In this episode, I discuss what you need to look for in a vacuum pump for stabilizing wood. With all the specifications, it gets a little confusing! Luckily, there is only one specification that you need to worry about.
When I first started stabilizing wood, I had an oilless pump and decided to use that one since I couldn’t really afford to buy a new one. I never really looked into what specifications were important, and I never knew if the pump I had was right for the job. I was getting reasonable results; however, I noticed some inconsistencies in the final stabilized products. I knew it was time to learn more about vac pumps.
Well, after consulting with Curtis Seebeck from TurnTex.com, I found out that my air cooled pump was “underpowered” and I could get better results if I upgraded to the correct pump. Curtis explained to me what’s important in a pump, and he recommended the Robinair 15310.
Armed with the new knowledge, I quickly purchased a new pump. I found the Robinair 15310 on Amazon.com, and I ended up paying $98.18 for it plus free 2-day shipping. It’s regularly $159.95, but since I have the Amazon Prime membership, I got a smokin’ deal on it!
If you purchase from Amazon.com frequently, I’d highly recommend looking into the Prime Membership. On this vacuum pump purchase alone, I saved $61 plus I get free 2-Day shipping on every item that’s marked “Prime”. Click on the photo to the right to learn more about Prime Memberships and get a free 30-Day trial.
I want to thank Curtis Seebeck for his continued help when it comes to stabilizing. I believe his vacuum chambers and Cactus Juice stabilizing resin are the best on the market, but his customer service is what sets him apart from any other brand. His dedication to ensuring that his customers are getting the best results is just plain awesome. I should have consulted with him about the pump I was using a year ago!