• EconMan
    2.3k


    And, as you have stated, it is desirable to start S L O W. I don't put much pressure at all on it until I see some evidence of melting oil, then gradually I bring it to about 400-600psi at about 190F.

    I'm also experiencing buyers remorse over my new press purchase. Nothing against the press, it is awesome.... works great... but my little $230 Dulytek M800 is so intimate... I can feel the appropriate psi with my hand (analog).... with the new one I have to do some math calculations first. It is clearly a better press but something is "lost" in the intimacy of it. Perhaps I'm just being corny? But as a "hobby" I prefer the little cheap press. It's more fun. Even with a brand new shiny thing, I still find myself using the M800 more than the DW6000... it's quick, easy, and a small footprint....

    Considering sending the 6000 back and getting a new Pure Pressure model that supposedly does bag pressure.... need to research that a bit more.... It's not cheap, but hobbies often aren't.



    In your honor, later, perhaps when @Skyvaper get over here, we will press some ABV -- will cost me $1 for the bag -- and if we get anything out of it, I'll dab it, and report back on its hypothesized nastiness. :nerd:
  • McNuggetsTrip
    426
    awesome! If this stuff works maybe I will invest :lol:
  • EconMan
    2.3k


    For the record, my hypothesis is insignificance. However, if it is falsified, that too is a good day for science :)
  • Magicman
    1.9k
    I will try the low pressure warm up with Ju1cebox, and then squeeze hard. The instructions say squish 1st, then turn it on though.
  • fatbiker
    138
    I was debating if I would add a PSI gauge to the NewVape Tegridy 20 Ton. However, I have read that pressing is more feel" orientated. I think I will forego the gauge and try it out for a bit and see how things go.

    I'm a bit hesitant to spend that $$ on a press. However, when compared to DIY or other name brands the Tegridy seems to be the best value.
  • EconMan
    2.3k


    There is indeed art as well as science. The Tegridy 20 is a good press. It has large 4x7 plates and over-kill power to use them. If you did a maximum size squish at low-pressure (500psi), wala (28*500)/2000 = 7 tons of pressure required. For such large plates as well as its hydraulic operation, I would want a pressure gauge.
  • EconMan
    2.3k


    Awesome! I just got the W6000 myself.... I really like it. Also have their little M800.

    Regardless, liking your shatteresque pressing there
  • EconMan
    2.3k


    LMAO :rofl:

    Wax stamper.
  • EconMan
    2.3k
    awesome! If this stuff works maybe I will investMcNuggetsTrip

    I DID IT. Nothing. Just nothing. Not even a mess. Just nothing.

    You owe me a dollar! lol :rofl:
  • juxt
    2k

    Now smoke said ABV and see if you gets a buzz...and I'll give you $2 :D
  • medicalmark
    71
    This DW6000 is pretty good but I think I’ll be getting the DE10K in February
    The 6000 isn’t what I need , I need a unit that can press at different pressure through the whole press and with control to stop and start up and down at any time, which you can do with the 6000
    And I have the p shelf product I can’t waste, you understand my delemma
  • EconMan
    2.3k


    I took a bong hit of it once and after that I just throw it away :vomit:
  • juxt
    2k

    I may be the only 1 here that believes it, but there's still gold in them thar hills my good man. Maybe you'll have to alcohol soak it out, but I've done ABV wash that does create viable goo.

    I will say any possible load can be fully spent, but in my experience if it's not charcoal it's not truly done (of the new strains anyway and 20% and up
  • fatbiker
    138
    For those of you who have used the harbor freight press how do they hold up? I am considering getting the caged plates from new Vape and buying a standalone press. I am interested to hear your thoughts on what would be a good price to go with the cage.
  • Dr green thumb
    4.2k
    which harbor freight press were you considering? The 6 ton? Or the 20 ton?

    I helped assemble a 20 ton press with the nugsmasher plates and the total price was less than $450. That press is about two months old and still going. I wouldn't say it's as nice as the complete press kit but it works.
  • fatbiker
    138
    I am looking at the 20 ton press. Is it built well? Do you have reservations about it holding up?
  • Dr green thumb
    4.2k


    It seems to be doing alright. I do not think it's ever been pushed to its limit as it does not take that much pressure to get quality rosin. All the parts pins and bolts should be able to be found at the local hardware store if they break.
  • fatbiker
    138
    I’m very tempted to buy the all in one unit but I see a lot of potential cost savings by piecing it together. However, if the press doesn’t hold up then I’ll need to buy a new one diminishing the potential savings.
  • Dr green thumb
    4.2k
    the best part of an all in one press is the warranty.
  • fatbiker
    138
    The primary benefit ICU to an all-in-one is portability. The warranty is in a major selling factor to me.I would like to hear feedback on the long-term use of a harbor freight 20 ton press.
  • LabPong
    2k
    Before the warranty expires, you should get that revised lever mechanism while you can for free.EconMan

    Is that one of the 3 female to female rivets that hold the handle to the black extrusion piece and the rod? Or was it the black piece that broke on you? I would like to get a recall piece then too.
  • EconMan
    2.3k


    Yes, somewhere recently I posted pics. It failed for me when I started doing LOTS of full plate-size bags AND with a batch of problematic flower.... for the first time I had to use some real physical pressure..... the rivet-bolt just sheared off. They have redesigned it so it doesn't shear. But they didn't replace my bolt (I just wanted to buy one) they send an ENTIRE new mechanism... handle, lever, even the black mounting plates. The front side of my press is all new, except for the plates.

    For $230, I'm happy with the press (bought another Dulytek) and their customer service, which for me was so over expectations. The odd thing is I fixed what broke for about $5 of parts from Home Depot, and the press worked like new. It started bugging me things did not match, so I emailed to buy a bolt.... they insisted I not buy anything but accept the new free front face. I was like "ok". :smile:
    If this one ever breaks, I have another working one to bolt on. :cool:

    Oh, I love my new fancy smancy DW6000, but I still use that little M800 more.... it's just so darn easy to use :)
  • LabPong
    2k
    Yea.....i :heart: using the M800.....so easy and fast to use. And I like feeling the pressure and controlling the pressing of the plates. I am super stoked I did not spend 100's more on another press.

    I will have to send Dulytek a email and see what they can offer me. Thanks for explaining the exact part that fails. I try not to lock it out with too much pressure...but when I do the 2nd pressings....I break the chip up into 3 pieces and stack them...then repress them and the pressure is obviously greater as the press will not flatten as far as it did with the first press. So I get nervous when I do that second press sometimes.
  • EconMan
    2.3k
    And I like feeling the pressure and controlling the pressing of the plates.LabPong

    That's it!!!! :love:
    It is non-hydraulic, and so I've pressed enough now that I can "feel" it... so intimately.... I miss that from the more automated push-a-button DW6000.

    Now, if I want to squish an eighth, then the 6000 is awesome. But to press a nug or even a 2g pre-press.... I prefer the little M800. lol
  • beezee420
    263
    has anyone used rosin technologies presses ( different than Rosin Tech) ? the Cam starter kit looks nice, but not sure if we are suppose to do a pre press?
  • fatbiker
    138
    The Eagle has landed!! I’ll post pics soon.
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