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Tek Home Rosin Presses under $750 - School Me

Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by OldOyler, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Now thinking either NugSmasher or DIY with cannaplates + press like @weedemon !
     
  2. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    If I could go back and do it all over again, I would buy these 2 things and be done with it -

    3x5 Caged Plates Kit (with dual PID controller) - $479 (cheaper if you source your own controller/heaters)
    https://www.lowtemp-plates.com/collections/rosin-cages/products/3x5-lowtemp-cage-kit

    12-ton table top shop press - $159
    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200641863_200641863

    $638 - Still spendy but you got quality caged plates and have some flexibility with different tonnage presses and using your own enail controller(s).
     
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  3. nosmoking

    nosmoking Fogmonger

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    This is what @shredder and many others including my self have done except shredder and I got the 20 ton press instead of the 12 ton. If you want the best bang for your buck, under $750 or even under $1000. I do small presses of 3-6 grams frequently whereas shredder does large 14 gram or more presses so our methods are slightly different however both of us seem to think we would be happier with larger 4x7 plates. I believe shredder would like to squish more at once. For me, I don't need 4x7 plates to squish more but I do notice sometimes my rosin chip will spread out past the 5in sides of my plates because I don't use filters/bags. I used to use stitchless bags, but I find when pressing smaller amounts like I do you end up losing a good bit to the filters/bags. I also find that prepessing into a slim puck for a few minutes keeps most plant material out of my rosin.

    Now with all that said, if I could go back and do it all over again, I would get the same setup with 4x7 l caged plates from low-temp. However, if I was @biohacker I would consider two options.

    1st option for under $1k- Buy a 12 ton or 20 ton press from Canadian Tire or the one @weedemon got and add a set of caged plates and heater from timewizardgreyfox.

    2nd option for over $1k- Get it all custom built to your preferences/specs from timewizardgreyfox.

    Either way, knowing how you like high quality vapes like the Supreme and Flowerpot that are built to do what they do the best and forever plus the fact you want to order from Canada, I cannot see how you could order a press without getting plates from him.

    Oh shit- I just recalled another good canadian rosin press maker. Timewizardgreyfox can only be found on facebook https://m.facebook.com/TimeWizardGreyfox/

    But I just remembered @E-Wax Canada was pretty active here about a year ago and he does commercial setups if I recall correctly but enjoys helping out others to setup their own home press.
     
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  4. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    I thought about 4x7 plates and its definitely a wise future proof decision. I am going to be adding the step of turning a some of my flowers into bubble first and check out the different grades, etc and experiment with pressing different hashes. This is the main reason I abandoned the idea of getting larger plates.
     
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  5. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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  6. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    Do they offer caged plates @biohacker? I ask this as aligned plates are paramount to a good squish. I've had some mishaps with unflush plates and turned an 1/8th of herb into like a quarter gram of rosin =( Recovering from this is not the same so it ends up being mostly a wasted effort.
     
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  7. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    I'm not sure! I think after the conversion/shipping etc the lowtemp caged is pretty competitive anyway! Still haven't made any decisions yet.
     
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  8. DrRishi

    DrRishi Well-Known Member

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    Just put together a 10 ton press and 3"x5" plates from DHGate.
    The press was Euro 199 (sourced locally so I could pick it up) and and the plates were $ 215. I got lucky with the plates as they came through (to NL) without any customs costs and shipping was free. So I have a complete 5x3 10 ton press for slightly less than Euro 400. Just done my first presses with good results. The plates don't seem to have any hot spots and the temp is very stable. I have measured the temp on the plates and in order to have 200F on the surface of the plates I have to set the temp on the PIDs to 240F.
    I do wonder if the temps we discuss are the actual temps on the surface of the plate or the temp indicated by the PIDs?
     
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  9. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    I suspect most people are measuring the plate temperature but I see bubbleman use his sasquash and go by the devices temperature, maybe it's accurate IDK. Mine seems to be between 15-20 degrees too low on the plates compared to the controller. I measure mine with a calibrated IR gun onto the side of the plates where I have some black electrical tape. I'm not 100% sure on my temps though without using a thermocouple.
     
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  10. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Manufacturer

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    Slug33.com.....thats it thats all. Fuck electricity, fuck huge ass equipment, fuck spending hundreds of dollars! It doesnt have to be that hard. PEACE!
     
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  11. mc

    mc Active Member

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    I like the concept, but I can't do 1 gram at a time. I need to do 3.5 plus and repeatedly.
     
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  12. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Manufacturer

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    I hear that! its coming.
     
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  13. DrRishi

    DrRishi Well-Known Member

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    I am using a thermocouple type thermometer which is connected to my multimeter. Means I can measure the temperature on the surface of the plates.
     
  14. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    Maybe a bit of bias in that opinion though, yes? lol
     
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  15. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    He had me sold! Until I read that you can only squish 1g at a time.
     
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  16. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    I understand that you want promote your own products but I don't think it's a nice behavior to do that by disparaging other constructions - a little bit too aggessive for my liking.
     
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  17. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Manufacturer

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    I apologize. I don't mean any disrespect. I was saying it with a smile on my face and love in my heart. I guess my enthusiasm for the Slug.33 got the best of me. I wouldnt have used the word FUCK so many times but i figured since the name of this website is FUCKcombustion people would get it. I guess I was wrong it came off the wrong way. Maybe I should stop using my own fucking product so much. lol...... love you guys! thanks for the feedback. PEACE!
     
  18. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    That's the way I perceived it! Thought it was hilarious....same with @Pyr0 comment! :rofl:
     
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  19. mc

    mc Active Member

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    I got it but I say "F" butane torches, I use electricity for good reason :)
     
  20. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Manufacturer

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    yep i must agree. We also will be saying "F" to butane torches. Peace!
     
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  21. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    I want to see a range of slugs of varying sizes with a super variety pack that includes each size, maybe in a nice milled SS case that completes the set :brow:
     
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  22. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    WORD! Sounds like many good things to come, but i'm assuming that torch free slugging won't be happening anytime in 2018? Only asking because I read that your 3g slug might not even be ready this year earlier in the thread.
     
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  23. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    I like the slug idea but I don't see it replacing my more expensive press. Different tech but I'd like a slug nonetheless =)
     
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  24. seaofgreens

    seaofgreens My Mind Is Free

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    Forget under $700 guys. This guy imo has a great design for under $300:

    Click to play YouTube Video


    I'm going to give the design a go within a couple months when I have some spare funds.
     
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  25. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Manufacturer

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    Ive had a change of heart on that. We are moving forward. We will have an all electric 3 ounce unit done soon along with 1/2 and 1/4 oz units. They will be electric or gas users choice. By this summer.
     

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