The Sandblaster! Two different
|The Cabinet Sandblaster has a simple container or hopper
that holds the sand (Aluminium Oxide). All of the action happens in the hand
held gun. As compressed air is released out of the nozzle, a vacuum is
created a couple centimetres from the nozzle. The sand tube is attached at
this point, and the vacuum sucks sand into the compressed air stream. Out
comes a mixture of air and sand. The grains of sand hit the glass and chip
out a small piece of the surface "sandblasting" the glass.
|Advantages Costs less than a pressure blaster. There
is a lot of control. There is a button on the hand held gun. You can
instantaneous turn on and off the spray. The entire device is simple and
is easier to maintain than the pressure system listed below.
|Disadvantage The system is not as powerful as the
pressure system below. Surface blasting is no problem, but deep carving
into the glass takes longer than with a pressure system.|
|The Pressure Sandblaster has a sand container that is
closed and pressurized. The mixing of the air and sand happens a few
centimetres below the hopper. The sand/air mixture travels through a hose
until it leaves at the nozzle.
|Advantages This sandblaster is more powerful and can
carve deeper and faster than the Cabinet System described above.
|Disadvantage Costs more than a cabinet blaster. Once you get the system adjusted and going, it
stays on. The system is more finicky, subject to clogging and continuous
Please contact us for a demonstration and pricing.