The Mini rolling Mill, made in India....anyone have any good or
bad comments on the Rolling Mill?
I got one from Harbor Freight a few years ago at a very good price
(much better than any I’ve seen since).
One of the gears was cracked and it took months to get a
Changing rollers is very time consuming.
The textured rollers have multiple textures per roller so none is
very wide, limiting their usefullness.
If you get only one wire roller then all you can do is roll
half-round. the wire roller does not do ‘square’ wire, as Durstons
Adjusting the rollers for parallel is difficult. Basically you have
to shim where the springs push down on the top roller. At least you
can use the mill to roll your shims to size…
My mill has a 3 to 1 crank ratio. I once did heavy texturing / roll
printing, and felt like the blood pressure in my head got really
dangerously high. I felt truly awful, and stopped using the mill for
a long time. I would never buy a mill with such a low ratio again. I
make sure not to strain too much any more.
However, the mill does work. If your choice is the India mill or no
mill at all then you might consider it for light-duty use only.
Your money would be much_better spent toward the purchase of a
Durston, if at all possible. Seriously.