Has anyone ever had experiance with this Vacuum sealer??? Vacuum Packers/Sealer You have found the VacUpack! Congratulations!! The VacUpack is the premier #1 all time selling, light Commercial Home Style Vacuum Sealer! Over 2 million sold and in use. Read on and find out why this machine is, and has been so popular. Find out why the VacUpack is the favorite home style vacuum packer for the "Serious Vacuum Packaging users". Watch all the Video's for a Full Demonstration of the VacUpack! Read on to see why so many people love this machine and it's outstanding features. #1 Feature: The VacUpack is not a disposable vacuum sealer. All parts and service is easily available, if needed, many years down the road. THE PUMP: The housing is heavy-duty injection-molded ABS. The vacuum pump produces up to 25 HG (inches of mercury on a vacuum gauge). It's nylon piston construction reduces friction, requires no lubrication and is not susceptible to corrosion or moisture. The piston pump is less likely to fail than the more complex diaphragm-type and evacuates a higher volume of air. The other big difference between this and the channel/diaphragm is this one is designed to pump liquid, which may simply be washed out by pumping water into the machine over the sink. This will simply break the national brand name machines. The VacUpack is the only home style vacuum packer that will allow you to fully disinfect and clean the pump. Notice in the videos or pictures of other vacuum packer/sealers the demonstrators will never show you a bag with "Water" or any wet material being pulled out of the bag and into the machine. Why? Because wet, water, juice, slim, blood, sauce, soup, ect will burn out the pump. The demonstrator or "actor" in the video will only show you dry, smoked, solid products to vacuum. Yet all external models (bag is outside the machine) will draw air and then liquid as atmospheric pressure pushes on the outside of the bag. The bigger the pump, the faster the water will flow out of the bag, the harder it is to stop and control. There is no way to get away from water being pulled from the bag, unless you live on the MOON! As you are looking for a machine keep this tip in your thoughts, we feel this is pretty interesting. It is not uncommon to see this very important piece of information not being demonstrated to you. The true fact is about 80% of the vacuum packing you are going to do is very wet! There is alot of hype behind these products, that is all in the course of sales. But what they don't tell you is what you need to be looking for. Our video shows you exactly how to seal a wet bag and how to clean the machine with out any worry! THE HEAT BAR: The sealing time is adjustable. A solid steel heat bar with commercial grade nylon heat tape. This heat bar allows for mutiple heat cycles to ensure that the wet sloppy bag is sealed completly 100% of the time "no leaky wet bags". We believe this is the absolute finest and most durable heat bar manufactured in a home style unit. CUTTING BLADE & BAG STORAGE: It has a one-way cutting blade for quickly making custom sized and sealed bags via it’s self-contained bag roll storage compartment. OPERATING FUNCTIONS: A dual-action operating lever controls the vacuum and sealing operation. Just one lever, no complex buttons this leaves you in control! The vacuum indicator gauge allows you to draw a minimum or maximum vacuum. Stop and seal at any time! Don't smash your bread or pack it as tight as you like, you choose! It vacuums and seals a 11.5 by 16-inch bag in less than 30 seconds. Seals 25-35 or as much as 65 small bags before a cooling off period is needed. Beware of machines that may cost less but only seal 1-5 bags before they must be cooled down! WEIGHT & SIZE: The vacuum sealer weighs 9 pounds, is 19 inches long, 4.5 inches high and is 6.5 inches deep. BAGS: We are currently offering the NEW 4 mil VacUpack Rolls, bags but as you read earlier you may use many brands. Bag material is made of PET, a low density polyethylene and nylon. This multi-layer laminate material is impervious to odor penetration and is bug proof. Bags are freezable, boilable, microwavable, washable, reusable and provide full food visibility. The VacUpack is compatable with most brands of textured vacuum sealing materials, it is bag friendly, and functions perfectly from one brand to another. Never get stuck buying one brand of bags. The VacUpack will draw a vacuum and seal Foodsaver, Deni, Rival, Vacstrip, Prego or many other brands of bags. The VacUpack has offered this feature for 25 years. This is one of the many reasons this sealer beats other home style vacuum sealers hands down!! The Vacupack sells for $325.99 MSRP included in the unit, large jar sealer with hose, 3 rolls, one 6"x20' one 8"x20' and one 11.5"x20' and instruction manual. With Free Shipping in the USA!