I've talked to Matthew Durston (@durston) , one of our advertisers, about offering a special incentive to Orchid members on his new lower-cost rolling mill.
I want to do more of this type of thing, and my plan is to spin up a category on Orchid just for things like this. Talking to @leah-ganoksin-admin about that soon actually
Anyway - for Durston C130 mills purchased in the month of March only, and only those purchased from @RioGrande, Matthew is offering a 5% manufacturer's "rebate" to any silver member and a 10% "rebate" to any Gold member of Orchid.
Be sure to save your receipt. All you need is the email receipt from Rio, and to post a picture here on this thread of the mill when you get it (and maybe say a word or two but your first impressions). Matthew sends you a check four (4) weeks later. Pretty easy!
The mill is currently only sold by @RioGrande and you can purchase it at this link.
The all new low cost Agile 130 is a special addition to the range of Durston Rolling Mills, coming from the same stable as the DRM C130RE. It's lighter – by having thinner frames – but where the mill really needs its strength it's fully designed to support the load without any compromise on quality.
A traditional T-bar replaces the hand-wheel and you'll find 5 half-rounds as part of the main roller.
There are 11 square grooves (same as the DRM C130 but included is 5 half rounds 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2mm – and still a huge 60mm of flat area.
The rolls are specially induction hardened to 65 RC. The main barrel to a depth of 6mm ensuring your rolls last a life time.
The Agile 130's bearing blocks are fully supported, which is important to give the best possible rolled finish.
The bearings are self-lubricating and completely maintenance-free... while the beautifully formed square grooves have been specifically designed to produce the best possible rolled finish.
The heavy duty five-to-one gearbox is unrivalled in the industry and makes turning so much easier.
Behind the cover, you'll find two specially formed gears to make rolling even smoother.
Safety features include a protective guard around the top gears