Blastmaster 153 Hose-End Shutoff Handle
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The Blastmaster 153 Hose-End Shut-off Handle gives an operator the ability to remotely activate and deactivate the flow of air and abrasive at the blasting nozzle. This increases productivity and eliminates the need for a pot tender. When the spring-assisted lever is moved to the blasting position, the air and abrasive mixture in the blasting hose is released, allowing it to exit the nozzle. When the lever is released, it returns to the non-blasting position, deactivating the flow of the air and abrasive mixture exiting the blasting nozzle. Typical applications include: monument engraving, touch-up work, automobile restoration, and construction equipment maintenance. Common abrasives used include: aluminum oxide, garnet, glass bead, and sand.
REDUCED ABRASIVE CONSUMPTION
The Blastmaster® 153 Hose-End Shutoff allows the operator to activate and deactivate the flow of abrasive at the nozzle during operator repositioning, reducing abrasive consumption, abrasive costs, clean-up labor, and disposal costs.
OSHA requires an abrasive blasting pot to be equipped with a remote control system, which only operates with continuous hand pressure and closes immediately upon release of the control switch by the operator (29 CFR 1910.244(b)). This remote control system meets the OSHA requirement by providing a “Fail-to-Safe” configuration, which will deactivate the remote control system in the event the operator drops or loses control of the hose-end shutoff.
The Blastmaster® 153 Hose-End Shutoff comes complete with a Nozzle Cap. The body is made of durable cast iron for superior abrasion resistance, lasting up to ten times longer than aluminum, and features a removable cover for simple maintenance and repair.