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Rolling Mill


Here at Maxon’s, we’re in the market for a used rolling
mill–something along the lines of the Gesswein Model G-70. If
anyone has a mill in good working order that they would like to
sell, please select the most convenient form of communication
you folks can give.

Joel Kahn <@Joel_Kahn>
Comptroller for Maxon’s Jewelers
Diamond Merchants & Estate Jewelers
2622 S Glenstone, Springfield Missouri 65804 USA
Voice: 417-887-1800 or 417-887-1809
Fax: 417-887-3422


Defenetly DO NOT attempt to save money on a rolling mill.You’l thank
yourself down the road. Gaby.Canada


Hi, I am looking to buy, in the near future, to purchase a rolling
mill. Do you sell them or , do you have on them? Any help
will be duly appreciated . Best regards, Nicole Crain


I have a Cavallin Rolling Mill number RM554 I believe, it has a
220v 50~ motor. I live in Texas and would like to trade the motor
for a 120v 60~ motor if anyone has one and is moving to a country
where this will work let me know. Also I am interested in rollers
for the machine I have. It has only the Flat Rollers this mill is
120mm wide and 65mm in diameter I would be interested in Round and
Square rollers. I have pictures and drawings if you need to see what
I have contact me off line at @Arthur_Behrends.



Hope you guys can help. I just purchased a rolling mill, much to my
delight and would appreciate advice on how to mount it. Currently,
my “work bench” is a folding table from the local office supply
store. Is this stable enough for the mill? if not, I was thinking
of purchasing a wooden workbench kit from Home Depot. Your thoughts
and opinions are greatly appreciated. Nancy

In Texas where it’s raining and temperatures of 40 to 75 degrees.


Sears has their metal toped workbench w/4 drawers and one
cabinet on sale at $99. nothing wrong with a wood bench but these are
pretty nice and you can weight the thing down in the drawers and
cabinet. jesse in austin


You’ll need something sturdier. Where I work now, the mill is on a
steel pedestal welded to a large steel plate because the floor is
concrete and the owner didn’t want to drill it, I guess. On tougher
rolls (thick, heavy stock), I can tip the thing as it fights the
torque of the handle. In my own past shops, it has been bolted to a
sturdy wooden counter which was anchored to the wall.


Nancy – I bought a rolling mill just two years ago – No – your
folding table is not stable enough!! Not only will it need to
support the weight, but you will also find that there is a great deal
of “movement” that you would have as a result of the work of rolling
out metal. I also have a workbench like you mentioned and I decided
not to use it. The top is not level or smooth and since you’ll have
to bolt the mill down to the surface, it could be difficult to
position it in such a way to not have the bolt holes fall between the
slats. I have also found that the wood in mine has warped over the
years in the humidity that we have here in the Mid-Atlantic states. I
went to Grangers and purchased a metal bench with a one inch thick
particle board top (I guess that’s what you would call it). It is
perfectly flat and won’t warp, solid so that I could run the bolts
through anywhere, and the bench was structured to hold a fairly
substantial weight, so that it can handle the work. I also later
bought a shear and have that on the other end. . (you can always find
something to take up the extra room). . .

StoneHouse Studio


I’ve seen two ways- one was bolted to the top of the cabinet-not a
option for you, I presume. The other was bolted to the top of a
rolling cart, which had a “shelf over storage” kind of arrangement,
and some heavy things stored in the lower cabinet- lead weights,
spare investments something like that. You might have a look at the
local machinists hang-out for something of this nature, or to put
some casters on whatever you do mount it on. Hoping to help, Betsy


I have an unusual but effective (and inexpensive) stand for my
rolling mill. I got a 4 foot wooden ladder and cut the legs off
just under the first step so the bottom is stable. I bolted a piece
of 1/2 plywood about 3’ high by the width of the ladder) to the back
legs to square them. The rolling mill is bolted to the top of the
ladder. It’s not bolted to the floor, but if I’m using a lot of
force to roll something, I just put my foot on the bottom step to
keep it steady. Linda


Hi Nancy,

I just purchased a rolling mill, much to my delight and would
appreciate advice on how to mount it. 

it’s an electric powered one) is to a sturdy bemch or pedestal
that’s securely attached to the floor or a wall.

The reason is that when you’re turning the crank to roll something
quite a bit of force is required & unless the mill is mounted to
something that won’t move, you’ll have a difficult time keeping the
mill in place.



Hi Jena, Difference will be felt in the amount of force required to
roll out the metal. I have a Durston mill without the gear
reduction. You need the strength of Samson to roll out sheet and
have to do so in very small increments. I have also used a machine
with gear reduction at the community college - much easier!.

I was in touch with Durston in the UK to see if my machine could be
retrofit with a gear reduction system. They quoted me 135 pounds
sterling (or approx. $224 USD).

I’d recommend you invest in the extra $100 now.

Richard Dubiel