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I just got my self a ingersoll Rand 85 CFM compressor I just want to know if I will be able to sandblast with it and where can I get the Nozzles?
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Here's a page that I wrote up when I got into sand / bead blasting...

http://www.old-engine.com/abrasive.shtml
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You should be able to keep up with a 3/16 nozzle quite nicely.

As you use them they will get larger.

I prefer a 1/4 inch nozzle but I have a 125 CFM compressor and a 1/4 inch might ? be pushing it for a 85 CFM or at least you may not keep the pressure that you want.

Nozzles can be had from many of the tool suppliers like Northern Tool or even E bay...
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I got the ceramic nozzle and it holds up great.
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Thats what I use... Just bought two more from the Ebay link that showed up on the bottom of Harrys Blasting Page... Thanks...
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Try www.tptools.com They have everything you can dream of when it comes to blasting.
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I really like the carbide nozzles. I have had my blaster for about 6 years now. When I am working in the cabinet, it is for hours at at time and usually for a few days in a row.
I am still using the 2nd carbide nozzle I bought. Started out with a pack of 3 ceramic. First one lasted about a month of typical use. Second one shattered when I tightened the set screw that holds it in the gun just a little too much. Third one is still in the package.
I use T.P. Tools "First Choice Abrasive" Low dust & good product life.
http://www.tptools.com/dg/183_Abrasi...ia.html?page=1
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They seem to be geared for the Blast Cabinets and 10 to 15 CFM... I couldn't even find a Nozzle for my Blaster..

Get up around 100 CFM and you can get something done... Just don't get it too close to any sheet metal...
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