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Best Rosin Press

 

Rosin presses are still relatively new tools on the market, but due to superb functionality and even better results, they are more than just an important tool to have. Basically, they use a combination of heat and pressure to extract rosin. But, these tools are by far more complicated than it sounds, so you will definitely need the best rosin press.

Don’t have time to read? Here are our top choices to save your time, otherwise, keep reading to make the best decision
 1. NugSmasher Mini Rosin Pres  Read More  Best Seller and Mostly recommended – Check Price On Amazon
 2. Dulytek DM1005 Manual Heat Press  Read More  Second Best Seller – Check Price On Amazon
✅ 3. Rosineer RNR-MV2 – Read More – Check Price On Amazon
✅ 4. Quick Clamps Dual Heat Plates Digital Temperature Control Box – Read More –  Check Price On Amazon
✅ 5. Habit 3 x 5 Rosin Press Set (Great Value) – Read More – Check Price On Amazon
✅ 6. NugSmasher OG Rosin Press (Great Value) – Read More – Check Price On Amazon
✅ 7. Tuopuke Rosin Press 3×5 (Great Value) – Read More – Check Price On Amazon

FACTORS TO CONSIDER

As we have just mentioned rosin presses are complicated tools, therefore there are a lot of factors which must be taken into account. Below we will list the main ones, which can make a search for this tool much easier.

TEMPERATURE

Temperature is essential for making high-quality rosin. Here we can see two alternatives. The first temperature range is between 150 and 220 degrees Fahrenheit. In this case scenario, you will get the better flavor but less yield. Now we have a higher temperature between 220 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, you can expect more yield but less flavor. Ideally, you would use temperatures above 300 degrees Fahrenheit

TEMPERATURE X TIME BY MATERIAL

PRESSURE

Pressure is the second most important factor when it comes to choosing the right rosin press. Here you should target for something starting from 500PSI. Of course, the more is better and most presses can provide pressure up to 1300PSI, which is generally enough for most applications.

For example:

A 10-ton press = 20,000 lbs. If you have a 3″x5″ plate = 15 square inch.
Hence, 20,000/15 = 1,333 PSI

Note: These numbers serve as a guide only. Results will always vary depending on temperature and material as well the press you choose.

TYPE OF A ROSIN PRESS

There are several types of these presses. Determining what you actually need will give you an answer to the question which press you actually need. Now we will explain the most common types.

DIY

These presses are based on standard hydraulic presses but heaters are added. You will need a lot of adjustments and a hydraulic press of 10-20 tons.

MANUAL

Here we have the most popular type. They are great for home-based applications and they are the smallest of them all. They are obviously called manual because you will use your own force to operate them.

HYDRAULIC

These presses may provide up to 30 tons of pressure, but they offer the heating option as well. When it comes to practicality, they are small and compact as well, almost the same as manual models.

PNEUMATIC

These presses use air rather than oil and they are very sophisticated. Despite the fact they are similar to hydraulic models, they can be adjusted during the process itself. All you have to do is to press a button.

ELECTRIC

When it comes to electric models, they require power outlets and that’s it. Yes, most of them are 1-2 ton presses, but there are 10-ton pressure models out there. On average, you should look for 7000 pounds pressure press.

HYBRID MODELS

And now we have the most interesting press of them all. They are basically hydraulic presses, but they can be powered by air, electricity or a hand pump.

Make sure to take into consideration all of the factors we have mentioned here in order to get the best rosin press out there. Getting the best results isn’t very complicated, after all.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD ROSIN PRESS?

Well, by now you must be aware of the many companies that have flooded the market with all sorts of Rosin Press. However, the above factors should give you a glimpse of what you need. To make your search more accurate and ensure you to get value for every dollar that you will use, consider the following features of a great Rosin Press:

  1. It has a Digitized Temperature Control

As mentioned earlier, the temperature is one of the crucial factors to consider if you want quality rosin. It can basically make or break the entire extraction process. If you decide to go too cool, you will end up having very little yields. On the flip side, when the temperatures are too high it will burn the oil. These issues can be easily solved by having a digitized temperature control on your Rosin Press machine.

  1. It has a Digitized Timer

When it comes to rosin extraction, timing is another essential that cannot be ignored. The best Rosin Press should at least have two decimals in the running timer. When the temperature increases the timer should regulate itself automatically.

  1. Its heat plates are longer and narrower

Many people tend to think that having a machine that has large plates will lead to high production. The fact is, it will lead to having burned rosin which will definitely reduce the quality of your rosin. The best Rosin Press will always have narrow and long heat plates which makes the movement of the rosin faster and loaded as it moves to the edges thus having great quality.

  1. It has a higher press capacity

Press capacity will sometimes determine the amount of oil that will be extracted making it an important feature to look out for. The best press capacity for a good Rosin Press is 20g and above. An increase in press capacity automatically translates to increased pressure. An automated Rosin Press machine will do automatically.

  1. It uses hydraulic or electrical pressure

For commercial uses, it is advisable to use a hydraulic machine which can easily push more than 60,000lbs or electrical pressure machines which can push around 6,000 to 7,000 lbs. Pneumatic cylinders sometimes can be hard to control, so try to avoid them.

  1. Its Ease of Maintenance

The factors that you need to consider that we listed above will help you not to buy a cheap Rosin Press. By buying a cheap machine, you will be sure to have multiple breakdowns and leakages. Don’t just be blinded by the prices, go for the quality. A commercial hydraulic Rosin Press will serve you the best and is easy to maintain.

QUICK CLAMPS DUAL HEAT PLATES DIGITAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL BOX ROSIN PRESS MANUAL ROSIN EXTRACTOR PRESSURE MACHINE

And now we have a unit which is a bit special. First of all, the heating plates have 5×5 inch dimensions, but they are also non-stick plated, thanks to a clever coating. We also liked the temperature range which is digitally controlled and it can reach 415 degrees Fahrenheit, which is above average and sufficient for most users today. The pressure is also an advantage of this model and it can reach 3000PSI.

In nutshell, this is a great rosin press which is still a manual model but it offers more sophisticated features than similar models from the same price range. We liked the idea and the design of the unit, so should you. Of course, it comes with a 1-year warranty.

Pros:

  • Digital temperature control
  • High level of pressure
  • 415 degrees Fahrenheit of heat
  • Coated heat plates

Cons:

  • Reaching high pressure is complicated
  • Useless user manual

TUOPUKE ROSIN PRESS 3×5” PLATES HEAVY DUTY

This is another model designed for heavy-duty applications. It is sophisticated, modern and when comes to pressure, it can withstand up to 20 tons. The secret is in the plates which are 40 mm thick and made from aluminum, while most other models have 15-mm thick plates.

The max temperature is 415 degrees Fahrenheit, so you will get plenty of needed heat. In a nutshell, this is an affordable unit, based on the latest technology, for those who want the best. It comes with everything you are going to need and it is built to last.

Pros:

    • Design
    • Pressure
    • Temperature rising
    • Thicker plates than usual

Cons:

  • Temperature readings are not very accurate

 

WENZHI CAO
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Review of the Tuopuke Rosin press

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I wouldn't have thought of doing this review myself. @Jellypowered suggested it.

After having a bad case of press envy, I bought a 6 ton hydraulic press. It was cheap, $100 delivered, welded construction, very little assembly. I bought it first because I had the money, and because I'd seen on YouTube that the more pressure you have, the less heat you need to extract dab. Well, if that is true, it takes more than 12,000 lbs per square inch to accomplish the task.

I had some cold rolled steel plates sitting around. I heated them to 180-200° and clumsily made some dab. It worked well, but I holding the top plate aligned to avoid blowing the smashed weed out the sides, was difficult. But, altogether, I collected several grams of dab. It was enough to know I really like it vaping it raw and that it makes great ejuice. I wanted to be able to do this easily.

I had planned on making my own heated plates because I found only 1 American that was making them cheaply and would custom make a set. He sold a 2.75" set of circular aluminum jaws for $100. Too small for me and his custom sets got really pricey, really quickly. I set about trying to discover what the commercially available sets were using for heat rods and PIDs. That would tell me sizes which decided whether I could drill for them at home or if I'd need to find a shop locally that would drill for me. To that end, I looked at every set available on both Amazon and eBay, looking at photos and enlarging them to see if I could read numbers marked on the heaters. This is when I happened on a Rosin plate that was a self-contained unit by Tuopuke. It was available both places.

It is assembled similarly to a stamping die. It has 4 stripper bolts and springs keeping the top and the bottom plates perfectly lined up and always parallel to each other, even if you press off center. This meant that it could be removed from the press in seconds if I had another use for the press. I knew as soon as I saw it, I was going to buy it because this was exactly the way I'd have made one if I still had access to machine tools.

I found Tuopuke's website (https://www.sztuopuke.com/16). It sold, directly from them, for $390, DHL express shipping included. I made room in my budget for this month to be able to purchase it. From Amazon and eBay it was: $390 + shipping or $450 shipping included. So I figure I saved $60 buying it direct and messed with any LEO watching my debit card purchases (if there are any watching, you know us paranoids :wink:). All that for the price is amazing. Having been in machining most of my adult life, I know it would probably sell for $2K plus if it was made in the U.S. More if it were made by large corporation.

I ordered it Thursday 3/15 and it arrived on Tuesday 3/20. It was well packaged in a plain, unmarked box and the shipping invoice said the package contained aluminum plates and iron handles.

Notice how the plate fixture is not parallel. All it took was leaning on it for the springs to unload. As you'll see in the next photo,it is parallel. The fixture floats on the springs, it had settled in shipping.

 

There was literally no assembly, unless you call sliding to heaters into their holes and tightening set screws and plugging in electric cables assembly. :wink:

 I was really stoked! I was ready to start pressing some good goo. I plugged it in and numbers came up on the readouts. They were high numbers, telling me the plates were at 180° already, so I knew the controller hadn't been properly programmed and set out to take care of it myself. The manual supplied was accurate but was Chinese translated to English by someone that wasn't fluent English, so it contained many grammatical errors. Plus, it used jargon that would have been easily understood by an electrician, but meant little or nothing to me. There was also factory defaults listed for setting parameters as well. Here is a copy:

Rosin cage PID controller - page 1.pdf8 (2.5 MB)

Rosin cage PID controller - page 2.pdf2 (2.5 MB)

There were only 2 parameter settings that would have controlled this, "input type" and "output type" and they were not at the factory settings. The only 2 settings that were not at factory default. The input type is the type of heater being used. There are 11 choices. This is one of the settings that was not at default. The output type contains 5 choices. This is the one that confused me as it contains electrical jargon. I assumed the factory setting was probably the correct one.

I should mention, at this time, that I went to Tuopuke and left a message that I would like help programming the PID, but they are in China, so it took about 12 hours for them to get back to me.

I also went to the Morning Group website and looked up XMT7100. They are the folks that make the PID and XMT7100 is the product itself. Unfortunately, they are also the ones that wrote the manual, so the only help I got there was a PDF copy of the manual (the one posted above).

I decided that trail and error was going to need to be my go to method of determining these settings.

Assuming the factory setting of "2" was correct for the output type, then I started on the input type. Every input type I tried, put different numbers on the digital readout, yet none seemed to be heating the plates.

This is a good point to tell you that I am suffering from cataracts and it makes me see things differently from what they are sometimes. This was one of those times. Each readout has it's own small, silver detail near it that looked to me like a circular keyhole, like you'd find on a soda pop machine. Obviously, I didn't look closely at it yet. :rolling_eyes: This may seem like a stupid thing to overlook, but the controller has 2 large rocker switches on the back (look at the picture of the opened box, the back of the controller was facing up). I had those on, so I wasn't expecting an additional on switch and, like I said, the front switches looked like keyholes at a glance.

So, I had been writing to @jellypowered telling him I was having trouble with the manual and setting the PID, he suggested that I ask @ReikoX, @Roux and @Mr.Sparkle because they are pretty good with electrical. I wrote a posting asking for their help and went back to my trial and error testing while waiting for answers to come.

That's when I decided to look inside the box while waiting for some form of help to arrive. It is also when I realized that those silver details were not keyholes, but on/off switches. :poop::angry::head_bandage: My face was both red from embarrassment, and yellow from egg as I set about correcting my calls for help.

Once I pressed the on/off button for each readout, the numbers changed immediately. It had begun heating the plates. I put an oven thermometer on the bottom plate to check the actual temperature. I then waited until each readout indicated it was to temp. I checked the readout to the oven thermometer. I started with the 1st input type (parameter "InTy"), and kept changing it until I found the one that had the readout matched the thermometer. I found setting E was correct (sensor type "ETC"). I continued to check it with the oven thermometer for 2 hours, so I could be sure I could trust it. When it comes to trust, I am a hard sell.

 

 

There was still the matter of setting the desired temperature. I used the method of setting the temp shown in the manual.

By now, it is 5:00 A.M. and I have received a response from Tuopuke. "sorry for the inconvient. You may take a look at the below video for the setting"

The video is very rudimentary, but it shows an easier way to change the temperature setting than the manual gives.

All in all, I am happy with my purchase. My worst problem was caused by my cataracts messing with my vision. The only other problem was an incorrect input type parameter and was literally no problem to fix.

Edit 2: 

One thing never mentioned as a benefit in the literature is since the top plat isn't attached to the press ram, the hydraulic jack driving the press gets to cool during idle times.

It makes great dab, I can do it one handed and I can remove it in seconds to use it to pre-press or to do anything else.

As you can see on the scale, there is just over a 1/4 oz. I made each plug from 2.5 grams of sticky leaves and the random buds that fall off during manicuring the finished plant. When I trim, I take the full leaf off, not just cut the tips off. The leaf stem gets woody and I don't like smoking wood. All this trim was 3 days old the day the Rosin press arrived. It was still pretty moist and pre-pressed nicely.

 

It squished just as nicely. I got lazy and stopped taking pictures at this point. :smoking::dizzy_face:

 

I started pressing one at a time and then decided the 3x5 jaws could contain the mess so I did 2 at a time for the remaining 4 pucks from this run. I ran the remaining sticky leaves the next day. There was enough for 6 more pucks. After a sleep, it all went very smoothly. I found the 2nd smash to generally be larger than the first. Not sure I get that. I got 3 presses from each of the pucks and then added all 6 smashed pucks together for one final pressing. I did that for both sets of 6 pucks. After that, they no longer felt soft and in fact cracked easily after that final pressing.

I occasionally checked the plate heat with the oven thermometer. I am satisfied that it holds the temperatures it is set for.

If you have been looking at one of these and were waiting for someone else to try it first, here I am. :smile_cat: I tried it and I like it. If you have one and are having problems setting it, contact me, I've got figured out what works and I speak English as my 1st language. :grinning:

Now I need to get a larger diameter pollen press. Pressing these 14mm pucks is tedious. Anybody have a favorite large bore pollen press to suggest?

Edit: Re-arranged a few paragraphs to satisfy my OCD.

 

 

WENZHI CAO
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What's The Best Rosin Press? The Ultimate Rosin Press Buying Guide

So, you've read about all the benefits of rosin tech and now find yourself in the market for a rosin press. With a growing number of options out in the market today, we've decided to write a comprehensive guide on the different things you'd want to consider and ask yourself before buying one.

However, before diving deep into rosin presses, let's first take a step back and consider the quality and yields of each of the material that we're pressing.

 

Starting Material

 

Flower vs. Hash vs. Kief

Let me preface by saying that each strain you're pressing will give you different yields, tastes, and results. Some strains are known for producing good rosin, while some are not.

That being said, pressing flowers will give you the best quality but not necessarily the best yields. When pressing flowers, less is more. Smaller nugs create more surface area, more surface area means more travel for the rosin while being pressed.

Pressing kief or hash will give you great quality and decent yields.

It's also recommended that you kief your product first before pressing (including the flower).

• Trim: 3% - 8%
• Shake: 8% - 15%
• Flower: 15% - 30%
• Kief / Dry Sift: 30% - 60%+
• Bubble Hash / Hash: 30% - 70%+

rosin press yields


Ideal Temperature

 

Temperature is key to making good rosin! A good rule of thumb to remember is:

• Lower temperatures (150°F- 220°F) = more flavor/terpenes, less yield, end material is more stable (butter-like/honey consistency)

• Higher temperatures (220°F- 250°F) = less flavor/terpenes, more yield, end material is less stable (sap-like consistency)

Bearing these in mind, if your press is more than capable of delivering the right pressure, we don't recommend you going higher than 300°F

Temperature x Time by Material

Material Temperature Time
Flower 190°F-220°F 15-60 seconds
Good Quality Sift/Bubble 150°F-190°F 30-90 seconds
Average to Low Quality Sift/Bubble 180°F-220°F 30-90 seconds

Pressure

 

There is no magic number for how much you need to press but most people use the formula of press pounds/plate surface area.

For example:

A 10-ton press = 20,000 lbs. If you have a 3"x5" plate = 15 square inch.
Hence, 20,000/15 = 1,333 PSI

Note: These numbers serve as a guide only. Results will always vary depending on temperature and material as well the press you choose.

Now that we've got those out of the way, let's get on to the good stuff.

 

What is the Best Rosin Press?

 

More and more rosin presses are emerging in the market as this segment grows. However, these are the most presses in the marketplace today: DIY presses, manual presses, hydraulic presses, pneumatic presses, electric rosin presses and hybrid presses.

What goes on to choosing the best rosin press will depend on your needs and your demands out of the press. Here are a few questions to help you decide on which rosin press is best for you.

  • Is it for personal or commercial use?
  • How many hours a day/week do you intend on using the rosin press?
  • How much material will you need to press each time?
  • How important is space to you?
  • Are you an environment that can tolerate noise for several hours during the day? 

 

WENZHI CAO
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