Composite block 3 x 3 x 1 1/2" Tapped 1" x 8 TPI or 1 1/4" x 8 TPI with instructions to mate to wood block. This is the material used in my finished cups.  1/3 cost of face plates.   $11.00 each.

Note: Free shipping if ordered with bearing/cup offer above, I will send shipping invoice if ordered separately.

Here is the stalwart of my vacuum system.  A factory re-manufactured Thomas 2660 or Gast 82R  industrial vacuum pump​​.  Ready to connect to your lathe, vacuum cup setup.

Temporarily out of stock.


Finished VACUUM CUPS:  4 1/4" or 3 3/4" OD PVC vacuum chucks with 1 1/4" x8, 1"x8 or M33 x 3.5 threads available, with premium sealed encapsulated bearing and 3/8"OD polyethylene tubing through the headstock.  Most $63 inc shipping.   ​Many options are listed email or call if questions or confused.  Click here.

Special   'don't pass up this offer'

2 motor grade sealed bearings, encapsulated with extension tubes,  & detailed illustrated instructions. This will enable you to make additional sized cups.  2" & 3" PVC cup included. Total $28.00 w/shipping 

Just need the bearings, don't need the PVC cups?

3 bearings, encapsulated with extension tubes, illustrated instructions.  Total $25.00 w/shipping 

Need more pieces to complete your hookup?              Quality parts.

2" 30"Hg to 0" vacuum gauge; Brass SS ball valve; 5 Black HDPE tees & male/female connectors; in-line filter; 5' vacuum tubing; clamps, screws pictured.  Mounting board not included.  Seem like a lot of money? Try to buy all the parts above for less.      $45.00 add to cart below.

Parts/Pieces pump to lathe. Free shipping if ordered with pump. $12 shipping w/o pump, invoice will be sent.

The BEST of the BEST, Plug'n'Turn w/o finished cup featuring brass manifold assembled on the pump.  10 minutes out of box ready connect to your lathe outboard adapter.  All parts pictured included. 

Temporarily out of stock


Details all Pumps offered below:  All moving wear parts replaced, warrantee by me.  Quiet, Lite 17# (manifold makes convenient carry handle between cylinders), 27"Hg  (see details page), capacitor, cord with double pole HD switch, muffler, rubber feet, fan guard

Thought I would share a recent comment,

"Hi Bob.  I just want to let you know how happy I am with my vacuum pump.  All the parts and pieces went together very well.  I can't believe I put up with my air compressor Venturi system for so long. This pump is a game-changer for me.  Tom H. Orangevale, California"

One  more,

"Your creation is a dream to use. I can tell you burnt some midnight oil on refining the kit. I'm very very happy with the kit's performance. Thanks again, Scott, Wittenberg, WI"

The secret and basis of my vacuum chucks:  The premium sealed encapsulated bearing is in the vacuum chuck.  Vacuum from its source is carried through the headstock with polyethylene tubing eliminating the need for expensive outboard adapters and the potential of headstock leaks. The 3/8" OD polyethylene tubing can be connected to virtually any vacuum source. IE; 3/8" ID flexible tubing, in most cases without clamps or connectors.  Kits below include easy illustrated instructions.  Questions?  Click here.

Important: on the checkout page, please list phone # and verify the email address listed is correct and currently ​monitored (including spam filter).  

Note: Laguna lathe needs a longer tube please email me.

Clarifying:  PayPal is my shopping cart and invoicing agent, upon checkout you do not need a PayPal account and you can pay using any CC or other means.

NOTICE:  Is your vacuum pump noisy, tired?  Spewing oil vapor? Does your air compressor runs constantly to supply vacuum venturi?  Solutions below.​  Many options are listed email or call if questions or confused.  Click here.

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