Post by silvercloud on Oct 30, 2011 18:15:26 GMT -6
I have decided I need a rolling mill and have chosen a Durston 130 with flat rollers (no groves). Here is my delemma, one model has the flat rollers with attached D groves on the side the more modest model does not have the groves. There is a cost difference of about $200-$300 depending on where you shop. My question to you is if you have a rolling mill how often do you actually use those groves for modifying wire?
I like to use the "groves" to change line quality or thickness in some designs. You will be able to tapper the end of your thick wire into a point, or step down from say 10ga to 20ga, which comes in handy for making a wire end that can be formed into an earring wire.
Post by silvercloud on Nov 19, 2011 9:05:19 GMT -6
I ended up buying a Durston 130 without grooves. I just didn't think I'd use it all that much. So, here's the story. I ordered from Rio and it shipped really fast and that's the good news because the cost of shipping for that beast was a lot. I'm so excited to have it, my husband and I haul it out of the box and the shaft holding the turn wheel at the top was bent. There was no damage to the box so we figured it had to be shipped that way to Rio. Now the good news Rio had UPS pick it up the next day (Thursday) and by Monday I had my new undamaged rolling mill. I've been rolling to my hearts content. I love it.