Upgrade to Harbor Freight Cabinet

Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:57 pm

Well - once again I took the advice of this forum. I upgraded my blasting gun to the siphon kit from TP Tools http://www.tptools.com/. The S-25 pistol grip gun and pick-up tube is far superior to the gun that came with the cabinet I can hardly find the words to explain. It's FAST, it doesn't pulse and the results are just plain superior. If you have an import cabinet do yourself a favor and upgrade. Right now use code DAD13 and get $20 off an order of $100 or more.

I've got my $100 in the cart. :D

Ken

Re: Upgrade to Harbor Freight Cabinet

Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:39 am

The S-25 is the same gun I put in mine. It's certainly a better gun but the main reason I replaced mine was the availability of tips & nozzles. What size tip & nozzle did you get with Yours? I've tried the different sizes but have settled on medium. The small one was too slow and the large used too much air.

Re: Upgrade to Harbor Freight Cabinet

Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:47 am

For the money, the carbide tip is the best. They cost a lot more but they will outlast 30 ceramic tips. If that is available for the S-25 go for it.

Re: Upgrade to Harbor Freight Cabinet

Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:02 am

Bill, your gun is the same as the S-25, your is the foot control version, so they use the same consumables. Having settled on the medium tip & nozzle, I may go with the carbide next time. The ceramic tips last very well for me, though.

Re: Upgrade to Harbor Freight Cabinet

Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:14 am

Barnyard wrote:For the money, the carbide tip is the best. They cost a lot more but they will outlast 30 ceramic tips. If that is available for the S-25 go for it.


Replacement Costs:
1. Steel 3pk $11.95
2. Steel 5pk $19.95 - Combo pack w/air jet and gasket - Change every 2-3 steel nozzles
3. Ceramic 3pk $17.95, without air jet and gasket - which should be changed every 3 nozzles.
4. Ceramic 1ea $29.95 - Kit with air jet and gasket
5. Tungsten Carbide 1ea. $54.95 - 3 air jets and two gaskets - Rated to last out last 30 ceramic nozzles.

It seems clear.

Ken