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Tell me what to look for in a Rosin Press

So first question is how do you consume it? Can you use it in editables or do you smoke it in a special pipe or? 

Looks like platen size and tonnage are relative, what about platen size and wattage? I used to to design and build presses for  reforming Titanium I have all the info on that but I think 1500-1700° F is a bit to hot.  I can dial that down but what temps are we looking for?

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    • I know SLB has one and so does RbAtsq so share the knowledge friends, probably starting with the effect of rosin? Is it like smoking hash or keif? Can I put it on normal bud, grind it up and fill a cone?

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      • https://www.ebay.com/itm/384323064721?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28&srsltid=AeTuncp9Cmsk0lUc0lVLzLeTT0lUPehgSwV3lzI0_8ro6QWMrz9RTD9ct7E

        This is the one that I have. And while I don't use it much, I'm pretty impressed with it, being a cheapo and all.

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        • What mesh size bags do you use?

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          • You shouldn't need the mesh bags. You'll need the parchment paper, puck maker, silicone mat, and some tools to work with that sticky stuff. 

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            • Ok, sounds like I need to watch a How to video

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            • You’ll have to play around with the temp on it man, the reading will be inaccurate unless you use a temp gun - sometimes you can get one that’s fairly accurate but not with a cheap one.

              the amount of force ur press puts down will influence how much heat you’ll need too, I use a temp of about 155-170f but it can press out bud on 145-150f we’re it puts down over 5 tons of force.

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              •  Are the ball screws motorized? I wonder why they chose ball screws instead of just using bushings?

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                • It’s just springs on the poles and a  nut on the top, the bottom plate is the only part that really moves on it.

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                  • Ok, I think its time for an eye exam

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                  • You have some good advice but it really depends on how much you want to spend and how much you actually use it. More pressure will get a better product because you won't have to use as much heat. Heat burns terpenes but it can increase yield. Some experience with your press will sort that out.

                    I would go for 3 or 4 tons for your own use. The heat will be there so the size of the plates is your next thing. 3x5 is nice but doesn't have to be that big. Yes, you want a puck maker for sure. Once you make your puck, the best thing is to cut into 3 or 4 pieces and just use plain parchment paper. 

                    The one we have is a Dulytek automatic and I think it's 3 ton. I use it quite a bit and my buddy uses even more so I wish we had got a bigger one, lol. 

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                    • Thanks, I ordered the one RbtAsq has so I will test it and if I like the results I will make a bigger one with hydraulics bells and whistles. You know it just hit me but I bet I could design one and have it built at work as a reform tool and then just tell them I didnt work so I scrapped it

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                      • Yeah that will work and yes, if had access to my old place of employment I would build a bad sob. I seen one the other day that is 4 tons and uses a bottle jack. I think the manual ones are more versatile and of course you can press more product with more pressure. 

                        That 1 ton you're getting will do the trick. 

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                        • Thats what I am thinking I dont want to spend a ton of cash and find out i dont like it, plus with this I get 30 days to change my mind.

                           

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