Abrasive Blasting 101
The best sandblasting cabinets are hard to list until you know what project, or application, you’re working on. Machines vary greatly, and the best sandblasting cabinets for blind-hole cleaning aren’t the same as the best cabinets for soda blasting. To answer the question of which machine is best, you first have to ask, “What am I trying to accomplish?”
Now that you know there is more to answering the question, let’s examine how you can figure out what are the best sandblasting cabinets for your specific needs. We recommend asking yourself the following questions to hone your list:
If this list of questions seems daunting, start with the ones you can easily answer and work your way through. You can also visit our Buying Guide, which helps identify machines that fit your needs.
ProTip: Knowing how to match gun size, cfm used, duty cycle, separator reclaimer and dust collector size allows you to purchase the right blasting machine the first time. This takes time and research, but it saves you money in the long run because you won’t have to replace or upgrade your machine. This is why Media Blast offers over 50 different models and more than 170 different abrasive blasting machines.
When it comes to the best sandblasting cabinets, number one on any list should be the biggest cabinet, with a 100% machine duty cycle operating with the largest gun size possible for safe operation inside the cabinet. Add in the largest dust collector and you have the best, now decide on what you need, then look at the budget.
Media Blast & Abrasive has been manufacturing sandblasting cabinets since the 1970s. We make more than 50 different models totaling almost 180 individual cabinets with some models available in as many as 13 different cabinet sizes. In addition to a comprehensive list of included features, we offer more than 80 optional features for increased productivity, durability, and operator safety. If you’re not sure what machine is the right fit for your needs, give us a call.