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Old 06-21-2022, 07:55 PM   #1
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Needed to break down and order me some more bags . What do yíall recommend?
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Old 06-21-2022, 08:01 PM   #2
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Get a chamber vac instead. I spent the same money on vacuum bags last few years as I did on the chamber vac machine. Chamber vac bags are only a few cents. Like 250 bags for $5-10.
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Old 06-21-2022, 08:02 PM   #3
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Get a chamber vac instead. I spent the same money on vacuum bags last few years as I did on the chamber vac machine. Chamber vac bags are only a few cents. Like 250 bags for $5-10.

I got a nice sealer with a 12 bar . Just need bags .
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Old 06-21-2022, 08:05 PM   #4
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I ventured away from the foodsaver bags this year and I've had a much better seal using these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1

My sealer is a budget model foodsaver.
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Old 06-21-2022, 09:47 PM   #5
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I ventured away from the foodsaver bags this year and I've had a much better seal using these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1

My sealer is a budget model foodsaver.

I switched to these same ones, no complaints so far.


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Old 06-21-2022, 10:03 PM   #6
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2nd for chamber vac. We use it weekly

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Old 06-21-2022, 10:49 PM   #7
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I like LEM bags
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Old 06-21-2022, 11:00 PM   #8
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I have a FoodSaver and use these bags ... been very pleased as I use the 6x10 and 8x12

https://jvrinc.com/product-category/...eal-bags-rolls

I buy 100 of each and shipping is $6

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Old 06-21-2022, 11:07 PM   #9
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I like the massive rolls from Bass Pro Shop and I measure meat and cut to size. Yellow box…maybe Cabelas brand at BP…? I forget exactly.
Pre-Processing this past fall I accidentally bought 2 boxes of 50’ x 12-13” rolls and Ive got the 11” Silver FoodSaver. Well… I opened one package of 50’ by larger-than-11” Sealer inches. What the heck am I to do with 50’ of unusable roll? It took a couple nights of cogitating for it to dawn on me. I started sealing on 45 degree ish angles to make rhomboidal angled seals for quarters larger than 11” 90degee seal sacks… whole quarters in one hexagonal/octagonal sack. Sometimes Id dog ear the ends. 4 to 6 seals per sack versus 2 seals per sack. Worked pretty well. The seals were good and sacks sturdy on the BP brand.

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Old 06-21-2022, 11:39 PM   #10
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I got a nice sealer with a 12 bar . Just need bags .
Chamber type or suction?
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Old 06-22-2022, 03:50 AM   #11
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I have a food saver brand sealer. It has the chamber “I think, it’s an attachment on it”. I’ve only used the opening at the bottom. What’s the advantage of using the chamber?
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Old 06-22-2022, 04:47 AM   #12
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I have a food saver brand sealer. It has the chamber ďI think, itís an attachment on itĒ. Iíve only used the opening at the bottom. Whatís the advantage of using the chamber?
None that's not a chamber vac

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Old 06-22-2022, 05:29 AM   #13
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Wevac 8” x 12” 200 Count Food Vacuum Sealer Bags Keeper, PreCut Quart, Ideal for Food Saver, BPA Free, Commercial Grade, Great for storage, meal prep and Sous Vide https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096RBVQ8Z...ing=UTF8&psc=1

These have been working great for me. I have a Regular ole food saver brand sealer.

It would take several thousand bags to make up the cost of a chamber sealer. I don’t see the advantage in that for me. I’d rather have a cheaper, easier to move and store sealer.

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Old 06-22-2022, 06:28 AM   #14
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Out of Air brand bags are the best bang for the buck I've found by far.
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Old 06-22-2022, 06:36 AM   #15
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Wevac 8Ē x 12Ē 200 Count Food Vacuum Sealer Bags Keeper, PreCut Quart, Ideal for Food Saver, BPA Free, Commercial Grade, Great for storage, meal prep and Sous Vide https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096RBVQ8Z...ing=UTF8&psc=1

These have been working great for me. I have a Regular ole food saver brand sealer.

It would take several thousand bags to make up the cost of a chamber sealer. I donít see the advantage in that for me. Iíd rather have a cheaper, easier to move and store sealer.
The problem is those cheaper sealers dont last or stand up. After I went through about 3 of them is when I decided to quit wasting money.

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Old 06-22-2022, 07:01 AM   #16
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Iíve yet to find any bags that are as durable or seal as well as FoodSaver brand bags. Certainly not any of the cheaper ones.


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Old 06-22-2022, 07:22 AM   #17
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I'm glad this topic came up! Our Foodsaver crapped out a couple weeks ago and I've been looking for a replacement. Who makes a good chamber vac?
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Old 06-22-2022, 07:25 AM   #18
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I have a weston 3200 and swapped to these. Happy so far.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TV5RNQL...fix=wevac&th=1
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Old 06-22-2022, 07:35 AM   #19
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I'm glad this topic came up! Our Foodsaver crapped out a couple weeks ago and I've been looking for a replacement. Who makes a good chamber vac?
A buddy of mine has this one. He loves it, but it bought it when it was $200 cheaper than the current listing. I do not like the tinted lid though. I want to see my stuff sealing because I seal a lot of stuff with liquid and need to make sure that it's not going to overflow.

https://www.meatyourmaker.com/preser...vD_BwE&start=1

I have the ARY Vacmaster VP215. I've had it for about 8-9 years. No issues, I simply change the oil after each deer season.

https://www.vacmasterfresh.com/vacma...vacuum-sealer/

There was another thread on here a while back that went over a couple of other models. They had people from regular use to commercial use with recommendations. Trying looking that one up for more detailed info.
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Old 06-22-2022, 08:09 AM   #20
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Iím wrong mine has the 15 seal bar . This is the one I have

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/cabe...-vacuum-sealer
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Old 06-22-2022, 08:14 AM   #21
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Not bags but I'm on my second roll of Wevac from Amazon and they've worked perfectly.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096MBL1GJ...fix=wevac&th=1
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Old 06-22-2022, 09:07 AM   #22
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Iím going to pick up the wevac 11 in. Still going to need some 15 in bags . Probably have to stick with the food saver ones
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Old 06-22-2022, 09:40 AM   #23
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I agree with Mike... I've not found any bag material that is better than the FoodSaver brand. I tried the cheaper rolls from Amazon and though they worked, they were not as heavy material and were a PITA to get them into the vacuum slot on my sealer... They tended to curl on the ends after cutting.

I actually have 3 of the FoodSaver units. The newest one is probably 8+ years old. All still work just fine. I process probably 6-10 deer/year, many hogs, doves/quail, fish(though haven't done fish in the past few years), and loads of veggies such as peas, corn, okra, maters, peppers, etc... I have no real complaints.
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Old 06-22-2022, 09:52 AM   #24
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Been using these and have no complaints

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Old 06-22-2022, 10:00 AM   #25
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Old 06-22-2022, 05:22 PM   #26
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I have tried several types of bags and now use Inkbird brand bags from Amazon. They are durable and seal very well. I buy a package of two 8" rolls and two 11" rolls. 100' of bags for about $26.
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Old 06-25-2022, 09:56 AM   #27
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I agree with Mike... I've not found any bag material that is better than the FoodSaver brand. I tried the cheaper rolls from Amazon and though they worked, they were not as heavy material and were a PITA to get them into the vacuum slot on my sealer... They tended to curl on the ends after cutting.
The curling was the same problem I was having with the other cheaper brands. Have not had that issue with wevac, but Iíve also been buying the precut bags instead of rolls.
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Old 06-26-2022, 10:42 AM   #28
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Old 06-26-2022, 03:07 PM   #29
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Go my wevac bags and a roll thatís 15in wide . Donít remember the brand . Will be giving the wevac bags a try in a few days . My dang puppy got ahold of my 15in roll and. Destroyed it . Not saying any names but my wife didnít crate the pup last night and man she is destructive.
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