FoodSaver Fix

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by tjohnson, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I recently picked up one of the Original Tilia FoodSavers off Ebay for $42

    When it arrived, I was very disappointed on it's performance

    Did a little research, and asked a few questions

    I ordered a set of replacement foam seals, and put them in today

    This thing is an ANIMAL!

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  2. Wow that looks powerful, I also have a tila food saver, but it doesn't seem to be as big as yours... I wonder if mine needs new seals??  we were going to buy a new one cause it seems it doesnt get all the air out of a  bag now and then
     
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Old Tilia FoodSavers were made in Italy, and you can run liquids thru them

    These can be rebuilt

    The new ones are made in China and are disposable

    Todd
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice score Todd! What you gonna crush next.

    Now you have me thinking, will my foodsaver crush a can.

    This may be my afternoon project.
     
  5. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Where did you get your parts from Todd? Mine is not the frist gen but is probably 2nd gen and my seals are starting to go bad.
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Todd, morning,  My F-S is first generation and I am interested in parts also.... Dave
     
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a winner and a score.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  8. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  9. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    These Tilia Food Savers, when running properly, are far superior to today's "junk" Food Savers.  I haven't crushed a can with mine but it'll sure do it, if I want it to. 

    Todd got an excellent deal on his purchase.  Last spring when I was looking for some to give to my adult children, I saw some crazy bidding and then almost no bidding on eBay.  One went for 3 times what Todd paid for his.  The beauty of these, besides that they REALLY suck the air, is that you can repair them.
     

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