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Old 01-22-2015, 11:15 PM
Xray Xray is offline
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Its that time of year for me when I have $$ flowing out of my ears and I look to do a little investing in tooling before I go broke again, this year it will be a dust collector and bandsaw, but thats not quite enough.
I've been wanting to try vacuum clamps for a while now, any sources ?
I looked on ebay they seem to have clamps here, venturis there, pumps here ,,, I'd like to get a kit with everything I need. I guess pump is the most important thing.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:41 AM
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Doug,
Joe Woodworker was recommended to me a while back. Great resource and he sells all the parts too.
http://www.joewoodworker.com/veneeri...umclamping.htm

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Old 01-23-2015, 09:43 AM
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I just built the Joe Woodworker venturi system, based on a few recommendations here, and it is great. Keep in mind that you will need a decent air compressor to operate it. I am still amazed how well vacuum clamping works.

I'm in the process of building custom vacuum jigs for my parts.

I made a rookie mistake last night and forgot to account for the added Z hight of the jig...the Cobra ate right through my part and destroyed the jig. Hopefully I won't make that mistake again!
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:52 AM
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X3 for Joe Woodworker.
He even has rebuilt pumps for $120.

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