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Old November 13, 2015   #1
Worth1
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Default Vacuum Sealer.

First off I dont have one nor do I plan on getting one anytime soon.
But what I would like to know is how much vacuum do the things pull.
I have looked till I am blue in the face and cant find any information on them like this.
It cant be much the things are too cheap.

What I am looking at is buying a pump and getting the wide mouth jar sealer they have so I can store dried beans in mason jars.

I have a hand vacuum pump that will go to 27 inch Hg would this be good enough?

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Old November 13, 2015   #2
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I have found the answer, the food saver goes to 20 inches Hg according to some hee haw on you tube.

Vacuum is measured in many ways.
The reason I am doing this is to be able to store dry goods in jars and reseal them so they last longer like pepper powder, spices, herbs, beans rice and so on.
Here is a link for the curious
I love engineering tool box.

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Worth, I don't know Jack about them. I've been using HEB Texas zip bags and a straw.
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