Customer Comments

Great product, awesome support!

We're in Canada and Turntex shipments usually arrive super quick which is nice! We use the Cactus Juice to stabilize wood and other accepting materials. Curtis and the team at Turntex provide resources on their site to ensure the correct usage of their products. Additionally they've provided an instruction sheet with our shipments which is great for us to reference. Appreciate all the work and extra effort you guys/gals put in!
Justin Alvares
Date: 2020-01-12

Fast and easy

Ordering was easy, prices are perfectly reasonable, and my item arrived quickly. What more could you want? Also, there's quite a bit of very useful information on the website. A+ experience.

Date: 2020-01-12


Always a pleasure to do busness with. Always answers my emails with awesome suggestions. Just a great busness and person. thank you. satisfied customer!!

chad robinett
United States
Date: 2020-01-12

Very Satisfied!!

I am new to stabilizing but had no problems with the cactus juice or the chamber. Followed the instructions to a tee and all went great. I love this little unit and the juice. Highly recommend this to anyone looking to get into stabilizing small wood blanks and pieces. Can’t go wrong with this product!!!

John Burns
Date: 2020-01-12

Great Products

excellent product, excellent quality.  All set to use it after I return from a business trip.  Ordered a vacuum chamber and some cactus juice, as well as a pump saver chamber.

The included instructions were well done - short, not very long, but very detailed and walked through each step of the blank preparation steps and how to use the equipment.  It's a really good guide for the new guy who has watched a few videos but never operated a vacuum chamber.  I feel like I know what I'm doing now from the 10 minutes of reading (or at least understand what I SHOULD be doing)

everything arrived in new-condition, packaged very well, and is obviously top quality construction.

I'll return to post a review of operations after a few uses!

Whetstone Woodworking
Date: 2020-01-11

Got it all

Everything that I ordered arrived neatly packed and safe. The vacuum chamber that was ordered looks great and I'm excited to use it.

United States
Date: 2020-01-11

Impressed beyond belief

Just purchased a 6x14 inch stabilizing chamber. First off shipping was quick, and had it in my hands before I was even ready to start using it. The first chamber I purchased a couple of years ago was of the cheap variety available on amazon with the glass lid. Specifically made for stabilizing wood. It worked but never quite pulled the vacuum I was hoping for. As soon as I started the turntex chamber I could tell it was going to out perform my old chamber. Wish I would have just spent the money in the first place on a this chamber. With the amazon chamber I would pull 27Hg, this one is sitting just shy of 29Hg. 

Whidbey Island Washington
Date: 2020-01-10

A+++++ Company

I had a small problem with TurnTex's Cactus Juice...............the bottle, not the juice!  There was a minuscule pin hole in the seam of the bottle and over a period of time about a 1/4 to 1/3 of the bottle leaked out.  It was on a top shelf in my shop and I didn't notice the problem until I went to use it the first time.  Curtis stepped up and took care of the problem immediately.  And every question I've had about my own vacuum stabilizing equipment, Curtis has been right there to help........never failing to respond to an e-mail.  Any company is only as good as it's customer support and this one is rated A+++++ in my opinion.

Chris Christenberry
Norman, OK
Date: 2020-01-10

New customer

I'm new to the world of resin casting.  After a lot of people telling me turntex was the place to go I finally listened.  Yall have earned a customer for life!!  

Universal city tx
Date: 2020-01-10

Completely Satisfied Customer

I have been ordering from Turntex for about two years.  I live in Alaska so shipping can be problematic and extended.  Turntex has never failed to ship immediately and with no problems.  I order alot off the internet and I wish the other compinies were half as good as Turntex.  

Greg Landeis
United States
Date: 2020-01-09

fast ship and best customer service around

Ordered multiple times, and shipment has always been incredibly fast and accurate.

Curtis has also been great answering my questions and being active on stabilizing forums, helping so many people that might not even be customers of his.

David C
Austin, TX
Date: 2020-01-09

Awesome Product & Customer Service

I've been using Cactus Juice for about a year now, and couldn't be happier with the product.  Even better, their customer service is out of this world!  If you are serious about vacuum stabilizing wood then you can stop right here and place your order. This stuff is magic!!

John K
Date: 2020-01-09


Great products and service.  The equipment I have purchased from TurnTex works great and the they are always quick to get my orders filled and shipped for Cactus Juice.  And Curtis is always super helpful with advice and input.

Date: 2020-01-06

Awesome stuff

I have been using cactus juice now for several years. It works very well for what I need it for. It's an amazing product, and customer service is top notch.
David Roeder
Kennewick Washington
Date: 2020-01-06

Good service

I ordered some Cactus Juice and 3 dyes and it was shipped the very next day.  Good communication and fast service.  What more could you ask for?

jason p turner
cumming, ga
Date: 2020-01-06

Excellent product

Great product, shipped fast, and priced very fairly. What’s not to like? Will definitely be purchasing again.

Date: 2020-01-06

Great Guys to Deal With

Transaction couldn't have been easier, super fast ship. product just as described and the website has the usage instructions.  I haven't actually used it yet, but have every confidence everything will come out great.

richardson, tx
Date: 2020-01-06


I have used this system and product for several years now and know it works very well.  I am a custom knife maker and stabilize 80 % of the woods that I use.  Being able to purchase different woods and do my own stabilizing has been a great cost savings for my business. 

Blair Metzler
Colville, WA.
Date: 2020-01-05

Good product, good service

I am new to wood stabilizing and I found out about Turn Tex on YouTube.  I ordered a 4"x12" vacuum chamber a plus few other accessories.  Delivery was fast and the product looks great.  I haven't actually stabilized anything yet but I did test the vacuum chamber for a few hours and it performed flawlessly.  FYI, I went with the RobinAir 15310 vacuum pump.  I will be ordering Cactus Juice soon and with the help of the great Turn Tex online guidance I am confident that I will be successful.  So far I couldn't ask for a better product or better service.  Thanks Curtis.

James Meacham
Montgomery, Alabama
Date: 2020-01-03

Great Experience

Order was completed and sent in an extremely time efficient manner. All products received without issue. Will use turntex again.

James L
United States
Date: 2020-01-03

It works!

Just started stabilizing wood and not knowing any better, bought my first gallon of Cactus Juice from a 3rd party reseller. Now I know better.! Got my second gallon from Curtis at Turn Tex and it shipped the  same day for less money. Had a question, left an email and it was answered the same day. Customer service doesn't get any better than this. Turn Tex is now my go to source for stabilizing resin, dyes and advice on he process. You can't do better.

J. B. Stokley
Salem, Alabama
Date: 2019-12-30

Fast shipping

As usual my order arrived promptly and in good shape. Wish all online sellers were this customer oriented. My supplier of choice for stabilizing solution.

B Stephens SW Missouri

Bruce Stephens
United States
Date: 2019-12-30

Great customer service.

I bought a vaccum chamber from Curtis and it has been a great addition to my shop. I use the Cactus Juice to stabilize local spalted birch for knife scales and pen blanks. Here in Southeast Alaska we do not have any hard woods but by stabilizing the spalted birch I get a very hard product to work with. I also use Alumilite dyed to get nice colors.

One of my best sellers is stabilized moose poopthat I cast in Alumilite for pen blanks. I have sold pens all around the world that are unique to Alaska. 


Rodney Hinson
Alaska Rod's, Haines Alaska
Date: 2019-12-29

Very satisfied

I got into woodturning and then casting about a year ago. YouTube videos pointed me to TurnTex and I have been very satisfied ever since. I use both the Alumilite and the Cactus Juice sold by Curtis as well as the Cactus Juice dyes but the thing I like most is the extremely fast and attentive service. Even the way Curtis packs his products for shipment is above and beyond anything you are used to. 

I’ll be a very long term customer. 

Seminole, Florida
Date: 2019-12-28

Great company!

Easy to order and they are very responsive to any questions you might have. Will definitely order again! Thanks so much you guys made my husband really happy for Christmas!

Angie gilbert
United States
Date: 2019-12-26


Only had one slight problem.  A little bit of product leaked out of  one jug. Not much maybe a half an ounce. Maybe consider a "This end up/Top" label that way your large bottles aren't laying down. The foil seal failed on one jug but the bag saved the box from getting wet.  Thank you, looking forward to use your product on a huge rotted maple trunk i just received.

Bren Hassien
United States
Date: 2019-12-26

Great Service

What a great company. Great service, Timely and friendly.

Jerry Behlmann
Central Florida
Date: 2019-12-26

Turning since 2003, 1st adventure into acrylic casting

Excellent advice over phone. Gave a step up on learning curve. Faster service than expected. Considering end result, less expensive than I thought it would be.
Bill Denall
Ft. Myers, FL
Date: 2019-12-26

Fast shipping. Great product


you. Great stuff 

casey vilensky
Date: 2019-12-24

Happy customer

A friend recommended Turntex to me because of their "great service".  I placed an order and was very happy with the prompt service.   Thank you  

Scott Johannes
United States
Date: 2019-12-23

Always helpful

Customer service is always great. Fair prices and very fair freight charges with fast processing. Curtis is always reachable through social media and is willing to answer any question, despite being asked the same thing over and over.
Jared Peay
Date: 2019-12-23

Excellent Equipment

I've been a custom knife maker for 5 years now and wanted to try my hand at stabilizing. I found the TurnTex stabilizing chamber very well made, easy to set up and easy to use. Curtis answered several questions I had immediately on the Facebook wood stabilizing group. The quality of the product is outstanding. Everything you need besides your choice of vacuum pump and your choice of oven is included and assembled when you get it. The cactus juice resin is easy to mix and easy to clean up. Just don't forget to read the pamphlet that is included and follow the instructions exactly and you are golden. Thanks to Curtis and TurnTex for making it easy and being willing to answer any questions that customers might have. If you want to start stabilizing, definitely no reason to feel intimidated, it's not that complicated. Go for it!

Wesley Buchanan
Oneonta, Alabama
Date: 2019-12-23

Great product

I have only had the chance to use the premixed Catus Juice so far but it worked great. I had some hemp wood blanks I was trying to turn (think pressed straw) and it was next to impossible without stabilizing it. Once I stabilized with the Catus Juice it was easy to turn. It gives the right amount of hardness without being clumpy on the outside. Customer service is something you won't find with most companies. I haven't had to use them yet but any company that contacts you before you contact them to let you know they are available to help is something you rarely find these days. I am glad I found TurnTex and their great product and so will you. It's obvious that Curtis cares about his customers and products he sales.

Date: 2019-12-22

Great Service and Product

TurnTex has been a great source of information in my research to learn more about stabilizing and casting. I finally broke down and ordered the “juice proof” vacuum chamber and am very happy that I did instead of converting my pressure pot. It might have cost a little more, but the quality of the product is worth it. I just stabilized my first round of Burl scraps and the set-up was very nice. The ring to mount the chamber to my workbench is great, I don’t have to work about anything falling over while I’m working around it, or more likely, me knocking it over. The chamber seals very well, and came up to vacuum quickly and being able to see inside was nice. Keeps me from accidentally getting resin in my vacuum pump. Clean up was much easier than I would have thought. A little soap and water cleaned it right up. And the instructions that came with the chamber as well as all the help available on the TurnTex website made the whole process way less scary. Thank you guys for a quality product and excellent service. I was a little nervous about attempting stabilizing and casting, but you made it simpler than I had thought it to be. I have heard about a lot of “failed” projects because of things not being done correctly, and you have shown me how to overcome simple errors in the process. Thanks again, TurnTex, you’ve been a great help. 

Timothy O'Brien
Goose Creek, SC
Date: 2019-12-17

Great products and even better support!!

I just want to take a min and thank turntex for their amazing products and a treasure trove of information. I appreciate having the ability to utilize the data as well as buy awesome gear! Thank you, I will be purchasing regularly..
Jim Moody
Date: 2019-12-17

best prices and quick delivery

Best prices I could find online, and order was fulfilled very quickly. Definitely will buy from here again.


Robert Porras
Santa Clara, CA
Date: 2019-12-16

Great product and service

I have purchased 10 or 12 gallons of Cactus Juice and have had good success with all of it.  Shipping has been fast and instructions are very clear and detailed.  Service, when I have had a question, has always been quick and helpful.  I would recommend to anyone.  Thanks.

Carl Petersen
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Date: 2019-12-15

Cactus juice

I have stabilized with Cactus Juice several times now and it’s the product I will stick with every time.  The dyes work very well too.  Just follow the directions on the site and you cannot go wrong.

Chris Railey
Waynesboro, Georgia
Date: 2019-12-14

Great Service

I had a couple of (very) old Merchandise Certificates that were not the current order processing system that TurnTex uses.  An email to Curtis and he immediately added them so I could use.  He has made a loyal customer out of me.  His customer service is second to none.



Rick Lay
Daniels, WV
Date: 2019-12-12

Only stabilizing resin for me

Bought cactus juice to start stabilizing at home and love this product. I did a ton of research on the topic and was prepared to stabilize material before ordering. My results have been excellent with zero issues. This will always be my go to resin for stabilizing materials.  

Date: 2019-12-12

Great service and product!

I've been having great success with the products from TurnTex and can't wait to see what I can make. It's opened up a whole new way to be creative in my knife making.  Great customer service as well. A+ Thanks!

Nathan Crawford
United States
Date: 2019-12-11

Awesome as Always

Hassle free order as always, which is rarely the case wit international orders like mine.

Many thanks!

Dubai, UAE
Date: 2019-12-07

Much Impressed!

I am quite impressed with the quality and service of this company. Great communication before and after the sale, super products & fair pricing. I have hope again for the American small company and am very grateful to Curtis and Gaige. I now intend to be a longtime customer. Randy P
Randy Powell
Chattanooga, TN
Date: 2019-12-07

Totally satisfied

Received everything I ordered with quick deliver. Had some questions on how things worked and was given all the help I needed. Will be purchasing from them again.

Mize ms
Date: 2019-12-07

Very satisfied

I am very pleased with the prompt and friendly service.  Products  I have received are excellent   His web site is very informative and useful.  I also encourage people to view his videos as they are very informative  I reside close to San Marcos and hope to visit with Curtis in person in the near future. I

Ralph hines
San Angelo tx
Date: 2019-12-06

Quality & Service

That's what it's all about, right? Quality -- consistently delivering fresh product, exactly as described. It works like it's supposed to, every time. Service -- I was frankly amazed at how fast my last order turned up on my doorstep. Which was great, because I'd waited too long to put my order in, and had nearly run out. What more could you need?
Holly von Winckel
United States
Date: 2019-12-06

Great Customer Service

Thank you again for the great customer service getting 12 gallons of Cactus Juice to us quickly at Woodcraft of Columbus. We were out and have increased our order due to the volume of sales.
Robert Smith
Woodcraft of Columbus
Date: 2019-12-05

Happy customer

Cactus juice works just as expected. Working with this company is a pleasure.  I am a repeat customer and will be back for more.

Mark marion
Sierra Madre, California
Date: 2019-12-02

very good service

Just received my 7th order and as always it was qickly shipped and well packed. 

I love the cactus juice.

Date: 2019-12-02

I Like It!

Wonderful customer service and great products.  Chambers are solidly out together with high quality materials and fittings.  Having the ability to stabilize wood will be a game changer for me in making the products I do.  Thank you TurnTex, wonderful

Marc Sviland
United States
Date: 2019-12-01