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5 Compressed Air Factors for At-Home Sandblasting

Blog updated November 22, 2021: Before you buy an air compressor for your home garage blast cabinet, there are a few things you should know. First and foremost, it’s the compressed air that actually powers the blasting for any directional abrasive blasting cabinet or hand held gun. Whether you’re using a siphon or direct pressure abrasive delivery method, you’re going to need the right air compressor for your application.

Tungsten Disulfide Application with Sandblasting

Tungsten Disulfide is a very hard and really wear resistant chemical compound that occurs naturally and is synthesized in labs. For many years it was best known as the material wrapped around the filament in incandescent light bulbs that causes them to glow. Since the rise of LED lighting, new applications for tungsten disulfide have evolved including using it as non-friction coating that can be used in place of grease. A few industries that could possibly…

Automotive Blast Cabinets by Media Blast & Abrasive

Media Blast & Abrasive’s line of automotive blast cabinets includes the best machines for cleaning, stripping and shot peening. We’ve grouped them together for easy evaluation, and offer many different cabinet sizes to accommodate home shops, commercial repair and industrial production facilities.

Why Buy from Media Blast & Abrasives?

Blasting Cabinet, Sandblasting Cabinet, Media Blast Cabinet, Mediablaster® Cabinet and Abrasive Blasting Cabinet all basically mean the same thing. A machine you place parts inside to clean, texture the surface, shot peen, sandcarve, de-burr, polish, surface prepare for plating or even drill holes.

Upgrading Your Abrasive Cabinet

Smart abrasive cabinet maintenance requires knowing when to replace or upgrade your machine. Most people assume this means planned decommissioning due to wear and tear, but it also includes abrasive cabinet upgrade due to increased production needs or new applications. If the right machine was purchased the first time, increased output can mean changing the gun size inside the machine and not buying a replacement of second machine! 

Finding the Right Abrasive Blast Cabinet for Your Needs

So you’re looking to buy an abrasive blast cabinet, but you don’t know what machine is the right fit for your needs. Not to worry, we’re here to help you buy the right machine the first time and avoid having to make a second, costly purchase.


Blog updated December 21, 2021: It’s hard to search “sandblasting” on YouTube without finding videos featuring a long list of DIY blast cabinets. They appear to work just as well as professional quality sandblasting cabinets produced by industrial equipment manufacturers, but do not be fooled.

Hobby Blast Abrasive Blasting Cabinet Machine Spotlight

Media Blast’s Hobby Blast abrasive blaster is a top-loading blasting cabinet that uses siphon abrasive delivery and requires 12 cfm of compressed air. To accommodate close-fitting surroundings, this unit allows for bench top or wall mounting. This machine is designed for small cleaning applications such as hand-held tools, medical tool remanufacturing andauto parts. Benefits of the Hobby Blast Abrasive Blasting Cabinet The Hobby Blast allows users to add a separator reclaimer to remove dust, keep the abrasive clean,…

2018: A Year-End Review

As we come to the end of 2018, we’re reflecting on the past twelve months. It has been another great year for Media Blast & Abrasives: our brand continues to grow, our machines continue to evolve, and our customers continue to amaze us.

Glass Bead Blasting: Abrasive Shape, Hardness and Recycle Rate

Of all media blasting abrasives, glass bead blasting is arguably the most popular and the easiest on equipment. This is in part because glass beads are very versatile. They are a medium-hard abrasive and come in a range of sizes, shapes and hardness levels. It’s these characteristics of glass beads that make them desirable and impact their recycle rate.