I have no affiliation with this seller, other than I just bought an
identical brand new pump from him. It seems to work spectacularly.
It's a 1/3 HP Gast 72R rocking-piston pump that can suck about 28" Hg.
I'm pretty sure he's selling it so cheaply ($50 brand new out of the
box, buy-it-now) because it's listed for use at 220-240VAC 50 Hz
(European standard). Nowhere on the label or in any of the manuals
does it say it can be used at 60 Hz, as would be standard in the US.
Nevertheless, given that Gast sells a variant that runs at 115VAC/60 Hz
which runs at 20% higher RPMs (go figure), I took a chance and bet that
the motor doesn't really mind running at 60 Hz. I'd even go so far as
to venture that it's the same exact motor, just wired for the higher
voltage. At any rate, I got it, wired it up with a NEMA 6-15 plug,
hooked up the starting capacitor (included), and stuck it in one of my
220V wall sockets. It totally sucks! And I mean that in the good way.
I stuck a vacuum gauge on it, hooked it up to my veneer bag, and it
sucked it down to 26" Hg in about 20 seconds.
Anyway, I see that he's selling another one. It's a GREAT deal for
this pump. I saw the same model (albeit the 115V version) for sale new
from a store that sells equipment for pond aeration. They were asking
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