What are the typical costs of blasting equipment?

Blasting equipment consisting of a cabinet, a pressure blaster, a dust collector, and reclaimer. Blasting systems vary in price according to size and features from $1,500 to $10,000. This equipment is powered by a compressor. Compressors suited for this work can cost anywhere from $1,200 to $6,000. General space requirements for any system is about three to four linear feet. The blasting equipment and the compressor are the heart of your business venture.

—Professional Glass Consultants

Ruth Jan 2018

Ruth Dobbins

With over 40 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in all glass-etching techniques as well as in fused and cast glass. Ruth holds a master’s degree in art and has been a partner in an art glass wholesale supply and studio company in Europe, which also placed great emphasis on a training program, before joining forces with her late husband Norm. You can reach Ruth by email at or by phone at 505-473-9203.

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