Equipping a dental laboratory: Making a shell blaster

G. Roger Troendle, Karen B. Troendle

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A shell blaster has many uses in a dental laboratory. However, because of the size and expense of this piece of equipment, it is not often found in many office laboratories. This article describes a method for making a relatively small, fully functional shell blaster for less than one hundred dollars. The shell blaster can be changed into a sandblaster by removing the walnut shells and refilling it with 26-grit aluminous oxide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-566
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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