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Build-a-Bag System
VS Elite/Extreme™ Polyurethane

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Build A Bag

The Build-a-Bag system lets you quickly and easily build a vacuum bag to the length needed for your project. I'm offering this product because I've received countless emails from woodworkers with very special vacuum bagging needs. Need a quick custom bag? This is it!

This is a very simple concept.

  1. pg-made-in-the-usa.gifThe bag material is sold as a seamless tube. Select the grade, width, and length of the polyurethane tube from the menu above.
  2. With your order, I'll include our new flush-mount bag stem which you can apply to the bag in any place you choose.
  3. Your order will also include two bag closures for each end of the polyurethane tube.

VS Elite™ and Extreme™ are the ultimate vacuum bagging materials. This film was designed for VeneerSupplies.com using an advanced thermoplastic polyurethane that can withstand pressures exceeding 3,750+ psi and stretch more than 6 times its width and length*. Our polyurethane films have superior resilience and unmatched puncture resistance. Made in the USA.

*Elongation and breaking strength based on ASTMD 412 test method.


Features

  • Lubricant Infusion - This bag material is infused with a non-transferring lubricant that works in several ways to make vacuum bagging easy and trouble-free. This lubricant prevents most woodworking adhesives from sticking to the bag. Glue that sets on the bag simply peels right off. Unlike traditional urethane material, our lubricant-infused polyurethane allows the user to easily slide the platens and project panel into the bag without "blocking" or binding. The slippery surface makes inserting project panels a breeze.
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  • Superior Resilience - Months of extensive testing resulted in a custom formulation that is unsurpassed in durability. VS Elite™ lasts up to 10 times longer than standard 30 mil vinyl yet weighs almost 40% less. VS Extreme™ lasts up to 40 times longer than standard 30 mil vinyl and weighs about the same.
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Vacuum Pump Inside a Vacuum BagAdditional Information

  • Widths: 27" or 54"
  • Length: Up to 30'
  • Thickness: 20 Mil Elite™ or  30 Mil Extreme™
  • Softening Point: 150° F
  • Melting Point: 320° F

Each Bag Includes

  • Flush-Mount Bag Stem
  • Two Bag Closures (one for each end of the bag)
  • Instruction Sheet

Tips from Joe

  • Allow an extra 12" of bag material so you have space to apply the bag closures.
  • Full instructions for applying the flush-mount bag stem can be found here
  • Making a giant vacuum bag? Some users have increased performance by adding a second flush-mount bag stem and using two vacuum pumps.
  • Here's a link to a great review of the Build-a-Bag system on Lumberjocks.
  • A lock-on connector is required to attach your vacuum system to this bag. This connector is included with each of our vacuum press kits or can be purchased separately.

Learn more about this product by clicking here.


What is the difference between a Build-a-Bag™ and a regular bag?
With the Build-a-Bag system, you have to adhere the stem body to the bag which takes a bit of time. The Build-a-Bag system has two closures (instead of just one on a pre-assembled bag) which means the vacuum press may run more frequently because the closures always leak a little bit of vacuum.

Is the width measurement the diameter of the bag?
The measurement is the "lay flat" width of the bag.

How do I order a 27" bag in the Extreme thickness?
The VS Extreme™ Build-a-Bag kits are only available in the 54" width at this time. I am working to change this but for now the 27" bags are limited to the Elite thickness only.

What is the pricing breakdown for each Build-a-Bag type?

Elite™ 20 Mil

27" x 4' - $80.00
27" x 10' - $125.00
27" x 14' - $170.00
27" x 18' - $215.00
27" x 24' - $245.00
27" x 30' - $310.00

Elite™ 20 Mil

54" x 6' - $180.00
54" x 10' - $250.00
54" x 14' - $325.00
54" x 18' - $410.00
54" x 24' - $540.00
54" x 30' - $675.00

Extreme™ 30 Mil

54" x 6' - $225.00
54" x 10' - $312.00
54" x 14' - $406.00
54" x 18' - $512.00
54" x 24' - $675.00
54" x 30' - $843.00


Product Reviews

  1. Review from Queensland, Australia

    Review by Greer Furmage
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    I have been on the lookout for a vacuum bagging system for a few months so that I may build fiberglass parts for model aircraft. After seeing the build a bag was exactly what I was looking for I took the plunge and ordered one. I found ordering and delivery to be very timely with good feedback as to what was happening. Since its arrival I had no trouble in fitting the bag stem and the first few uses of the bag prove it is very easy to use and does exactly what I want.


  2. Elite Stretch

    Review by AJ Finan
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    The Elite bag is very durable and has nice elongation and returns to original shape with minimal deformation. Perfect for tight corners and complex surfaces. It eliminates bridging and build up of resins and/or glue in air voids.


  3. It will be in my shop for a long time.

    Review by Josh Newton
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    I needed a bag that was 20" by 23' and could not find it anywhere but here. I tried several companies and they all wanted a ridiculous sum of money to custom make this size. They also wanted 14 days to make it for me. When I came across this product I knew it would work for me but I don't like online shopping a lot.

    But all of my concerns were put to rest very quickly. I emailed some questions and had a reply within an hour from the owner of this company. I then ordered and my bag it showed up at my door 2 days later.

    The dual closure system works well and it only took about 10 minutes to bond the valve stem to the bag. The bag material seems to be very durable but I won't know for sure until I've used it a good number of times. I doubt there will be any problems. The material stretches nicely and with all my poking and prodding I feel comfortable in saying that it will be in my shop for a long time.



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