General Pump High-Pressure Abrasive Blasting Kit - 3500 Max. PSI
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
Does not work well
Bought this to try and keep down on the dust when blasting. Took a long time to get it to work and when it did , it was subpar. Went through 50 lbs of sand in about 8 minutes with only a small amount of rust removed. Going to return it
July 7, 2013
Works pretty good, uses lot of media 50lb in 10min
First try 3000 psi 2.7 gpm. A+on cast iron. Used 30-70 crushed glass on a flat 22ga steel plate 8"x8". From 10" away for 10 sec in a 5" circle, the panel bowed towards the nozzle about 0.5 " hope find a way to use on car, but maybe to harsh
July 5, 2013
Orifice Clogs Often
The nozzle would clog often and render it useless and it will only allow certain size to pas through. After half hour of use it seemed to stop working all together.
June 24, 2013
Wet sand blasting kit
Recently purchased this kit & couldnt be happier. Arrived in good time & proved to be a good solid unit.
It pumps plenty of dry builders sand through the tip and easily removed the rust & paint from my old ride-on mower cutting decks. Within minutes the deck was back to nice clean white metal & once dry I was able to stick weld straight on to it & make repairs! I only needed one 20 kg bag of sand to do the whole job.
It is one of the cheapest complete kits on the market but it is excellent quality.
No instruction is required to use this tool. just stick the pickup tube in the sand & pull the pressure lance trigger! I will recomend this kit to friends.
April 25, 2013
Abrasive Blasting Kit
Even with all its faults, this unit works so well that I will never go back to blasting with compressed air. My pressure washer is 2700psi & 3.7gpm, and that was plenty to get good results. I managed to strip a set of rusty steel truck wheels using one tank of gas and one bag of sand. Based on previous reviews I was worried about sand clogging in the feed tube because of the dampness in the air up here in the Pacific NW, but even though it was misting out when I used the blaster the sand kept flowing well, EXCEPT when chunks bigger than the nozzle orifice got sucked up [my fault for not sifting cheap sand], at which point the backpressure from the washer flowed out the suction tube and blew it loose from the wand, which answered my question why the hose attachment doesn't have a barb. One other annoyance is that the unit I received uses a quick connect for the water inlet, unlike the photo on the website. Seems like a good idea, but it means that its hard to keep the sand suction hose rotated above the nozzle, which is important for keeping the sand dry, and those brass quick connect fittings don't appear to be designed to take much side loading. One reviewer noted that the replacement nozzle was expensive; after 3 bags of sand all I notice is that the black oxide in the bore is gone, I don't expect nozzle wear would be an issue for non-commercial users.
April 23, 2013
no more dust.
Work real good ,even with my 2.3 gpm.I use black diamond media.Will try with regular sand next time.
April 23, 2013
NorthStar High-Pressure Abrasive Blasting Kit
Works great with common play sand. Just be sure to screen or sift out ANY rocks, pebbles, or trash larger than nozzle outlet. Removed paint and rust with ease.
Just use dry sifted sand. Metal house screen work good to prepare your sand.
April 12, 2013