Any thoughts and/or analysis?
Do ypu have a good vacuum source?. You can make venturi type vac with an air compressor. Real vac pumps cost $$$
I’m referring to the actual vacuum pod. Has anyone in this forum used something similar. This company is in the US and makes several sizes. Here is a solution using the Venturi with an air compressor under $100
I just would like a hands on review.
They are pretty handy but do need a constant source of air - so if you only have a small air compressor it’s going to struggle to keep up. A small diaphragm vac pumps are small and pretty nice to work with, whilst they are always on they are quiet.
Why would you expect anything less of a vacuum air system than of a compressed air system? The two are exactly alike except for the direction of the pressure.
You need a reservoir for the vacuum for the same reason you need one for compressed air; saves your mechanical tools. (An old retired propane cylinder can be pressed into service.)
The real jobs are to get a good seal under your parts, and to keep from cutting up that vacuum pod!
I’ve made my own with some stuff from veneersupplies.com. They sell some pods there and some ball valves and other things you can use. I have a Gast vacuum pump that Woodcraft used to sell as part of a bag veneering kit. It has pretty low volume but works well for small holdings. I don’t see where spending $69 is going to give me something that I can’t make myself for a lot less.