Types of Metering Valves

Metering Valves

Choosing the right metering valve can be tricky. Even just calling it a metering valve has it’s issues. Some people call them grit valves, or abrasive valves. To be clear, we’re going to be going over the different types of valves on the market that go on your blast pot to meter or limit how much media/abrasive/grit goes into your … Read More

Contractor Thread vs. Standard Thread

Contractor Thread vs. Standard Thread

We carry several different nozzle couplings on our site.  From aluminum to nylon; standard coupling to threaded quick coupling; contractor to standard thread, we have you covered.  Each have their advantages and disadvantages.  Let’s dive into Contractor thread vs. Standard thread. What we’ve got for threading Always make sure your nozzle and your nozzle coupling match threads when placing your … Read More

Abrasive Blast System Sizing Guide

system sizing guide

With Blue Dog on your team, you have access to the expertise that only comes with decades of sandblasting experience. The table below should be used as reference only. Actual results may vary depending on specific abrasive medium used. For more specific questions, call 888-667-6756 or email sales@bluedogblasting.com to speak with an expert today. *Many compressors generate 4 to 5 … Read More

Nozzle Material Guide

nozzle material guide

All sandblasting nozzles have limited life spans and choosing the cheapest option may not always be the best option.  That’s why we put together the Nozzle Material Guide! But what nozzle material delivers the best bang for your buck?  This abrasive blasting nozzle material guide should help answer that question. Ceramic Nozzles Ceramic nozzles have been a staple in the … Read More

Panblast Abrasive Blasting Hoses

Blast Hose - 13 FT
Panblast hoses from Blue Dog Blasting provide strong and durable abrasive sandblasting hoses with maximum air pressure and optimum lifespans. Don’t settle for an old thinning hose for your tough jobs. Blue Dog carries Panblast abrasive blasting hose in both 2-ply and 4-ply.  With tough exteriors and reinforced inner-liners, find the length you need from our selection of powerful blasting ... Read More

Nozzle Shape

Aluminum Jacket Tungsten Carbide Nozzle - 2 Inch Contractor Thread
The right abrasive sandblasting nozzle shape can drastically improve your workplace efficiency.  Nozzle shape can vary your blast pattern, change the hot spot, or increase velocity. It is all about how you maintain high pressure throughout the blasting process. A worn out nozzle cuts your pressure down substantially, right at the point of exit. If your nozzle displays any signs ... Read More


With Blue Dog couplings, or connectors, you can ensure that the pressure flow is strong and stable throughout your abrasive blasting project. Coupling actually means the pairing of two items. So if you have improperly paired items, there are signs to look for. If the blasting stream is weak, you may have a poor connection from blast pot to hose, ... Read More