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

    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 ??


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Houston, TX

    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
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    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
    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]

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