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    Vacuum pumps........?

    I recently found this deal..........

    Surplus Center <link


    $89.95

    1/4 HP Rotary Compressor Vacuum Pump
    New GAST 0523. Direct drive, oil-less, rotary vane vacuum pump. Motor is thermally protected and will restart automatically after the coils cool.

    SPECIFICATIONS
    • HP 1/4
    • Voltage 220 AC, 50/60 Hz, 1 ph.
    • Amps 1.5
    • RPM 1725
    • 4.5 CFM at 0 PSI
    • 3.6 CFM at 10 PSI cont.
    • PSI 15 int.
    • 0.5 CFM at 26" Hg max.
    • Ports 1/4" NPT
    • Duty continuous
    • Thermal protection on motor
    • Size 5 5/8" x 13 1/4" x 6"
    • Shpg. 31 lbs.
    Would this unit be good enough for a vacuum chuck on a lathe?

    Price is cheap, and they will ship to Japan.......

    Cheers!
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    Stu, that looks like the one most folks are using. You'll want a filter. 26" is enough to suck the bottom out of a thin bowl, DAMHIKT.

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    Dunno. But my dealings with the Surplus Center were very good. So I can recommend them.
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    Stu,

    I think that is the unit that a number of others have used for their lathe set-ups. From what I have read, everyone has been happy. Either way, as Cecil said, 26" Hg is plenty.

    Naturally, Surplus Center has a bunch of other neat stuff - you know, since you're paying for shipping anyway . . . .

    Wes

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    Well the shipping via USPS, surface is $55, with a filter, $6 it comes to about $150, so I'm not sure if I will go for it or not.

    I've heard that a house vacuum will work, I've got one of those sitting here, it really sucks, so I'll give that a try first.

    Cheers!
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    William Arthur Ward

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    Hi Stu,
    I thought I had heard somewhere of a air compressor vac setup that seemed pretty reasonable. You might google it unless someone else has a linky.
    George

  7. #7
    Found it.

    It's the Holdfast System
    http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merc...cc-vc-holdfast
    George

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    vac pump

    I got that very unit just before Christmas and just purchased a bunch of other stuff from JoeWW to build a vac press. Hopefully I'll get a start on it this weekend. I'll try to keep a photo journal and post a few progress pics, not much of a photog though.

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    oilless?

    wont that thing heat up to much without oil on a vacume press bill.i was told they need to run awhile like a day or so to get veneers to dry and set up. if it will work for veneering then perhaps i could use one i got some veneering to do and was headed towards a vacum press myself
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    Help me out here guys, found this on Yahoo here..........

    Attachment 3172
    Rotary Vacuum pump
    0.01mmHg
    15ℓ/min
    1/8HP

    all for the sum of about $80, three hours left on auction, no one has bid..............

    Would this work for a vacuum pump on the lathe?

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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