The New Frugal

Oil-FreeVacuum Pump

Repeating (no smog),  Dry Cup Composite Piston and Sealed Bearings
Quiet (55 Db),  Medical Grade
-27"Hg (90% atmospheric pressure), 3.5CFM, 110V AC, 3.9 Amp
Includes Rubber Motor Mounts and Muffler
15 Month Manufacturer Warranty + Extended Bob (Frugal Guarantee)
Note: Brass Parts/Vacuum Gauge/Filter/Hose, shown in illustration sold separately

$210+ $25 Pack/Ship Formerly $265
** Important read Pump availability below

Brass Parts, etc.

Brass Manifold, 1/4" SS & Brass Ball Valve,  4'  3/8" ID Vacuum Hose
2 1/2" Dia. -30 to 0"Hg Vacuum Gauge
Filter, Visible,  NAPA #23003 (very important for
long pump life, can be reverse blown out or replaced)

​$50 free shipping If ordered with pump
(I guarantee you won't beat this price)

Notice:  After adding pump to shopping cart, return to this page to add Vacuum Cup

Notice: 5/16/23Pay links temporarily removed until pumps are delivered and I catch up with orders. Please check back and/or email me.

Click on add to cart, it will open in a new page, PayPal is my shopping cart, you can pay with any CC or PayPal.  Make your choices, then return to continue shopping  or you can make payment.

** Advance orders now being accepted. 

5/16/23 Pay links temporarily removed until pumps are delivered and I catch up with orders. Please check back and/or email me.

In late February, I placed and paid for an order to a major manufacturer for #ZGK400P Oil Less Vacuum Pumps (160+ built to my woodturner's specifications).  The large quantity reduced the per-piece price and the overseas shipping cost, and I'm able to pass that savings along to you. 
I received 4 pumps special delivery early March, which I tested and took to the Oregon Woodturning Symposium.  The pump was very well received, I sold and took many advance orders.  The manufacturer's production run is completed, and shipping arrival time to my shop is estimated to be middle May (+/-).   
 5/12/23  Latest update; pumps unloaded and in Chicago warehouse awaiting 'Customs' clearance. Hopefully delivered next week!  Then, pack/ship.  Let the fun begin.....

By ordering early, you will receive my introductory sale price and reserve an early place in the shipping queue.  I will also acquire the associated parts to be shipped with your order.  
Side note; in the 12+ years as "FrugalVacuumChuck" I have delivered over 3800 vacuum pumps and vacuum chucks.  Tooting my own horn, I have not had a PayPal dispute.  I believe the customer is always right.... Bob


1)    4” Dia PVC Vacuum Cup 
with foam seal, specify 1” or 1 1/4” x 8 TPI threads. 
$60 Free shipping w/pump.

(2.7” and 5” Dia. also available) 
The secret to my system is a sealed bearing imbedded in the cup with a polyethylene tube that carries vacuum through the headstock. Eliminates vacuum leaks at threads and at outboard adapter, also it fits 99% of every lathe made.

2) Vacuum pump 3/8” ID hose connected to 3/8” OD polyethylene

tube exiting from head-stock.  No clamps needed-snug fit.

3) Vacuum cup with 150# (approx.) holding on square edge bowl.  
Plus bowl can be reversed for sanding and/or refinishing.
Try that with your Cole-Jaws or jam chucks.