........or at least that is the idea
Hitachi "Cutevac 160VP" (only in Japan would a vacuum pump be "Cute")
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I found this same pump for sale in the US on eBay and other sites, selling for $600, so I think I got a good one here, I paid 11,100 yen plus shipping, maybe another 1,500 yen (it weighs 26Kg/57lbs) so a total of 12,600 yen or $105 USD
Says pumping to the 10-2 and 160 liters a minute (42 US Gal/min) I think this will do for the lathe, and for a vacuum bad down the road.