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Topic: Food Saver bags (18 msgs / 338 lines)
1) From: R.N.Kyle
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 for those who use a vacuum sealer in your coffee efforts. I run across =
this company that makes bags, some for Tilla and other vacuum sealers  =
go to this link and scroll down to the bags for vacuum sealershttp://www.alamoholly.com/sub4.htmRon Kyle
a coffee roaster from South Carolina

2) From: Ryuji Suzuki -- JF7WEX
From: "R.N.Kyle" 
Subject: +Food Saver bags
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 07:31:42 -0400
This site doesn't make it explicit, but if you haven't found this.
FoodSaver type vacuum sealers require that the bag be "channel bag" or
"FoodSaver compatible" while other machines can use cheaper
non-channel vacuum bags. FoodSaver simply can't suck air out of
non-channel bags without some trick. The bag price is high, but you
get idiot-proof performance. Just a reminder because channel bags are
more expensive than non-channel bags and come in limited selection of
material, so there is temptation to think it must be marketing hype
and non FoodSaver-compatible bags should be ok... it is not so.
Ryuji Suzuki
"I can't believe I'm here.
People always say that I'm a long way from normal."
(Bob Dylan, Normal, Illinois, 13 February 1999)
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3) From: Rick Farris
Ryuji wrote:
Did you miss where it said this on the page Ron cited?
	"Embossed or Channel Pouch 3.5 mil. These pouches can be used in the Food
Saver or machines made by Tilia."
But still, I haven't found anything wrong with the Tilia bags yet (actually
I use the rolls and make custom bags), so I'm not real anxious to try
something else.
-- Rick
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4) From: R.N.Kyle
http://www.alamoholly.com/sub4.htmI have tried these, and they work great. and about 1/2 the price, but =
they are pre maid. and you have to buy them by the 100 or more. call on =
the telephone and say you saw it on the web site, the last time I bought =
from them they did not have a shopping cart.
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC

5) From: Bart Frazzee
Someone posted a URL for a site selling bags for the food saver. I
lost it in a system upgrade. Please post it again.
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6) From: John Abbott
You can buy them in several places - ACE Hardware carries them, as does
Sam's Club.

7) From: John Abbott
http://www.onlytvproducts.com/shop/foodsaverbags.htmlclaims to be the
cheapest on the net.  I've never used them but bought mine directly fromhttp://www.tilia.com/bags.cfm

8) From: Bart Frazzee
What I am looking for are not made by tilla but are intended for use
in the foodsaver.
On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 12:11:35 -0600, you wrote:
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9) From: Mike McGinness
I've tried other bag brands, higher failure rate in my experience. Best buy
I know of Costco, 6 rolls $40.
MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
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10) From: Randy Roy
Check this web site:http://www.alamoholly.com/sub4.htm  Scroll down to  "Embossed or Channel
Pouch 3.5 mil"  These bags supposedly work with the Food Saver, but they
only come in pre-cut sizes.  I have never tried them .

11) From: Bart Frazzee
Thanks Randy! That is the one I was looking for.
On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 17:31:50 -0500, you wrote:
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12) From: Rick Farris
I just checked out the "Only TV Products" URL that John posted and it's the
same $10/roll that everyone else charges.
Despite claims around here to the contrary, I've never, ever seen genuine
Tilia-brand Foodsaver rolls/bags for less than Tilia sells them for, which
is ~$10/roll.  Oh sure, if you buy six rolls they'll sell them to you for
$59, or some such, same if you buy an assortment of several rolls/bags.
Ron knows a place where you can buy lower-quality bags for less money.
-- Rick

13) From: TFisher511
I thought it was you who had the answer it sounded like Bart was looking for. 
I haven't tried these yet but I think I will when I need more.
rnkyle writes:

14) From: John Abbott
I have to confess to a streak of laziness on my part. I know if I buy the
rolls I can produce my own bags for less - but my original order contained
fifty bags - and we were really spoiled to the speed of using them by the
time we ran out and had to begin using the rolls. So we just bought more of
the bags. Hey - I'm putting ISH in these things, If I want to save money
I'll order Vietnamese :o)

15) From: Michael Horowitz
My cooking NG suggests looking in Sears - Mike
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16) From: Mike McGinnesss
From: "Rick Farris" 
I've said it before, I'll say it again. 6 rolls Tilia Brand bags $40 Costco. Yes, it's four 11" and
two 8" wide rolls and many people use more of the smaller width. So what is what I say. Using a
bigger bag than is needed isn't a problem, now if a bag is too small that's another story!
Regardless it's still $40 for 6 top quality rolls.
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17) From: Rick Farris
Mike said:
For me, since I only use 8" rolls, that's $40 for *two* rolls. :-)
-- Rick
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18) From: Scott Jensen
Hey Rick,
I only use 11" rolls and don't have a costco anywhere close, wanna split a

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