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General Pump DSDBK1 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Exceeded Expectations (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Durable (1)
Cons
Durability (1)
Unreliable (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Low Quality (1)
43% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Matthew G.
Stewartstown, NH
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/12/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
03
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Absolute Best Thing
ABSOLUTE best thing I have ever purchased in my life. I restore old jeeps, dunebuggies, tractors, and farm equipment. It is a shame i did not know these existed before i started restoring. I will never never never dry sand outside of a self contained unit again!

With one of these you have 10x the removing power and surface area over a dry air unit. There is NO dust!! I stripped an entire jeep frame in 5 minutes with a t-shirt, gloves, and pair of sunglasses!
No dust
No sand in my hairmore
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Matthew Recommends This General Pump Product
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Randy S.
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 2/17/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
10
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Well
I have a Snap-On 2700psi pressure washer with a less than desirable Chinese engine that had running issues since new.

With that said...The sand blaster attachment worked out of the box. I was told by others to have sand entering from top to prevent clogs from water backup. A hundred times less splash-back of material over dry method.

It is a bit of a sand hog but a moot point considering the speed, ease and cleanliness of paint/rust removal. I would recommend to anyone with a... more
Randy Recommends This General Pump Product
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Howie S.
Upper Marlboro, MD
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/29/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Still A Dirty Job
Works fairly well but still quite messy. Its a dirty job, but now at least its not dusty.
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Paul Scott
24139, VA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Sandblaster
This is a great product for removing heavy paint or undercoating on a vehicle being restored, or farm equipment.

I still have to have the vehicle dry blasted, but cuts the major cost of undercoating clean-up.

Very cheap to operate. The only issue I had was the pickup hose for the sand wore out after 6, 50 lb bags of sand- other than that, a great product.
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David M.
Clarence, NY
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/27/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Finally...something That Works As Advertised
Using this with 4000psi Karcher pump and running the real Black Beauty extra fine sand as BB recommends. This thing REALLY removes paint, powder coat and rust without distortion. I must warn you though...it's messy! If you do steel be prepared by having some zinc phosphate readily available (Afterblast from Eastwood) to address the flash rust you will get.

It makes for an excellent prep surface for paint and powdercoat. Last comment is that I turned the suction nipple 180 deg for the... more
David Recommends This General Pump Product
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Patrick R.
Salem, OR
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Clogs Up While Using
I am guessing the Venturi set up on this one allows too much water into where it merges so the sand clogs up often... You have to dry it out to get it to work again, it's not reliable.
Patrick Does Not Recommend This Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Patrick,
You may need to use finer sand to keep it from clogging. For larger projects an air compressor sandblaster is a more effective tool.
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Don
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 3/1/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Organic Abrasives Don't Work Very Well
I used medium and fine grade organic media for pool tile cleaning with the sandblasting kit and and I was not impressed.

My 3300 PSI pressure washer with a turbo nozzle worked just about as well. The 3500 blasting kit worked great, It was just the media that was the problem. I might try soda ash next time, but I don't expect it to work very well either.

It looks like inorganic media is still the only effective option. So keep that in mind before buying a wet blaster. And be ready to... more
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William C.
Grand Prairie, TX
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/24/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Water Problem
Well- this looked and sounded like a good idea, then I tried to use it.

The way the suctioning of media is designed it takes forever for it to begin to pick up media, then even a few drops of water getting into the "Y" connection spells disaster. Then you have to remove the suction hose and dry it all out.

No matter what we tried we couldn't keep water from getting into the media suction connection.
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
William,
If the water is leaking through a threaded connection, Teflon pipe tape may help. If not, then you may want to give the folks at General Pump a call, toll free, at (888) 474-5487 for advice.
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John
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2015
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
When It Works It Works Well.
Bought this unit to blast the deck of my lawnmower to do welding and repainting repairs.

When this works it works well. Since it uses water, don't even think about using Soda products.

The Quikrete play sand is good for a mild abrasive. If you need to cut rust and paint then you will need something more aggressive. Black Diamond 20/40 coal slag works very well. Tractor Supply carries it.

This is supposedly made by General Pump. I needed an o-ring for the water nozzle part (there are 2)... more
John Does Not Recommend This Product
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Brian Smith
Wrightstown, WI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 8/1/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Uninformed Sales Person
Sales person sold me nozzles and this gun dos not have a changeable nozzle. Should have sent it back right away and got a better one.
Cons: Low Quality, Difficult To Use, Unreliable, Durability
Brian Does Not Recommend This Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Brian,
It's the professional model DWSDBTK that has the interchangeable nozzles that fit inside the nozzle holder.

If you'd like to give us a call, toll free, at 1- (866) 618-9274 we'll be happy to set up a return for you, and help place the order for the other sandblaster if you'd like.

We appreciate your business and apologize for any inconvenience!
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Joel
Simi Valley, CA
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Did Not Work
I'm assuming my pressure washer lacks enough PSI (1000 psi) or, I'm not using the sandblaster as designed. there were no instructions so, I bought some all purpose bags of sand, stuck the metal end into the bucket of sand. The bucket filled up with water and no sand was propelled.

The water stream was about as strong as a weak garden hose because the opening is very large. Maybe 1/4". This device must need way more pressure than I have. Just to be fair to the people that make it, ... more
Joel Does Not Recommend This Product
Brian, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Joel,
The folks at General Pump didn't give us a minimum PSI, but since it's rated up to 3500 PSI it may work best in the 2400 PSI and up range.
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