Had 0 problems with this bad boy. One of the best low priced options on the web. Very precise and works as you would want. Ever over squeezing seems to have a safety that doesnt let you break it. Loving it.
Like many other reviews I read that led me toward buying this device, it is the best price point for the build quality. For those who are ONLY looking for pressing 5 - 7g of product into 1 - 2g of output(which is what I've consistently been able to extract at 2'05" @ 205F first run up to 3'00" @ 220F second/third run(based on personal experimentation and other user's notes online).
I personally feel one is pushing their luck if they are exceeding 7g. I stick to 5g and that gives me three days of extract.
Since solvents are not needed for extraction(which I've done and it takes much longer, more dangerous and actually more expensive), it is comforting to know the only issue one really has to concern oneself with is pesticides, mold or anything else that was introduced into the growing of the product. There's a lot of gourmet and purist cultivators/sellers in Vancouver.
I don't use the driptech - though I probably should, as this takes up more of a footprint; so the press is standing upright when I use it.
I do use the 90u food grade nylon bags - even though I wish I needn't - as they do absorb some of the yield. On the flipside they do filter out plant matter. However, if you aren't pressing your product to oblivion or running at super high temperatures(contaminating the product with cellulose) parchment paper alone works just fine. Parchment can withstand up to two to three re-uses before it starts breaking down and interferes with the collection process with your tool.
I'm not crazy about the PID mounts. There were two nuts on the post and another two in a little baggie with two fuses for the PID. I wasn't sure if I was only to use two nuts or all four. It looks like the holes are countersunk, which makes it difficult tighten the nuts with a standard crescent wrench. So, PID mount is a little loose.
PID is VERY easy to figure out - especially if you've dealt with inkbird(or some variant) PIDs before. Top number is actual temp, while bottom...
This is this first press I’ve ever purchased. I’ve done a lot of research and I am very pleased with this press! Heats up super fast and the temp is very accurate. Bottle tech 3.5 grams of flower returned a full gram of rosin my first ever press on a legit press. 28% return!! Love my press!
3 day delivery, super solid construction, smooth movement on all moving parts, heats up quickley and maintains heat well. All-round great press
This 3-ton press is all about quantity. If you're happy pressing less than 7g's at a time, this will do the job very well, and then some.
Very happy with yields. Like all good presses, your starting material decides yield. , With some Top Shelf bud I got 20% on first press... I got 10% on some one-year-old bud which at it's best was barely mid-grade.