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    Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hey guys,

    Hopefully (I think) this is the right forum,

    Seen a few chats on here re impulse sealers and prices.

    My searches (inhibited by myself ::) ) have produced little in the way of value.

    Im desperately after one (see my whats in my roaster thread) but have a question...

    Where are you lot getting them for that price?? :o

    Please PM or email me with a reasonably priced avenue...

    Thanks

    Chris

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Where are you lot getting them for that price??
    What Price ??

    I gave up with the $$$ being Quoted by some as things have changed..

    300mm Impulse Sealer - Delivered.
    Payment details
    Amount: $45.00 AUD
    Transaction Date: 19 May 2010

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    BRAND [ch150] Global

    Model [ch150] HD-300PL

    Dimensions [ch150] Machine Dimensions [ch150] 440 x 90 x 160mm

    Weight [ch150] 2kg

    Voltage [ch150] 240V / 50Hz

    Power [ch150] 450W

    8 Heat Settings depending on bag thickness

    Suitable for Polyethylene and Polypropylene Bags

    Comes with Spare Teflon Cloth and Spare Heating Element



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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Type Impulse sealer into the bay of evil and all will be revealed. *I pick one up with same specs as AM about 6 months ago for a similar price.

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by 666576766168040 link=1275136481/2#2 date=1275175546
    Type Impulse sealer into the bay of evil and all will be revealed. *I pick one up with same specs as AM about 6 months ago for a similar price.
    Mine was from another supplier and another Auction place.. Was not going for a 200mm run; if for a $ or two I could get a 300mm one.

    A few months ago... 200mm = $32 including postage.. Not no more..

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    If possible I would prefer a dual purpose sealer
    It gives me more options to other uses in a household

    So I propose an impulse sealer with suction = vacuum sealer
    Question is are they as good as a standalone impulse sealer ?
    Any owner/user care to give a review

    KK

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Food products dont hang around our house long enough to bother with a vacuum sealer, as am said prices are a little dearer than when i picked up mine from the bay of evil, however, for the price......

    There is a very good reason roasters heat seal bags of roasted beans....... 8-)

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by 557178787B7B4155716D73711E0 link=1275136481/4#4 date=1275201172
    If possible I would prefer a dual purpose sealer
    It gives me more options to other uses in a household

    So I propose an impulse sealer with suction = vacuum sealer
    Question is are they as good as a standalone impulse sealer ?
    Any owner/user care to give a review

    KK

    We have one and it is bloody fantastic.

    I dont want to use it on coffee bags though for fear of killing it.

    When you use the sealing section, the suction also kicks in so it will get worked over a bit too much.

    For its intended purpose, brilliant.

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by 6B4F464645457F6B4F534D4F200 link=1275136481/4#4 date=1275201172
    So I propose an impulse sealer with suction = vacuum sealer
    Question is are they as good as a standalone impulse sealer ?
    Any owner/user care to give a review
    I have been using the Sunbeam Food sealer on my valved bags for the last 12 months works for me... :)

    Cheers Gra..

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    I got a 200ml impulse sealer from guess where for $42 delivered. I didnt notice the 300mm one for not much more but did realise I hardly have space in the kitchen to store the 200mm one!

    Worth every cent though. My bags never inflated during degassing with just the zip seals. Now they balloon after heat sealing. Wont say any more.

    Javabeen.

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Got mine a few years ago from an evilBay store called the Packaging Centre. Its a really heavy duty beastie coming in at just under 5Kg for a 300mm unit. Just had a quick look now and they are still doing business so I guess thats got to be a plus, if youre chasing spares at some time in the future.

    From memory, it cost me about $20.00 more than the asking price for their similarly listed item - Maybe turnover has increased?

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    I got a 300ml one a few years ago from OMaras.
    Didnt get any spares though.
    A lot of them appear to be from the same factory, just differently badged.

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Thanks guys

    Just went to the bay of evil and got one for a more sensible price

    thanks again

    Chris

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Silly question, but why seal the bag? I thought the idea of the one way valve was to let out the C02 but keep the air out...

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by 515C415247020100330 link=1275136481/12#12 date=1275435666
    Silly question, but why seal the bag? *I thought the idea of the one way valve was to let out the C02 but keep the air out...
    Were not sealing the bag.... Just the top....


    ********** * = Zip / press seal

    (* ) * *= *One way valve


    The zip / press seal fails and does not always work or is sealed as expected.


    -------------- * *= heat seal
    ********** * = Zip / press seal

    (* ) * *= *One way valve

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    Ahh... now I understand. ::)

    PS. the vibe pump left yesterday for its trip up North..

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Thanks, prompted me to do it .
    200mm impulse sealer $42 delivered,took 2 days.


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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Got mine this morning

    300mm $49 delivered in 2 days.

    And its a ripper.

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Great bit of kit, I got mine about 18 months ago apart from coffee bags I have made around 1500 poly tube bags (3000 seals) at work and still going strong on the first element.

    Considering buying a heavy duty foot operated one for work when I save my pocket money some more or stop using it on coffee stuff *:D.

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by 555D454F52360 link=1275136481/16#16 date=1275549666
    Got mine this morning

    300mm $49 delivered in 2 days.

    And its a ripper.
    I did a best buy *;D *

    The thing is to put the two spare bits in a safe place that you can find later when ya need them *;D

    I love teh quality of teh seal and how quick it is...

    Best $45 I spent in a long time.. *And last longer than a cheep bottle of Scotch *;)

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by 030E130015505352610 link=1275136481/14#14 date=1275441045
    Ahh... now I understand. * ::)

    PS. *the vibe pump left yesterday for its trip up North..
    Received and being put through teh cleaning process..

    What did you say was wrong with it ?

    I observed a slight issue with the location of a spacer.. With this spacer not in teh correct position... No workey :D ;D ::)

    Once cleaned and re assembled... Will advise as to Workey or not by PM... That way we are both clear 8-)

    BOT.

    I lost two bags due to teh meet and great yesterday.. Forgot to check teh KNOB on teh heat setting and went . SEAL.. Opps... Did not know it was a cutter ::)

    Damn good system and at new the seal line (when set correctly) is rather fine. I can see how that tight skin Wsully get 3 or ever 5 seals to a bag..

    PS. Mr Wsully... No more balloons that bag of beans was a hoot.. But when I sucked it in and then spoke... It did not make my voice go all squeaky..



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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Just a heads up for those that are interested, an Evil Bay vendor is currently offering a 300m Impulse sealer with FREE postage as a June special. (i.e. $39 including postage). I just ordered one. [smiley=wink.gif]

    Graham

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by 4F7A6960696543080 link=1275136481/20#20 date=1276584930
    Just a heads up for those that are interested, an Evil Bay vendor is currently offering a 300m Impulse sealer with FREE postage as a June special. (i.e. $39 including postage). I just ordered one.

    This is the Bay unit for $39.00 the case is plastic not metal but it dose the job no worries ;)

    Gra..


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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by 625744250 link=1275136481/22#22 date=1276647590
    his is the Bay unit for $39.00 the case is plastic not metal but it dose the job no worries
    Make my 2nd hand $40 floor standing Venus sealer seem like it really was a bargain 8-)

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Quote Originally Posted by 083D3037031F333A3A39395C0 link=1275136481/22#22 date=1276648410
    Make my 2nd hand $40 floor standing Venus sealer seem like it really was a bargainCool
    Your not wrong some thing like that doesnt come around at that price to often :o..right place wright time. :)

    Cheers Gra..

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Just got mine off evil bay (same as the one in the pic above) for $39 delivered. Will test it tonight and report back.

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    Re: Impulse Sealer or equivalent

    Behmor Coffee Roaster
    Heat sealer is working great! 39 bucks, not a bad deal. Comes with a spare element too.



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