• Sandblasting, bead blasting or abrasive blasting.....Is this the same thing? The short answer is yes! For many years the term sandblasting was used simply because the abrasive choice was sand. Well times have changed! We do not recommend using sand in any our blasters.

An abrasive blaster works on the principle of high pressure compressed air being used to force a mix of air and abrasive through a nozzle. The abrasive particles will quickly remove paint, rust, corrosion, dirt, and discoloration from many different types of surfaces. Just as there are many surfaces to be cleaned there are many different types of abrasive materials that can be used. Although there are many reasons, we believe there are three important reasons why we do not recommend using sand. The first reason is a health and safety concern. Sand contains silica which can cause serious respiratory illnesses. The use of a proper respirator with most abrasives will reduce your health risks. The second reason is due to the high moisture content and the impurities in sand. it can cause equipment blockages and other moisture related problems that can cause premature failure of your blast equipment. The third reason is sand just does not work as well as other abrasives. Sand used once in a blaster turns into a powder and loses its abrasive capabilities.Using the correct abrasive can make the job go quicker and using the right abrasive can give you a more desirable finish to the item you are blasting. Remember, time is money.

When choosing the right abrasive for the job, the size, hardness, mass, sharpness breakdown rate and reclaim capabilities should be considered.

We have gone as far as taking the word "sandblasting" out of our catalogs and printed materials. One could argue that sand is plentiful and easy to find. Many users do not know there are other options to sand so they have never invested the tome looking for anything else.Larger cities have multiple suppliers of abrasive for blasters. If you open your local phone book and look under sand blasting supplies you may be pleasantly surprised by what you find. For the computer user, a Google search of "abrasive supplies" may be very informative.

The following are a few common types of abrasives with some general recommendations for uses.

Coal Slag:

  • Used to remove rust, paint and scale from steel
  • Fast cutting and will not collect moisture
  • Economical

Steel Grit

  • Used to remove rust, paint and scale from steel
  • Fast cutting
  • Leaves a smooth finish

Silicone Carbide

  • Used to remove paint and rust
  • Stays sharper longer
  • Popular for glass etching

Glass Bead

  • Used for general cleaning
  • A very fine material
  • Is generally used with reclaim systems and cabinets
  • Leaves a satin or matte finish

Aluminum Oxide

  • Used in paint removal a bead and stays sharper longer
  • Is sharper that glass bead and stays sharper longer
  • Is generally used in reclaim systems and blast cabinets
  • Used in glass etching

Walnut shells

  • Used in cleaning and paint removal on delicate surfaces such as wood
  • Great for removing carbon and paint on aluminum
  • Leaves a very smooth finish
  • Its generally used in reclaim systems or blast cabinets

Plastic Grit

  • used for removing paint without damaging soft surfaces such as fiberglass
  • Very low dust
  • Used on aircraft parts and boat parts
  • Generally used in reclaim systems or blast cabinets

Corn Cobb

  • Used in cleaning delicate surfaces
  • Popular with the wood crafter
  • used in cleaning stone and glass


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50# Blaster Kit (F-50) for sandblasting and media blasting
Price: $155.90
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50017 -

Use dry abrasives onlyHose length - 7 ft.Tank capacity - 50 lbs.Free standing open top tankMaximum 125 psi7 CFM@80 psi minimumLightweight and portableEasy setupSteel nozzles - 13/64", 1/4", 5/16"

ALC logo Remote Deadman Handle
Price: $121.99
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40191 -

For use with ALC Remote Pressure Blaster Units - S50006,S50007 S50008S50009Will not work with S50011

ALC Polymer Dust Collector For Blast Cabinet
Price: $373.13
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 41412 -

Free standing unitHose - 2-1/4" x 6'Filter bag designFully enclosed motor housingHose is packed in bottom canisterModel 41412 ships regular UPS

Benchtop Blast Cabinet  40390
Price: $506.38
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40390 -

Made of tough LDPE polymer30" x 20" work areaOne-piece construction (no leaks)Self-adhesive underlayPistol grip trigger gun11666 Optional foot pedalOverside top window/door40338 Optional light kit available34 lbs.

Benchtop Blast Cabinet 40389
Price: $351.89
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40389 -

Made of tough LDPE polymer 23" x 19" work area One-piece construction (no leaks) Self-adhesive underlay Pistol grip trigger gun Optional foot pedal Overside top window/door 40338 Optional light kit available 24 lbs.

Blast Cabinet Underlay Protective Lens (51913)
Price: $17.36
Availability: In Stock

Protective lens for the inside glass of a blast cabinet. This film is for a 10" x 22" window with a self adhesive strip.

Blast Cabinet Gloves
Price: $87.59
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40250 -

Bottle Blaster (F-5) S50012
Price: $42.75
Availability: In Stock
AllSource Item #: S5001244 -

Use abrasives or liquidsOne quart capacity15 CFM @ 80psi1/4" Steel nozzleLight weight and portable

Bottle Spot Media Blaster (F-5) S50012
Price: $133.33
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50012 -

Handheld unitUse abrasives or liquidsOne quart capacityMaximum 125 psi15 CFM@80 psiLightweight and portableEasy setupSteel nozzle - 1/4"

Deadman handle Part# S50166
Price: $103.61
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40166 -

This model comes with 1 sealing block installed on the unit. It does not come with any nozzles. If you are interested in nozzles and extra sealing blocks with purchase of the deadman handle please see product number S50167.

Deluxe Blast Hood
Price: $71.74
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40339 -

Premium fabric hoodInternal bump capComplete head coverage40028 Lens 3" x 5"40029 Screen 3" x 5"Rear breather vents

Deluxe Industrial Blast Hood With Bump Cap
Price: $85.55
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40556 -

Premium fabric hoodInternal bump capComplete head coverage40025 Lens 5" x 6"Rear breather vents

l Station Abrasive Blast Cabinet, Autobody, Sandblasting, Media blasting, Media Blast Cabinet, Powder Coating, 41200
Price: $3,700.00
Availability: In Stock
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This is the very best blast cabinet for blast jobs requiring large blast areas. With the Dual Station blast cabinet you have faster job completion enabling 2 operators to blast simultaneously with no long delays for moving blasted items. Each station operates independently with a siphon tube gun located at each station. There are 2 air pressure regulators for each station enabling independent control as well as 2 independent foot pedal controls Recomended blast media includes: Aluminum...

Economy Floor Model Blast Cabinet 40391
Price: $752.32
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40391 -

100 CFM dust collector included with all steel cabinetsHD 14 gauge steel * - welded seams **Full width top doorOptional additional side doorOptional foot pedals or ALC pistol grip trigger gunHigh quality lined 24" glovesCushioned foam armholes

Economy Portable Pressure Blaster, 5 Gallon
Price: $213.72
Availability: In Stock
AllSource Item #: 41001 -

HD Deadman handle - all steelLarge ball valves and plumbing 3/8"8' 3/8" pressure hoseSafety pressure relief valve1 of each nozzles size is included: 9/64", 1/8", 7/64" and 3/32".Includes Blast hood and funnel

ExpressBlast Lite Rust Inhibitor, Autobody, Sandblasting, Pretreatment, Corrosion Preventative
Price: $205.00
Availability: In Stock

ExpressBlast Lite is a single component salt removing, flash rust preventing and degreasing additive. Used to remove all contaminants including salts, oils and blast residue. Use this product in conjunction with power washing. Power wash after dry abrasive blasting, wet abrasive blasting or waterjetting. ExpressBlast Lite is also effective when used with hand tool or power cleaning

Fine Mesh Strainer S51908
Price: $20.28
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 41908 -

Separate debris from any media, new or reusedPrevents clogged nozzles from pieces of paint, rust and other particles. Use with all blasterssiphon, pressure and cabinetsGreat for reusing abrasivesBlaster not included

Foot Pedal And Gun Kit For blast Cabinet
Price: $204.68
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 11666 -

Use to convert cabinet from trigger gun setup to a foot pedal control operation Kit includes a ALC siphon gun with 1/4" steel nozzle, Hoses to connect the gun to foot pedal and foot pedal assembly

Gloves For Blast Cabinet
Price: $77.97
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40249 -

Gloves For Blast Cabinet, Pair 24" x 6"
Price: $58.19
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40248 -

Premium blast gloves for all ALC steel cabinets24" x 6"Cloth linedSold in pairs

Gun and Nozzles For Siphon Blasters, Blast Cabinet, Siphon Gun For Blast Cabinet
Price: $85.00
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50153 -

Includes three - 1/4" steel nozzles and two - 1/8" air jets.

Large Abrasive Blasting Suit
Price: $188.15
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 41422 -

Light weight suit helps reduce fatigue & overheatingDurable nylon on front & breathable cotton on back helps to keep the operator coolExcellent choice for short term or intermittant blasting jobsAlso great for non-blasting persons working near the blast areaEasily handles painting & other messy projectsHook & loop closures and elastic waste band for sizing and comfortFront Velcro closure covers heavy duty zipperLarge collar helps protect the neck areaWashing instructions:Hand wash with mild...

Medium Abrasive Blast Suit
Price: $188.15
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 41421 -

Light weight suit helps reduce fatigue & overheatingDurable nylon on front & breathable cotton on back helps to keep the operator coolExcellent choice for short term or intermittant blasting jobsAlso great for non-blasting persons working near the blast areaEasily handles painting & other messy projectsHook & loop closures and elastic waste band for sizing and comfortFront Velcro closure covers heavy duty zipperLarge collar helps protect the neck areaWashing instructions: Hand wash with mild...

Optional light kit  Benchtop Cabinet Blaster
Price: $51.50
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40338 -

150 Watt Max

Polymer Siphon Blaster 90lb
Price: $133.32
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 41018 -

90# siphon blasterPolymer containerWill not rust15 CFM @ 80psi1/4" steel nozzleMinimum 7 CFM @ 80ps

Polymer Siphon Blaster 50lb
Price: $86.18
Availability: In Stock
AllSource Item #: 41017 -

50# siphon blasterPolymer containerWill not rust15 CFM @ 80psi1/4" steel nozzleMinimum 7 CFM @ 80psi

Portable Blast Kit S50001544
Price: $32.35
Availability: In Stock
AllSource Item #: S5001544 -

Use abrasives or liquidsHose length – 10'Unlimited capacityEasy setupSteel nozzle sizes included (2) 13/64" and (2) 1/4"Air jets included (1) 5/64" and (1) 1/8"

Portable Media Blaster (F-90)
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Price: $230.16
Availability: In Stock
AllSource Item #: S50018 -

• Use dry abrasives only• Hose length - 10 ft.• Tank capacity - 90 lbs.• Strong tubular steel cart• Wheels - 6"• Maximum 125 psi• 7 CFM@80 psi minimum• Lightweight and portable• Easy setup• Steel nozzles - 13/64", 1/4", 5/16"

Portable Preessure Media Blaster 110DM, mW/Soda Blaster Attachment
Price: $1,125.12
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50003SB -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood with bump hatBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 10'Tank volume - 1.1 cu. ft.Wheels - 8"Welded steel frameASME certified tankApproximate capacity - 110 lbs.Installs in minutesRemoves paint and graffiti without harming the surface2 year warranty ...

Portable Pressure  Media Blaster 150DM
Price: $1,155.75
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50004 -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood with bump hatBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 15'Tank volume - 1.5 cu. ft.Wheels - 8"Welded steel frameASME certified tankApproximate capacity - 150 lbs.Automatic shut off if handle is droppedAbrasive flow is sealed at nozzle end by square sealing blockAbrasive hose remains pressurizedFull control of blasting at the handleHeavy-duty design, few wear components,...

Portable Pressure Blaster 100DM, w/Soda Blaster Attachment
Price: $1,002.12
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50002SB -

Manual pull up tank closure Adjustable abrasive flow valve Pressure relief valve - 125 psi Pressure gauge Pressure relieving ball valve Blast hood included Blast hose - 1/2" ID x 8' Tank volume - .9 cu. ft. Wheels - 6" Welded steel frame Approximate capacity - 90 lbs. Installs in minutes Removes paint and graffiti without harming the surface ...

Portable Pressure Blaster 110DM
Price: $913.90
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50003 -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood with bump hatBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 10'Tank volume - 1.1 cu. ft.Wheels - 8"Welded steel frameASME certified tankApproximate capacity - 110 lbs.Automatic shut off if handle is droppedAbrasive flow is sealed at nozzle end by square sealing blockAbrasive hose remains pressurizedFull control of blasting at the handleHeavy-duty design, few wear components,...

Portable Pressure Media Blaster
Price: $713.85
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50000 -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood includedBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 8'Tank volume - .45 cu. ft.Wheels - 6"Rugged tubular steel cartApproximate capacity - 45 lbs.Automatic shut off if handle is droppedAbrasive flow is sealed at nozzle end by square sealing blockAbrasive hose remains pressurizedFull control of blasting at the handleHeavy-duty design, few wear components, economical ...

Portable Pressure Media Blaster 110R
Price: $1,387.11
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50007 -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood with bump hatBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 10'Tank volume - 1.1 cu. ft.Wheels - 8"Welded steel frameASME certified tankApproximate capacity - 110 lbs.Automatic shut off if handle is droppedAbrasive flow is sealed at tank using diaphragm abrasive valveAbrasive hose is relieved of pressure during shut offPneumatic shut off is operated at the handleFull control of...

Portable Pressure Media Blaster 150R
Price: $1,665.52
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50008 -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood with bump hatBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 15'Tank volume - 1.5 cu. ft.Wheels - 8"Welded steel frameASME certified tankApproximate capacity - 150 lbs.Automatic shut off if handle is droppedAbrasive flow is sealed at tank using diaphragm abrasive valveAbrasive hose is relieved of pressure during shut offPneumatic shut off is operated at the handleFull control of...

Portable Pressure Media Blaster 300DM
Price: $1,926.25
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50005 -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood with bump hatBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 25 FtTank volume - 2.5 cu. ft.Wheels - 10"Welded steel frameASME certified tankApproximate capacity - 250 lbs.Automatic shut off if handle is droppedAbrasive flow is sealed at nozzle end by square sealing blockAbrasive hose remains pressurizedFull control of blasting at the handleHeavy-duty design, few wear components,...

Portable Pressure Media Blaster 300R
Price: $2,465.69
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50009 -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood with bump hatBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 25 FtTank volume - 2.5 cu. ft.Wheels - 10"Welded steel frameASME certified tankApproximate capacity - 250 lbs.Automatic shut off if handle is droppedAbrasive flow is sealed at tank using diaphragm abrasive valveAbrasive hose is relieved of pressure during shut offPneumatic shut off is operated at the handleFull control...

Portable Pressure Media Blaster 65DM
Price: $898.92
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50001 -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood with bump hatBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 10'Tank volume - .65 cu. ft.Wheels - 6"Welded steel frameASME Certified tankApproximate capacity - 65 lbs.

Portable Pressure Media Blaster 65R
Price: $1,342.86
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: S50006 -

Manual pull up tank closureAdjustable abrasive flow valvePressure relief valve - 125 psiPressure gaugePressure relieving ball valveBlast hood with bump hatBlast hose - 1/2" ID x 10'Tank volume - .65 cu. ft.Wheels - 6"Welded steel frameASME Certified tankApproximate capacity - 65 lbs.Automatic shut off if handle is droppedAbrasive flow is sealed at tank using diaphragm abrasive valveAbrasive hose is relieved of pressure during shut offPneumatic shut off is operated at the handleFull control of...

Replacement Deadman Handle
Price: $137.09
Availability: In Stock
ALC Item #: 40167 -

The S50167 comes with 4 sealing blocks totalTwo - 1/8" Nozzles One - 3/32" Nozzle