GREAT PRODUCT AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Started looking into this after my plug dried up. Was expecting pressing to be a whole thing I had to learn, and figure out how to do. Ended up on reddit and read about "Press Plates" and the rest was history! Initially was planning on a 3x5 since thats what I thought was the smallest unit....literally doing this just for me and a G of concentrate will usually last me an entire week or more....so this 3x3 unit is perfect for my uses!
Im in a location thats not conducive to getting the most premium flowers.....so I would honestly call my good stuff mids in places like Cali. Well....pressed a few nugs as a tester to see what was up. Set the PID to 205.....used my harbor freight press to squish....let sit about 1 minute.....and I yielded 16% on my first try! Not bad for a first time on a harbor freight press, using mids....for a TOTAL NOOB! Squished some "GOOD stuff" and yielded 18% on my third try! Second one wasnt as good...but that was at different temps....its cool to see the PID really works giving the different results depending on temp!
Cant wait to master this bad boy and yeild 20%+ on the regular! I wish I had the cage....but i was looking for the cheapest route. Ordered some heat resistant BBQ gloves, which I recommend....and that should basically solve the desire for wanting the cage. Plates dont really move....and it doesnt really matter imo if you take it slow when squishing....but itll give me peace of mind to hold it in place until the pressure hits. Get the cage model if budget is not an issue or time is at a premium.....but if youre budget minded like me, get the uncaged and save the money cuz its not really a big deal at all when pressing small/personal amounts. If I had to do it again....I would choose this same 3x3 model for myself.