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[Want to Buy] Rolling Mills


#1

Hello List Friends,

I am looking to purchase two used rolling mills in good condition.
Can anyone on the list offer a source for these? My father-in-law
regularly buys used equipment and he says that he has only seen one
in fair condition in past several years so I may end up having to buy
them new. Can anyone offer a good source for buying them new in case
I can’t find any used ones? Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,
Nancy Stinnett
Geosoul Arts
http://www.geosoul.com
(702) 436-7685


#2

Hi all,

I’d really recommend the Pepetools $399 roll mill, which is cheaper
new than most used Cavallins are. It has a sufficient-for-most-jobs
flat area as well as a wire mill. It’s not the BEST roll mill you can
buy, but I’m on the budget plan and it works great for me. I am wary
of buying used equipment I can’t try out first. I got my Pepetools
from Allcraft in NYC; they are widely available from other sources.

No affiliation, etc.
Happy holidays,
Julia Newton


#3

I finally stopped to read a posting under this heading, thinking I
have had a large rolling mill sitting unused for fifteen years or
more. If someone is looking for one, contact me off-list and I will
go and dust it off, get the details of the maker and size, and you
can make me an offer.

Jon Michael Fuja


#4

After cutting open some rather secure packaging, changing the
rollers from flat to wire, and a few hours of spare time I now have 1
troy ounce of recycled fine silver in 20 Ga wire instead of the ingot
I had a mere day ago.

I found a rather good deal on a rolling mill made in India through
eBay (a little over $200 including shipping). (Waiting for someone to
smack me upside the head for spending $200 to recycle $7.50 in
silver… Crickets chirping… OK, I guess everyone else understands
that we need our toys.) It may need a tiny shim under the far bottom
roller as the wire rollers do not quite come together 100%, but I am
assuming the slightly out-of-tolerance issue is as a result of the
"you get what you pay for" philosophy.

All in all, I am pleased. As an aside, my right arm is rather tired
from all of that cranking. The slight rough edges on the wire due to
the gap were easily remedied with my draw plate. I guess if I was
rolling sheet I would need to run it through backwards to correct the
size difference (although that would still leave the center slightly
thicker than the edges – not something that would interfere with
what I am currently fabricating).

Rudy Bescherer, Jr.