What size bench press

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by zman33, Mar 1, 2018.

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    zman33

    zman33 Well-Known Member

    Looking to get a press for making rosin. What is the proper size? I see a lot of videos with 20 ton presses. Is that much pressure necessary? 6 or 10 wont work?
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    You get what you pay for. Go for 20 and be done with it.
     
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    Dan Drews

    Dan Drews Well-Known Member

    20 tons seems aggressive. When I was working out regularly, I could do 225 lbs on a good day with a spotter. If you increase your intensity, workout daily, eat nothing but steroids, and set your goal to 1 ton to start, you might just do it in about 6 - 8 weeks, depending on wind chill.
    :fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire::fire:
     
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    zman33

    zman33 Well-Known Member

    Dan, dont let this big shirt fool you. Its all business under there.:hump:
     
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    Dan Drews

    Dan Drews Well-Known Member

    And to answer your original question, for which I have no experience or qualifications - a 20 ton press seems more than a tad bit overkill, considering there are people making rosin using hair straighteners. The difference between a 20 ton press versus 10lbs of force squeezing a hair straightener is a magnitude of 4000x. When choosing the right press, consider quality #1, followed by temperature control, speed, versatility, variability, and the cost of replacement parts if something breaks.

    Some useful info - https://www.trimleaf.com/blogs/guides/ultimate-rosin-press-buying-guide
     
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    charface

    charface Well-Known Member

    There are current threads going in the concentrate section.
    I recently got interested and found most info there.
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member


    I thought this was about pressing hash
     
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    zman33

    zman33 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Dan this is a helpful link. I am doing it for fun. My wife is the only smoker and i want to dabble into the trim and lower buds that havent developed. Let them run two or so more weeks dry and press them.Just to give her something a little different.
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

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    GBAUTO

    GBAUTO Well-Known Member

    The size of the plates you want to use dictates the tonnage the press needs. Bigger plates need higher tonnage to achieve the same squish or pressure across the plate. My 3x5 plates have plenty of pressure with the 12T press I use.
     
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    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    10 tons is more than enough force for 3x5" plates. I usually press up to around 20grams at once with my set up.
     
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    waterproof808

    waterproof808 Well-Known Member

    This is a little vid I shot last year with my 10ton 3x5” plate setup.
     

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