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SmartVac II Starter Package


The SmartVac II Starter Package from Pierson Workholding includes everything needed to take the first step into vacuum chuck workholding for plastic and metal machining. Contents include a choice between three chuck sizes, a vacuum control unit, vacuum gasket cord and a connection kit. The Vacuum Control Unit is extremely efficient and converts compressed air into a powerful vacuum of 28″ Hg while consuming only 0.8 cfm.

Bottom Line – An excellent all-in-one system for machining of metals and plastics.

Hold Fast Vacuum Chuck Kit for Woodturning


The Hold Fast Vacuum Chuck Kit is designed for use with woodturning lathes. The system also uses a vacuum generator style pump that draws 2.5 CFM while requiring 60 PSI of compressed air. The vacuum generator has a built in pressure regulator and vacuum gauge. The vacuum adapter passes through the lathe’s hollow headstock to connect the vacuum generator to the vacuum chuck. This system includes everything needed to begin vacuum chucking, including an instructional DVD.

Bottom Line – An ideal kit for lathe woodworking.

V-Clamp for Woodworking


The V-Clamp is ideal for holding small, dry parts for hand finishing or light power tool use in woodworking applications. It is easily mounted to surfaces using four wood screws. The body is made from injection molded nylon and is 8″ x 6.3″ in size. The system uses compressed air to generate 26″ Hg while consuming 2 CFM. A great alternative to using a vise to avoid denting or marring workpieces.

Bottom Line – Good for hand working wood products.