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#41 bugs


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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:41 PM

Clever little thing. Good price. Got me curious.

If I were going to seal many bags with it, I think I'd invest in a couple of rechargeable batteries. I bet that thing eats 'em like crazy.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:44 PM

I bought 2 of those, they were fairly bad quality. and it burned the plastic allot. but it could be the brand that makes the difference

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 06:57 PM

Eh, no. Get something reliable when it comes to buying an impulse sealer. You definitely get what you pay for when it comes to impulse sealers. Electronics in general really. Check ebay.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:05 PM

As mentioned in another thread, I got the Harbor Freight sealer (regular type). Low price, and I've had no problems, but others have had various issues with fast wear-out and questionable seals.

That little unit is probably like those things in the infomercials. Looks like the best thing since canned beer, but never works when you get it. Though for 3.99 I'm almost tempted. But, when you think about the time and effort in making spawn bags, good tools are worth it.

Do it right, or give Hip the business.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:02 PM

i got an expencive mounted seeler with a foot pedel from ebay and it did :horse:not work at all

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:19 PM

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:28 PM

A clothes iron works at least as well as an impulse sealer. You need to put the end of the bag in a fold of paper and iron over the paper 1-2 cm from the end of the bag. The iron should be at maximum power and you should iron for half a minute or so. After that, let it cool a bit and remove the excess paper. You are left with a solid seal with the plastic fused together and the paper stuck to it. And after you use the bag you can just cut off the 1-2 cm that are fused and use the bag again.

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