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Forum topic by Marpel posted 01-15-2021 04:30 AM 286 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2021 04:30 AM

I have had a brand-new never-used sand blast cabinet that I purchased for a project that never materialized, sitting in the corner of the shop for at least 10-12 years (only because I never had the impetus to get rid of it). It is mid-size about 2.5 feet X 3.5 feet X a couple feet tall (the cabinet dimensions, it sits on a full floor stand). It has a sealed door at one end, the traditional sealed glove insert holes on the front, a plexiglass window on the top and the drain hole on the bottom for used sand to fall through as well as a dust collection hole on one wall.

As of late, I have a lot of sanding to do on various size pieces, most within the mentioned dimensions of the cabinet. I use a mask and vacuum setup, but still experience dust inhalation.

It struck me that the cabinet may be a good sanding enclosure, with the vacuum attached to the hole on the bottom. And I suspect it may well control dust issues. I would think I could run the cord for a ROS through the hole on the side wall, and could also do hand sanding as well. At first blush, I can’t see any issues beyond what would be encountered with sand blasting. I am currently travelling so unable to test this out, so thought I would seek input on this idea in the interim.

Does anyone have any thoughts, or maybe actually tried this?


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#1 posted 01-15-2021 06:22 AM

Have you considered taking a picture of it so others might have a better idea of what you are working with?

For all I know you could be talking about a cardboard box down the beach on a windy day.

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#2 posted 01-15-2021 05:11 PM

I bought a sanding cabinet and dust extractor a few years back. It sat in the shop taking up space and never got used. I sold it earlier this spring for what I paid for it. I used the cash to buy a scroll saw from a friend here on LJ’s. It’s gotten a lot more use than that sanding cabinet.

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