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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Digital temperature control
- High level of pressure
- 415 degrees Fahrenheit of heat
- Coated heat plates
- 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.
- Temperature rising
- Thicker plates than usual
- Temperature readings are not very accurate