The Best Rosin Press of 2019 - Buyers Guide

What is the Best Rosin Press of 2019?

As with any hot industry, it’s no surprise that new rosin presses pop up nearly every day. Due to this, it’s also no surprise that getting into rosin pressing can be quiet a daunting task for beginners.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. Though there are many different rosin presses, they all, more or less, fall into their respective categories. After figuring out which category suits you and your needs, it becomes much easier to find the complimentary rosin press to suit your needs.

Though things may change, the current categories of rosin presses include: homemade solutions (otherwise known as DIY presses), manual rosin presses, pneumatic rosin presses, hydraulic presses, electric rosin presses and hybrid rosin presses.

Now that you know the categories, the next logical question, of course, is to ask yourself is which category is for you. We will go into detail the pros and cons of each category but below are a few questions to keep in mind when choosing yours:

  • How will you be using your press? Is it for smaller yield personal use or large-scale commercial use?
  • How often will you be using your press? A few hours a week or 12 hours per day?
  • How much material will you be processing at any given time?
  • Do you have a lot of space or is space a scarce commodity?

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    The Best Manual Rosin Presses

    If you’re looking for a portable, low-cost solution that’s perfect for smaller yield and personal use, manual rosin presses may be for you.  Most manual rosin presses are typically much smaller than their beefier counterparts which demands much less space and effort to move them around.

    These presses are not typically recommended for commercial use as they are not automated and are often times on the lower end in terms of pressure (the NugSmasher Pro being an exception). However, again, these are absolutely great for personal consumption no matter whether you’re a beginner or seasoned veteran.

    Below are some of the best manual rosin presses on the market today


    NugSmasher Mini

    Recommended use Personal
    Price $496
    Max Capacity 3.5 grams
    Optimum Yield 30%
    Pressure Manual hand pump

     

     

    Our best selling press hands down and for good reason! The NugSmasher Mini is extremely small and portable but remains incredibly durable crafted from solid steel - this thing will not break, EVER. Pressure is applied via a manual hand pump on the front of the machine and is capable of producing up to 2 tons of pressure - great for personal rosin pressing.

    Complete with standard 2.5" x 2.5" squash plates made from aircraft grade aluminum, and 2x 70-watt heating elements, the NugSmaher Mini can effectively press up to 3.5 grams of material at a time. Yield-wise, under optimal conditions, you can expect up to a massive 30% return.

    Best of all, it's made entirely in the United States and comes with a free lifetime warranty backed directly by the manufacturer. In the unlikely event ANYTHING were to happen to your press that isn't your fault simply let us know. We'll pay for shipping to and from your house and get you a new unit.

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    NugSmasher Original

    Recommended use Personal
    Price $796
    Max Capacity 14 grams
    Optimum Yield 30%
    Pressure Manual hand pump

     

     

    The NugSmasher Original (otherwise known as the NugSmasher 12 ton, NugSmasher OG or NugSmasher LilSmasher) is the bigger, badder, more powerful cousin to the NugSmasher Mini.

    Made out of the same solid steel, the NugSmasher Original is for those looking to take their personal pressing to the next level with its greater pressure output of 12 tons (also applied via a manual hand pump on the front of the machine). 

     Also featured here are larger 4" x 4" squash plates made from aircraft grade aluminum and 2x 160-watt heating elements. All of this combined makes the NugSmasher Original capable of easily processing up to 14 grams of material per press.

    Much like the NugSmasher Mini, the Original is completely crafted in the United States and comes with the same full manufacturer backed lifetime warranty.

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    NugSmasher XP

    Recommended use Personal or commercial
    Price $1,496
    Max Capacity 28 grams
    Optimum Yield 30%
    Pressure Manual hand pump

     

     

    The next logical progression in the NugSmasher manual rosin press lineup comes the NugSmasher XP.

    This press takes the same design cues from the Mini and Original but features a much more robust design complete with a built-in pressure gauge. This pressure gauge (located on the front of the machine) allows you to fine-tune your presses and get a consistent press each and every time. This, along with the XP's larger capacity, makes it the perfect press for not only hardcore personal users but smaller scale commercial users as well.

    Capable of producing 12 tons of pressure, the NugSmasher XP comes with even larger 4" x 6" squash plates and a full 4x 160-watt heating elements. Combined, these features allow the NugSmasher XP to power through 28 grams of material per press without breaking a sweat.

    The NugSmasher XP is also produced entirely here in the United States and comes with the same lifetime warranty backed by the manufacturer.

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    NugSmasher Pro

    Recommended use Commercial
    Price $3,596
    Max Capacity Over 112 grams
    Optimum Yield 30%
    Pressure Manual OR pneumatic

     

     

    The cream of the crop in terms of manual rosin presses. If the NugSmasher Original and XP were the older brothers of the NugSmasher Mini, the NugSmasher Pro would be the rich uncle who you always want to hang out with.

    Capable of producing a whopping 20 tons of pressure, the NugSmasher Pro has extremely large 7" x 10" squash plates and 6x 160-watt heating elements. All of this combined makes the NugSmasher Pro capable of processing over 112 grams of material per press - that's nearly 1/4 of a pound!

    The unique thing about the NugSmasher Pro is that while it is technically a manual rosin press, it can be converted into a pneumatic rosin press right out of the box - just plug in an air compressor and you're good to go. This makes the NugSmasher Pro a perfect commercial press for those looking to plan for the future.

    As is always the case with NugSmasher rosin presses, the Pro comes complete with a full lifetime warranty.

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    The Best Personal Electric Rosin Presses

    If you’re looking for the ease of use of a pneumatic rosin press, but want everything right out of the box, electric rosin presses are your best bet. These rosin presses are the newest in terms of market availability but they are quickly becoming the most popular. Unlike it’s manual, hydraulic or pneumatic brethren, electric rosin presses use an electrical pump which means all you need to do is plug it in and you’re good to go. While electric rosin presses require little effort to process material, they are not as well equipped for the large commercial market as they do not produce as much power. However, if you’re looking for ease of use out of the box, you can’t get much better than an electric rosin press.

    Here are a few of the best electric rosin presses of 2018.


    Rosinbomb M50

    Recommended use Personal
    Price $1,850
    Max Capacity 14 grams
    Optimum Yield 30%
    Pressure Electric pump

     

     

    Not enough can be said about the Rosinbomb M50. This press is truly revolutionary in its ease of use and portability. Producing 2.5 tons of pressure, the M50 processes up to 14g of material at a time. This is truly one of if not the absolute best electric press for personal use. Literally, all you do is plug it in and it's ready to go - absolutely nothing else is needed.

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    The Best Hydraulic Rosin Presses

    For more serious pressers who require more power but don’t want to take up their entire space will look towards hydraulic rosin presses. Hydraulic rosin presses are similar to manual rosin presses in the sense that they use hand pumps to apply pressure but here we are looking at actual hydraulic cylinders doing the majority of the work. This results in the ability to process a larger volume with less effort. However it is important to note that like manual rosin presses, hydraulic rosin presses do not require an air compressor like their pneumatic rosin press counterparts. 

    Below are some of the best hydraulic rosin presses you can buy today.


    Sasquash M1

    Recommended use Personal or commercial
    Price $2,199.99
    Max Capacity 20 grams
    Optimum Yield 20%
    Pressure Manual, pneumatic or electric

     

     

    Sasquash is quickly becoming the leader when it comes to hydraulic rosin presses. Not only does this rosin press produce a full 10 tons of pressure but it also comes with a full 4 125 watt heating elements. This makes for a great yield due to evenly heating the material at a low temperature. Capable of processing right around 20g at a time.

    While our customers do typically tend to use the Sasquash M1 as a personal rosin press, it can be converted to a commercial rosin press as well. This is due to the fact that you can also bundle it with pneumatic foot pumps for use with air compressors or even an electric pump to completely automate the process.

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    EZTrim EZ Press PRO 12

    Recommended use Commercial use
    Price $2,995
    Max Capacity 1 ounce
    Optimum Yield 60%
    Pressure Manual hand pump

     

     

     

    While EZTrim is typically known for their bud trimmers - they are no stranger to rosin presses either pushing out several models to great acclaim. Our personal favorite is the EZ Press Pro.

    This press features up to 12 tons of hydraulic pressure applied via an external air compressor. Featured on the press are 3" x 12" squash plates and heating elements that allow these plates to reach up to 200° F. All of this combined makes the EZ Press Pro capable of processing up to a full ounce of material in a single press.

    While this is a manually controlled press, the EZ Press Pro is a unique case and is actually recommened for commercial use. This is due to the fact that its ability to press up to one ounce means you can process a full pound per hour. Now that's efficiency!

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    Triminator TRP Stack

    Recommended use Commercial
    Price $4,100.99
    Max Capacity 1 pound
    Optimum Yield 30%
    Pressure Manual, pneumatic or electric

     

    The mack daddy of hydraulic presses comes from Triminator with their TRP Stack. This is a true commercial hydraulic press capable of applying pressure with everything including hand pumps, pneumatic pumps, and electric pumps. The TRP Stack produces a full 25 tons of pressure making it able to process up to a full pound of material at a time.

    The reason the TRP Stack is capable of pressing such a large amount of material is because it's essentially two presses in one. This is because it has not 2 but 3 seperate squash plates. This creates 2 different squash areas that allow you to press two different batches of material at a single time.

    If you're looking for the best commerical rosin press, the Triminator TRP Stack is the press for you.

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    The Best Pneumatic Rosin Presses

    If you’re looking to step up to the big leagues and take your rosin pressing to the next level, pneumatic rosin presses are where it’s at. Unlike manual and hydraulic rosin presses, pneumatic rosin presses require no physical effort on your end to produce pressure. Most pneumatic rosin presses simply get to work with the simple click of a button. This means you will be able to process large volumes quickly and efficiently. However, the tradeoff is that pneumatic rosin presses do require an external air compressor. The bright side? These are not specialized air compressors and can be purchased at your local hardware shop.

    Below are some of the best pneumatic rosin presses available for sale today.


    NugSmasher Pro

    Recommended use Commercial
    Price $3,596
    Max Capacity Over 112 grams
    Optimum Yield 30%
    Pressure Manual or pneumatic

     

     

    So good we had to mention it twice.

    Capable of producing a whopping 20 tons of pressure, the NugSmasher Pro has extremely large 7" x 10" squash plates and 6x 160-watt heating elements. All of this combined makes the NugSmasher Pro capable of processing over 112 grams of material per press - that's nearly 1/4 of a pound!

    The unique thing about the NugSmasher Pro is that while it is technically a manual rosin press, it can be converted into a pneumatic rosin press right out of the box - just plug in an air compressor and you're good to go. This makes the NugSmasher Pro a perfect commercial press for those looking to plan for the future.

    As is always the case with NugSmasher rosin presses, the Pro comes complete with a full lifetime warranty.

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    Pure Pressure Pikes Peak V2

    Recommended use Commercial use
    Price $5,995
    Max Capacity 35 grams
    Optimum Yield 30%
    Pressure Pneumatic

     

     

    One of the most respected and legendary pneumatic presses on the market is none other than the Pikes Peak from Pure Pressure. While this press is rated at only 5 tons of pressure, it is still a monster. With its massive 10" x 2" plates and single or dual pressure control, the Pikes Peak will be tearing through material before your very eyes.

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    The Best Hybrid Rosin Presses

    Though pneumatic rosin presses are great when it comes to commercial extraction, seasoned veterans of the commercial industry typically gravitate towards hybrid rosin presses. Much like hydraulic rosin presses, hybrid presses utilize hydraulic cylinders to apply pressure when processing material. However, they go above and beyond and couple these hydraulic cylinders with control via pneumatic, electronic or hand pressure. When you couple hydraulic cylinders with control of this manner you’re able to get very precise control over your press while also producing very high pressure. It also goes to say that these hybrid rosin presses typically cater to commercial applications due to their larger plates and again, higher pressure output.

    Below are a few of our favorite hyrbrid rosin presses of 2018.


    Sasquash V2.0

    Sasquash once again makes the list with their V2.0 rosin press. As mentioned above though this is technically a hydraulic rosin press it classifies as a hybrid due to the fact that you control pressure with a manual hand pump, a pneumatic controller, and air compressor or an electric pump. Though all of Sasquash's offerings are hybrid presses the V2.0 is our favorite as it combines a great price with massive output. Thanks to its 15 tons of pressure and large 10" x 5" plates the V2.0 can process an immense amount of material very efficiently.

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    Best Rosin Presses of 2019

    While this is a list of our favorites, there are a ton of rosin presses on the market. You can view our entire list of rosin presses here.

    If you need additional help or insight into any rosin presses, feel free to contact us and we would be more than happy to walk you through each and every feature that our rosin presses offer.


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