If you haven’t read my About Me page yet, my name is JC and I am a grower at a local company. While growing cannabis is my favorite activity, I decided to dabble in the world of dabbing when it first hit the scene. I’ve seen the industry grow tremendously.
Seriously. People used to use hair straighteners to press down on their flower to create oil. And many people still do because the cost of buying a machine that will accomplish greater yields is so expensive.
Or so that was the case. The rosin press industry has become more and more popular every year according to Google Trends and as a result, the prices have gone down because of mass production. You really can get a cheap rosin press!
Where’s this Cheap Rosin Press?
Well for starters, many people will claim that an arbor press is by the far the least expensive option. Yes, if you want to purchase a press, disassemble a hair straightener, weld steel plates and all that jazz, you can probably make it for around $100. I don’t have time to mess around with that, nor is it in my expertise to weld. Plus those things are so heavy, have fun moving them around.
Enter The Trippy Hippy…
After doing a whole lot of Google searching, I found the cheapest supplier and decided to give them a shot. They have a bunch of different models, but since this was just an experiment to see what I could for the lowest price, I got the 5″x5″ manual press in their starter series.
I paid $380 USD for the press + shipping, which is a sweet deal but if you share your cart on social media, you’ll also get 5% off which is SWEET!
How are the Yields?
Everyone loves talking yields and I’m no different. If you get yourself some filter bags and play around with the temperature, boy can this machine get you about 20% yield from my experience.
That being said, I have to point out that you can’t be using some low quality flower and expect the world.
I have also seen other companies offer a 15″x15″ manual model and it makes me laugh because you’ll barely get any pressure. Think about it: when you have a specific amount of pounds of force a manual press has, the more square inches you have, the less PSI you’ll get. All you need is a 5″x5″ unit.
Customer Service Rating
These guys are A+ in my books. I wanted to use a coupon code but forgot to use it on my order. I emailed them immediately and they sent me a partial refund so that I could get a discount. They didn’t have to but they still did and that’s just fantastic customer service.
When I was browsing some competitors, I noticed that it said that there’s a lead time of 4 weeks to get your press. I’m sorry, but I’m not paying more and waiting 4 weeks to get a package. It’s 2016.
I got my package in less than 2 weeks and it came in discrete packaging. It doesn’t say The Trippy Hippy or have any weed leafs on the box so I was happy about that. Here’s a picture of the package I received (I ripped off the FedEx address information and stickers so none of you snitch on me).
This is not only the best rosin press for the quality, but I also believe it is the best price for a cheap rosin press. I’m a big fan of the customer service and the quick shipping time and I’m loving my dabs. I may step up and get their electric hydraulic model in the future, but right now I’m happy with what I’ve got.
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