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Old 10-26-2020, 11:22 AM   #1
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I have an old Food Saver model that i've used for the last 8 or 9 years and has "worked" but doesn't do a great job during the vacuum process.

I only process 3-5 animals a year but likely to go up since my boys are reaching hunting age.

What vacuum sealers are you guys using and having good luck with?
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:24 AM   #2
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Vac Master pro 3500 has been good to me for the last 5 or 6 years go through 5or 6 deer and lots of fish usually
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:31 AM   #3
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Weston 2300 is an awesome machine.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:05 PM   #4
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I went to the Vacmaster Pro 350 a couple of years ago with no complaints. I was using a Food Saver prior to that.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:11 PM   #5
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I'm still rocking a 20-25 year old cheap Foodsaver.

Does a great job. Probably done over 100 deer.

When it dies I'll get another Foodsaver.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:14 PM   #6
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I just got the meatyourmaker.com chamber vac. Very impressed with machine so far.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:17 PM   #7
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Does anyone have any experience with the cabela/bass pro commercial series? I have gift cards i wouldn't mind using up.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:27 PM   #8
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My wife bought me the Weston 2300 last year for Christmas. Used a food saver for a very long time and it finally started giving up.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:01 PM   #9
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I'm still rocking a 20-25 year old cheap Foodsaver.

Does a great job. Probably done over 100 deer.

When it dies I'll get another Foodsaver.
The old ones were pretty good the new ones not so much
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:28 PM   #10
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For the money, I went with foodsaver last year. Though I would like one of the large Weston types.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:34 PM   #11
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Ditto on the Weston 2300. Mine is 7 years old and awsome.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:45 PM   #12
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I have cabelas commercial and have used it for years with no problems. I've found that good bags are extremely important, have great luck with cabelas brand and foodsaver..
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:57 PM   #13
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:14 PM   #14
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I ponied up for the VacMaster vp215 this year and it has been worth every penny so far. If you put up any amount of fish it is a god send, not having to worry about moisture in the bags makes it so easy, as well as the double seal bar. Bags are also significantly cheaper than normal food saver style bags. I put up 43 bags of hamburger meat 2 days ago and it ran consecutively. Not once having to wait for the seal bars to "cool" off.

It is pricey, but I see it as an investment and the ease of use makes it worth it.
The only downfall I can see is the size of the chamber, but haven't ran into that issue yet.

If you plan to buy one, I recommend the WebStraunt website, they were the cheapest and all the reviews I've seen shows good customer service.
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:28 PM   #15
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Not once having to wait for the seal bars to "cool" off.

It is pricey......
Holy crap! At that kinda price, you'd better not be have to even think about waiting for anything!!
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:46 PM   #16
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Holy crap! At that kinda price, you'd better not be have to even think about waiting for anything!!

They are great and buy once cry once. If you seal a lot the bags are cheap as they are 1/5 of the cost of vacuum bags.

I have found briskets and rib roast donít fit but will borrow a Westin sealer on those rare occasions.

The more you seal the cheaper it gets but love the fact that you can seal a bag of soup and not have any issues.


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Old 10-26-2020, 08:05 PM   #17
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Does anyone have any experience with the cabela/bass pro commercial series? I have gift cards i wouldn't mind using up.
We have been using the 3/4 HP Cabela’s for 10 years now & works great. We usually process 5 to 6 deer a year. I would also recommend getting the foot switch to go with it!

My bad, thought you were talking about the grinder! Oops!!!

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Old 10-26-2020, 08:08 PM   #18
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Weston had for several years $30 rebuild last year like new
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:27 PM   #19
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We have been using the 3/4 HP Cabelaís for 10 years now & works great. We usually process 5 to 6 deer a year. I would also recommend getting the foot switch to go with it!

My bad, thought you were talking about the grinder! Oops!!!

No worries, I have the bass pro/LEM .25 HP grinder and itís worked for about 9 years but Iím definitely ready to upgrade to the 3/4 hp


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Old 10-26-2020, 08:34 PM   #20
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Wish I could tell you how well my LEM max vac 1000 works but haven't put it to use yet.
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