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Rolling mills suggestions

I am looking to purchase a rolling mill, preferably Italian or
German. Does anyone have suggestions on which name brand or model to
purchase and from who to purchase it from ?

I will be using it for my stores shop. I would like the rollers to
be a minimum of 40mm for the flat surface.

Thank you,

Hi Phil,

Well ours is not Italian or German, but rather a Durston. I have
two, a small 150 mm flat and combination, and a 400 mm flat. Both
have withstood the test of students for nearly seven years, young and
old. They both have performed flawlessly.


Karen Christians
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio

Hello Phil,

I’ll happily second Karen’s Durston recommendation. I too have a
Durston 150 (the combo) and from personal experience I can say that
their mill is a high quality product and their customer service is

FYI there are a number of threads in the Orchid Archives related to
and discussing Durston mills.

Trevor F.
in The City of Light

    I'll happily second Karen's Durston recommendation. 

As will I. Mine is a 130mm combo, and I couldn’t be happier with it.
Besides the well-known quality of the mill itself, there was another
reason that prompted me to buy the Durston. Several people have
posted to this group over the years about the incredible service
that Durston provides their customers. It isn’t about people
praising the company. Rather, it’s about the company reading posts
here about a problem, then taking the initiative to contact the
person about it. You can’t buy better service than that.

All of the brand-name rolling mills are of superior quality. Their
manufacturers may also be of superior service, but Durston has
proven to me that they are.

James in SoFl

I have had 3 rolling mills over the years, all Durston. I started
with the direct drive mini mill and moved up to the double decker and
then, finaly, the bigger double decker. I use my mill constantly and
consider it, along with my torch and flex shaft indespensible for how
I work.

As I have gone up in mill capability, I have sold the old mills and
gotten top dollar. They really hold their value.