drbrown35801 I think you mean the Weston 2500 (https://www.waltonsinc.com/weston-pro-2500-chamber-vacuum-sealer) the main difference will be power of the pump and quality of build. The HBC, and vp215 are designed more with a small commercial application in mind. Nothing against the 2500, it’s a good machine for what it does but it does have limitations that the others wont. The advantage is you could buy 1.5 of those vs the cheapest of the other kinds so if it does need replacing its not the biggest issue in the world. But in general the 3 HBC ones we carry and vp215 are going to last longer, you just pay a lot more for them!
Today is a simple question.
Are the numbers on a slicer universal/standard for thickness? If Brand A is 1/4inch thick cut at #5 is brand B the same?
deanlorensen One of the most frustrating realizations of my time here is that those numbers relate to NOTHING of value! I don’t get it, why put them there if they arent centi or millimeters or SOMETHING but I’ve tested a bunch of different ones (people in Cabellas were looking at me a little funny) not just ours and they are all crazy. Now, it is closest to Milimeters but it isn’t exact. For example a 6 on our new ones are 4.9 mm
Jonathon We have two vintage Hobart slicers at the shop. Although they are the same brand the numbers aren’t consistent with either machine. We’ve had the same discussion a few times and always end up scratching our heads. Lol
Joe Hell It makes NO sense! Someone could easily differentiate themselves by having their slicers actually indicate something. And they could make it so you could recalibrate the knob if it gets out of whack.