We have a crappy little blast box that we occasionally use around the TM shop, but this is what we really want: a 46″ wide x 34″ deep x 36″ high cabinet made of 14-gauge steel with a foot-pedal-operated gun and a 250-300 CFM dust collection system. This is the real deal, and I want one.
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We’ve been receiving the TP Tools & Equipment catalong for about eight months now, and we’re always impressed with their selection of tools. We haven’t seen anyone that offers the same combination of practical and reasonably-priced tools oriented toward professional fabrication and auto restoration.
But we haven’t had a chance to order from them yet, and we wonder how easy they are to work with. Have any of you done business with TP? If you have — or know someone who has, or even just have an opinion — let us know in comments. We’d also like to hear about any experiences you might have with their self-branded tools — from pneumatics to the large blasting cabinets.
And hey — even if you haven’t heard of them, you should call for your free catalog. If nothing else, the catalogs are great drool material.
TP Tools & Equipment [Corprorate Site]
It seems like half the battle in any new project is knowing where to find the tools and supplies you’ll need to get the job done. We ran across TP Tools & Equipment this week when we were looking for abrasive blasting products and thought we’d share.
TP Tools specializes in automotive shop tools, including:
- Abrasive blasting cabinets, hardware, tools, and supplies
- Air compressors and air line hookup hardware
- Hand-held air tools
- Buffing equipment
- Sheet metal brakers
- HVLP paint spray equipment
- Welders and plasma cutters
We were looking for a larger bead blast cabinet and were pleased to discover that they not only offer a variety of cabinets but also sell “cabinet kits” which provide the difficult-to-find hardware such as the gun, pick-up tube, window, gloves, glove mounts, etc. while leaving you to build your own inexpensive cabinet.