Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] "Blaster"

Douglas Harding

Bill I use a Iwata Hammerhead Shark   Extremely quiet, same as a refrigerator. It has a ½ gallon air tank and puts out a max of 118lbs and 2.15 cfm. I recently used it to power an 18g brad nailer, with no problems or lack of air doing a home renovation project. I doubt it would handle a larger nail gun in continuous use.

I also have a Badger 260 grit blaster Badger recommends 30psi, but max of 80psi. I have had no problems blasting baking soda. I have not used alum oxide, but don’t think there will be any problem.


While the Hammerhead Shark is the top of the line, Iwata has a line of “Silent” compressors. Sil-air is another brand . And of course Badger also sells one


Doug Harding


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Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] "Blaster"


Can anyone recommend a "Silent" compressor that has a high output.  I live in a condominium and if I use a standard compressor my neighbors are at my door with torches and pitchforks.


Bill Pardie



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From: Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>

Date: 11/30/21 3:30 PM (GMT-10:00)

Subject: Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] "Blaster"


I definitely had to upgrade my compressor when I bought a North Coast Engineering grit blaster. Both capacity and flow are important variables. 


I too typically grit blast at around 60 PSI, both with baking soda (currently) and AlO2, whether plastic, resin, or brass.


Note that grit can also lose it's ability to "cut" with age so it does need to be replaced occasionally. I just had to do that with my baking soda a couple of months ago.



Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


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Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:20 PM
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Subject: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] "Blaster"


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I've found I needed 60+ psi and alu oxide grit to get good results on brass, using a Paasche Air Eraser. Soda or lower pressure didn't have enough oomph. 

Paul, which blaster are you using, and which grit ? 


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