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cat-vac-press-parts.jpgBuilding Your Own Vacuum Press?

If you are building a custom vacuum press system, you should be able to find almost everything you need here. Keep in mind that the free plans found on the JoeWoodworker website refer to the do-it-yourself vacuum press kits that we offer. These kits are designed to save you money and to simplify the process of building your own vacuum system.


  • $439.95 $349.50
    - On Sale -
    Vacuum Pump - 5 CFM
    120v AC / 240v AC
    The 120v pump is currently sold out!Our next shipment of pumps is scheduled to arrive on June 18th.We still have the 240v pumps in stock. This industrial level vacuum pump replaces the Gast model 72R645-V160-D303X that we previously offered. I...
  • $410.95 $305.00
    - On Sale -
    Vacuum Pump - Gast 1.1 CFM
    120 VAC
    This is a 120v Gast continuous duty pump for vacuum pressing. This particular pump one of their most quiet and reliable units. Also suitable for generating compressed air and for outdoor ponds aeration. I've seen this pump advertised online for over...
  • $12.95 Check Valve - Heavy Duty
    Our check valves are designed for the utmost reliability and flow coefficient. These are ideal for use in vacuum press systems because of the optimized cross-drilled poppet design and the light-weight poppet spring we have selected. Despite the...
  • $2.99 Exhaust Muffler
    Add this muffler to your existing vacuum pump to reduce noise without sacrificing efficiency. Highly recommended for all vacuum pump models up to 10 CFM. Reduces noise by 17 to 22 decibels. This is a great replacement for the Gast AH190A muffler...
  • $31.00 Mac Valve
    3-Way, 1/4" NPT
    This 3-way pneumatic Mac valve controls the air flow from your compressor into the venturi unit. Each unit comes with 15" wire leads and has 1/4" NPT threads on each port. No instructions are included with this part. The standard version is used...
  • $7.90 Pipe Tap
    1/4" or 1/8" NPT
    Several vacuum press builders have asked me to add a pipe tap to the catalog of parts needed for the kits I offer. This is the best pipe tap I could find for the money. I figured that since it's going into plastic and it only will be used a few...
  • $2.00 PVC Cap (Schedule 40)
    These schedule 40 PVC end caps can be used to make vacuum reservoirs for the auto-cycling vacuum press kits offered on our website. I've tried to price these as competitively as possible to make the DIY vacuum presses affordable. Sold individually...
  • $29.50 PVC Reservoir Kit
    Vacuum Tanks
    These reservoir kits are for the Project: V2™, Project V4™, and Project: EVS™ vacuum presses. I've received several emails from builders on the west coast indicating that solid core schedule 40 pipe was not available in their...
  • $18.55 Quick-Connect Assembly
    We now have the ideal vacuum connection system for those who prefer to easily detach the braided vacuum tube from any of our vacuum press systems. I've tested more than three dozen connectors and found only one that holds vacuum. This is a...
  • $54.50 Vac Pro™
    Venturi Vacuum Generator
    The Vac Pro™ venturi device converts air pressure from your air compressor into vacuum. These venturi generators create .5 to 9 CFM of vacuum flow and produce up to 25.5" of Hg of pressure using only 80 PSI of compressed air. Since a venturi...
  • $21.50 Vacuum Controller
    1/8" NPT
    One of the most critical components you will need for the vacuum system is the vacuum switch. For the sake of clarity, our kits refer to this item is as a vacuum "controller". It's the device that measures vacuum inside of the reservoir and controls...
  • $24.90 Vacuum Controller Relay
    30 amp
    This heavy duty DPST relay will do the power switching for vacuum pumps up to 1 HP at 120v AC and 3 HP at 240v AC. This relay is used in conjunction with a vacuum controller for vacuum pumps that draw up to 30 amps. If your vacuum pump draws less...
  • $13.90 Vacuum Damper
    For Large Vacuum Pumps
    It's a good idea to add this vacuum damper (also known as a pressure snubber) to the vacuum controller if your vacuum pump pulls more than 4 CFM. This will prevent the vacuum controller from sputtering on and off at the end of a charge cycle by...
  • $21.50 $13.30
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    Vacuum Gauge - Heavy Duty
    1/4" NPT
    This industrial grade vacuum gauge is made specifically for us and I've opted for a heavy-duty sensing element inside to offer unmatched durability. Each gauge has a stainless steel case for protection in harsh environments. A gauge like this offers...
  • $8.60 Vacuum Tube - Heavy Duty Braided
    3/8" ID
    This vacuum tubing has a braided reinforcement and is similar to what many of the major vacuum press companies use (though considerably less expensive). This is a heavy duty flexible hose that will last a lifetime. I buy this from a...
  • $0.95 Vacuum Tube (Black Hi-Flex)
    1/4" ID
    This is the tubing used to remotely connect the vacuum controller to the vacuum press system. You can also use clear vinyl tube from the hardware store instead of this item. Each piece is 1 ft long. Please note that if you were to order 5 pieces of...
  • $7.95 Vacuum Valve
    1/4" NPT
    Finally! I searched the half the world (ok, maybe a little less) and finally found a affordable valve unit with 1/4" NPT threads that fits snugly on the vacuum press project. This brass body valve has a Teflon seat and NBR o-ring so you can be sure...
  • $34.20 Air Valve 12vDC
    3-Way, 1/4" NPT
    This 3-way pneumatic air valve controls the air flow from your compressor into the venturi unit. Each unit comes with 14" wire leads with flag terminals are each end (not shown in the picture). Each port has 1/4" NPT threads. No instructions are...
  • $6.50 Brass Adapter For Vacuum Clamping Jigs
    If you use your vacuum press for vacuum clamping, this fitting will allow you to directly attach the new version of the lock-on vacuum connector to the vacuum clamping jig. NPT Thread Size:  1/4" NPT WARNING: This product can expose you to...
  • $16.95 $12.50
    - On Sale -
    Inline Vacuum Pump Filter
    40 Micron
    A dedicated fine-particulate filter is the easiest way to protect your vacuum press equipment from harmful debris. This vacuum filter is perfect for the vacuum press systems we offer and can handle up to 10 CFM of vacuum flow. Each filter comes with...
  • $9.90 Lock-On Vacuum Connector
    This brass vacuum connector securely attaches to our vacuum bag stems and our vacuum clamping fittings. It has a soft O-ring inside which makes a leak-proof connection. All of our vacuum press kits include the new style of the lock-on connector...
  • $12.95 $6.40
    - On Sale -
    Bag Stem Assembly
    This bag stem is an easy way to connect a vinyl or polyurethane vacuum bag to the old version of the lock-on vacuum connector and vacuum hose. Each stem has air channels cut from the center intake to direct airflow quickly and evenly from the vacuum...
  • $74.00 Vacuum Manifold Assembly
    A manifold assembly will allow a vacuum press user to attach multiple vacuum bags to a single vacuum pressing system at the same time. Below you will find four different kits that will allow you to maintain a vacuum in up to 5 separate bags. Each...
  • $19.95 $4.90
    - On Sale -
    24v DC Transformer
    Center Positive DC Adapter
    This 24v DC power adapter/transformer was used on with the low voltage version of the Project:V2 vacuum press system. We have switched to a 12v DC system and have several of the previous transformers in stock. Input: 120V AC 60Hz 19W Output:...

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