- not good Review by Daniel
- First Time User Review by Mark
The biggest problem for a new user will be getting an ideal pinch of tobacco in the hopper. Follow the easy to use instructions, fill the corners, and make sure you have an even amount of tobacco distributed with a light touch to slightly pack the hopper. There is a bit of tobacco hanging out the end which I use a scissors to snip off and a couple of tamps on the butt packs the tube. If I bummed a smoke from someone and they handed me one of these, I couldn't tell the difference between one made from this machine or store bought.
I took one star off for the quality because the length adjustment was out of alignment when I received the unit. The adjustment cam pin was jammed outside of the three position holes. It was easy enough for me to fix. Not sure if it somehow was jostled in transit.
I recommend this to anyone looking for a simple solution to MYO. (Posted on 7/29/12)
- Great Roller! Review by Debra
(Posted on 7/9/12)
- For you first timers Review by Jeff
First, this is a well built machine, almost all metal excepting the blades, which are plastic but so far seem quite durable. My only complaints are on delivery the brass nuts on top were not tightly secured, and a spring that failed after approx six months. Given the cost differential between ryo and buying retail, it was cheaper to pay the $1.75 for the spring, plus $9 bucks shipping than to bother with the warranty-- the machine still worked, it just wasn't as smooth.
Second, whatever machine you get, before rolling your first smoke, take a minute to glance at the innards and observe how they look and work. You WILL inevitably jam the machine and knowing how it's supposed to look will save you time figuring out how to unjam it.
To amplify, only experience will teach you how much is too much force, and how to load the hopper for each tobacco cut and it's moistness. Also, have a care to apply only a lateral force when cranking. Even with metal innards, over time jamming and downward force on the crank will subtlely distort the parts.
Bottom line for this product is due to my abuse the machine is prematurely aged, and unless I opt for an electric, I will probably buy another Supermatic.
Hope this helps
(Posted on 6/29/12)