This made in India rolling mill is perfect for the hobbyist or student who needs a rolling mill but doesn’t want to spend a lot of money. The roll size is 76mm (3”) wide, by 43mm diameter. The rolls are manufactured from selected high carbon steel.
It is a light duty mill, and just like any other jewelers rolling mill, should only be used with soft non-ferrous metals like gold, silver and copper. You can do many of the same things with this mill as you could do with a more expensive mill, as long as you refrain from making big passes and anneal your metal often. The maximum thickness of sheet that you can roll in this economy mill is 2.0mm. This economy mill also features a reduction gear and a wheel style adjuster.
We have sold thousands of these mills over the last ten years and they are a proven performer. If you are looking for an economy mill, this blue mill will not disappoint. If you do not like your economy mill for any reason you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase. For more information on our return policy, please see our returns and exchanges link below.
The economy rolling mill comes with seven rolls:
- one upper flat roll (installed on mill)
- one lower flat roll (installed on mill)
- one upper wire shape* roll-18 grooves from 1mm to 5mm with a short 9mm flat surface
- one lower wire shape* roll-18 grooves from 1mm to 5mm & 2 half round grooves
- one upper roll with 9 “V” grooves from 1.2mm to 3.4mm and 7 half-round grooves from 1.4mm to 4mm
- one upper pattern roll #1
- one upper pattern roll #2
*The wire shape is for reducing the diameter of wire, and not for producing a perfectly square or round product. The wire may appear to be square shaped, but is actually 6 sided.
Specifications & Documentation:
- This mill is sold with a 12-month warranty.
- Dimensional Shipping weight is 68lbs.
- Shipping size 13"x13"x13."
- A Printed Manual is included and a PDF is available online.
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I was unsure what to expect after never having seen one in person. This mill is heavy duty! After unpacking it and getting it all set up, which was not hard with the directions provided, I have spent hours playing with it. It works wonderful. Changing rollers out is a bit tricky, you have to pay attention to what you are doing, but once you change them a few times it's very easy to troubleshoot. Love it, and will be telling anyone that asks that this one is a great way to start out! I purchased this one because it was in my price range. Very happy with my choice. Will be adding more rollers to my collection soon!
I bought one of this economy mills thinking I would not like it and return it. But wait, I set it up and it is quite good. It mills metal just fine. You have to take small bites but the mill holds up. And then it took about 15 minutes the first time to change the rollers. I found it easier to gain access to the four top bolts to remove both of the top gears first. They go right in back in place later. Amazing for the price. The pattern rolls work just fine too. I wonder about how it will hold up and perform for thicker material but I am very impressed.