Editorial Team   |   July 09, 2021

What is the Best Rosin Press for Beginners?

Deciding on an entry-level rosin press? Start here.
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With Rosin being the way to go for many cannabis consumers, being the safest way to extract it, perhaps the next best thing to do now is find a way to have a constant supply of it. And if you prefer rosin as your medium for consumption, you’d want to have a good supply, especially if you prefer a particular strain. That’s why many turn to a rosin press and consider it a good investment.

With the advent of rosin, more companies are offering affordable solutions. Add to that the relaxed regulations in growing cannabis at home. So if you’re a home grower, and want rosin whenever you want it, it makes sense to get your own rosin press.

And the good thing about rosin presses? There are many to choose from. This brings us to which rosin press to choose, especially if you’re just starting out. There are a few things to consider when choosing a rosin press.

  • Do you have a lot of space to spare, or do you need something compact?

  • Do you need something more discreet, or is noise okay in your household?

  • How much material are you looking to extract each time?

Given these considerations, here are some recommendations to check out.

NugSmasher OG

The NugSmasher OG is the rosin press that jump-started the success of the brand. It’s what put the brand on the map, and if you ask people on the web for rosin press, you’re likely to get NugSmasher as an answer.

This rosin press can provide up to 12 tons of pressure, with a manual pump arm. It features a 4-inch squish plate that allows you to extract from 14 grams of material.

The NugSmasher OG features temperature control that allows you to put the right amount of heat for your material.

If you think the NugSmasher OG is too big for you, you can consider the NugSmasher Mini, which features 2.5-inch heating plates and up to 2 tons of pressure to extract 3.5 grams of material.

Rosinbomb M60

For those who want an Electric Rosin Press, the Rosinbomb M60 is a game-changing extractor that’s designed for efficiency. The M60 features the patent-pending Flow Channel that makes continuous pressing possible. The Flow Channel lets your rosin flow smoothly into an FDA-approved food-grade collection plate.

With up to 6,000 pounds of pressure, the M60 lets you do single action pressing and process up to 15 grams of material. It maintains a small footprint and does not use air compressors. And since it’s electric, there’s no need for manual cranking.

If you’re looking for alternatives to the M60, consider getting the Rosinbomb Rocket, which is capable of extracting from 5 grams of material with 1,500 pounds of force.

Dulytek 3 x 8 Press Kit

For those who want a DIY press kit, the Dulytek 3 x 8 Press Kit should be something worth considering. First of all, it’s affordable, especially if you already own a shop press. You will only need the press to exert effort on the heated plates of this kit. The 3 x 8 Press Kit allows for the extraction from up to an ounce of material. The total amount of pressure you can get depends on the type of shop press you have.

For the best results and if your budget allows it, consider getting the hydraulic shop press to get a power rosin press. And for those looking for alternatives, the Dulytek 3 x 4 Press Kit is worth looking into, especially for those who want something smaller.

Triminator TRP Stack

The Triminator TRP Stack is a viable option for those who want more yields and a better workflow. The Triminator TRP Stack uses three heating plates to extract more rosin at a time. It’s like putting 2 bags in a double layer sandwich to extract more. And thanks to the triple plate design, you can extract from 256 grams of your favorite material, using 25 tons of pressure.

Like the Rosinbomb M60, the Triminator TRP Stack also has an improved flow system for your rosin. Thanks to the tilting mechanism, the Triminator TRP Stack lets the rosin flow to a cold surface of your choice for faster collection.

For those who want a cheaper alternative, there’s a two-plate TRP rosin extractor that has half the capacity but the same amount of pressure.

Sasquash V2

For those who want a Hydraulic Rosin Press, the Sasquash V2 is your reliable option in delivering rosin all day long. With 15 tons of force, you can extract up to an ounce of your favorite buds through the 8.5 x 5-inch heating plates. And if Hydraulic pumps can get tiring, there’s an option for a pneumatic or electric mechanism, both sold separately.

The Sasquash V2 is just one of the few rosin presses in the market that offers lifetime warranty, another being the NugSmasher. A smaller alternative to the Sasquash V2 is the Sasquash M1, which offers 10 tons of force, 3.5  x 4.5 heating plates, and can extract up to 14 grams of buds.

Pure Pressure Pikes Peak V2

Lastly, the Pure Pressure Pikes Peak V2 is the choice for those who want a Pneumatic Rosin Press. It features touchscreen controls, and uses a fully-enclosed pneumatic system that prevents contaminants from affecting your extract. It features a fully customizable software that helps you automate the extraction process.

It can extract from 20 grams of material using 5 tons of pressure. The Pikes Peak V2 also comes with 10 x 2.5-inch heating plates and modular legs that let you position the machine horizontally or vertically and adapt to your space.

For those wanting a smaller machine, the Pure Pressure Helix is a viable option with its 7.5 x 2.5-inch plates that’s capable of extracting from 12 grams of buds.

Final Thoughts

Getting started with rosin extracts won’t really cost that much, given the different price points for each rosin press. And given the benefits from using rosin, it gets more encouraging to start extracting at home. In fact, the rosin presses listed here are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the machines available in the market.

It’s because of the demand that technology was able to catch up to offer home solutions for rosin extraction. With that said, you should be able to make an informed decision when choosing a rosin press. 

 

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