On Monday, May 5, 2014 7:04:55 AM UTC-4, Frank Thompson wrote:
I went looking for a sand blaster about 5 years ago and
couldn't find them locally. HD, Lowes, etc didn't have
them. Then I thought about Harbor Freight. I got one there
for about $80 I think. I was using it on a concrete deck
and it worked fine, except that it clogged occasionally.
I'm pretty sure that was due to the fact that I was using
playground type sand, which again, was all that I could find.
Ideally you want some kind of sand that is very dry, but
IDK where you find that. If you can plan ahead, buying some
sand like I did and storing it someplace dry for months
would probably work.
For paint spray guns, can't give you any actual experience.
I looked into that a year ago and decided to buy an airless.
I bought one last summer at HD for some work that later
got delayed. It was a Milwaukee and they were on sale for
like 50% off, think I paid like $190. It's 5/8hp. .3GPM
airless and can also be used as a finish sprayer, 2 yr
warranty. I checked out the reviews and they were pretty
good, a lot of people liked it. One draw back to be aware
of is that you can't use an extension wand with it. That
can be a big issue if you need to use a wand, but for what
I was using it for, I could work around it. If you want one
for more than occasional use, I'd get a Graco, which is
what pros use, a tougher unit, etc.
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