Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Do Hand Held Abrasive Blasters Work?

Hand Held Abrasive Blaster
Tractor Supply Hand Held Abrasive Blaster

I’ve been wondering if the hand held Abrasive Blasters work well for small/quick projects. I end up doing little projects fairly often. I don’t have the space to leave a big blaster out ready to go as needed. I also don’t have the space in my garage for a cabinet style blaster. Last Sunday, I ran out to my local Tractor Supply and picked up their $20 hand held abrasive blaster and 20 pounds of 80 grit glass beads. I mostly want to clean up welded areas where the residue is left from the flux cored wire. Many times I wire brush these areas before paint. With the blaster, it took all of 30 seconds to clean the steel piece that I made. It was ready for primer that quick! I’m sold!!!

It would be expecting a lot of it if you wanted to strip a whole fender. It seems perfect for cleaning up small projects. It’s hard to believe the tool only costs $20, but it’s well worth it.

I picked up one from Tractor Supply, but many other companies offer these blasters.

From The Tractor Supply Website:

JobSmart® Hand Held Abrasive Blaster is ideal for rust removal and small projects.

  • 2 lb. capacity
  • Includes 1/4 in. quick-disconnect hose fitting
  • Minimum air requirement: 8 @CFM @ 100 PSI

SKU Number: 3907845

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