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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 could anybody let me know what they think? Thanks rougherhead.

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#1 posted 605 days ago

I have one like this and it works fine:

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 605 days ago

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 605 days ago

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

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#4 posted 605 days ago

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.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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