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Old 05-20-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Question Harbor Freight Sand Blast Cabinet - Light Upgrade

I know several members have mentioned upgrading the light on their Harbor Freight blast cabinet to better illuminate the inside of the cabinet.

What are people replacing theirs with? It looks like the light in there now is 2 20W fluorescent tubes.

Before I go looking for something I thought I would ask what has worked for others.

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Old 05-20-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Harbor Freight Sand Blast Cabinet - Light Upgrade

My cabinet isn't a HF (it's home made) and I've tried various types of lighting in it. I seem to have had the best luck with a pair of inexpensive halogen spot lights mounted high in each corner.



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looking good guys
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:25 AM   #4
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Default Re: Harbor Freight Sand Blast Cabinet - Light Upgrade

Man, that is one nice looking cabinet! Well done!

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My cabinet isn't a HF (it's home made) and I've tried various types of lighting in it. I seem to have had the best luck with a pair of inexpensive halogen spot lights mounted high in each corner.



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Default Re: Harbor Freight Sand Blast Cabinet - Light Upgrade

Thanks Jeff. It's about 30 years old. I've made some modifications to it over the years and would like to build another one based on what I have learned. A deeper hopper would be the main thing. I set it up for both pressure and syphon feed blasting. The vacume system works well - inexpensive Sop-Vac with a home made water based filter. The lack of gloves in the door probably looks odd. I have long gauntlet gloves that I wear and simply put my arms through the holes. They seal well and it allows me to pass small parts through without opening the door. It's seen a lot of use over the years.





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