Hi All, Well I did some hands on comparisons. I had used Durstons in
the past but never Cavallin so I tracked down an tries a Cavallin.
First impressions plastic and stamped/shap edged metal do not impress
me so there was one strike. Now the equivalant sizes ie 120 Cav v.
130 Dur. the Cav. has larger dia. rollers 65mm v. 60 mm… A plus.
Dur. has 6 to 1 gear ratio to 4 to 1 for Cav…
I figured a coin toss and went with the locally available Cavallin.
But not before emailing Durston for a possible local dist. Within 30
inutes of emailing Durston I received a personal reply from sara
Durston with .alas no local dist… But how cool was
So 4 hours later I’m home from LA with a brand new sparkling
Cavallin 120 mm rolling mill!!.. With scratched rollers!!!
ArrGGGhhh!!! 24 hours later I’m back in LA returning said Cavallin
and ordering a Durston from Rio!
No bad press intended towards Cavallin, they make a nice mill that
many folks just love. I basically went that way judging by specs and
price and learned the lesson I keep teaching myself…a motto I try
to keep front and center while purchasing anything I want to last:
“Buy the best and cry once”
IMHO Durston is the mill I prefer and hopefully I wont have to make
that decsion again.
BTW Los Angeles members… Stay tuned for an update about A-Z Tools
and Supply on 6th st. I have to contact them regarding the return and
so far am not 100% happy with theier service.