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johnsbrewhouse Thanks, I really appreciate that.
dawg I have a weston 2300 will not seal on its own have to use manual seal button and dosent seem to seal as well. Any ideals what might be problem. Thanks
It’s been a couple years since I had one of ours apart, but if it’s running and running and doesn’t ever switch to seal, or isn’t vacuumed enough after manually pushing the seal button, look for a vacuum leak that is not allowing the sensor to trip or the vacuum sensor itself.
Make sure your foam pieces and heating elements are in good working order also.
wills.michaelf I went thru 2 vacuum sealers and bought a VacMaster VP215 about 5 years ago and there is zero buyers remorse. Bags are cheaper and the only maintenance is the oil change in the pump.
Denny O Iowa Regular Contributors Cast Iron Sous Vide Canning Green Mountain Grill Power User last edited by Denny O
My first vac machine I maybe bought 15 years ago was the cheapest FoodSaver GameSaver. It worked but I had to wait on it to cool off when I was in deer mode.
I wanted a bigger machine that would work “Continuously” and the FoodSaver GameSaver 8000 fit the description and was available @ BPS, Kwel! Points earned and price match at a brick and mortar store, I brought it home with little out of pocket expense! 16" bar continuous use was the advertisement! That’s what I Want! MSR was @ $400.
Worked for 2 years, still in warranty and failed! Not made anymore, no repair locations. FS GS did not make a 16" bar machine, FS GS did not make a “Continuous” mode machine. WTH??? I got screwed by FS!
The other machine I was considering at the time was Vacmaster. I bought a Pro 380, 16" bar and nearly a continuous mode, I do have to wait approx 30 sec between sealing mode. I found that out the hard way. Sent it back and was repaired under warranty. During that week of repair, I ran across the same machine that I bought for parts from a widow. Brand spanking new presteen Vacmaster Pro 380!
So relax just a touch and a very good machine with a very good service center will last a Very long time! Vacmaster Pro360 is there machine now for a bag sealer.
I’m sure Waltons has a great bag style machine as well.
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I purchase 8"x 50 ft or 11"x50 ft rolls of 3.5 mil delivered at $10/roll and change.
Ordered a new Vacmaster215 should be here today.
johnsbrewhouse Team Blue Regular Contributors Traeger Power User Sous Vide Canning Washington last edited by johnsbrewhouse
Larry Tumblin You’ll be very happy with that choice. I have the same one, it does a great job everytime. It is heavy, so don’t plan on moving it often. Mines on a stainless table with wheels.
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Larry Tumblin Can’t go wrong with Vacmaster
Has anyone ever compared the Weston Pro2600 or 3000 to the Vac Master Pro260? Any thoughts? It seems like the Weston is much heavier & has a stronger motor when doing the calculations, but not sure as everything does not seem straight up & across the board on the available comparisons. I have not seen a lot of difference between the Weston 2600 & 3000, other than the 3000 says digital & the 2600 says manual. With regard to SIMPLE, HIGH QUALITY, I have had better luck with older manual, analog equipment vs newer digital. I find analog easier to use, etc. too, even though most all the advertisers say digital is easier & better.