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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2021, 04:59:07 PM »
We bought a Vacmaster. Put it on a rolling toolbox tray so it's easy to move around. Works awesome and one of my personal best investments in hunting and fishing ever. Nothing like being able to seal a bag of fresh venison stew, freeze and re heat later.

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2021, 05:26:04 PM »
LEM Maxvac. Done hundreds of bags of fish and game. Works awesome

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2021, 11:10:41 PM »
I may have to get more buddies involved in this purchasing thing! Thatís definitely the buy once cry once. Does the vp215 really weigh 86lbs?! Things a monster it looks like. Iíll need to research more of the difference of chamber vacs vs regular.
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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2021, 05:13:50 AM »
Yep, super heavy. Keeling it on a roller like ASHQUACK is a great idea!

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2021, 06:17:18 AM »
I'm still wrapping in butcher paper,then into a Ziploc.
One day I'll upgrade ,I guess ,not this year though.
I try to buy the Ziploc on sale at Costco. They go on sale a few times a year,and butcher paper is always pretty cheap.
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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2021, 04:13:46 PM »
I may have to get more buddies involved in this purchasing thing! Thatís definitely the buy once cry once. Does the vp215 really weigh 86lbs?! Things a monster it looks like. Iíll need to research more of the difference of chamber vacs vs regular.

I can assure you mine is all of 86 lbs. I did 4 coho today, the 215 is a good machine.
One more thing I noticed different from the Lem is VqcMaster double seals with seal strips.

Looks like others here had better luck than me with Lem. I figured I had a lemon, all their other products I have are awesome.

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2021, 04:27:11 PM »
I think it's like everything.. everyone's experience will differ.

My Cabela's commercial grade CG 15 is probably ten years old and has sealed thousands of lbs of fish and game..zero issues. Just need to slow your pace on hot days so you don't keep your seal bar hot and get premature seals.

My buddy has the same one, no issues but wanted the newest and coolest. So he bought the VP.  He's replaced two pumps in two years... probably a lemon, but who knows. I don't think there is a absolute right answer...

So I think you should buy one of each.  :chuckle: and cry twice and one time.

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2021, 04:46:32 PM »
Wish it held more volume.  looks like packages have to be pretty small.  I'll pack 5 to 10 lbs of burger to be pulled later and worked into sausage, I don't think I can fit that kind of volume in the 215.

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2021, 06:00:50 PM »
I may have to get more buddies involved in this purchasing thing! Thatís definitely the buy once cry once. Does the vp215 really weigh 86lbs?! Things a monster it looks like. Iíll need to research more of the difference of chamber vacs vs regular.

I can assure you mine is all of 86 lbs. I did 4 coho today, the 215 is a good machine.
One more thing I noticed different from the Lem is VqcMaster double seals with seal strips.

Looks like others here had better luck than me with Lem. I figured I had a lemon, all their other products I have are awesome.

I recently purchased a LEM MaxVac Pro from Costco, couldn't beat the price $599.00.  Have been sealing bags of mushrooms, about 70 bags so far and it has not missed a beat.  I have inspected the bags and they all have "double seal strips" on the bags.  I like others got tired of buying the foodsavers every few years so again for the money I didn't see how I could go wrong.  I will normally process 2 elk and atleast 1 deer a year and then a number of other items like crab and mushrooms.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2021, 06:28:18 PM »
So, the LEM vacmax / vacmax pro......is that a chamber sealer or a vaccum sealer?
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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2021, 06:53:23 PM »
Wish it held more volume.  looks like packages have to be pretty small.  I'll pack 5 to 10 lbs of burger to be pulled later and worked into sausage, I don't think I can fit that kind of volume in the 215.

5 lbs isn't a problem, 10 lbs might be pushing it though.

I vac pack pre-sliced jerky strips in 5 lb packages to pull out, season, and toss in the dehydrater when we are craving it.

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2021, 06:53:21 AM »
Scratch and Dent ARY VacMaster VP215 Chamber Vacuum Packaging Machine with 10 1/4" Seal Bar

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/outlet/120VMASVP215/36737.html

$782.24 free shipping

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2021, 06:06:12 AM »
Scratch and Dent ARY VacMaster VP215 Chamber Vacuum Packaging Machine with 10 1/4" Seal Bar

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/outlet/120VMASVP215/36737.html

$782.24 free shipping

Thats a good deal, someone should be buying this.  I would if I didn't already have one.

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Re: Buy once cry once vacuum sealer??
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2021, 07:15:45 AM »
Vacmaster VP215.

I'm pretty sure you can replace about any part on the vp215. Don't think that's the case on some of the less costly chamber style vacuum packers.

Bags are relatively inexpensive and it works great.
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