Product Review of Dabpress dp-rp37 Anodized Caged Kits
dp-rp37 product review
I purchased this kit a month ago and have had a lot of time to mess around with it. First, it should be noted this kit is designed to be used for the rosin plates only. It is not designed to be used as an enail like other presses. This should allow the heaters and PID to last quite a while. The caged kit itself is very sturdy and heavy. It feels well designed and solid. The PID controller can heat the plates up to flower rosin temperatures (180-200F) in about 15 minutes. A bamboo plank is included in the box to help insulate the plates from the press's frame. Overall, this kit is extremely well built. The best part about these plates is the anodizing all across the plates. You can take temperatures of the plates at any time using a digital IR thermometer. I've also used an external thermocouple to compare to the PID settings and the controller seems to run 5-10 degrees higher than what registers on the plates.
I have squished a variety of amounts with this kit and have found that it works well with 1/8th, 1/4th, I haven't tried 1/2 yet, but that's coming up in the future! I know it will handle it well.
I highly recommend purchasing a shop press that includes some form of pressure gauge. You can certainly go by feel but if you have a pressure gauge, you will notice the pressure decreases as the rosin melts off of the flowers. Knowing how much pressure is being lost and when to reapply to maintain pressure is important.
Customer support from dabpress rep has been good with easy communication about the product.
Be sure to get a variety of rosin filters to use with this kit, if you just plan on pressing flowers, 160-micron filters seem to work just fine, you could try smaller microns but I dont see the need, my rosin is coming out nice and clean with 160-micron filters. Dry sift or bubble is best pressed with smaller filters like 60 microns or lower.
For this sized plates (3x7"), a 10-ton press is going to nearly hit 1k PSI maxed out, so that would be a fine pairing with this press, but a 12-20 ton press will be a better option for these plates if you plan to maximize the amount of material being run through it each press so that you can hit 1-1.5k PSI across the puck.
Yields have ranged from 18-27% depending on the material being run, but it is consistently giving good yields at varying temperatures.
Shout out to Roger and Dabpress for bringing us this affordable well-built rosin press