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Quick Roller

Re: Quick Roller DeluxeA small electric stuffing machine made in Europe. It is not readily available in the US and requires a converter to work with US electricity. It uses a wire corkscrew auger to feed the tobacco into the tube. Price is $153-167US plus shipping. The original incantation of this machine had a plastic auger and was named the Easy Roller.

I haven't used one but it sounds like cigarettes made with machines using the auger design are prone to loosing the ember. The regular posters/users of this machine seem to have migrated back to crank machines.

Sep '07: There's also the Fast Filler which will be distributed in the US by Kretek International. It "is in the testing approval stages for its certifications... We should expect to see it for sale by December or first of January."

Nov '07: It looks like others are beating them to the punch. Mike c posted about the Royale Auto-Roller ($150) from RYOC and Matt about the Cigarette Circus ($140) from Ziggymart.

Quick-Roller website
Easy Roller video (wmv) at Roll Your Own Magazine

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by Inge Margrethe Olesen on Thursday, 27-Mar-2008

Hello Every body who is interested in the Quick Roller from Denmark.
We are the manufacture of the Quick Roller. We have made a quite new model QUICK ROLLER 2008. Learn by experience of QR 2006, just better than, the Model from 2006. Built specified to USA, with 110W.
The big NEWS are; the machine is now allowed in USA, we have the ETL Authorization Ctrl. No. 3132405, which allowed us to sell in USA and Canada. You can see the different model, which is made, on our Web site [link]

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by Captain U 96 aka Mike on Friday, 28-Mar-2008

When will the new model be available, and where can I buy one here in the U.S.? Thanks, Capt Mike

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by freddie on Friday, 28-Mar-2008

...... and, how much. Also, I would like to see what the new auger looks like.... is it a real auger and not the spiral wire thingy.
If it has a real auger, that will be the closest thing to mfg method.

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by Inge Margrethe B Olesen on Monday, 07-Apr-2008

Hei Freddie

The Quick Roller cost $150,00 + $61,33 for shipping. The Auger is made of Stainles stell.

Best Regards
Inge-Margrethe Olesen
IM Design ApS

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by Captain Mike on Saturday, 08-Mar-2008

Re: Quick RollerI see a new model being offered for sale on E-Bay for $150.    Quick Roller 2008 is here, and now it has the American UL approval.
Capt Mike

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by Matt on Thursday, 15-Nov-2007

Re: Quick Roller
Kind of puts this machine in perspective, huh?

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by Dash on Thursday, 15-Nov-2007

Eight to twelve weeks for delivery????

Must be an affiliate of Magnum.

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by mike c on Friday, 16-Nov-2007

OMG it's real???? wouldn't want a a hangover with that thing sitting there in the morning

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Re: Quick Roller Circus Model
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Sunday, 18-Nov-2007

I don't think so! I can't imagine anyone spending the money to engineer such a small niche desirable item. Does it come with interchangeable heads? Capt Mike

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by lipps1948 on Sunday, 27-May-2007

Well its been a while since I've been on here to post, just got thru catching up on Quick Roller postings. I have been using the QR quite a long time now and will continue, sure it has its drawbacks, most are eliminated with practice, but I have never seen any machine that will match the packing of premades, asked the questions to folks at QR manufacture their reply was that premade manufacture's use a type of glue in their tobacco to hold it together in the tube which is probably true with all the chemicals they use.
Kindest regards, Pete
P.S. Hello Cap'n Mike ain't talked in a while have we.

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Friday, 10-Aug-2007

He Pete; what's going on? Well, off and on I've had problems with loosing the cherry, but thought I had pretty much eliminated the problem through due dillegence, that is up to two weeks ago! I made some smokes up with McClintock, threw on my new jogging pants, and jumped into the Z-28 to go for a ride. Just out cruising around when I smelled something burning. I didn't see any smoke--then I noticed I had no cherry. Almost instantly then, I smelled hair burning! I managed to burn myself exactly where I'd never want to be burned, and after a few times double--clutching the Z and myself, the fire was out! Just a small, neat little hole in my jogging pants! So, I've been using the TopoMatic the last couple weeks, and also waiting for the Magnum to appear. Other than that, same o--same--o. Capt.

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by lipps1948 on Saturday, 11-Aug-2007

Right now almost too tired to write been out putting up fence, damn its hot out there. Gave up awhile back on the Quick Roller and sold it on Ebay, made 10 dollars profit what I paid including shipping from Germany. Like you I'm waiting on the new Magnum, wish they would update us as to availability.
Cheers' and kindest regards, Pete

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Re: Quick Roller Cherries Falling!
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Thursday, 06-Sep-2007

Here's the problem. If the feed stops anytime before the smoke is made; and the spiral drive keeps turning--you have a better chance of loosing the cherry! So, one would need a tobacco that will feed well to the spiral drive. I've had good luck with most of my tobaccos; especially D&R's blends, but sooner or later it's going to happen!
   I have to admit I've also been thinking of selling mine as well. Good to hear from you; old friend! Capt. Mike

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Saturday, 27-Oct-2007

I don't know about the glue Pete, but through my observations of the Quick Roller and Topomatic~Supermatic types I have a hypothesis. Tobacco used in the QR must be flexible and not allowed to run out mid--tube, or you have the workings of an un--anchored cherry. If the hopper goes empty and the Spire Drive continues to turn--you create a flat spot on the plug. Tobacco added after that to the hopper will form a second plug on top of the original plug in the same tube!
On the other hand the Supermatic~Topomatic compresses the plug lengthwise, and injects it full length; with many of the individual tobacco strands interlocked. Hence, a greatly reduced chance of cherry lose. The same principal applies to smokes made in a hand roller, and depending on the tightness of the roll... Capt Mike

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Re: Quick Roller
Posted by lipps1948 on Tuesday, 01-May-2007

Ok, a few months into the Quick Roller, finally settled into one tobacco, Sagamore Platinum Gold. I cannot seem to smoke anything else with my quick roller now, love this stuff. Anyway after experimenting with different things came to conclusion you just have to smoke gentle with the QR, learned one thing that works good with the Sagamore take it out of bag still very moist while still tight and cut even finer with scissors, I swear this seems to stuff better and less ash loss. I know you ole! dope heads know what I mean about cutting.

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Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Thursday, 01-Feb-2007

I ordered a Teflon Coated Spiral for my QR on the 24th, and received it today from Germany. The addition of this part to my machine effectively makes it into a Deluxe Version. I couldn't wait to see how much difference there is in how it works. With McClintock FF it almost shoots the filter tubes off the loading tube; much faster than before! But, I wanted to find out if I could tell a difference in the way the finished sticks smoke, and I adjusted the compaction on the side of the hopper. As a side note, I re--watched the RYO video of the Easy Roller, and noticed the compaction set at half on his machine. I set mine up the same way, and the smokes were heavily compacted, but still smokable. One click up and it was perfect. The finished smoke looked as good as any I've made with the Topomatic, but smoked better IMO, because of a better pack. If McClintock FF was the only tobacco I smoked I'd really be in there! But, since I have developed a taste for variety, I have to adapt to the tobacco at hand. Still, the only tobacco that gives me any problem is Look Out Milde Shag, not because of it's moisture content, but because of the Toppings and Flavors! I have to let it air out for about 20 minutes to get trouble free injection. D&R's tobaccos work without problem, and I'm waiting for my order of Two Timer, Ramback, and Ramback gold to get here.

Last night I got a dose of the lazies, and loaded the hopper half full, put on a tube, and the plastic cover I made for the hopper to keep the tobacco inside from drying out. If I wanted a smoke, I just pushed the button, and there it be! Just a matter of installing tube on the machine for the next time.

Knowing what I now know about this machine I'd order a Deluxe Model from Hans with the Teflon Spire-drive already installed. I have no doubt it is the better of the choices we now have in America for an electric machine, and a Step Up converter can be had cheap from Radioshack. Mike

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by lipps1948 on Friday, 02-Feb-2007

Teflon works great Mike, but now I'm wondering what the stainless spiral the factory has would do.

Regards, Pete

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Friday, 02-Feb-2007

Good Question? I don't see the Teflon Screw Drive going to hell for quite some considerable time! I wonder what the stock one is made of? Mike

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Friday, 02-Feb-2007

After re--reading my post I discovered I missed a few things. First off, my machine is a Deluxe in the sense of the new Teflon Spiral Drive, but the Unit Hans in Germany is selling has a motor that is twice as powerful. Mine is a 24 Watt whereas Hans'German unit has a 46 Watt motor and the Teflon Spiral Drive installed; which is why I said if I had it to do over I'd have bought one from Hans. I wanted to be clear on this fact, because you'll spend the same amount of money just about either way--E-Bay or Hans. Hell, it might be cheaper from Germany! Someone just paid $197 plus shipping on E-Bay for a stock 24 Watt unit.

What makes the smoke compact better is the adjustment on the hopper. The dial is connected to a spring, which is connected to the arm that rides under the tube, and either increases or decreases hold-back on the tube as it fills. I couldn't figure out why Doug thought it control'd motor speed?

I hope I haven't torqued anyone off with this extra info, but I'd feel bad if someone decides to get one of these machines, and later as I discovered, I could have had a factory fresh souped up model for a few dollars more! By the way, the German site is the only one offering these souped up machines. The site in Denmark has the 24 Watt, Stainless Steel Drive. Mike

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by lipps1948 on Saturday, 03-Feb-2007

Hey Mike, check out the one on ebay now up to $177.00, but looking at the spiral it sure is shiny (stainless?) wonder if he's buying straight from factory? Regards, Pete

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Sunday, 04-Feb-2007

Re: Quick Roller DeluxeThose are stock photos--the same ones that were there when I won my machine for $157 because of a bid retraction. It's now up to $187.50! Mike

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe--Amendment
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Sunday, 04-Feb-2007

This is the site I got mine from. They told me they only had 3 or 4 more left when I got mine. Mike

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Sunday, 04-Feb-2007

The German site is selling the Deluxe Version for $175 + shipping, and includes a Teflon Spiral Drive, and 46 Watt motor. The combination of the extra Wattage and Teflon Drive would probably enable someone to make smokes out of Dandelion Leaves! Mike

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by pooh on Tuesday, 13-Feb-2007

I looked but I didn't see any link posted for the German site. Could someone enlighten me? I've only seen these on the Quick Roller site and ebay.
Thanks

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Sunday, 25-Feb-2007

The Quick Roller Deluxe 2007 Model website is here [link]

$181.30 plus shipping.

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Sunday, 25-Feb-2007

This is the Step Up/ Step Down transformer I bought.
[link]
[see more step up/down transformers at Chicago Electronics eBay store]

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Sunday, 25-Feb-2007

I started off with a 55 Watt Step Up/Down Transformer. To make a long story short, Pete suggested I get a 200 Watt Transformer, because he had the same problem I had. Pete discovered the 55 Watt Transformers don't put out enough juice to adequately power the QR, and got one of these 200 Watt T. It was like a Tune Up! This 200 Watt T took care of the problems I was having with Look Out Milde Shag; which now runs smooth, as long as I continue to go by the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Mike

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Kent C on Tuesday, 06-Mar-2007

Re: Quick Roller DeluxeBought one. Thanks Capt and Lipps for your earlier posts. Helped me make a decision. I stuffed 4 packs today and so far it's working well. Really packs to the filter well. Some ends need trimming - I use thumbnail. Packed uniformly along the tube, using moist (not damp), Rowland Light, McClintock Light and Menthol. So far no problem holding fire, burns evenly.

I patched together a 'bin' and chute. Also put a rubber band to hold down the 'holder' and just using a finger at the end of the filter is a more convenient.

[link]
password - myo
2 pics - click 'next'

Note to Dave - you can grab these two and put them in the gallery if you want.
   

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Monday, 12-Mar-2007

I'm kind of curious; why do you hold down the arm on the Quick Roller? Capt'n Mike

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Kent C on Monday, 12-Mar-2007

Hey Capt'n Mike,

I was trying various things, shortening workflow, that one got in the photo. I've since abandoned the idea. While my first packs and first smokes looked and felt ok, I've experienced some uneven burning and a few lost fires, similar to what you reported earlier. I emailed Pete regarding it. Told him to pass it along to you if he wished. I'm at kentlc at roadrunner.com

Just running it normal, I'm still getting a 'spiral footprint' (believe you mentioned this as well) in the packing of the tube which results in an ash going off at an angle occasionally. Cracking the dial to get a more compact stuff, results in a hard draw. I'm thinking a shorter screw, one that doesn't extend to the end of the metal tube, might help, in that it would be building up tobacco and pushing the tobacco in without the spiral footprint. But that's a guess.

I didn't have the barbs on the screw you mentioned, but I find jogging the button several times to fill the tube gets better results, even if there's no slowdown in the hopper. Also finding the shag cuts McClintock light and menthol are loading better, smoother in the tube, than the D&R Rowland, trying them separately, but that's my main blend. I've checked all the other points on the manual as far as 'ash/glow' goes. It's going better now but not yet as good a stuff as from the blue machine - easier and quicker - although I had my second blue machine working well.

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by KentC on Thursday, 22-Mar-2007

FYI... I'm back on the Premier Supermatic. I couldn't solve the spiral effect and the lost/near lost fires were getting to be a hassle. I may sell it.

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Jderringer on Saturday, 14-Apr-2007

I just got one, and I have noticed the spiral effect and loose fires with d&r wingate gold... Has anyone figured out a solution/fix for this yet?

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by KentC on Saturday, 14-Apr-2007

"I just got one, and I have noticed the spiral effect and loose fires with d&r wingate gold... Has anyone figured out a solution/fix for this yet?"

I haven't. I found different tobacco cuts didn't solve it - the spiral form still holds up. I'm back on the supermatic. I may try some ideas but they'll involve redoing the spiral/spring. I think compressing or lowering the diameter, or both, might help. If you find something let me know.

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Re: Quick Roller Deluxe
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Thursday, 17-May-2007

The solution is simple; you increase the compaction by 1 click. Also, you need to keep the tobacco moving. If the tube stops filling, a loose fire may result; just poke the tobacco with your finger till it starts to fill again. My apologies, I thought I went over this subject fairly well. The problem of loose cherries also occurs when using shake, which is why I advised to keep an ashtray handy if you are going to use shake.

A couple days ago I opened a can of Look Out Milde Shag, and after checking the Humidity found it to be 74%. Loading the hopper by carefully separating all the clumps yielded perfect smokes. By poking the tobacco near the motor end of the hopper; will cause the tobacco to roll over in the hopper. This guarantees a firm stick with no loose fires. Loose fires haven't been a problem for me, and won't be as long as I be sure to use properly hydrated tobacco. Too dry a tobacco will cause loose fires too; since the tobacco has to be compacted, and will crumble if too dry. Capt'n Mike

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15 Stick Hopper!
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Tuesday, 30-Jan-2007

Although the instructions say to only load the hopper half full, I decided to see what happens if I filled the hopper. Towards the end I had to poke my finger in to get the tobacco to go down all the way; and ended up with 15 smokes! The machine is a little bit faster it seems with Stokkebye's McClintock, but that is to be expected since the machine was developed in Denmark.

When my order gets here from D & R; I'm going to do the tests over again with fresh out of the bag tobacco and see if there is any difference (Two Timer, Windsail Platinum, Ramback) etc. Mike

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Quick Roller Burn Rate!
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Sunday, 21-Jan-2007

I decided to do a burn rate comparison between the Topomatic and Quick Roller to see if the different injection technologies effected the burn rate. I used Zig Zag FF tubes, and Look Out Milde Shag tobacco. Tobacco injected Supermatic style tends to be lined up horizontally; since in the process of loading the chamber one must move tobacco to each end, then fill in the void in the middle.

The Quick Roller injects the entire stick in a spiral, unwound rope like pattern; at least with the Look Out Milde Shag!
    The ash on the crank injected stick was uniform and smooth without fracture lines; dropping into the ashtray after over half burned, then again down to where I normally would put it out about 3/8" from the tipping paper and after 17 minutes.
    The spiral injected stick ash was more ragged looking, and dropped every 1/2 inch or so, and burned for 14 minutes!
    Both sticks had almost the same draw; with the Tom's draw a slight bit heavier.
    So, I guess if I get dressed up to go out I'll have to be careful and watch my ash! Mike   

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Re: Quick Roller--Spiral Mod
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Monday, 15-Jan-2007

Careful inspection of the Spiral Drive/ Compactor revealed a pair of side cutters, or like tool was used to trim the unit. The cut was rough,, and I believe the culprit in the two lacerated tubes I encountered while making smokes with the compaction set at 3; or the third click. This only happens when compaction is used. I used a chain saw file, and sharpening stone to hone off the jagged edges. It would have been faster to use the Dremel Tool.

After modification; the machine seemed to fill tubes smoother, with less hangups when using Look Out Milde Shag. Mike

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Re: Quick Roller--Spiral Mod
Posted by lipps1948 on Tuesday, 16-Jan-2007

Below is letter relating to stainless spiral for Quick Roller.
Regards, Pete

Dear Mr Lipps

My name is Inge-Margrethe Olesen

The Spiral cost $ 9,25 shipping $ 6,5

Best regards
IM Design Aps
Inge-Margrethe Bust Olesen
Mariagervej 441, Hvidsten
8981 Spentrup
+0045 86 477 766
www.imdesign.dk

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Re: Quick Roller--Spiral Mod
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Tuesday, 16-Jan-2007

Pete, I just tried Bore Butter and that helped a little too. If I order another spiral--I'll order the one from Hans, he has the Teflon coated ones. I think it will make a world of difference. Mike

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Re: Quick Roller--Spiral Mod
Posted by Captain U-96 aka Mike on Tuesday, 16-Jan-2007

Pete, I thought about adding "The Bore Butter Mod", but I ain't goin there! Mike

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