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    Micron Gauge???

    Okay guys, I'm looking for an affordable micron gauge that is descent in quality and reliability. What brand and model number should I look for? I will be using it with my JB DV-6E pump.

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    I love my BluVac. They have a new one that is under $100 according to a recent thread.

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    I've been using the JB supernova for the last 4 years and it hasn't failed me yet. Just clean the sensor and it's been great.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    I love my BluVac. They have a new one that is under $100 according to a recent thread.
    Yes. Get the Accutools Micro Bluvac. Cheaper and much better than other budget micron gauges.
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    There is only one. BlueVac.

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    Okay thanks everyone, I will look into getting a BluVac

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    Another vote for bluvac, Bluvac LTE or micro bluvac. Also sold under "yellow jacket" name

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carey Scott View Post
    I've been using the JB supernova for the last 4 years and it hasn't failed me yet. Just clean the sensor and it's been great.



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    I use the supernova as backup to my Thermal, when compared the supernova reads around 100 microns lower.
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    Been at this for over 40 years. The best I have ever used is Blue Vac. I am sure there are some that are almost as good.
    Quote Originally Posted by valdelocc View Post
    I use the supernova as backup to my Thermal, when compared the supernova reads around 100 microns lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lytning View Post
    Been at this for over 40 years. The best I have ever used is Blue Vac. I am sure there are some that are almost as good.
    Bought my first Thermal 20some years ago and still working like when new, done countless jobs with it, never a false reading when there was a leak, your bluevac has been around for how long? 2 or 3 years? plenty of threads about failures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by valdelocc View Post
    Bought my first Thermal 20some years ago and still working like when new, done countless jobs with it, never a false reading when there was a leak, your bluevac has been around for how long? 2 or 3 years? plenty of threads about failures!
    The bluvac does a better job of accurately and instantly telling you what happening in the system. Once you get used to its actions, you can tell the difference between a leak, or moisture or just the oil off gassing. I love the thermals, but they don't relay the accuracy needed to tell the difference.

    That along with the leak rate indicator make it my choice.

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    BluVac has been out longer than 2-3 years lol Being a old design doesen't make a Thermal better or more reliable IMO. They are from a time when guys didnt b!tch about broken tools on the internet. Maybe if my $$$ Thermal wasnt broken and sent back for service multiple times while it was under warranty I might feel differently. IF I had a working sensor for my Thermal it would be very easy to show anything valdelocc (or GA with his YJ sorry to drag you into this ) says comparing the two ill informed at best.

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    Are the old analog thermal box gauges still being produced?
    I no longer see them or repair parts for sale at truetechrools

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