Allsource 100-lb. Pressure Blaster, Model# 41600
not worth the money
I purchased this allsorce 100lb sandblaster to replace a cheap, smaller tank style pressure blaster and have been disappointed for the amount of money spent. The blaster this one replaced cost me $60 and the only advantage this blaster offers is greater storage and a better quality hose. The quality and speed of blasting is the same between the two units.
The overall construction of this blaster is poor. The Welds are sloppy, metal is thin, the seal leaks and even the decals where crooked. The hose and deadman valve are Ok but that don't justify the huge price tag of this blaster. If I had it to do over again I would spend the extra for a usa model or simply saved the money all together and purchased a larger tank style blaster.
I do still give it 3 stars because it does work and is pretty effective. Maybe im expecting too much? However considering I paid 500% more for this blaster then my old and have basically the same level of performance and quality im very Disappointed.
February 28, 2014
"Seal Leaks" Top seal has leaked from the first time I used this blaster till now. Called Allsource "NO WARRANTY" There is NO 12 months PARTS - 12 months labor Warranty on this unit.
August 29, 2012
Purchased and Used
I recently purchased this sandblaster and it works wonderfully. I would recommend this unit to anyone that is looking for a really good blaster at a minimum cost. I have used the blaster quite a few times and it has worked as advertised. Thank you for having good equipment at a reasonable cost.
January 16, 2012
Works great if air is dry.
I found that the blaster works very well, until moisture from our high humidity dampens the blast media, causing it to plug. Managed to get through my first project, but will definitely install a filter/dryer on the compressor outlet.
January 9, 2012
I bought this pressure blaster to media blast a muscle car restoration project. I used coal/slag black beauty for the media on all areas that are not prone to warping and it worked great. I do have a 5 HP 100 CFM compressor and would recommend this as a minimum for continued blasting. I'm amazed at how many times I use the blaster for various projects.
I ordered a few spare nozzles and rubber stops for the nozzle and used a couple.
I did have a valve come loose but this was an easy fix.
Great product for the price.
August 30, 2010
Allsource 100-lb. Pressure Blaster
Solidly constructed, wheels can handle fully loaded unit on solid deck without problem, but are a bit narrow for moving on grass or gravel. Welds are clean and substantial. Easily assembled from included instructions. Blast tip is a heavy duty piece of ceramic and the nozzle mechanism is a beefy spring loaded cover with a replaceable ceramic block to cover the tip when not in use. Capacity is enough to supply a heavy flow for 15 to 20 minutes. With a dry air supply, this unit will throw abrasive media with high flow and ample kinetic energy to blast parts down to bare metal quickly. Valves and well made ball-type and do take some adjustments in the field based on media size and density, but once you have it dialed in, it just goes and goes. Far superior to the media flow from a siphon-based unit. Parts survive shipping well and travel in styrofoam packed box.
July 20, 2009
ALC pressure blaster #41600
Nice and light. Move it around without a crane. Wokmanship is fine. Basic design is excellent. Media loads are small and quickly used up. That's OK. No "ballbusting" with this one. The nozzels are TYPE ONE, they're huge...that's good....no "wimpy nozzels" here...You'll use them up fast. Get an extra "out put hose", 10 footer is the one. It will be eight foot in no time as you cut off "blown sections' -it will "blow throught" with carbide in no time. "Lead Time".. hose and nozzels are expendables. Have stock on-hand...or wait....The nozzels are packed 2 per pack for a reason...CFM of a nozzel and your air compressor's out are CRITICAL...My compressor is 26 CFM @ 175 psi. If your compressor cannot put out the volume, you should think about a compressor that willDon't over pressure or under CFM. Don't feed wet or damp media into the unit. Been there ,done that. If "this unit" will not work for you, pay someone to do it for you. Five Stars for the Manufacturer and Six for Northern for the introduction.Stainless screen is avaiable to sift your recycled media...the screen is cheap, the Carbide is very "quick"and very expensive, but can be used over and over. Feed media slowly. Valve at the bottom of the tank. Too open too soon and you may clog...You'll only do that once.......You'll love this unit...
April 30, 2009