Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 32
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SignCrafter Excellent tool for small-scale jobs
I've used it to sandblast with baking soda (for light paint/ink/rust removal.) I've also used it for carving sign foam and softer woods, along with glass, acrylic, and plexi etching with success. User tip for saving $$$ (and grief): "play sand" (which you can purchase at Home Depot for anywhere from $2.50 up per 50 lb. bag works quite well with this tool, but use fine screen or mesh to sift the sand. See attached photos for examples of how I have used this great little tool in my sign and graphics business.
September 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by papagodd Excellent value and ideal for smaller projects
I used tyhe sandblasting kit with a bag of Black Diamond sand to clean old rusty parts for a VW restoration. The blaster worked perfectly even after I re-used the sand several times. The only problem was the mess, which was soon taken care of by building a simple cabinet from scrap wood. This tool saved me HOURS of sanding and grinding time and produced a better result.
September 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Awesome Sandblasting Kit
I need a sandblasting kit to try and refurbish a couple of cast iron grill burners. So I purchased from HD online.
I incorporated the blaster into a homade cabinet made from a large grill that I had and use it as my blasting cabinet, It worked great, the grill burners came out looking close to new again . The only thing is , you have to have a large enough air compreesor to keep up with your blasting , I have a 25 gallon tank w/ a 5 hp motor and it supplied a continuos pressure of 90 psi .
if you are looking to invest in a sand blasting kit , I definately reccomend this one , for $9 you just cannot beat this , Thank you Home Depot for offering Great products @ Great prices !!!
May 29, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by njrover It's like night and day!
I picked up a sand blast cabinet from the well known cheaper knockoff store, and while the cabinet itself was a great value, the gun it had was absolutely useless. I tried using walnut shells and it'd shoot for 2 seconds then get clogged, shoot for 2 seconds then get clogged. I ordered this gun and hooked it up, and it is absolutely amazing, it didn't get clogged at all... I was able to sandblast nonstop. It absolutely saved my purchase of the blast cabinet, and I'm likely going to pick up a second for a spare since it worked so well.
May 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pcbeachrat Good Heavy Gun With great results
I am A "fine finish" sandblaster by trade.This is what I do for A living..I have tried many many types of sandblasting guns, to include guns up to 100.00 and this cheap gun(in price not quality) by far surpasses all the other in durability, workmanship, and performance.As with any gun though sandblasting takes alot of cfm's so the use of the gun will only be as good as the equipment running it.I convert these siphon fed guns onto A pressure pot system I have set up eliminating a bulky heavy deadmans valve type gun.Also most of the siphon gun tips and jets available on the market will fit this gun.I suggest nothing but tungsten carbide tips.Ceramic tips last only about 4 to 6 hours sprsying time before they are bored out.Tungsten gives me about 1000 hours.This is A great Little gun
February 22, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jamichigander Poor quality means you get creative
Upon first use of the kit, the hose split....and that was after it was being used at 80psi. Looks like the rubber was dry rotted. Went out and got a replacement hose (tougher material). Then the sand kept getting clogged in the feed pick-up. I could only blast for 30 minutes at a time max. Even though with shipping I spent less than $20, considering that I had to go out & purchase replacement parts and also the longer time it took to blast off the rust...the investment was not worth it.
August 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 97GT doing a fine job.
This is a good option for the occassional user. cleans well when used in combination with a good wire brush. Remove the heavy rust scale first and then finish up with this sand blaster. Surface was ready for fresh paint when finished. It's a little slow to use to obtain good results, so for a volume user or large scale project it may not be the best choice. A good high volume compressor and water filter are a must.
January 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Queball Wish everything had the same 'Bang for the Buck'
Performance for price is outstanding. I customized mine by shortening the feed hose by about 4 feet. If you don't need the full 10' of hose give this a try. It increases the abrasive flow and eliminates most of the ' sputter ' inherent in siphon feed. Also, a piece of clear plexiglas
between you and surface works really well to minimize the bouncers.
Con: Operating instructions are virtually non-existent
November 14, 2012