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Tumbler or blast cabinet?

By bbhenry2000

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    I was looking at tumblers and blast cabinets yesterday at HB. The 5# tumbler looked too small for things like drop target assemblies. The 18# tumbler was bigger, yet it was around $150 before you buy media. The blast cabinet was only $115 before media and can fit pretty much anything you'd need for pinball. So, my question is... is there a reason you'd pick a tumbler over a blast cabinet and why?

    #2 6 years ago

    A tumbler is for polishing. A blast cab is for stripping.

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    #4 6 years ago

    If you used the really soft media, wouldn't the blast cabinet be capable of the same thing? I understand the harder media would be way too abrasive and remove too much metal.

    #5 6 years ago

    A tumbler is like a whirlpool, while a blast cabinet is like a machine gun.

    #6 6 years ago

    That makes sense. Guess I'm going with the tumbler then.

    #7 6 years ago

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