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    I bought a VavMaster VP215 chamber vacuum machine last-year with mixed results. About half the fish I bagged had some air left in the bag others sealed tight. Anyone have any user friendly suggestions


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    Quote Originally Posted by cplne View Post
    Anyone have any user friendly suggestions
    My assumption is that pin bones or other bones are puncturing your bags, in which case the answer is bone guard. From the internet or purchase it from Alaska Butcher Equipment and Supply. $50 for a roll that will last a lifetime, or at least a couple years.

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    Make sure the sealing surface is really clean and dry.
    What we do is fold the bag top down a few inches. Fill the bag then fold the top back and then put it in the sealer.
    I have also heard of guys cutting the bottom out of a plastic pitcher. Put the bag on the pitcher and fill.
    This would also leave the sealing area clean.
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    We have the same sealer. I agree that you could be getting pin bones poking through. You should notice this fairly quickly after sealing though. My buddy picked up some heavier mil bags for sealing fish. I think it's worked better so far. The beauty of the VP215 chamber sealer is you can use super cheap bags compared to the regular vacusuck bags that can get pricey. I will see if I can find out where he got them.

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    I use old books, wood blocks, plastic etc,, to fill the chamber. This will help as well by leaving less air to vac out.
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    Kasilofchrisn I'll give it a try. The bone guard sounds like a solution as well.




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