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ThermaPress VF-1 Vacuum former press

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$549.00

The ThermaPress VF-1 is the most versatile and most advanced bench top vacuum former press ever built.  Works with membrane or without membrane using the optional direct forming kit.   It is the last vacuum press for kydex holster making you will ever need.

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Product Description

VACUUM FORMER FORMING PRESS

The ThermaPress VF-1 is the most versatile and most advanced bench top vacuum former press ever built.  It is the last vacuum former for kydex holster making you will ever need . . .until you need a second one.  This vacuum forming press was designed for vacuum forming kydex holsters and knife sheaths but because of its versatility, it can vacuum form many different thermoplastics and products.

Key Features:

  • The fastest direct vacuum draw on the market.
  • Diamond flow technology vacuum chamber
  • Achieve a full 29.5 inches of mercury vacuum . . every single time when used with a quality vacuum pump and quality gauges.
  • Modular construction allows it to be updated, upgraded, and parts replaced without having to ship it to us for repair should it ever become damaged or if any part of the VF1 should wear out. We can just ship you out a replacement part. Many of the parts can be obtained at your local home center to avoid minimal down time.  No other kydex vacuum former in the industry can do that.
  • 100% User serviceable.  No need to ever send it back for repair.
  • Large 14 x 19 work area.
  • Silicone Membrane is bolted in place.  No more slipping magnets or struggling with taller items.
  • Designed to work with the ThermaJig.
  • Dual Seal Technology means no leaks and no gaskets to replace.
  • Allows for membrane free vacuum forming with our optional direct forming kit.
  • The VSS (vacuum storage system) can easily be added at any time.
  • Some assembly required.  Requires a Phillips screwdriver, #2 square drive, a 7/16 nut driver, adjustable wrench, and pliers.
  • Ambidextrous controls- set it up with the controls on the right or left side. This is a huge feature when running two VF-1 formers that share a vacuum pump between them or if you are a lefty.
  • Can be connected and operational within just a few minutes.
  • Requires at least a minimum 3 c.f.m. vacuum pump to operate, 5 CFM recommend, 8 CFM is best (must be purchased elsewhere)
  •  30 day money back guarantee.* 180 day warranty. *better than the HD Industrial HD200 hd  press

Additional Information

Weight 23 lbs
Dimensions 24.375 x 20.375 x 4.375 in

Package includes:

  • ThermaPress VF-1
  • Brass ball valve
  • Vacuum release valve
  • Vacuum gauge
  • One silicone membrane
  • One molding board
  • Roll of Teflon tape for making connections

What is not included:

  • Vacuum pump
  • hoses and fittings to connect your vacuum pump
  • spare membranes or molding boards

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  1. Kevin

    5 out of 5 Exceeded Expectations

    Did this product meet your expectations? I just can't say enough about how great it is.

    How well was this item packaged? Best Packaging I have ever seen.

    How would you rate customer service before and after purchase? Excellent.

    Would you purchase this product again? Most definitely.

    Very impressed with the way the product arrived, it was very well packaged . Assembly was just straight forward as Stuart indicated, and in minutes I was breaking in the membrane. Very well constructed press, I expect to be enjoying for years. Works great with my 8cfm pump, pulling 30 inches immediately and holds over 20 inches of vacuum for 5-6 hours. If I leave a holster in the former after working on an evening project, there is still a little vacuum the following morning.

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  2. Anthony

    5 out of 5 Rock solid machine

    Did this product meet your expectations? I just can't say enough about how great it is.

    How well was this item packaged? Best Packaging I have ever seen.

    How would you rate customer service before and after purchase? Excellent.

    Would you purchase this product again? Most definitely.

    This is my second vacuum former from Stuart, never disappointed.

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      Thank you for the review. Your comments are much appreciated!

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  3. One person found this helpful
    Dale

    5 out of 5 This thing is incredible. Glad I purchased this instead of building my own.

    Did this product meet your expectations? I just can't say enough about how great it is.

    How well was this item packaged? Best Packaging I have ever seen.

    How would you rate customer service before and after purchase? Excellent.

    Would you purchase this product again? Most definitely.

    I purchased the membranes and plans a few months ago. I just never got around to building the vacuum former. When I learned the membranes I already purchased would fit into the new thermapress, it was a no brainer for me. Stuart has done an incredible job with this vacuum press. It was easy to put together, the packaging was so good that a truck could have run over it and not hurt it. I ordered the pump he suggested from Amazon. I have not made a holster yet, as I am still waiting on my kydex to come in. But, I have tested this thing over and over. Mine is holding vacuum for over an hour. I think my gauge is a little off because it only shows it going to 28. Stuart called me the day after I received it to see if I needed anything. I would definitely purchase this again. Just one thing, Stuart, you need to fix the window for leaving a review on your website. The window is too small and I had a hard time typing this.

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      Dale,
      Thank you for the kind words and for your business. I look forward to you sending me a picture of your first holster. Yes, we know about the comment window being too small, but we are still working through a few issues with the new website. Hopefully, we can get that resolved soon. You have my cell phone number, be sure and call me if you have any questions.
      Thanks,
      Stuart
      ThermaPress.com

      Update 12/8/2016 -The comment window size on the product reviews has been fixed. All known issues with the website have been resolved.

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