Yes! I really don't think you need a 5 h.p. compressor. I have a Harbor Freight with a 30 gal tank, but it only cost $150. For me, I would like one with a larger tank, because when I spray even a 30 gal tank isn't enough to keep the compressor from running quite alot. One of the guys I know that has a cnc and uses air pods. He made his own pucks and got a vacume pump from Harbor Freight. I think he said it was about $100 if you don't have a coupon. Check with Axiom! I think their system runs on a standard compressor.
Don't mean to disappoint anyone but I bought the pods having had a couple of decades experience with vacuum tables and pods. They didn't work work worth a hoot. Threw $100.00 down the drain and after a few days, I threw the pods after them. Tried a lot of tricks but nothing worked. Wouldn't even hold down a piece of plexi.
For anyone else considering these I had the same experience as Dusty. I appreciate Axiom's explanation, but from what I saw the tolerance at the hose connections were the issues for the set I received. The concept is there but they just fell short in my opinion.