One thing that we liked about this machine is that it is all metal. Plastic parts tend to wear out ticket only since a cigarette machine is something that gets used frequently. This machine is likely to last a long time, and it is relatively fast.
All metal construction, no plastic parts
Easy to use top loading design
Must be cleaned frequently or it jams
2. GERUI Electric Cigarette Tobacco Rolling Machine
Out of all of the ones that we reviewed, we felt that this one worked the best. It was fast and has sturdy gears. We expect this machine to last a long time. One thing that we like about this machine is that it did not jam at all even when ran at top speed.
This machine is similar to the Powermatic 2 PLUS in many ways. It has an aluminum body and support arm, which means that it should last a long time. In our use, it was found to be both reliable and fast. We also liked that it had a quiet and smooth operation.
We found that this was a reliable machine time after time. However, you have to keep this one is impeccably clean, or it tends to bend your tubes. Occasionally, this one throws out a bad cigarette, but it is infrequent.
Reliable, only one in every so many are bad, but keeping it clean seems to fix the problem
Sometimes bends the tubes
Tobacco build up inside will make it jam and produce low quality cigarettes
This machine was easy and fast to use. We were able to make seven packs of cigarettes in about an hour. It has a quiet and smooth operation. The only thing we did not like about it is that it is made out of plastic, which means that it is not as durable as some of the better ones that we tested. However, for our purposes, it seemed to work perfectly.
Easy to operate
Made good quality cigarettes
Made from plastic not metal
Works best for rolling 100s
Sensitive to being kept clean or it jams
8. Oldeagle Functional Portable Electric Automatic Cigarette Rolling Machine
We wanted to try this one because it is an inexpensive machine. It is compact and easy to take along if you are traveling. It-had five speed adjustments and worked better than we expected. Frankly, we did not expect this one to work as well, but it surprised us.
This maker is not made by one of the top brands so we were a little bit skeptical when we tried it. We found that it was faster than we expect suspected. It has five density level adjustments and was fairly easy to operate. One thing that we liked about this machine is that it has a removable tray that caught any tobacco that was spilled. Overall, we were satisfied with this machine and it surprised us.
Fast, works in a few second
Five adjustment speeds and density selections
Removable tray catches spills
Easy to Clean
Plastic, might wear out quickly with heavy use
Takes a little practice to get this one to perform consistently
Do not release button until it finishes or it will have a loose pack on the end
We wanted to review this one because it is both an electric and a manual cigarette roller. We wanted to see how it worked in both modes and if it stood up to the hype. In addition, you can make two cigarettes at the same time. We found that this one takes quite a bit of practice to get right. However, with a little practice, we were able to make it work sufficiently.
Makes 2 cigarettes at once
Both electric and manual modes
Did not pack evenly
Took some time to get used to
Sometimes crimped to tubes or jammed
A rolling machine helps you get a more even and consistent cigarette then rolling by hand. It also makes the process much easier.
For an electric machine, you simply fill the hopper and put the tube on the end. The machine does the rest once you press the button.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My rolling machine does not push all of the tobacco down to the end of the tube. How can I fix this?
A: This is more than likely due to your tobacco being too dry. Try taking only a small amount out at a time and do not put leftover tobacco back into your made bag.
Q: I am having trouble lighting my fresh rolled tobacco and having it stay lit. How can I fix this?
A. The most likely reason why your cigarette is hard delight and will not stay lit is because your tobacco is probably a little bit moist when you first roll it. Allowing your finished cigarettes to sit out overnight and dry out a bit should help solve the problem. You could also place a piece of apple or orange peel in to add a bit of moisture, but make certain that it does not begin to mold if you do this. Keeping it in the refrigerator might help too.
Q: Where can I buy good tobacco for my rolling machine?
A: Tobacco is available at grocery stores, drug stores, and even places like Home Depot. However, tobacco specialty shops usually have the highest quality. There are also some online tobacco shops that carry specialty blends and exotic blends.
Q: How much money can a cigarette roller save?
A: supply costs vary significantly from state to state, but generally you can get a carton of empty cigarette tubes and tobacco for around $18-$20 in most areas. This is about enough to make one carton of cigarettes. If you were to buy that carton retail, it would cost around $55. Rolling your own pays for itself in the end.
Q: Can you make your own filter cigarettes?
A: Yes you can buy tubes in regular or 100s.
Q: Do you have to use tubes, or can you use your own papers with an automatic injection machine?
A. Ifyou have an automatic injection machine you have to use the tubes. Papers will not work. If you want to use papers, you will have to get a hand operated rolling machine.
Q: Is there any maintenance required for an automatic rolling machine?
A: Yes, the machine must be cleaned out frequently or it can jam and will not produce and even product.
Q: Is there any difference in using cheap tubes versus pricier ones?
A: As with anything else, the quality of the output is closely related to the quality of the input. If you buy cheap tubes, you’re more likely to have problems with your machine then if you buy good quality tubes and tobacco.
Q: Can I use pipe tobacco in my rolling machine?
A: You can use any type of tobacco that you prefer as long as it is fine enough and has the right moisture level. Some people even use nontobacco herbal blends or a mixture of tobacco and herbs in their own cigarettes.
Q: How do you pack your handrolled cigarettes so that tobacco is in the end?
A: You pack your handrolled cigarettes a same way you pack store bought ones. You can bounce them on a flat surface 8 to 10 times in this should do the job.
Q: Are there any advantages to using an electric machine over a hand cranked one?
A: The electric cigarette roller uses an auger to draw the tobacco in the machine. This gives you a much more even fill than those that you have to fill by hand.
Q: What size cigarette tubes should you use?
A: The size of cigarette tubes that you use are a matter of preference. However, you have to be careful that your machine will take that size. Some machines are limited in size.
Q: Is an electric rowing machine a good investment?
A: Rolling your own cigarettes is at least one half the expense of purchasing them from a store.
Q: Can you roll slim cigarettes on an electric machine?
A: Some electric models may be able to handle slim cigarettes, but not all of them. Most are made for standard diameter cigarettes. The best place for this information is to read the product specifications before you purchase.
Q: How long does it take to inject a pack of 20 cigarettes?
A: There are differences in the speed of the machines that are on the market. However, as a general rule, it takes about 10 minutes to inject 20 cigarettes. By comparison, even the fastest hand rollers can only do it in about one minute per cigarette.