Blast Pot

Shot Blasting Pot Buying Guide

When you want to abrasively clean a surface to remove a coating or to clean the surface, a shot blasting pot can help you get the job done. There are shot blasting pots available for personal use and industrial use. On eBay, you can find a wide variety of shot blasting pots available at affordable prices.

What are some relevant features of a shot blasting pot?

Some of the relevant features of shot blasters include:

  • Portability - You will want to be able to move the shot blaster around the job site easily.
  • Disassembly - When you can take apart a machine and reassemble it, you can use the machine in more places.
  • Blasting width - The machines with wider blasting widths will cover a larger area and will take less time to shot blast.
  • Adjustable width - While you typically want a wider blast area, you will also wish to reduce the area as necessary to reach more difficult places or for more precision.
  • Mesh grit - Machines that can use a larger mesh grit (such as S780) can have more blasting power.
What are some available models of shot blasters?

On eBay, you can find new and second-hand shot blasting pots. The models of shot blasters that are available for purchase include:

  • SPE 20E Super - This is a larger machine that has a 50-centimetre working width and is capable of using S780 mesh grit. It can be disassembled to pass through a 600mm access hole in a storage tank.
  • Blastrac 1-8DM - This is a smaller unit that is conducive to residential use and tasks such as decks and garage floors. Its blast pattern is almost 23cm.
  • Sealey SB995 - This is a budget-friendly shot blasting kit for individual use. It is lightweight and easily transportable and can hold up to 40 kg of grit.
What is shot blasting?

Shot blasting is a form of abrasive blasting. When you use a shot blasting pot, steel particles are directed at a surface at high pressure in order to change the composition of a surface. Shot blasting can roughen a smooth surface or smooth a rough surface. A shot blasting pot is also used to remove surface contaminants. Shot blasting is a process that is usually used on older concrete or metal to clean or revitalise it. Shot blasting is used an alternative to grinding, especially when there are hard-to-reach places on the surface.