to use in your sandblast cabinet.
Before and After Customer Support
Everyone claims great customer support. We do to and we back it up. As a family owned small business we take it seriously that earning your business is what we want to do. We don’t want to sell you a sandblast cabinet, we want to sell you a sandblast cabinet that will suit your needs and work for you. If you have questions or concerns about getting into a sandblast cabinet, call us or email us. We’d be happy to answer questions that pertain specifically to your project. We maintain a YouTube channel of our many of our products as well as seeing them in action.
Fully Assembled | Made in the USA
Located in Dowagiac, Michigan – USA.