Frugal Vacuum

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Note: Laguna lathe needs longer tube please email me.

Featuring a Thomas or Gast ISO remanufactured, industrial dry cup pressure/vacuum pump that retails for over $600 in industrial catalogs.

Canadian Residents

Add Canadian $40.00 additional shipping cost​


15 minutes after unpacking you can be turning

Lathe Spindle Size

Parts/Pieces included, not listed above

  • 8' Electric cord w/HD double pole switch
  • Premium Sealed SS Ball Bearing, Motor Grade
  • Misc Pieces Craft Foam  ‘Foamies’, 1 set (4)
  • Vibration Isolators, Motor Mounts
  • 1/4" Screening, user attach as fan guard, if desired
  • Inline Filter
  • Muffler Kit
  • 5’ of 3/8” Reinforced Tubing
  • Instruction sheet

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  • Finished 4" (4 1/4" ID actual) PVC Cup with choice of 1"x8 TPI,  1 1/4"x8TPI or M33 x3.5 threads in reinforced composite, with polyethylene through rod
  • Brass Manifold on the Pump Mounting
  • 2" Vacuum Gauge Sweep 0 -30"Hg
  • Brass Ball Valve 3/8 SS Ball
  • All Parts/Pieces Shown (listed below)
  • One Year Pump Warrantee

To facilitate shipping some minor assembly required

  • unbox vacuum gauge, screw in place
  • screw on motor mounts
  • Install muffler*
  • Slip polyethylene hollow extension rod into chuck and screw onto lathe*
  • install fan guards if desired *
  • attach foamie to chuck *
  • start vacuum turning

* per instructions supplied

Special   'don't pass up this offer'

2 polyethylene tubes, fitted to motor grade sealed bearings,  & detailed illustrated instructions. This will enable you to make additional sized cups.  2" & 3" PVC cup included. Ships free if ordered with above Plug'n'Turn.   $20.00

Plug 'n' Turn  $290.00

120 Volt 60Cycle  for US, Canada

​$23 flat rate shipping added 

​Canada additional shipping, see below