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Forum topic by skycraftsman posted 08-16-2010 07:48 AM 1004 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2010 07:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: vacuum press pneumatic vs electric

I am here to get all of your feed back on the the pros and cons of fully pneumatic vacuum presses and electric pump presses. I am looking at Vacupres brand presses and am torn between spending the extra money on a fully electric press or purchasing a larger compressor to run a pneumatic press. Constructive feed back is fully appreciated and though I would love to construct my own time does not permit this.

Thank You and God Bless

Brandon “Skycraftsman” Malone

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#1 posted 08-16-2010 01:40 PM

A must, if you plan on doing any real amount of veneering. My setup is with the electric motor and it has worked flawlessly for me. I have no experience with the compressed air setup, nor have I ever seen one in use. That being said, the electric pump will keep a constant negative pressure in the bag. Running strictly on air, any minor leaks could cause bonding issues.

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#2 posted 08-24-2010 06:45 AM

Thank you for your posts. I decided to go with the Vacupress Standard Pro with a poly bag.For the additional $100 bucks and freedom to run with an independent unit (and the “Total Air” was back ordered till mid September) I felt it only sensible. The polyurethane bag was pricey but when my rep said that with vinyl I should round corners I had to go poly. I try to by for a lifetime ,provided they don’t get stolen, so I feel comfortable with my choice and demonstrated a bit of self control and didn’t by the 10cfm unit.

Thanks again


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#3 posted 08-24-2010 08:01 AM

I have their 10 cfm unit and it has never given any problems. You have made a good choice. You are going to really enjoy veneering with a vacuum press. There are quite a few other things a vacuum unit can do. Bent lamination will be much easier.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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