I am not very experienced, but was able to get this working very quickly. I skipped the 10 ton and went to the 12 ton based on reviews, but I think the 10 ton would have been fine. I used 120micron mesh bags to squeeze about 18% by weight resin from around 14g in two presses (190F then 220F). I do not know how potent my bud is, since it's home grown hydro. But very happy with results, and opens a new world of concepts for consumption!