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Forum topic by Rougherhead posted 12-04-2012 06:19 AM 966 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rougherhead

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12-04-2012 06:19 AM

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I am looking to buy a vacuum pump. Mostly for holding down my wood while I work on it.But i’am not sure what will work well.I found this on craigslist for $150.00 http://www.hitechtrader.com/detail.cfm?autonumber=83488 could anybody let me know what they think? Thanks rougherhead.


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#1 posted 12-04-2012 06:36 AM

I have one like this and it works fine:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NICE-GAST-LABORATORY-VACUUM-DIAPHRAGM-PUMP-D0A-V191-AA-/140893962097?pt=BI_Pumps&hash=item20cdef3f71

I think I paid about $60 for it in an ebay auction. It’s plenty
powerful enough for veneering and holding work down.

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 06:48 AM

It’s a well known brand. Being 2 stage it probably pulls a high vacuum and not a lot of volume with a 1/2HP drive.
Don’t know exactly what you plan to do with it, but if you are plannig to do some vacuum bagging of laminated shapes, or veneering, it should work.
I have a similar pump for investment casting. You will need to get some vacuum pump oil for it.

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 09:29 AM

Uhh… it now says $1200.00 I think it must have changed.

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 12:16 PM

If you want to save some money, Veneer Supplies offer this rebuilt Rietschle-Thomas pump for $104. I bought one over 6 years ago and it still works fine. Check the customer reviews, there are a lot of happy owners.

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