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Sandblaster advice

Postby donnaeunson » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:07 am

Hello

I am looking at sandblaster cabinets and equipment and will be very grateful for any advice anyone can give me on what to buy. I am hoping to do sandblasting and be able to work deeper and carve part of the designs on my fused glass work.

Thank you.
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Re: Sandblaster advice

Postby martykremer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:40 pm

There are too many variables- How large a cabinet and what kind? Pressure pot or siphon? How large a compressor? Is this for occasional use or production? Got a budget in mind? How much space do you have? How much electricity? Do you need to buy it all ready to go or are you able to fabricate some of the parts?
I suggest reading as much as you can, checking out the archives at Warmglass.com's forum, and taking a class in sandblasting. There are other forums (fora?) for sandblasting glass, you might check Rayzist's site.
By the way, regarding classes, I've sometimes found it useful to book private time with a particular teacher rather than share attention and resources with a class of 5 or 6 or more students. It's much more efficient and you get exactly what YOU need.
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Re: Sandblaster advice

Postby donnaeunson » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:48 am

Thank you Marty for your advice.

I have attended a course several years ago, and have also done a lot of reading online. My main problem is that I live offshore in the UK and there aren't many options to view or purchase quality sandblasting equipment suitable for glass anywhere near my home. The system that I have found most appealing from the information available online is the Rayzist 2034VXR very impressive system, unfortunately it is beyond my budget as I am only going to be using it for occasional use at present. The Rayzist 1924 cabinet and recycling unit is cheaper but much smaller, I cannot find videos to view or much info from users for that model to be able to figure out if it is suitable for use on glass projects up to 40cm square. The Glastar sit down cabinet and system is also appealing, I cannot find any videos to view it in use either.

Both these models are available to buy through companies in the UK, I just wanted to get some more info from anyone who has experience of using either or both the Rayzist 1924 and the Glastar sit-down cabinet to compare these models. Any advice will be very helpful.

Many thanks
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