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Completely defective - total waste of money
on August 26, 2011
The product description above is a flat-out lie. No sportsman in his right mind would want this piece of junk. You'll be lucky to get it to seal once correctly, let alone work in any heavy duty application. We purchased this product about 6 months ago and stupidly did so without reading reviews first. This product should never have been released. It is completely defective and absolute garbage. Foodsaver is a great name, and we bought it based on the strength of their reputation. The first time we used it we noticed that it formed a very poor vacuum. It just wasn't strong enough to really pull the air out. The second time, the problem got even worse. This time around, we were just tryng to vacuum pack some veggies from the garden, and the sealer completely failed. It will only seal the bags if you vacuum the air out, release the seal, then hit the seal button. Even then, it only seals about 1/3 of the time. Now that we are doing more research, it seems this is a universal problem. This product is notoriously defective. DO NOT BUY IT. You'll be sorry.