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Rockler Vacuum Pump Kit

Use with our Vacuum Clamp Pod Kits (#53418, sold separately) to hold your workpiece firmly in place, with unobstructed access to the edges and top.
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Combined with our Vacuum Clamp Pods (sold separately) the Rockler Vacuum Pump Kit, featuring a Gast vacuum pump, lets you secure your workpiece from the bottom side, with no clamp arms to get in the way. This means you'll get ubobstructed access to the face and edges of your workpiece for sanding, routing and planing. Vacuum clamping systems can work on almost any workpiece with at least one flat face. Ideal for CNC projects, routed signs and plaques, small workpieces, carvings and more. Includes vacuum pump, 9' of hose and seven various brass fittings for connection to your vacuum clamping system.

  • Includes a Gast vacuum pump, made in the USA
  • Generates suction of 25.5'' of mercury (Hg), enough to connect four Rockler Vacuum Clamp Pods
  • Oil-free operation, rugged construction, and little maintenance required
  • Carrying handle and rubber feet for easy portability and stability
  • Includes power cord, hose and brass fittings for connection to your vacuum clamping system
(1) Rockler Vacuum Pump Kit, featuring a Gast vacuum pump
(1) Pressure Gauge
(1) Air Filter
(1) Roll of Vinyl Tubing, 3/8'' I.D. x 1/2'' O.D. x 9' Long
(1) 1/4'' FNPT Crossed Brass Intersection Fitting
(1) 1/4'' MNPT Plug
(1) 1/4'' FNPT to 1/4'' Barbed Fitting
(4) 1/4'' MNPT to 3/8'' Barbed Fittings
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 19.6000
Tech Spec
  • Maximum Flow (60 Hz): 1.1 CFM (863.43 m3/h)
  • Maximum Pressure: 60 PSI (4.2 bar)
  • Maximum Vacuum: 25.5 in-Hg (863 mbar)
  • Power Rating: 1/8 HP (0.09 kW)
  • RPM: 1575
5.0 / 5.0
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Pump review
Works great with my vacuum pods. Very quiet and great vacuum with this pump with 4 pods.
Performing a surface flattening with a spoil board bit.
Vacuum holding a 1/2” maple material.
View of the vacuum pods being placed for the size of the material.
February 15, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great vacuum at an affordable price.
Came quickly and is much quieter than expected. I use it for cnc pods and lathe suction. Works great. Has plenty of vaccum for what I do.
January 18, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I really like it
Works great
May 14, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
For our business
Chris B on Apr 12, 2019
FREDRICK A. M on Jul 5, 2018
For our business
Chris B on Apr 12, 2019
For clamp pods
A L on Mar 26, 2019
FREDRICK A. M on Jul 5, 2018
For use with my CNC machine
Dennis S on Apr 2, 2018
For my CNC.
MIKE G. on Nov 16, 2017
Hold downs for CNC and work bench work.
David R on Oct 1, 2017
better idea for holding down project while cutting then using clamps
James P U on Jul 5, 2017
For clamp pods
A L on Mar 26, 2019
For use with my CNC machine
Dennis S on Apr 2, 2018
Can this be used with a vacuum bag?
Imran M on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this pump is perfect for use with any size vacuum bags.
Is this vacuum pump strong enough to work with a lathe for a holding system for a turning project?
Brian on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the vacuum rating is plenty strong enough. However, flow rating is low (1.1 cfm) so the seals on your vacuum chuck must be good and tight. I use a similar pump on my lathe (same cfm flow) and it is great, holds tightly.
I'm from Australia, is the power 240 volts?, if so the plug i can change to fir our power points.
Kevin P on Sep 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. The pump motor voltage is 115VAC 60HZ only.
How loud is the pump?
What common appliance would it compare to in sound volume?
Joe on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The vacuum pump is not a noise problem. My Delta dust collection system makes more noise that it does.
Error in specs: 25.5” Hg is 860 Mbar not 200?
Bill on Nov 26, 2018
Is it on 230V or 120V?
JetCarrier K on Aug 6, 2017
Question on a long cut on my cnc will it start to smoke or can this pump run for a long time without problems ?
Heather on Jul 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I had it running for about an hour and it ran without a problem or over heating - and it's not noisy neither. Excellent little pump, absolutely worth the price.
can this pump be used as a pump for veneer press?
skeeter s on Nov 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not tried this. It would require buying a polyurethane vacuum bag. I have seen 0.030" polyurethane vacuum bags advertised online in a variety of size from $175 to $900. The price of the vacuum bag depends on the size of the project you will make. I have seen these in operation in a commercial custom furniture shop and they work very well, I hope this helps.
Is this vacuum pump rated for continuous duty?
Dwight A on Apr 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Dwight, if you want a 24/7 vacuum pump, you probably should look for a commercial unit. My vacuum pump has not shut down during a cnc machining operation. If there is any difficulty, it is keeping the work piece flat enough so there is no release of the vacuum seal during a cnc machine operation.
I have a very small work shop where I power carve. I need a small and quiet system would this be ok for me?
chris m on Oct 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This pump is not very loud at all. It is a vacuum pump so it's nowhere near the noise that a small air compressor would make. I believe your router will make more noise than this vacuum pump.
What is the max number of pods supported with the pump?
Dave on Sep 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Vacuum has no relevance to volume, you could connect 100 pods together and would get 25" of mercury. It would just take longer to reach it's maximum stage of 25"
Is this pump considered continuous duty? 2-3 hours continuous?
Tim C on Apr 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have not used mine yet but I sure hope so. Some of the plaques that I do take four or five hours Enter an answer to this question.
What are the dimensions of the pump?
William C on Nov 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 7 5/8" Long. 10" to top of Handle.5 /4" wide. Weight 15 lbs.
Would this system work well for a 24 x 48" cnc vacuum hold down table?
David B on Nov 28, 2017
If you have four pods connected to the vacuum pump, can only two be used if that's all is needed?
Billy W on Oct 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The pods activate themselves when you put the item on them. You can use 1 to 4 as needed.
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