Allsource Roll-About Abrasive Blaster with FREE U.S. Patented Deadman Handle - 20 Gallons
20 gallon sandblaster
Very easy to use . Works great if the abrasive is clean. Tip - don't forget to use two hose clamps on each end of the hose, so the hose doesn't blow off.
Cleans fast at 80 PSI at the tank.
August 14, 2012
I purchased the (item# 155340 sandblaster and when I got it home, I had little issues assembling it but when I put the air line to it. The regulator assembly blew right out. The threads were almost non existant in the housing. I was very disappointed with the manufacture of unit. It could not possibly have been inspected very well. The bright side is northern had no issues with returning it. Only they didn't have another one so I had to cough up extra dollars to purchase a bigger one they did have. So it cost me an extra 120 miles of fuel and a bump for the bigger unit which I am very happy with and seems to work very well. Alls well that ends well I guess.
May 8, 2012
I RECENTLY PURCHASED THIS SAND BLASTER TO DO THE RESTORATION OF MY DODGE PICK-UP TRUCK. I AM RUNNING IT OF A 10 HP AIR COMPRESSER AT THE RECOMMENDED AIR PRESSURE AND FOUND IT HAS PERFORMED JUST AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED IT TO. AT TIMES IF IT IS REALLY A DAMP OR HUMID DAY I HAVE HAD TO TURN UP THE AIR PRESSURE A LITTLE, BUT THAT IS THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE HAD WITH IT . I HAVE PUT OVER 1000 LBS OF BLACK DIAMOND THROUGH IT SO FAR
June 6, 2011
Allsource Roll-About Abrasive Blaster, 20 gallons
This blaster did OK at best, the handle came off so frequently, I ran nut/bolt through the holes. I also took it completely apart twice, the humidity was the cause of this I guess? Regardless of what media I used, it clogged often?
My project is just about half way finished, I might look into purchasing another/better model?
August 30, 2010
This blaster is ideal for the hobbyist. You will need a good air supply for it to work with the best efficiency. Great for small auto parts, and other small items.Restoring an older VW. The car is disasembled and works great a fender at a time.
June 2, 2010
Not a bad sand blaster
I bought this unit to perform sandblasting in a auto restoration business. I blasted a complete frame of a 66 Chevy Impala. I only encountered 2 problems. One was the moisture in my shop air, which I fixed using adequate water seperators and plumbing design.The other problem I had with this unit was the media I was using wore the fitting to the input of the nozzle out about half way through the job. This may have been because the media was very course. I purchased 2 extra nozzles and completed my frame. I painted the frame with no additional sanding or blasting and it turned out very good. Will use it again for this very purpose.
May 31, 2010
Fast & Easy
I only had a small job to do. Getting the rust off of my patio chairs. After reading the reviews on 3 other less expensive sand blasters I choose this one. It was a little more than I wanted to pay for the size work, but I didn't want the hassles the other reviews talked about. Once I got it and set it up and started to use it the nozzle plugged up. After making some adjustments to the valve at the bottom, I was blasting away and was done it no time. It amazed me how fast and easy it was. Now I don't think I paid to much. It is well worth the money I spent for it.
November 2, 2009
Blasted the wheels off
This is a great smaller sand blaster. It got the job done, but had a few setbacks. I did a 16' flatbed trailer in my garage and the wheels broke and fell off. They are cheap plastic and need to be better quality. Also, the hose kept getting holes in it at the handle from the sand. I had to keep cutting it off so now I need a new hose. Great pressure and got the job done.
August 11, 2008
Blaster is only as good as your air supply
I have a 5 HP single stage compressor with a 60 gallon tank. It is not enough to keep up with the sand blaster. That isn't the blasters fault. All of these blasters and beading cabinets need a lot of air (CFM).
I have had this sandblaster 10 years now and have used it on several projects. I have many hours on this blaster. What I don't like about this blaster is the small hole to pour in the 100 plus pounds of sand. I wish it was much larger. Loading the sand is time consuming and you MUST use the funnel or have sand everywhere. The stand that supports the blaster is weak and flimsy and so is the handle that the wheels are attached to at the bottom. Both have bent from the weight. The water seperator is also cheap but it works. Compressors create a lot of moisture and it will have an affect on the operation.
I have the older gun/valve system which was basically a ball gas valve with a handle that turned the air on and off. There is a ceramic nozzle on one end. It is a simple system but there is NO auto shutoff like the deadman guns. Because of my compressor I use "OO sand which is the finest they sell around here. These ceramic nozzles don't last long. What happens is the sand enlarges the small hole which then kicks out more sand at less pressure which results in a waste of sand.
You must wear a hood or have sand in your hair, ears, teeth and nose. Wear long sleeves because all the sand flying and ricocheting from your project will wear on your skin. When I am done I have sand everywhere.
I paid about $100 for this sandblaster a good 10 years or so ago. It does a good job. Even at the current price to me is worth it. It does blast the paint and rust off the items I've done. Very nice results. But the limiting factor is your compressor. I once had a portable compressor with a 20 gallon tank. It worked but not well. I would like to have a 2 stage but they are much more money. But like I said it is not the blasters fault. You could have a $1500 blaster and your air supply will still be a problem. I am happy with mine and it's a good bang for the buck. I would most definetly buy another one.
July 19, 2008
Abrasive Blaster Beware!
This thing is total garbage! The "Sturdy" handles are flemsy at best. The real thing is that even with all of the proper nozzles, no matter what kind of media you try to use, it is going to clog on a constant basis. I literally have to stop every few minutes and shake the stupid thing to keep the media flowing. I would advise anyone looking for a sand/media blaster to go with something that is probably more expensive, but you'll be happier you did in the end. You usually get what you pay for. Why do you think this thing is so inexpensive?
June 19, 2008