I am trying to decide about buying a rolling press. There are very
reasonable ones available here, made here or in China I guess. They
are about $40 or $50. and work well but I question the strength of the
rollers. I have one in my classroom and so far it hasn’t been marked
or damaged by all our rolling but because its in a humid climate they
often get rust marks which I have to sand off, No matter how much oil
I put on. Now the question is, should I buy one or wait until I can
afford a more expensive one. Its possible that the next country I
move to will not have the jewelry industry and therefore no presses
at all. Shipping one of the Italian ones overseas will be very
expensive also. I do not attend to move back to Canada again so must
think about shipping my belongings with me everywhere I move and this
local style is heavier than the ones I see in the catalogues, I
think. I guess the main difference is the surface of the rollers.
The ones I see in the catalogues look very, almost mirror surfaced.
Are they? Any help in this area would be very appreciated.
Thank you very much for all your wonderful messages and ideas. A joy
to belong to this forum! Happy jewelling! Sharron in thunder and
lightening stormy Saigon