do injectors last long?

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kalifornia
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do injectors last long?

Postby kalifornia » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:17 am

my zigzag thumb roller bit the dust after rolling just 2 1/2 pounds. How long will those hand held injectors last???

Flash
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Re: do injectors last long?

Postby Flash » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:36 pm

http://www.americanryo.com/Merchant2/me ... ode=RYO01P

s59 showing a little edge wear.

s35 covered with surgical tubing for easier grip (had to remove and re-riveted end plastic bulb).

PS39 holding up well, not much bend and give.

PS50 the glue holding it in become detached, but a good thing as it helps and pops out if the chamber is overfilled. I also sanded and the elliptical end for ease of tube insertion.

PS6 & S29/29X - Disassembled and non-functional. I can use my thumb OK to hold the paper to PS50 for a better "release" feel.

Guess it's going on 4 years or more. (Don't quote me but there may be a few lurkers with machines going back to the Great Depression.)

Happy rolling.

mgzinia
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Re: do injectors last long?

Postby mgzinia » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:00 am

mine usually, at least when I was using the old mascotte hh , lasted right around 17,000 sticks.

Pascalsmits
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Re: do injectors last long?

Postby Pascalsmits » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:22 pm

I purchased a powermatic mini about 6 years ago and it still works perfectly fine. I made a LOT of cigarettes with that machine, but don't use it so often anymore. Upgraded to an electric filler a few years ago and i like it. I take my manual on trips and vacations and expect it to last 5 more years easy.

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Re: do injectors last long?

Postby 'G' » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:40 pm

My hand rollers typically fail after a few months with the apron prone to ripping. I have replaced the plastic with canvas which will extend the life for a few months longer. Still its basically a disposable tool. Hand help injectors can last up to a year or two in my experience.

burge
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Re: do injectors last long?

Postby burge » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:11 pm

My excel has lasted 10 years and counting my premier hand cranks have lasted forever. I have the excel supematic and premier supermatic and I change machines ever so often. The springs break but other than that they are good and mind your the excel seems to work better without the spring


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