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Author Topic: Vacuum System as a Vacuum Chuck on lathe?  (Read 1624 times)

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Offline PrincessPeach

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Vacuum System as a Vacuum Chuck on lathe?
« on: November 08, 2016, 07:13 PM »
I am looking to compare the Festool Vacuum Pump to the Oneway Vacuum Pump... Looking to see if the Festool pump is comparable.

Would like to know which is better to use on a lathe as the vacuum to my vacuum Chuck system. Love Festool products and looking to buy the vacuum system however want to know if it would work for wood turning as well.
 
http://festoolcanada.com/power-tools//vac-pmp-suction-based-clamping-pump-201064

https://oneway.ca/products-category/chucks/Vacuum%20Chucking/Vacuum%20Pump

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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Vacuum System as a Vacuum Chuck on lathe?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 07:48 PM »
The Festool pump has a slightly lower max vacuum (24" vs 26.5") with less than half the total air flow (2 cfm vs 4.5 cfm) for nearly double the price ($800 vs $444).

I would go with the Oneway unit and use it with the Festool clamp.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Vacuum System as a Vacuum Chuck on lathe?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 08:54 PM »

Offline Bohdan

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Re: Vacuum System as a Vacuum Chuck on lathe?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 10:17 PM »
Wish they were available in Australia at that sort of price. Would make a great vacuum press for veneering.

Offline Xoncention

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Re: Vacuum System as a Vacuum Chuck on lathe?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 05:32 AM »
Wish they were available in Australia at that sort of price. Would make a great vacuum press for veneering.
You can blame Keating for that problem when he floated our dollar in 1983.  Previously our dollar was almost double it's present exchange rate value.  It's now great for our exports, but a real bug bear when we have to pay so much more for imported goods.

Offline TylerC

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Re: Vacuum System as a Vacuum Chuck on lathe?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 08:17 AM »
You're best continuing to get feedback from fellow FOGgers. We don't comment on other manufacturer's products, but it seems that you're getting some good feedback from others.