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Re: Blasting Sand

Subject: Re: Blasting Sand
From: "John T. Blair" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 20:09:20 -0400
At 05:00 PM 7/26/2004 -0500, Bob Nogueira wrote:
>I was talking to a friend over the weekend who says he uses bagged  sand
>from Home Depot for sand blasting. I  have avoided sand for blasting because
>of something I read years ago about the dust being deadly.
>Now that I have a fresh air mask ( the kind with the remote air pump) is
>there any downside to using
>sand rather that the "buckets of bucks for a bucket of blasting media" that
>I have been using ?


I've been using sand for years.  And yes, you have to be very carful of it
as it WILL kill you.  I don't use my external air supply (but probably 
should).  However, I do wear a 2 canister mask when using my blast cabinet
or pressure blasting.  I also wear gloves and a full hood when pressure

You probably already know all the stuff on the blasting article on my
Morgan web page, but you might want to check it out if you haven't:


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