I must participate in this thread.
Many years ago, in Tucson, I purchased an affordable Rolling Mill. I
then went to the Holidome, and there to 46 Street Jewelry, and
Kenneth Singh. Had I gone there first, I know I would have bought
Kenneth’s Rolling Mill. He was then introducing other Rollers, and I
was very interested. I asked about buying his additional Rollers for
my Mill, and Kenneth suggested I bring mine in to see if they fit.
Bottom line, unfortunately, no they did not. My Rolling Mill sits in
the original box, swathed in grease, just as the day I bought it,
somewhere in the depths of my garage.
Over the years, I have come to know Kenneth Singh very well, and
know what a plus he has always been to the Jewelry Community.
He has been very supportive of Orchid, and has participated in Orchid
Dinners for quite a long time. He and Joel Schwab even hosted one in
New York City. Kenneth has integrity and reliability as his middle
I am very happy to see his Rolling Mill featured in the Cool Tool
section of Lapidary Journal’s Jewelry Artist, it deserves to be
there. There are many imitators, but none have the integrity of
Ken’s Karat unit.
There are Maseriti’s and there are Volkswagons, if you are a
production shop, and can afford it, yes Cavalini or Durston, if you
are a limited production, or a One of a Kind designer, Kenneth
Singh’s Karat will serve you very well.
To suggest one is lesser than because of what they spend on tools,
is a backhanded below the belt strike. Hardly gracious.
I am very lucky to take an ongoing class with Jay Whaley, and have
access to the two Rolling Mills in the studio. Both have a ease of
use designed add on, courtesy of the very inventive Jay.
Were I to open a shop at my home, my first purchase will be
Kenneth’s Karat. I love the additional rollers, and the freedom they
will give me.