Abrasive Blasting Cabinets, Dust Collectors, Vacuums & HVLP Paint Spray Systems

  HOW TO INSTALL CORRECT METAL PIPING IN YOUR SHOP

When we first moved into our Canfield, Ohio plant, we installed all of our air lines with metal piping, being sure that the pipe size was correct for our needs, and correctly designed so that moisture in the air lines could be easily removed with water separators and drain valves.  This is a necessity when operating any type of abrasive blasting equipment, plasma burning equipment or simple air tools. To see a very detailed piping diagram and other information on airline accessories, parts and fittings, please see:

http://www.tptools.com/StaticText/airline-piping-diagram.pdf

One of our customers (Mr. EZ of Ringgold, Georgia) used the above piping diagram and airline accessories to install a neat airline piping system in his shop.  Shown below are three pictures of his shop. Take a careful look of how the piping was installed with "risers" to keep the moisture within the metal pipes until it can be removed with our water separators and drain valves.  EZ even has a neon "Open Sign" to welcome visitors.



Center picture shows the best way to install such piping.  The main air line from your compressor runs horizontially across the walls of your shop.  At each airline hookup station, the pipe drops down towards the floor with a drain valve to blow water out of the piping as shown. You can place a bucket under this pipe to catch the water when valve is opened.  Just above this drain valve is a short length of pipe stubbing out horizontially and then an elbow facing up and another elbow facing to left.  This section of piping is called the "riser" and is very important, as we are using gravity to keep the moisture within the piping below this area, so that most moisture can be removed when opening the drain valve (suggest daily). 

Air is then directed into a moisture separator and then to an airline regulator, whch is used to regulate the air pressure from your main line to whatever pressure is to be used for your particular application. For most abrasive blasting in a Skat Blast Cabinet, we recommend 80 to 85 psi, as higher pressures will pulverize the abrasive on impact, eventually turning the abrasive into a powder form, which will not blast effectively, and will  also create much dust within the cabinet, resulting in  poor visibility.  Looking at the above setup, see that EZ installed two moisture separators.  Not a bad idea, although we would recommend that the second separator be a Coalescing Filter, which is the best choice for a final airline filter.

*Note: There are exceptions to the above suggestion as to pressure.  If using "First Choice" or other lower cost abrasives and are blasting very rusty objects such as wheels or some heavy steel automotive components, you may want to increase your pressure above the recommended 85 psi.  It will cut faster, but the abrasive will break down  quickly, resulting in the necessity of changing your abrasive more frequently. Blasting with worn out abrasive is never satisfactory, as results and visibility will be poor.

Abrasives should be change on a regular basis and we offer many choices for various projects that you might need.  See other section of this web site by clicking "Abrasives" at Home Page.

WARNING:  Do not use Silica Sand for abrasive blasting, even within a closed cabinet. Sand is a severe health hazard, as operator is always exposed to dust when loading and unloading cabinet. Also sand breaks down quickly on impact & turns to dust quickly, so visibility is poor.

WARNING: Do not install any airline piping with PVC or plastic piping. Even though it may be rated at high pressure, it is unsafe and is banned in many states.  Reason: should the PVC piping get damaged on impact for any reason, it will shatter and "explode", sending pieces of plastic in the form of shrapnel in all directions, with a strong possibility of personal injury.  As an example, if you bump the PVC piping with a cart or any object, it will break. This is even more likely in colder climate areas.  We have also heard reports of PVC piping systems failing after a few years, due to a deterioration of the inside surface of the piping from the oils that are commonly within air lines that come from your air compressor.  There is a new type of plastic piping now being sold by TP Tools that has metal reinforcement built into the inside of the plastic to minimize danger of breakge under impact.  Call TP Tools for more information on this new product. 

Please feel free to call us for more information on this subject, or for help with designing a proper airline piping system in your shop.  We offer a Free Tech Line for our customer either before or after the sale and we answer our phones live!  Best time to call is from 10 AM to 6 PM weekdays Eastern Time.  Toll Free: 800-321-9260




"BUILD YOUR OWN CABINET KITS" are available.
These are described in TP Tools Catalog in detail at www.tptools.com

See below for a really professionally built cabinet that was made by one of our customers (Ken D, Westminster, MD).  Using Skat Blast Plans and components and ordinary plywood and some metal legs, Ken was able to build a cabinet that will serve him well for many years. The nice thing about using Skat Blast componets is that they are always available at TP Tools in Canfield, Ohio for immediate UPS shipment.  This means no down time.

Side view of Ken's Cabinet.  Notice that he used two door latches, which is always a good idea to keep the dust created in blasting where it belongs.  Floodlight was installed in the upper left hand corner - out of the way, but aiming at the work area in front of the gloves. Switch and duplex receptacle is on top left of cabinet and turns on the floodlight, and a vacuum can be plugged into the outlet.  Ken opted for a foot pedal operation and added a very useful accessory - a blow gun inside the cabinet to blow dust of the surface of small parts.  This is evidenced by the two air hoses entering the cabinet on right front (one to power gun and one to the blow gun).

Other then the legs, the entire cabinet was made of plywood.  The lens, lens trim and glove and glove flanges were purchased from TP Tools at moderate cost. Joints were neatly aligned and sanded to where they cannot be seen and the cabinet was painted with light gray enamel, close to the standard color used by Skat Blast.  If you look closely, you can see the inner lens protector, which is attached to the inside of the tempered glass lens. This protector is made of durable Mylar and can be changed as it gets scratched from blasting.  These are sold in convenient packages of three and are always in stock at TP Tools in Canfield, Ohio


Front View, showing Power Gun and Blow Gun.  Metal framework attaches to the wooden cabinet with either wood screws or bolts and nuts.  Notice electrical outlet with switch at top left, which can be used to turn on the  vacuum and light.  A very professional job and with Skat Blast plans and components, you can make this very same cabinet, using regular carpenter shop tools.  Not shown in this picture is a trap door at bottom of funnel, which is used for dumping used abrasive.  This is available at TP Tools and is spring-loaded to keep it closed.  Always remember to change abrasive on a regular basis, as blasting with worn out abrasive is one of the main reasons for poor visibility inside a cabinet, as well as not being cost effective, due to slow results.  Most any abrasive can be used in this cabinet.  See other section of this web site for a description and pictures of available abrasives that are in stock.



Side View - If we didn't know better, we would think this was one of our Skat Blast Cabinets!  It is identical in appearance to our cabinets, including Gloves, Lens, Floodlight and Work Area Sscreen.  As you blast, rust and paint are instantly removed and drop to the bottom of the funnel, along with abrasive. When foot pedal control is pressed, air passes through the power gun at about 80 PSI and pulls the abrasive from the bottom of the funnel and injects it into the air stream.  This powerful blast removes paint, rust and scale quickly and efficiently.  For small parts, we recommend the use of a  hand-held "Bolt Basket" that holds the parts so that they do not become lost.  This is not shown in this picture and if Ken doesn't have one of these, you can be sure that we will send one to him quickly. As you blast, the abrasive mix can be used over and over again until it turns to dust.  At that time it should be replaced.

Congratulations Ken on building one of the nicest cabinets that we have seen, although there are undoubtedly many other similar cabinets, as we have sold thousands of "Build Your Own Kits".  These kits are available in several types:

a) Trigger Operated Kit includes Trigger Gun, Pickup Tube, Siphon Hose and Air Inlet Hose, along with a clearly illustrated set of Instructions and Plans.  Extra Nozzles are included.

b) A Foot Pedal Operated Kit includes all of the above, except that a Foot Pedal Control is included, and gun does not have trigger.  This type of setup eliminates operator fatigue when pulling trigger for extended periods of time.  Extra Nozzles are included and long-wearing Ceramic or Tungsten Carbide Nozzles are available at extra cost.

c) Trim Kits are available in several sizes and include Gloves, Glove Flanges and Gaskets, Tempered Glass Lens, Inner and Outer Lens Protector, Lens Frame with Gaskets and Screws.  A Floodlight Assembly is included which includes a Duplex Outlet and Power Cord.

d) Cabinet Plans are included with all of the above kits, but are available separately at moderate cost and can be shipped via 1st class mail to U.S. and Canada.

See our Free Catalog for more details, or see
www.tptools.com and in the block at upper left-hand side of Home Page, enter Build Cabinets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skat Blast - Made in U.S.A in Canfield, Ohio.
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Abrasives & Parts - For a complete list of Abrasives and parts, including current pricing, see www.tptools.com.

MSDS: Arrow down to bottom section of this page for current MSDS Sheets.  *Note that MSDS sheets are not yet listed for all of our abrasives, but are available on request to existing customers of record. In addition, we enclose a current MSDS sheet with every box of abrasive at time of shipment, so be sure to check for this when opening your carton.

Abrasives shown below are described, showing Grit Size.  Always remember that the higher the grit size, the finer the abrasive and the smoother the finish after blasting.  Lower Grit Sizes are coarser and cut faster, but leave a relatively rough finish. Depending on what you are cleaning and the type of finish you prefer, we suggest that you refer to the descriptions below, or feel free to call TP Tools in Canfield, Ohio at 1-800-321-9260 for technical help.  When  you call TP Tools, you will quickly be connected to a live person, who will be able to help. No automated attendants or recordings at TP Tools - phones are answered live!

*Note: All Skat Blast Cabinets recycle abrasive automatically, without the necessity of pouring back into the funnel of the cabinet.  This means that you can use the same abrasive over and over again.  Eventually all abrasive breaks down into a powder, when it is no longer effective and visibility within the cabinet will be impaired.  It is not economical to blast with worn-out abrasive and results will be unacceptable, so always change your abrasive on a regular basis for best results.


When adding abrasive to any of our cabinets, we recommend the use of a Sifter Screen, which is an extra-cost option at a reasonable price. Sifting of abrasive (even new abrasive) eliminates many minor clogging problems. Order from TP Tools - Part No. 1360-16. 11-3/8" diameter, 1-3/4" high. If abrasive will go through this screen, it will go through the nozzle!



When doing any blasting (outdoors or inside a closed cabinet)   using sand is NOT an option that anyone should consider, due to the extreme health hazard (silicosis).   If blasting outdoors and you are using an approved air-supplied hood/respirator, your exposure to the silica in the sand will be minimized, but positively do not allow others in the blasting area.  Sand breaks down fairly quickly on impact and does not lend itself to recycling and is often not graded properly, which can cause clogging in the bottom of the sandblaster, as well as in the nozzle. Sand is often not kept in a dry location, so will not flow properly. Play sand is usually not graded much at all and can contain a lot of moisture, which will also cause clogging. Bottom line - do not use sand!

 

For blasting inside a closed cabinet, Glass Beads are the usual favorite abrasive, as they leave a "factory finish" on most parts.  Crushed glass (also called, "Skat Magic") is also another option and looks about the same as glass beads (looks like salt or sugar).  While lower in cost, it cuts faster than glass beads, but leaves a slightly coarser finish and can be a little dusty in use.  Other abrasives that can be used are Silicon Carbide (diamond sharp & very expensive), Walnut Shells, Plastic Abrasive, Steel Grit, Garnet and other products. There are other special abrasives and abrasive mixes sold by Skat Blast (First Choice, Speed Bead, Fast Cut Max, and others.).


Soda Master Media can be used for blasting, but breaks on impact and can be used only one time (even inside a closed cabinet).  Soda is recommended for engine parts, as it will not harm, etch, or otherwise damage the surface being cleaned. It is safe on chrome, glass, rubber seals, bearings, splines, valves, pistons and cylinders.  Call for more information on Soda Master Media.


Keeping abrasive out of engine parts,is a hazard when using most abrasives, (other than Soda Master Media), so be sure to remove any and all traces of abrasive from engine and other mechanical parts after blasting.  If blasting the surface of a vehicle, it is important to protect chrome, window glass, headlight and tail light lenses, engine and steering parts, under the hood,, brake drums, and other critical areas.


When purchasing abrasive, always ask the supplier if their abrasive is made in USA or imported.  USA abrasives are graded carefully and most are to military specs.  Imported abrasives may or may not be the same quality, or of the same consistency.  Regardless of which abrasive you use, change abrasive on a regular basis, as  visibility problems inside a closed cabinet will increase as the abrasive breaks down in consistency.  Once the abrasive breaks down to a consistency of a fine powder, the fine particles will pass through most vacuum bags or cartridges, resulting in failure of the vacuum or dust collector motor, and often blowing dust into your shop.  It is not economical to blast with worn out abrasive and doing so is one of the chief causes of vacuum motor failure.

 

All Skat Blast Abrasives are "Made in USA".  Don't settle for imported abrasives, as their consistency can often vary and the results can be questionable.  Our abrasives are always consistent and provide long life.


GLASS BEADS


Most popular abrasive for cleaning up carburetors and under-the-hood components, since it leaves a nice, satin finish which is very similar to the appearance when new. Commonly used on brass, aluminum, and most soft metals. Removes carbon, rust and scale from pistons, connecting rods and many other parts. Favorite abrasive for general parts cleaning and automotive use. Creates little dust. Grit Size: 60-80 and white in color, similar to salt or sugar.  Packed in 50# containers and can be shipped via UPS promptly - always in stock for "Instant Shipping". This abrasive is sometimes included when you buy any of the larger Skat Blast Cabinets, since it cuts so fast and is generally a good all-purpose abrasive.  Our Part No. 6700-50.  Order at www.tptools.com   A current MSDS Sheet is shown at bottom of this page - arrow down for this information.

 


SKAT MAGIC


Environmentally-safe abrasive is making a breakthrough in cabinet blasting.  Made of recycled auto and other clear glass products, it is crushed by a roller-type mechanism to a consistency of 40-80 mesh. Similar in appearance to Glass Beads (shown above), except edges are sharper and in different shapes. These edges cut faster than glass beads, giving a medium texture to the blasted metal. Because paint and rust removal is fast, slightly more dust is present, but the results are fantastic.  In stock for "Instant Shipping". While in color. Grit Size: 40-80, 50# container.  Our Part No. 6704-50.  Order at www.tptools.com

 


FIRST CHOICE


Cuts fast, yet leaves a relatively fine finish. and is economically priced. A popular abrasive for fast removal of heavy rust, paint and scale while providing a flat, fairly fine finish and with the advantage of having good visibility in the cabinet while blasting. Rounded grains prevent the abrasive from embedding in the metal. Produces a "white" textured metal finish, so important for primer and paint adhesion. Since this abrasive cuts so fast and  is economically priced, it is often used for commercial and industrial applications. It is especially effective for paint and rust removal and can be recycled over and over again. First Choice is sure to be your favorite for painted and rusted automotive parts. Grit Size: 60-90, 50# container.  Brown in color.  Our Part No. 6710-50.  Always in stock at www.tptools.com 


SPEED BEAD


This is a premium mix of abrasive that cuts 5 times faster than Glass Beads and leaves a similar "satin smooth" finish that is slightly coarser than if using Glass Beads. Highly recommended for general automotive parts cleaning and finishing. Contains a mixture of 80 grit Aluminum Oxide for fast cutting and 50-80 grit Glass Beads for a "satin smooth" finish. If you have been using Glass Beads, but want to speed up the process, give Speed Bead a try in your cabinet. Creates low dust and lasts long. Grit Size: 50-80.  Silver in color.  Our Part No. 6703-50 is packed in 50# containers and can be shipped quickly by UPS at www.tptools.com, or by calling TP Tools at 800-321-9260.

 

ALUMINUM OXIDE


High-quality abrasive does not dull quickly, so lasts longer. Laves a coarse-textured finish. Longer lasting and more aggressive than glass most other abrasives. Comparing labor savings and long life, aluminum oxide is one of the most economical abrasives that you can use in a closed cabinet. Grit Size: 46, Brown/Black in color.  Our Part No. 6702-50 is packed in 50# containers and is shipped quickly by UPS at www.tptools.com or by calling TP Tools at 800-321-9260.

 

FAST CUT MAX


Faster cutting - less dust! Our newest abrasive, similar finish to Aluminum Oxide, yet considerably lower in cost. New, improved formula has sharp angular-granule shape and will last longer and cut faster, with a reduced dust level inside the cabinet. Lower dust means better visibility. Recommended for paint, rust and scale removal leaving a flat/coarse textured finish which is ideal for primer adhesion. A great, all around abrasive for automotive parts blasting. Grit Size: 50, Reddish Brown in color. Our Part No. 6708-50 is packed in 50# containers and can be shipped UPS the same day your order is received if sent by 2 PM weekdays. Order at www.tptools.com or call TP Tools at 800-321-9260. TP Tools is located in NE Ohio in Canfield.

STEEL GRIT


Steel Grit is popular because it leaves such a smooth finish...not as much texture as others. Extremely fast cutting on rusty metal. Ideal for any cabinet and perfect for preparing metal for paint. Grit Size 80 - dark gray color. Our Part No. 6705-50 is packed in 50# containers and can be shipped UPS the same day your order is received if sent by 2 PM weekdays. Order at www.tptools.com or call TP Tools at 800-321-9260. TP Tools is located in NE Ohio in Canfield.


WALNUT SHELLS



Walnut Shells provide slower rust and paint removal than Glass Beads, but provide a much smoother finish. Will NOT etch or scratch aluminum, glass or chrome (may be necessary to cut down the air pressure and masking of glass or chrome is still recommended).  Popular use for use on internal engine and transmission parts, as it won't embed itself in the surface of the metal being blasted.  (Cleaning of such parts is still highly recommended after blasting).  Walnut Shells can also be used on wood with extra care at reduced air pressures. Grit Size 35-60 tan color.  Our Part No. 6701-50 is packed in 50# containers and can be shipped UPS the same day your order is received if sent by 2 PM weekdays. Order at www.tptools.com or call TP Tools at 800-321-9260. TP Tools is located in NE Ohio in Canfield.


SILICON CARBIDE



Expensive, but preferred by serious restorers, as it cuts fast and stays sharp, even after being recycled many times. Silicon Carbide is the highest-quality abrasive in our line - lasts longer than any other abrasive. This abrasive is the favorite for etching of glass and mirrors due to its high quality and fast-cutting properties.  Grit Size 60 and gray in color.  *Note: Due to the fast-cutting action of Silicon Carbide, nozzles, pickup tube, power head and other cabinet components may wear rapidly.  Our Part No. 6706-50 is packed in 50# containers and can be shipped UPS the same day your order is received if sent by 2 PM weekdays. Order at www.tptools.com or call TP Tools at 800-321-9260. TP Tools is located in NE Ohio in Canfield.


SKAT PLUS PLASTIC ABRASIVE



For paint (some light rust) and light oxidation removal on aluminum, chrome, antiques (may be necessary to reduce air pressure on fragile items).  Used to strip aluminum aircraft and is an improved technology in blasting abrasive. Removes light surface rust from tooling gears and parts without affecting dimensions or etching the surface, and all with little or no dust while blasting, so visibility within the cabinet is quite clear.  Little, if any heat is generated; and production is FAST.  Grit Size 30-40 particles are assorted colors.  Our Part No. 6712-50 is packed in 50# containers and can be shipped UPS the same day your order is received if sent by 2 PM weekdays. Order at www.tptools.com or call TP Tools at 800-321-9260. TP Tools is located in NE Ohio in Canfield. Also available in 250# cartons and quantity pricing is available up to 2000 pounds.


SODA MASTER MEDIA



This is an environmentally friendly abrasive, as it is extra heavy-duty 100% pure Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda) that is manufactured specifically for soda blasting. It contains no flow additives, so it is far less dusty and far more productive than most other media. Soda Master Media has a consistent 50-60 grit size, which permits positive flow, faster production and better visibility. It won't harm, etch or otherwise damage the surface being cleaned. It is safe on glass, chrome, rubber seals, bearings, pistons, valves, gears, splines, cylinders, etc.  This media is designed for enclosed cabinets using the Soda Master Attachment and outdoor blasters as well.  Note that this media breaks on impact and cannot be recycled.  One of our most popular abrasives.  Our Part No. 6709-50
is packed in 50# containers and can be shipped UPS the same day your order is received if sent by 2 PM weekdays. Order at www.tptools.com or call TP Tools at 800-321-9260. TP Tools is located in NE Ohio in Canfield.


Material Safety Data Sheet Section below:
      *Not all abrasives are listed - others to be added at a later date.


MSDS - Glass Beads - Our Part No. 6700-50 (Grit 60-80)
Date Prepared: January 8, 2010

1) Chemical Product and Company Identification
Product Name:
Glass Beads - Our Part No. 6700-50 (Sold only in 60-80 Grit Size)
Product Description: Spherical Glass Beads.
Distributed by: Skat Blast, Inc. 7077 State Rt. 446, Canfield, OH 44406 330-533-9477
For Transportation Emergency, call CHEMTREC   800-424-9300

2) Composition Information on Ingredients
Chemical and Common Name:
Glass oxide; Glass
CAS Registry Number: 65997-17-3    Wt. % 100%
OSHA PEL: 15mg/m3 total dust, 5mg/m3 respirable
ACGIH TLV: 10mg/m3 inhalable, 3mg/m3 respirable

3) Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview:
    Noncombustible. Spilled material is extremely slippery.
Eye Contact: When used for abrasive blasting, this material can rebound fragment into sharp particles, which are hazardous to the eyes or skin. Material as supplied is practically non-irritating to eyes and is slightly irritrating to the skin.'
Inhalation: When used for abrasive blasting, this material can rebound or fragment into respirable particles and can also generate hazardouls air contaminants from the material being blasted. Material as dmay cause irritation to respiratory tract.
Ingestion: No known hazard.
Chronic Hazards: Not listed by NTP, IARC or OSHA as a carcinogen.
Physical Hazards: Spilled material is extremely slippery. Noise is a major hazard in abrasive blasting processes. Abrasive blasting can generate heat, sparks, and static electrical charge.

4) First Aid Measures
Eye:
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Skin: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention if irritation develops and persists. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.
Inhallation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artifical respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Ingestion: Not applicable.

5) Fire Fighting Measures
Flammable Limits:
This material is non-combustible.
Extinguishing Media: This material is compatible with all extinguishing media.
Hazards to Fire-Fighters: See Section 3 for information on hazards when this material is present in the area of a fire.
Fire-Fighting Equipment: The following protective equipment for fire fighters is recommended when this material is present in the area of a fire: standard turnout gear including rubber boots with slip-resistant soles.

6) Accidental Release Measures
Personal Protection:
Wear rubber boots  with slip-resistant soles, and NIOSH-approved dust respirator where dust occurs.  See section 8.
Environmental Hazards: Sinks in water. No known hazard to aquatic life.
Small Spill Cleanup: Carefully shovel or sweep up spilled material and place in suitable container. Avoid generating dust. Use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), See Section 8.
Large Spill Cleanup: Keep unnecessary people away; isolate hazard area and deny entry. Do not walk through spilled material. Carefully shovel or sweep up spilled material and place in suitable container. Avoid generating dust. Use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). See Section 8.
CERCLA RQ: There is no CERCLA Reportable Quantity for this material.

7) Handling and Storage
Handling:
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Do not breathe dust. Promptly clean up spills. Clean up dust from abrasive blasting by wet sweeping or vacuum with high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) filter.
Storage: Keep containers closed. Store in clean metal, fiber or plastic containers.

8) Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls:
Use with adequate ventilation. Keep containers closed. Safety shower and eyewash fountain should be within direct access.
Respiratory Protection: Use a NIOSH-approved respirator. Observe OSHA regulations for abrasive blasting (29CFR 1910.94) respirator use (29 CFR #1910.134)
Skin Protection: Wear heavy canvas or leather gloves and aprons or equivalent.
Eye Protection: Wear safety goggles and face shield where respirator design does not provide such protection.

9) Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance:
 Glass Beads.     Color: White.   Solubility in water: Insoluble.
Melting Point: Approximately 730 degrees Centigrade.    Odor: Odorless.
pH: Not applicable.  Specific Gravity: Approximately 2.46-2.49 g/cm3

10) Stability and Reactivity
Stability:
This material is stable under all conditions of use and storage.
Conditions to avoid: None.
Materials to avoid: Dissolves in hydrofluoric acid.
Hazardous decomposition products: None Known.

11) Toxicological Information
Acute Data:
When tested for primary irritation potential, this material was practically nonirritating to eyes and slightly irritating to skin. The acute oral toxicty of this product has not been tested. A similar spherical glass powder was nontoxic to rats at 5,000 mg/kg. All animals survived, gained weight and appeared activite and healthy. There were no signs of gross toxicity, adverse pharmacologic effects or abnormal behavior.
Subchronic Data: There are no known reports of subchronic toxicity of nonfibrous glass.
Special Studies: There are no known reports of carcinogenicity of nonfibrous glass. Nonfibrous glass is not listed by IARC, NTP or OSHA as a carcinogen.

12) Ecological Information
Eco Toxicity:
There are no known reports of ecotoxicity of nonfibrous glass.
Environmental Fate: This material is persistent but inert in aquatic systems. It will not bioconcentrate up the food chain.
Physical/Chemical: Sinks in water. Insoluble in water.

13) Disposal Considerations
Classification:
  Disposed material is not a hazardous waste.
Disposal Method: Dispose in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

14) Transport Information
DOT UN Status:
This material is not regulated hazardous material for transportation.

15) Regulatory Information
CERCLA:
No CERCLA Reportable Quantity has been established for thie material.
SARA TITLE III:  Not an Extremely Hazardous Substance under #302. Not a Toxic Chemical under #313.
TSCA:    All ingredients of this material are listed on the TSCA inventory.
FDA:  Glass is regarded by FDA as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in contact with food.

16) Other Information
    Supersedes revision of: 1/17/2007.

The information on this Safety Data Sheet is believed to be accurate and it is the best information available to Skat Blast, Inc. at this time. This document is intendend only as a guide to the appropriate precautions for handling a chemical by a person trained in chemical handling. We make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied with respect to such information or the product to which it relates and we assume no liability resulting from the use or handling of the product to which this Safety Data Sheet relates. Users and handlers of this product should make their own investigations to determine the suitablility of the information provided herein for their own purposes.



MSDS - Always included with every box of abrasive.

For your convenience, a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is packed inside each and every box of abrasive shipped from TP Tools.  Be sure to retain this information for your files and future reference. On request this information can be sent via email to existing customer only, so that we can check your account to be sure  that the correct MSDS sheet is being forwarded, based on past purchases.

* Note that Abrasives are "non-returnable", so when trying a new abrasive, suggest that you purchase only one carton for testing, prior to ordering in higher volume.  

For more information on the use of our abrasives, feel free to call the TP Tools Tech Line at 1-800-321-9260 for specific recommendations for your particular application. TP Tools answers their phones "live" and you do not have to push buttons or talk to a recording device.

ORDERING


To order any of the abrasives described above, see below.

In a hurry?
  Call by 2 PM weekdays Eastern Time with credit card information  and your order will be shipped the SAME DAY via UPS.

Skat Blast - All abrasives described are Made in U.S.A and distributed exclusively by TP Tools in Canfield, Ohio.

Call for Free TP Tools Catalog (Sent 1st Class Mail USA & Canada only)
Order Toll Free 1-800-321-9260 or 330-533-3384 or
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