General Pump High-Pressure Abrasive Blasting Kit - 3500 Max. PSI
Great concept, poor performance
This tool is a great concept but in actuality it doesnt work all that well. The first few minutes it worked great after that the moisture would back feed once you released the trigger on the wand. Water mixes with the media and your done until everything drys out. Wand comes with a quick connect that didn't fit my pressure washer or my friends. Had to change out the male quick connect on the wand. Spent more time screwing around with it than actually sand blasting. Don't waste your money
August 7, 2014
The actual product does work well and drastically increase the cutting power of the pressure washer.
A note on the hose
The suction hose collapses with suction above 75 Degree. I replaced it with a hose from Parker hose which is clear and has a wire reinforcement. The unit now works great with a 20 ft hose and at 100 degree temperature. The hose cost approximately 1.70/foot.
July 29, 2014
This product is basically defective being shipped with a hose that will not work. A customer should not have to spend money for a hose and waste the time and frustration required to get it to work at all.
July 29, 2014
Needs stronger hose
As others have stated, figure on getting a firmer hose, then it works great. Bewared, it does makes a big mess everywhere, but it does work. I used glass bead on my fiberglass boat, once the water dries, there is soft glass beads, like sand everywhere.
July 4, 2014
High Pressure Abrasive
The hose kept collapsing so I had to purchase a seperate Hose from auto parts store Heater Hose and the wand should only be about a few inches long and half the time I spent unclogging the line,solved the problem by elavating the bucket of sand.I would not recommend this to any one it's a waste of money,the product is straight up garbage.Very dissapointed in this product and Northern tool for carrying this .
June 14, 2014
works within limits
First off, the hose was too weak, it collapsed under the vacuum. I bought a better hose and it worked well, but be prepared to use a lot of blast material, no way to meter the flow.
Given the cost option, this worked well for me after the hose was replaced.
May 10, 2014
Not for serious work.
This device could only be recommended if you have plenty of money for media, don't plan on recovering the media for future use, and have a concern about dust and have a pressure washer sitting around.
If you need to reduce dust while sandblasting invest in a misting sprinkler which will more efficiently and cheaply take care of dust.
Choosing the wrong media will result in clogs and even good media will result in inefficiency because the abrasive nature of the media is not enhanced by the water pressure in this particular system.
Watch the included video and you will see that the hose must be held very close to the object and the efficiency of cleaning is minimal. The same media used with a dry system would strip the surface 3x faster and more effective.
March 3, 2014
i bought this unit to use with my brute 3000 psi 2.7 gpm washer and it worked awesome. so much better then air i would for sure buy one again and would recomend this to someone else
September 17, 2013
less than pleased
product NEVER worked, am returning item. Could never get sand to draw through pickup tube without getting wet. Once that happens your dead in the water. Kind of an expensive two foot extension on your wand at this point.
August 4, 2013
Pleased with purchase
I bought this to use on my 2400 psi unit with 2.5gpm rating, [lower then recommended] but thought I would take a chance. It works very very good on paint and typical heavy rust on frame of trailer. On the extreme rusty parts, with multiple layers of flaking rust, not quite as good but still I am pleased, all things considered. I found the black grit none silica blasting media which I got at Menards to clump quite a bit but it did continue to work. I then switched to Quikrete commercial grade fine sand which I found to work much better. Very little clumping, no clogs, works very good. The quikrete does not "wet" as well so I experienced a little more bounce of the blasting media but no dust cloud.
July 15, 2013