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 Post subject: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:00 am 
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its an old tobacco cutter/shredder, i believe german built and i would think about the same era as the teck 1.
i think the tobacco needs to be pressed into blocks, but not sure.
if anyone has used or seen in use one of these, i'd like to hear your thoughts on it.
thanks
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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:13 am 
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I know nothing about them but the rollers that do the shredding look a lot like the hand cranked pasta makers. I'd suggest running a few individual leaves through and see what the shred looks like.


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:49 am 
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Does the tobacco block bed move when the cam advances with the movement of the handle?
And please more photos of it.


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:32 am 
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i cant answer any of it.... yet. it is an ebay item that i plan on getting, as long as the price dont go too high. figure if it works well, then its possible to duplicate it quite easly, as its nowhere near as intricate as the teck1
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item can be seen here... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0644640114


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:18 am 
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Looks like it's just a plug cutter. You could probably use it to shred a block of tobacco though. If you want to shred tobacco the easy way use a pasta cutter ( angel hair). The manual and the electric ones work fine and they are cheap


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:45 pm 
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Thank you it does work like I thought it did, the other photos confirmed it. I hope you can get it, I think you will like it if you do.The two holes in the cam arm I think are for pins so it will make thinner or thicker cuts. If you get it try that and see if that's the case. Try one hole at a time.


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:04 pm 
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yes, it looks like it has an adjustable cut. i am actually bidding on a different auction that ins in less than 2 days, if i get that one i will let people here know that this one in the link is still available, hehehe
these two are the only ones of the kind that i have seen in a while on fleabay.


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Did you win it yet?


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:46 pm 
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not yet, got outbid on two different ones, both times on a last second bid, which i wasnt too keen of going any higher on anyways. so bidding on another one now and watching one more. they do seem to come up fairly regularly, but need to do the search on german site, as worldwide search on fleabay dot com wont find them.
wish me luck on this one, if i do win, i will know in 22 hours.
i sooo hate waiting lol.


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:03 pm 
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WAHOOOO I WON.
now to wait for it to arrive. comming from germany, so i would imagine it will take a li'll while. cant wait to see it in person, although it will be at least fall/winter before i get to see how well it works. (who knows, i may harvest some mullen early summer, just to try the cutting machine lol)


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:27 am 
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Good for you, is it the same kind as the photos you posted?


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:30 pm 
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yes it is, slightly more modern i think as it has an aluminum stand and blade handle by the looks of it, but otherwise looks the same. price was ok, although shipping i think cost slightly more lol still waiting for shipping price.
here it is, aint she a beaut? http://www.ebay.com/itm/140703030229?ss ... 1439.l2648


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:18 am 
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Sure is, I see you can get five thickness of cuts with that one. Let us know how it works out for you or at least when you get it in your hands. Even if you have to use some maple leaves. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:25 pm 
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sure will, maple leafs, mullen, even paper for all i care lol :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: has anyone used one of these?
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still waiting for the package to arrive..... man i hate waiting lol


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