Pressurized Sandblaster from Gizmo plans
Submitted by stnbenn2001 on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 16:45
Built from Pressurized Sandblaster Plans
Hey all, at the moment I can only locate one photo of the sandblaster that I made several years ago but hope you get the idea that I loved the blaster. I downloaded the plans that were offered and was very impressed by the straight forward and complete description of the plans. It was a fun project and cost very little to build. I made a few modifications such as installing an internal vertical 1/2" pipe with holes drilled in it to allow the sand to be somewhat filtered before it was allowed to drop into the air venturi. The holes were slightly smaller than the orifice in the ceramic blasting nozzle.This helped to prevent clogs at the tip especially when re-using the screened blasting media. I made it so that it could be removed from the bottom of the tank should it ever need to be removed for any reason. I added a large air gauge on the front to be able to see in an instant if my compressor was falling behind. It worked fine with my 5 HP single stage compressor and would hold at 75 psi while blasting with the 1/8" ceramic tip. It did a great job and when I sold my place along with all my toys and equipment last year a young fellow bought it for $200.00 after he used it on some rusty iron he brought with him. I painted it John Deere green and added some JD decals. It was impressive for sure. You can do no better than use the plans that Mike sells. He's a whiz when it comes to engineering tools and other stuff. Good luck on all your projects.