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Customer Reviews for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017

ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017

Item# 1554
This ALC suction abrasive blaster is completely portable and easily carried from job to job. Has a 45- to 50-lb. abrasive container. Includes 7ft. hose and free hood. Optional nozzles available 7 CFM and 20 CFM. Optional safety equipment available Goggles and Gloves. Some assembly required. U.S.A. Moisture Separator No, Nozzle Size in. 1/4, Operating PSI 80-125, Recommended Media Black Beauty, steel grit, glass bead, Hose in. x ft. 3/8 x 7, Media Capacity cu. ft. 0.5, Body Material LDPE, Deadman Safety Valve No, Dimensions L x W x H in. 10 x 10 x 17, Gun Included Yes, Air Consumption at Load CFM 7-15.
Average Customer Rating:
2.667 out of 5
2.7
 out of 
5
(9 Reviews) 9
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Rating Summary (9 reviews)
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4 of 9(44%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Questions & Answers:
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Customer Reviews for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Review 1 for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

suction abrasive blaster

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February 16, 2013
By saddlesoar
from Soap Lake Washington
"SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!! buy a better quality pressure blaster. Thought I did every thing right with media air pressure but it barely worked. spread media around but very little cleaning..Sent it back.. Buy a bigger pressure blaster."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+1point
3out of 5found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

blasting my frame

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October 10, 2011
By lucky133
from Houston, Texas
"This product is getting the job done, but goes through media quickly. It also wore out the supplied nozzle after only going through about 300 lbs of media."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+1point
5out of 9found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Good Value

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July 16, 2011
By sandblaster45677899
from Virginia
"This sandblaster is good for occasional use, but you need lots of air. A good compressor is critical. It will be frustrating with a weak air source. The big negative is that replacement nozzles don't seem to be readily available."
Describe Yourself: Professional
+11points
11out of 11found this review helpful.
Response from Northern Tool:By PeterMECommerceAugust 16, 2011
Thank you for review. Northern Tool + Equipment has added a number of replacement nozzles to our website. Please look for these in the Top Accessories tab.
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Review 4 for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Cool And Usefull

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August 30, 2010
By ziper123
from Tionesta Pa
"I used it to blast my Ford Model T ' s fram it did a Excellent job. I was amased at how well it cleaned the rust and grime right off."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+11points
15out of 19found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Overall Rating:
2 / 5
2 / 5

costly

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June 2, 2010
By rhino660
from sebring fl
"the blaster is cheap but the little ceramic nozzles wear out very fast and are not cheap. this thing is to expensive to use and the ceramic nozzles are way to thin. more expensive sand blasters have huge ceramic nozzles. also this gun uses way to much air its very inefficient,
u need a very high cfm compressor to run this blaster.
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Describe Yourself: Professional
+14points
14out of 14found this review helpful.
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Review 6 for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Sand Bucket

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February 25, 2010
By jeepmkcomin
from NC
"I have tried this product with multiple compressors and have had no luck. I can barely get it to pull any sand through it to even blast with. I have tried different CFM nozzles too but none of them helped/remedied the problem. This is a true example of you get what you pay for. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone looking for even occasional use. Go ahead and spend your money on a more expensive unit that is pressurized and sell it used afterwards to recoup the extra costs if money is an issue. Otherwise I gave it one star because it makes a good container to store sand in."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+9points
10out of 11found this review helpful.
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Review 7 for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Good For What I Use It For

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June 6, 2008
By Ceemee
from Florida
"Got this to use as a feed bucket for my home built blaster cabinet, It does okay with a 5hp compressor. Only problem is trying to find replacement nozzles. The ad says they are available by CFM description but doesn't list them under accessories. The unit didn't come with a parts list and the website doesn't list replacements specifically for this unit. You get what you pay for.."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
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Review 8 for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Suction Abrasive Blaster

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April 21, 2008
By bt456
from Texas
"Does a good job, a great little blaster for doing small jobs were I don't want to set up my large blaster, very portable."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
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Review 9 for ALC Suction Abrasive Blaster - 50-Lb. Capacity, Model# 41017
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Don't go there

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March 7, 2007
By Snowgoose
from Somerville, NJ
"Have tried this "blaster" with diferent compressors and have had no luck. Spend the extra bucks and get a good one."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+14points
16out of 18found this review helpful.
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