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Master blaster/pet dryer

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Skin Deep, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Skin Deep

    Skin Deep Member

    Ok here I go again looming to spend more money on not knowing if something is going to work.

    I tumble all my birds to dry them, I am just so sick of the mess and I feel like it beats up the birds more than I like. I been looking into pet dryers, I feel like it would be a good alternative. Mckenzie sells the blaster and master blaster does anyone use these? There is a big price difference in both, eight around 200 dollars.

    I know I can get off brand ones for way cheaper when I search on Google. Does anyone dry there birds using this method? Is this something I should invest in?
  2. bowmantax

    bowmantax New Member

    I use one and love it. Dont buy from them though. You can get the same thing on ebay a lot cheaper. I paid 50 with free shipping brand new still in package. Has high/low speed and high/low heat or no heat and also an djustable knob for air speed. Just type in pet dryers on ebay and start searching

  3. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

    I used to gas and tumble. No more.

    I use the Bear Power Dryer, Model BPD-1. It has (2) speeds, but no heat.

    Recommend that you also consider rolling up your wet bird in a clean towel prior to blow drying. The towel removes a lot of the water. I actually do it twice, with (2) different towels.

    Good luck.
  4. EBAY!!!!!! two hear settings and one high speed fan and one variable speed settings.





    The black canister is what most people buy. the 152 dollar on is interesting.
  5. Skin Deep

    Skin Deep Member

    Thank you for the reply i am glad i am on the right track. I plan on buying one today. Do you still gas them if your dying it this way?
  6. Skin Deep

    Skin Deep Member

    I broke in and spent way 2 much money but the quality seem so much better, seems like it is a higher quality dryer. also i have control of the airflow which is a great feature.

  7. I've had that one for two years now & I love it. I don't gas anymore & I can now dry one without tumbling faster than I could when I gassed & used a shop vac. That variable speed is nice too. You can dry anything. Seems to fluff the feathers more & dries out the skin less. The only down side is I had to start wearing ear protection because it does have a little bit of a high pitch to it.
  8. Skin Deep

    Skin Deep Member

    Thanks for that review Cipplecreek, you made me feel a lot better about spending that kind of money. I have hearing issues to begin with so not using hearing protection is not an option for me. I can't imagine a machine like that not being loud.

    Now i have to sell some bird tumblers, i hate selling things like that its always seems like a lot of work.
  9. vfcole

    vfcole Member

    I bought one for @$70 (one of the same ones listed in a previous post) and it lasted about 4 months. I'm a part timer so not even used everyday. Brushes were shot after using on about 50 birds. Had a repair place look at it and they said no way to replace the brushes.

    I upgraded and bought the variable speed listed below which is much better, IMO, than a single or two speed.


  10. AliciaG

    AliciaG Museum taxidermist and exhibit preparator

    I was in the same spot you are now. I used to tumble most of my birds, but got sick of the mess and the damage to primaries and tails. I caved in and bought the metro air force blaster with variable speed and love it. The tumbler still has its place, and the blower is great to use in addition to it. The blower is powerful and does a great job fluffing and blowing out all the tumbling medium from the feathers. Much faster at fluffing than compressed air IMO. I say go for it!