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Topomatic Cigarette Machine with Handle
Top-O-Matic Cigarette making machine Quick & easy Consistently creates perfectly packed cigarettes Choose king size or 100mm cigarettes Heavy duty metal for long lasting use
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81 of 81 found the following review helpful:
Pays For Itself!!Jan 02, 2009
By The House Elf
This machine is the greatest thing! I was trying to roll my cigarettes with one of those cheaper plastic Top Cigarette Machines, but it was so frustrating! I wasted so many tubes trying to get an almost loaded cigarette; it would take 5-10 minutes just to make one!
Enter the Top-o-matic Cigarette Making Machine! Now I can roll an entire pack of fully loaded cigarettes in 5 to 10 minutes! The machine itself is heavy so that it doesn't slide. In addition, it has a non-skid pad on the bottom. The handle moves freely. It will make a perfect cigarette, and can be used to make kings or 100's.
Now I rarely ruin a tube! No more cigarettes that are hollow in places. Save yourself some frustration and lots of time if you are a smoker and invest in one of these! It is well worth it!
Update: I've had this machine nearly a year now, and I have not had to replace any parts. I might add that there are three of us that use it to roll cigarettes in my household.
36 of 36 found the following review helpful:
Great MachineNov 02, 2008
By D. Merrill
This machine is simply the best! I've owed two expensive Premier Spermatic (they don't fill your tubes near the filter and jam up) and got feed up with a $130 electric model I call the `Meat Grinder'. It ground even long cut tobacco into dust, a real fire hazard as the `head' falls off. Keep this machine cleaned out and oiled up (knob too) and this will last you a long time. Remember, NEVER force the lever.
22 of 22 found the following review helpful:
A FEW POINTERS...Aug 14, 2011
This machine works great! The Top-O-Matic is very well made, seems to be less prone to mechanical failure than any other model out there. With practice, you can make smokes similar in appearance, smokability, and pack as commercial grade smokes without paying outrageous tax penalty and being subjected to the added chemicals and carpet glue, and having the satisfaction of smoking your own personal blend.
I have a few pointers for you.
1- Do not overpack the chamber. This causes jamming, not only of the machine, but in the tube as well, forcing the tube off the holder prematurely and leaving the area near the filter unfilled.
2- Keep the machine on a table that is about elbow-level. This body positioning keeps you from pressing downward instead of towards you. The lever that has a plastic bushing that can sometimes crack and break from this downward pressure. Having it on the floor for example makes you tend to put too much body weight on the handle, so avoid that. Another reason is that it sort of keeps you from stuffing the chamber too full. Push the tobacco in by laying your fingers OVER the top of the chamber, NOT by poking your fingers IN, which is easier to do when you are leaning over it. Poking the tobacco in the chamber will tend to an overfill, and no tobacco near the filter.
3- Toss your tobacco. Usually at the beginning of a session I had several smokes that did not fill to filter. At first, I thought I had "lost my touch" on how to fill the chamber because toward the end of the session and the bottom of my tobacco pouch I was getting perfect smokes every time. I am convinced now that this was not the problem.
The problem was that the "fluffy" or "bulky" tobacco was on the top of the pouch, while the finer tobacco was near the bottom. You can either toss the tobacco in a bowl on occasion to get a consistent texture, or find a way to chop up the bulkier wider cut stuff on top.
4- I am starting to pack my king-size tubes with it set in the 100mm setting. I fill the chamber very lightly, and the result is that you have a smoke with a "hairy-top", but I trim that off with scissors, then tamp it. the result is a commercial grade looking smoke. If I leave it at king size there is usually a 1/8" gap at the tip that some people just crimp over. It all depends on the cut of the tobacco you are using I guess. I am currently using OHM brand "dual-purpose" turkish yellow tobacco.
These pointers should help you make nice looking, good smoking cigarettes that are worthy of putting in that fancy chrome cigarette case you may have.
In my opinion if you are a store bought 100s smoker, keep in mind that your homemade cigarettes will be packed tighter than store bought, and filled with REAL tobacco. Your store bought 5-minute smoke turns into a 10-minute smoke. But some people like the appearance of smoking a 100 I guess.
Commercial smokes are 50% actual tobacco that has been treated with additives, 20% is CO2 expanded (puffed like your rice crispies), stems, floor sweepings, and reclaim (re-used stale tobacco that did not sell), and the remaining 30% is paper sprayed with tobacco juice, mixed with all the other thousands of additives called "mother liquor". This does not include the salt peter and the carpet glue in the paper of FSC (Fire Safe Cigarettes). My point being, would you rather smoke a REAL cigarette, or a treated, 50% fake cigarette that burns up in 5 minutes, given you can even keep it lit with the carpet glue in there?
Hope this helps!
28 of 30 found the following review helpful:
Great machine for the money.Nov 18, 2008
I bought this machine a little while back and love it. It's fairly low maintenance and easy to clean. I've had it for a few months and it still works great. For $40-50, roughly the cost of a carton these days it's a great by and will pay for itself in weeks-months depending on how much you smoke. Simply purchase your empty tubes and find a tobacco you like at your local tobacco store. Also, invest in some cases to hold them. I personally love Zig Zag's two piece cases which are nearly indestructable.
The only draw backs are that it does take a little while to get used to the fine art of "packing" your smokes and some tobacco just doesn't work as well as others, especially finer cuts. Also, it is a bit time consuming to roll up a few packs at a time, but if you listen to music or watch TV it's not too bad.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Awesome Machine!Mar 01, 2010
By Lil Pea
I love this machine...period. My boyfriend and I have been making cigs with it for about a year now and it still has not broken, or let us down in any way. It is a lot easier and faster than the injectors you slide, after a while of using the sliding ones your hand and wrist begin to hurt...but this machine is much easier. You just stick the tobacco in the slot, put the tube on, hold the handle, and crank it...very easy and works perfectly. I can make 20 cigs in about 8-10 minutes versus the 20-30 minutes i used to spend making them with the sliding manual injector. It may be more expensive than the sliding ejector but in the long run its much faster, much easier, makes cigs perfectly, and will definately be worth the money.
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