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Re: Media Blasting

Originally Posted by specweldtom View Post
Have you found the compressor you want? My only recommendation is to stay away from the high rpm (direct drive) oil-less compressors. Some have rated outputs of 10 cfm or more, but I've never seen one hold together in hard use. They also have maximum pressures of around 125 psig. Fine for air tools, but my cabinet blaster likes 135-150 psig, and that pressure doesn't hurt any of the siphon blast guns. Might be too high for pressure pots though.

Good luck. Tom
Still sorting out what compressor exactly, it probably will not be the end all be all with no compromise because I just don't need to run a blast cabinet 8 hours a day. The other issue is I only have 40amp service in my shop so the biggest compressors are pushing the limits there if I want the compressor and lights to work at the same time!

I am thinking something in the 60 gallon, 10-12 CFM @90PSI range will do what I need it to. I have only really been looking at the more conventional electric motor/belt drive setups, not the oil-less.
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