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TB-5 Tumble Basket | Media Blast & Abrasives, Inc.

Most applications today that use directional blasting cabinets require hand-held guns for part processing, but there are some parts that process better and faster using batch loads. This is the function of all tumble basket and tumble barrel machines.

The TB-5 by Media Blast® is a complete sandblasting cabinet equipped with a removable tumble basket for larger and smaller parts that will process using a two directional mix. Tumble Baskets normally have a removable basket with an open top mounted inside the machine. This allows small part processing for smaller loads, basket removal for load and unload is required. Larger parts can also be processed in the basket, but total basket weight for the removable basket including parts must be considered for operator safety. This type of unit will process many different part sizes and shapes. The parts and budget you have will decide which machine is best suited for the application, basket or barrel.

Tumble basket equipped blast cabinets are not as fast at mixing parts as the tumble barrel design so they require a longer basket processing time. Some companies offer large tumble basket models and they need to then supply multiple guns and an oscillator to cover the blasting area. These then are smaller gun sizes to prevent part slamming and nicking. The result is lower frictional heat and even longer cycle times, just the opposite of what you need for large processing tumblers.

TB-5 Tumble Basket - Cyclone

The TB-5 is a complete machine with a dust collector and abrasive separator reclaimer for operation using 0-150 mesh abrasive. The TB-5 is also available in the TB-5 Cyclone model with larger blower and larger dust collector. This includes the pneumatic conveyor for fine and ultra-fine abrasive use. The Cyclone model is used to aerate, dry and keep the finer abrasives flowing using a basket type machine.

For speed of loading and unloading, shortest processing time and three directional part mixing look to the Tumble Barrels for faster processing and easy drum load and unload.

Why Choose Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc.?

When it comes to finding the right company for your blasting needs, you want one that has the expertise, quality products, and top-notch customer service. Look no further than Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc. Our team of experienced professionals knows the blast industry inside and out, providing you with the knowledge and guidance you need to get the job done right. But it's not just our expertise that sets us apart. We also offer top-of-the-line products like the TB-5 Tumble Basket, designed to handle even the toughest jobs. And with our commitment to customer service, you can feel confident that we'll be there for you every step of the way. Choose Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc. for all your blasting needs.

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  • 100% welded 12- and 14-gauge CRS cabinet construction
  • Bolt-On machine hopper, replaceable
  • Adjustable abrasive flow-control abrasive mixing valve
  • 3-Y blast gun with 3/8” tungsten nozzle
  • Long wear abrasive hose
  • Advanced LED lighting
  • Safety glass view with positive sealing window molding
  • Double panel door construction with knife seal
  • Lockable door handle
  • Safety door interlock switch
  • Precision air-regulator, air filter/water trap with pressure gauge
  • Bolt-in cabinet hopper scalper screen
  • 1/2 hp 700 cfm pressure blower
  • *Patented Separator Recalimer, bolt-on
  • Catalyst paint
  • Cartridge style dust collector with:
    • 700 cfm blower
    • 220 sq.ft. filter surface area
    • Hopper dust storage
    • Access service door
    • Pneumatic vibrator cleaning cycle
  • Variable Speed tumble Basket Drive with:
    • 15” diameter x 12” deep removable parts basket
    • Solenoid operated blast gun
    • Tungsten carbide blast nozzle
    • Swing away gun mount
    • Mechanical Cycle Spring Wound Timer
    • Variable speed drive, 0-6 rpm
  • 120-volt, single phase power operation


  • Ambient air dryer
  • Boron carbide nozzle
  • Rubber dipped parts basket upgrade
  • 440 sq.ft. dual cartridge dust collector with vibrator cleaning cycle 120-volt blower
  • Spare tumble basket raw steel
  • Spare tumble basket rubber dipped
  • Blower silencer, meets OSHA requirements
  • Super Silencer
  • Magnehelic monitor gauge for dust collector

US 7,008,304

Model Name:

TB-5 by Media Blast®

Machine Type:

Basket type tumble machine complete

Abrasive Delivery

Dry, siphon

Air Specs:

25-50 cfm

Compressed Air Usage:

56 cfm @ 100 psi (most tumble machines operate at higher pressure because of the distance of the nozzle to the parts)

Suggested Air Compressor:

We recommend using facility compressed air with line pressure of 100 psi or higher. Lower pressure will work but the loss of frictional heat will increase processing time.
Air compressors vary greatly, check the cfm output on the compressor being used or visit Air Basics for more information on compressor selection.
Pro Tip: Never buy a compressor using the displacement cfm number, always use the second cfm volume number listed with 90-100 psi inside the tank, because tank pressure reduces performance.

Recommended Abrasive Size:

0-150 mesh internal separator Available in TB-5 cyclone for 150-240 mesh using pneumatic abrasive conveyor

Additional Abrasive Info:

Internal abrasive storage hopper for smaller footprint

Most Used Abrasive Type:

Glass Beads, Aluminum Oxide, Plastic, Silicon Carbide and more. (Due to distance-to-parts the processing pressure is higher than maximum impact velocity.)

Dust Collector:

700 cfm blower – 220 sq.ft. cartridge filter – hopper dust storage – pneumatic vibrator dust collector cleaning cycle – negative pressure  – service access door patented internal separator reclaimer

Key Features:

Tumble basket machine for daily use – large and small part processing using a basket not a barrel – variable speed – removable basket for load and unload – pivoting gun holder – mixing valve – air controls and LED lighting – patented internal separator claimer – safety glass inspection window and more


Paint Specification:

Environmentally friendly, high-grade polyurethane high gloss paint. Standard colors include MBA beige and high gloss light gray. Custom color matching is available using customer supplied color sample, please call 866-204-7068 for pricing.

TB-5 Basket
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30" x 30" x 30"H
Door 24" x25"H
30" x 45" x 84"H 220 sq.ft. cartridge
700 cfm blower C-III
Internal Separator
Pneumatic cleaning
120V/60Hz/1Ph Wood crate
720 lbs
TB-5 Basket
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30" x 30" x 30"H
Door 24" x25"H


30" x 45" x 84"H


220 sq.ft. cartridge
700 cfm blower C-III
Internal Separator
Pneumatic cleaning




Wood crate
720 lbs