Abrasive Blasting 101
So you’re going to buy an air compressor for abrasive blasting – great! Before you start shopping around and doing competitive research, there are five things you need to know.
Pro Tip: Siphon delivery uses a gun with two hoses attached, one for compressed air and one for abrasive delivery to the gun. Direct Pressure only has one hose that contains both abrasive and compressed air. You get the same abrasive speed with direct pressure using only half the blasting pressure.
Once you have the information above in hand, do your due diligence and review all models available to ensure sure you buy the right air compressor for your machine, abrasive delivery method, the gun size used, abrasive type being used and the electrical power source you have! As with all purchases, budget can always drive your decision, but beware of buying a compressor that isn’t powerful enough – you may end up having to buy another one in the near future!
For more information about buying an air compressor check out Air Compressor 101: Everything You Need to Know or contact us.