Well I just picked up a blast cabinet friday, and right now I’m using sand to blast with, but I’m picking up a 50lb bag of glass beads next time I go to harbor freight. Right now I’m getting tons of dust in the cabinet from the sand. The first few uses were fine, but now there’s so much dust in it that as soon as I pull the trigger, it all gets stirred up and I can’t see anything. I’m in the midst of rigging up a vaccum system to remedy this problem.
My question is – Do glass beads create as much dust as sand does? I would think they would create minimal dust, if any, and if this is true, then I won’t really worry about a vaccum system.