BTW, I’ve heard nothing but good about that VP112. I almost purchased it instead of the VP215. Ultimately, being a pro chef, I decided to “go big or go home.” According to one resource I found, the VP112 vacuum pump will outlast a Foodsaver by a factor of ten. But supposedly the rotary oil pump of the VP215 should outlast the ‘112’s dry rocker piston by a factor of ten! Since I have two sous vide units and also use my sealer to pack dried food and camping supplies I figured the extra money would be worth it. I also like the fact that it has dual seal wires.
Are you getting good seals that hold a vacuum for weeks with drybags? I have barrier & mylar bags I sealed back in March that are still holding like new but my luck with the drybags hasn’t been good. Although I haven’t tried many yet, I have to admit.