Big Blasting Cabinet

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Big Blasting Cabinet
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Make/Model TP Tools 976 Pro Detailer XH Abrasive Blast Cabinet
Arrival Date Februrary, 2019
Usability yes
Contact Ron Olson
Where Hot Metal Shop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $2500
Host Area Hot Metals

Big Blasting Cabinet Area: Hot Metals

Here because of the stickers on the cabinet regarding changing the media? Read the Media section below!


The cabinet is located behind the curtain near the Temporary Project Area. It acts as a barrier for welding station: two

Interior Dimensions

58" wide, 28" deep, 34-1/2" high


These are the types of media available to use:

  • Soda (Very fine)
  • Pulverized glass (medium)
  • Walnut shells (rough)
  • Aluminum Oxide (really rough)

If you are authorized to use the cabinet, you may change the media to fit your needs. The procedure is as follows:

Media changing procedures

Warning! Remove watches or jewelry you don't want to get scratched up! Also, absolutely wear a respirator to avoid breathing in any of the media!

  1. Check the sticker on the front of the cabinet to see what media is loaded. If it's not what you need, proceed to step 2.
  2. Make sure the bucket labeled with the same media as what's in the cabinet is empty, clean and dry.
  3. Place the bucket under the hopper at the bottom of the cabinet.
  4. Pull down on the door, it's on a heavy spring and will snap back, you have to hold it. The media will fall into the bucket.
  5. Make sure the cabinet is free as possible of the old media, mixing and matching media is a no-no.
  6. Remove the bucket from under the cabinet. It will be quite heavy.
  7. Put the lid on the bucket!
  8. Find the bucket of media you want to use, open doors to the cabinet and pour the contents into the cabinet via the grate.
  9. Label what media is currently loaded, the date, and who loaded it.
  10. Check the floor and clean up any spilled media. This stuff can be very slippery, and the person most likely to fall will be you.
  11. Enjoy!



  • Ensure the vacuum is plugged into the switched outlet (top left of unit) before operating.
  • Do not recycle blasting media. Only add fresh media to the hopper.
  • Only use approved blasting media.
  • Ensure both doors are fully secured before operation.
  • Use a respirator while handling media or cleaning vacuum filter.
  • Do not point gun at gloves. Use screen tray for parts too small to safely hold.



  • If the gun does not seem to be performing well, try pressing it right against a piece of cardboard and blowing it until the media can be seen coming from the grill near the front of the machine; this clears the line
  • Depending on the thickness of the material you're trying to remove, you're potentially in for a long time; grab a stool to sit or lean against and take breaks as bending over can really hurt the back after awhile

Gun Setup, Parts, and Troubleshooting

The Blasting Cabinet bin on the bottom shelf contains new interior glass (really rolled plastic), new gloves, and gun tips Media:Skat blast info.pdf