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Hold Fast Stabilization System

  • Water based low odor resin up with soap and water
  • Resin is clear and reusable, add color if needed
  • New tempered glass lid and anti float plate
  • Hardens spalted wood so it's easier to turn
  • Perfect for pen blanks, stopper blanks
  • 6" dia. by 8" or 18" chambers available
  • Each chamber includes anti-float plate
  • Salvage wood that would be thrown away
  • Includes convenient drain to empty tank
  • Made in the USA

The heart of the System is the 6" diameter PVC Vacuum Chamber. It is fitted with O-ring seal that supports an ultra high strength tempered glass plate. The chamber includes a cam-lock anti-float plate to keep the pieces submerged. The chamber has a hose barb on the side for 3/8" ID hose. Each chamber includes a drain valve to make emptying easy. Each chamber has a plugged hole ready to accept the drain tube from the Vacuum Bags or an optional pressure gauge (not needed if using vac generator). There are two lengths of chamber available, 8" or 18". The 8" will hold 20-35 pen blanks, and is also good for stopper blanks and will hold pieces up to about 7" long. The 18" is good for peppermill blanks and longer pieces up to 17" long. We offer dyes that are used to color the stabilizing resin to achieve striking results.

The Vacuum Generator (purchased separately) uses an air compressor to create a vacuum. It works with a compressor that has at least 2.5 CFM. The generator includes: on/off switch, vacuum gauge, regulator to adjust vacuum. The generator uses 70-90 PSI to create up to 24" of vacuum.

The vacuum can be provided by the the Hold Fast Vacuum Generator used with a compressor or by a Vacuum Pump. If using a vacuum pump, if you need a gauge and a way to reduce the vacuum we offer a Vacuum Control Valve as an option below.

Code Name Price  
110988 Hold Fast 8" Vacuum Stabilization Chamber $96.95
110989 18" Vacuum Stabilization Chamber $137.95
110900 HF Vacuum Generator with Hose $129.95
110982 Qt. Stabilization Resin $33.95
110983 Gallon Stabilization Resin $99.95
110984 20"x20" Vacuum Stabilization Bag $30.95
110985 28"x30" Vacuum Stabilization Bag $34.95
110999 Assort of 5 Resin Dye Colors $39.95
110994 Black Resin Dye $9.95
110995 Red Resin Dye $7.95
110996 Yellow Resin Dye $7.95
110997 Blue Resin Dye $7.95
110998 Violet Resin Dye $7.95
110988-S Replacement Vacuum Chamber Seal $5.95
110990 Holdfast Vacuum Control Gauge/Valve $38.95
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