Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: vacuum press

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    oswego county , upstate n.y.
    Posts
    280

    vacuum press

    hello all

    i am seriously considering buying a vacuum press . i have some wonderfull veneers laying around and would like to use them all someday maybe .

    can anyone here help with which one to buy or, what to look for in a good one ?? also please give me an idea of price ranges TIA
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    363
    Jim,

    A decent vac. press will, IIRC, cost in excess of $500. The economy route is to build your own using plans from joewoodworker. If you have a decent sized compressor you can build a venturi unit and if not you can do a pump unit. There are sources to pick up surplus Gast pumps for less than $100. A number of people here and on the other WW sites have built the JWW units and all seem to be pleased.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,697
    Tod must be working hard today. I'm sure he will pitch in with his experience on vacuum pumps when he sees this request.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ozarks
    Posts
    4,992
    jim, i`ve had very good luck with the folks at qualityvak and recomend them.
    either ed or neil......tod
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

Similar Threads

  1. How much vacuum do I need
    By Dave Gallaher in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-27-2011, 04:37 PM
  2. Vacuum Press Questions..........
    By Norman Hitt in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-10-2009, 02:49 PM
  3. Vacuum Rig Ver. 2.0
    By Stuart Ablett in forum Turning Tool Questions and Show & Tell
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-28-2008, 12:03 PM
  4. Vacuum Rig
    By Stuart Ablett in forum Jigs and Fixtures
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-14-2007, 09:00 PM
  5. Vacuum Veneer Press Project (long, with pics)
    By Roger Myers in forum Jigs and Fixtures
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-27-2007, 10:52 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •