The old Food Saver gave up the ghost. All I had left were the lights blinking on and off. Bought it in the late 1990's and it served us well. Bought a LEM MaxVac 1088A after researching VacMaster, Weston, VacPack, and Cabella's branded system. Not the fanciest machine out there but I have used it and I like it a lot. Seems very well built and it is quick.