How many times have you needed your own blaster, but had to take your small parts—bolts, trim, and brackets, for example—to an outside shop? What if for about what you'd spend on a pair of name-brand jeans, you could add a media blaster to your shop?
Eastwood's Small Job Blaster puts the power of a basic blaster in your hands without busting the budget. It's small, simple, easy to set up and store away, and it works very well. And for $50, you can be having a blast of your own. Besides being extremely useful, it's also very versatile. It will work with most any of Eastwood's blasting media, which you can tailor to your job, starting with the very gentle touch of soda and increasing to the aggressive, crud-kicking cut of glass bead.
The kit ships with everything you'll need to get going: gun, lines, a 10-pound jug of media, and the tools you'll need to put it together. You just supply the air compressor and safety equipment.
And about that—blasting is messy, so don't do it around the wife's prized flower garden, and wear your safety gear—eye protection, heavy, long-sleeved shirt, gloves, yard work shoes, and a mask so you breathe in only air.
OK, let's get started.
How Much Air Compressor Do You Need?
Air compressors have a tag that shows their ratings. This one is rated at a very modest 2.6 SCFM (standard cubic feet per minute, a corrected measurement factoring in altitude and temperature) at 90 psi. That's a lot less than what Eastwood recommends.
If you're buying an air compressor for this blaster, pick one rated for at least 7 SCFM at 80 psi. This will give you enough airflow for continuous blasting. If you already have a smaller, light-duty compressor like this one, it'll get you by, but plan on taking frequent pauses in your job, waiting for your compressor to fill the tank again and again. For occasional use, that might be fine, but if you're doing a whole car or blasting frequently, it's good advice to buy a bigger compressor.
Eastwood's Small Job Blaster puts the power of a basic blaster in your hands without busting the budget. It's small, simple, easy to set up and store away, and it works very well.