I wonder if anyone can give me advice on brands of rolling mills.
I need a light duty rolling mill, but one that is relatively easy to
turn. I know about the 4:1 gear ratio, but most of them seem to have
this. Cavellini is very expensive, Pepe, Durston and some others are
in the middle, and then there are India-made mills.
What, if anything, is the difference in quality as far as use? I’ll
only be using it once every few weeks, for thinning sheet stock and
for impressing designs. Ease of turning would be the biggest factor
for me. Would the very inexpensive ones from India suffice? Are
their rollers any less smooth/polished, or any other factors that
affect light use? I have a friend with a Cavellini for sale, but it’s
still quite expensive and I’m not sure the extra money is worth it
for my level of use. I just need a flat roller, not the combo with
Marilyn in MA