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By using a relatively simple cranking machine, you can make any number of metal jewelry creations. Whether your metal jewelry is big and bold or subtle, all of it starts out as raw metal before it goes through a jewelry roller. If you have one, then you already know it's an expensive tool; do what you can to take care of it and maximize its potential.
Read all the manufacturer's instructions carefully before installing or using your rolling mill. While the mechanisms can be pretty basic and you may think you know what you're doing based on your use of other rolling mills, each model is slightly different and requires different care and maintenance.
Ensure that your rolling mill is properly installed and is attached to a stable surface, such as a heavy work bench. Bolt the rolling mill to the surface to keep it stable and working properly.
Wipe down your mill with a clean cloth after each use.
Apply a thin coat of oil to the rollers when you're not using the device to keep the rollers in good shape. FDJ On Time, a distributor of rolling mills, also recommends that you not touch the rollers with your fingers or other body parts, as the oils on your skin can damage the rollers.
Roll materials through the roller at the center to keep the rollers even. If the rollers will not roll smoothly, your piece of metal may be too thick. Don't force the piece through or you may end up with a broken machine.
Schedule a regular time to perform more extensive maintenance on your rolling mill, including checking bolts and solders and other parts.