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Who has the best price on blast media?

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Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby Eddiem » February 11th, 2012, 3:08 pm

Looking for the best place to buy this from that has good prices .

I think i want to start out with

25LBs of Aluminum Oxide 100 grit
25LBs of Aluminum Oxide 180 grit

25LBs of Silicon Carbide 100 grit or maybe i should get 180 in that to?
and
50LBs of garnet 100 grit

This would be for.
Cedar wood thinking the 100 would be good for that.
Glass so we have something to start with thinking the 180 would be a good start for basic 2d stuff.
Garnet also for the wood so if i can not recycle the other media much this would cost less if it works and be somewhat safer to use.
Would also like to blast red Bricks and i am not sure on what would be best for that - thinking 100 would be ok.

Everything as a total is ending up costing more then i expected but i need it all.
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Re: Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby bernie » February 11th, 2012, 5:05 pm

you will probably want to check local first. Shipping is a real deal breaker!

If you think the grit is pricey ... wait till you start ordering resist and have to pay for shipping. I was shocked at my last shipping bill! You are
not in my area so I can't help you here.

I have said time and time again ... I don't know how anyone can do this as a hobby as everything that pertains to sandblasting costs more
than we expect! On top of that ... no matter how good one takes care of their equipment, there is always repairs, replacements, etc. YIKES!

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Re: Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby Eddiem » February 12th, 2012, 8:56 pm

I did find a local place 1 hour away but then i found it for less on Ebay including the shipping it cost less to have it shopped here then go pick it up.
Picked up my compressor today and a lot of parts. Hoping the guy is coming Monday to hook it up.
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Re: Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby ddamico361 » June 28th, 2015, 6:47 pm

I would agree that purchasing local is best. I recently bought a 50lb bag of aluminum oxide, 180 grit for $39 plus tax. A 40lb bag on eBay was $45 plus $15 shipping. Save, buy local.

I did a Google search with my location and the name of the abrasive.

Hope this helps,

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Re: Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby Charles » June 30th, 2015, 7:00 am

I generally buy a ton a time, comes up with a load of Granite from Elberton Ga ....have .79 lb in it when it gets here ...ahhhh AO
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Re: Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby bernie » June 30th, 2015, 7:48 am

wow ... this post is originally over 2 years old and popping up again. :)
Yup ... I still pay a premium for grit in Seattle.

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Re: Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby David Takes » June 30th, 2015, 8:06 am

Detroit Abrasives is still my abrasive supplier of choice. Even with the cost of shipping it is less than buying local with no shipping. I have it shipped via freight carrier on a pallet in bags, then transfer the contents of the bags into 5 gallon buckets with lids for storage until use. The buckets are stackable and take up less room than the bags, plus they are a bit easier to carry and move around. I usually buy 400-500 lbs when I order. I use 180 SC exclusively.
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Re: Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby ddamico361 » July 2nd, 2015, 7:00 pm

David Takes wrote:Detroit Abrasives is still my abrasive supplier of choice. Even with the cost of shipping it is less than buying local with no shipping. I have it shipped via freight carrier on a pallet in bags, then transfer the contents of the bags into 5 gallon buckets with lids for storage until use. The buckets are stackable and take up less room than the bags, plus they are a bit easier to carry and move around. I usually buy 400-500 lbs when I order. I use 180 SC exclusively.


Thanks for the tip on the supplier David. I'll check them out.
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Re: Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby Daryl » January 29th, 2017, 9:46 am

Has anybody used this comp for media?
http://www.hisglassworks.com/shop/loose ... pound.html
Is there much difference using 180 compared to 220?
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Re: Who has the best price on blast media?

Postby David Takes » January 29th, 2017, 12:50 pm

If you are doing fine detail and/or halftones, 220 would be recommended. If you are doing general text and logo designs, that is overkill. I use 180 and still achieve very fine detail with 3-mil resist film.

I would suggest doing a price comparison with product from Detroit Abrasives. I order a year's worth of abrasive media from Detroit Abrasives on a pallet via freight carrier to save money. It comes broken into 50 lb. bags, which I transfer into 5 gallon buckets when the shipment arrives.
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