Is this compressor good for SandBlasting

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  1. ATM

    ATM Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I need a compressor for sandblasting a bit and running a DA and other air tools a bit better than my current 30 gallon craftsman.

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    CAMPBELL HAUSFELD Professional Cast Iron Electric Vertical Tank Mounted Air Compressor mdl. VT619500AJ, s/n L070894-24625, 125 psi Max., 60 Gallon Tank, 6 hp, 240V, 1 ph

    model # vt619500aj

    11.5 @ 40
    9.1 @ 90
    6hp
    220

    Would this be a good one to use?
     
  2. tantara

    tantara New Member

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    I would be looking for at least 18 CFM. It will work with less but is slow.

    Brad
     
  3. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's going to better than what you have and I have about the same thing. No, it won't run a DA with any efficiency. You'll continually have to let it charge back up. It will run a small sandblasters but not one of the larger ones that you load sand into a tank.
     
  4. ATM

    ATM Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is my sandblaster. I am thinking I am going to wait it out and get a bigger one. My brother says he can get me a pull behind construction one to borrow, or I can rent one for a weekend. The big PITA is that I need to use the DA, and as it is now, it is totally worthless.
     
  5. ATM

    ATM Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am going to just go ahead and get it. I can hook them together somehow if I need to. I cannot afford to buy a $1200 air compressor.
     
  6. ATM

    ATM Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Just to make things interesting, my Brother has a buddy looking to get rid of his, it is a 6.5 hp 60 gallon craftsman professional. Like new. 14.2psi at 40, 9.9psi at 90. Best part $150, plus it comes with a sandblaster, did not see it though. Pics tomorrow.
     
  7. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Dam3, just buy it... Unless something is broke. It's not the boss for what you want to do but that's a steal.
     
  8. ATM

    ATM Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am getting it tomorrow. Very cool.

    I will have to see how the thing will work on my sandblaster. Worse case I can hook my current one up to it in addition to the new one.
     
  9. enjoideviantly

    enjoideviantly Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I remember someone mentioning 10 hp to run a da constantly as a guideline.
     
  10. ATM

    ATM Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yeah, that is just it, I could never afford one of those. This is for my garage. I hope this one does it. 6.5 hp, 60 gallon tank. What does everyone else have in their garage?
     

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