Sandy Jet Abrasive Blasting Cabinet - 36in., Model# 41391
Works great in the shop very easy to work with!!!!!
April 23, 2013
Good for what is designed to do..This cabinet is very handy to have in your garage
June 6, 2011
Decent Entry Level Cabinet
My shop purchased this cabinet back in 2007. It is a decent entry-level cabinet, and I feel I have gotten my money's worth out of it, but there are a few issues you may want to think about: First, the weather stripping is not adequate. Under medium to high blasting usage, you will get alot of dusting leakage around the main window and side window. Secondly, the window clamps are....lacking. They consistently come lose and separate. Again, for the money spent, this is on "ok" cabinet, but yu will want to explore the offerings of a higher-level cabinet if you are using this for a business and process parts 10-15 hours a week.
December 13, 2009
Has held up very well
Used the sandblaster alot and have worn out several tips but the unit still works very well. Look forward to many years of service from it.
November 10, 2009
Good cabinet for the money
I have owned this cabinet for a little over a year, and it has worked well for me. It is very important to have dry air, and to keep the media dry. The cabinet does require some minor assembly and tweaking to get it to seal tight. The lighting does leave something to be desired. But the shortcomings are things easily fixed.
I have made some significant modifications to my cabinet by adding locking caster wheels to make it easier to move around the garage, a bottom shelf to store bags of blasting media and a 24" flourescent light fixture to improve the lighting. I have used black blast and glass bead with great success. The size of the cabinet has allowed me to clean some large lower suspension arms (larger than the ones in my picture), and I hope to do a set of wheels in it yet this summer.
July 21, 2009
Fit for purpose
Versatile cabinet that works well for light duty. Cleaning tools, cleaning rusty parts, etc. The frame is a bit flimsy and the gloves leave a little to be desired but overall it's a great product for the money.
August 18, 2008
Works well for an inexpensive sandblaster.Good rating.
April 21, 2008
Good Blasting Cabinet
Good Cabinet for the money. Gun could be better, seems to occasionally have trouble picking up media. (I use the cabinet with Aluminum Oxide) Very spacious inside and easy access for longer pieces.
April 21, 2008
Bent out of shape
Cabinet works great, once you fix a few things:
I put the legs of the cabinet together and attached the cabinet to them. No problems. The cabinet felt sturdy and I was ready to move on to the next step, installing the Plexiglas. I attached the hinge to the top window and then proceeded to put the window on the cabinet. That's where I ran in to the first problem: None of the holes lined up, I looked a little closer and realized that the entire top part of the cabinet was bowed down in the middle by about an inch. I probably could have called Northern and they may have sent me a new cabinet, but I didn't feel like waiting for another 2-3 weeks for a freight pickup and drop off. I ended up taking some heavy duty angle iron and a flat bar back plate, cutting them to the length of the cabinet, then drilling and pulling the plastic cabinet back into place. The top door hinge now fit into the pre-drilled holes, but the door wouldn't close all the way. The nuts holding the glass to the hinge were catching on the cabinet. After slotting the pre-drilled holes on the cabinet I was able to get the door to close without hanging up on it's hinge.
Now onto the side door. The angle iron and flat bar fixed the alignment of the top door, but the side door was still an issue. The pre-cut door opening was pretty wavy and surely would let glass bead out if not remedied. About 15 minutes with a heat gun and a pair of gloves gave the side door a flat surface to close against and all was well. Or so I thought.
After the doors were mounted the next step is to install the foam padding on the doors and install the clamps that hold the doors down when blasting. The top door clamp installation went fine, no problems... On the side door, however, I had to re-drill all the factory holes to make the clamps fit. They must have used a misaligned jig at the factory.
Other than the few problems I've had setting the cabinet up, I'm happy with it's performance. Some suggestions I've used from previoud posters I'm glad I did were: Ordering the second light kit (This does make a worthwhile difference). And also, using the compact fluorescent instead of incandescent bulbs if you're interested in getting the most light with the least amount of heat output.
April 14, 2008
Good Blast Cabinet
Never had a blast cabinet before, wanted one big enough to do a wheel right off the bat....this one is plenty big, works great....only advice is to get a foot-operated kit for it if you're going to be using it alot, as the hand trigger gets tiring after a while.
January 21, 2008