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From: mst012/9/15 6:25 PM 
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 71067.1 

Hello,

I am now looking for a pasta maker.  My Amaco one is dying.  It hesitates as I turn it, especially on thinner settings.  Is there a way to fix it?  Does anyone have any suggestions where to find a good one?  The one that I have is not that wide and also leaves black marks on the clay on both sides, close to the edges.  Even though the electric ones sound nice, I am not looking for one.

Thank you.

 
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From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon2/9/15 10:53 PM 
To: mst01  (2 of 14) 
 71067.2 in reply to 71067.1 

The best pasta machine besides a Dream machine which is very pricey, is the Atlas brand. Probably the Atlas 150.

The best place to get one is www.monakissel.com - we've all dubbed them "Monafied Atlas machines" because Mona's husband Rainier retrofits them so that you can turn two thumb screws and remove the blades for cleaning. It's so easy that you can clean your pasta machine every 10 minutes if you like, it only takes about 30 seconds to remove, clean, and replace the blades. They are SOOOOO nice, and worth every penny.

There are a few people who have taken their pasta machines apart and perhaps been able to fix them, but I know I'm not one, and Monafied pasta machines last for a long time. Atlas pasta machines are very sturdy and can last for years.

So that's my 2 cents!

Jackie

 

 
From: mst012/10/15 9:21 AM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 14) 
 71067.3 in reply to 71067.2 

Thank you very much!  I will look into her machines.

 

 
From: Melody012/12/15 10:34 AM 
To: mst01  (4 of 14) 
 71067.4 in reply to 71067.1 

Sorry to read that your pasta maker is dying! I totally agree with Jackie. "Monafied" Atlas is a very good way to go. Pasting in info below I've posted previously.

"As far as new machine recommendations, many clayers (including me)  recommend be the "Monafied" (modified) Atlas machines. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it in ease of use, ease of CLEANING, and high level of function for many years of use (if not abused by feeding in too thick chunks of clay, .....been there,done that).  I own two of them.

The Monafied Atlas machines have METAL scrapers, rather than the plastic ones that now come with standard Atlas machines which don't work well with PC. The "Monafied Atlas has REMOVABLE scraper blades that can easily be removed for cleaning in less than a minute with the turn of a screw, unlike the regular Atlas machine that is challenging to take apart and clean. Mona sells both the #150= 150 mm (5.9 inches wide) and the #180= 180 mm (7.08 wide), with or without the motor.  She is a clayer and her husband, Rainer, designed the modifications.  Mona Kissel's selling site:    http://www.monakissel.com/toolspasta.html

URL to past PCC Forum posts listing benefits of the "Mona-fied" Atlas:     http://forums.delphiforums.com/polymerclay/messages?msg=66979.5

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From: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon2/12/15 10:29 PM 
To: Melody01  (5 of 14) 
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Hi Anita! I have missed you! It's nice that you're still helping everyone with your vast library of info. That is so cool of you.

Hugs! Jackie

 

 
From: Melody012/12/15 11:00 PM 
To: 7Jackie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 14) 
 71067.6 in reply to 71067.5 

Hi Jackie, So nice to see you here and still helping out, too! Yup, I've missed ya, too. I've been doing very little FB/social media. Find it's just not my thing and typing for me takes a whole lot of concentration and coordination.

Hugs,

Anita in AZ

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From: mst012/13/15 9:38 AM 
To: Melody01  (7 of 14) 
 71067.7 in reply to 71067.4 

Thank you.  I guess I had worn it out. It sounds like the "Monafied" one is the one recommended here.  Once upon a time, I had seen a pasta maker on that HGTV craft show and it looked very long.  I was hoping to see if any of those were available. 

 

 
From: Melody012/13/15 1:40 PM 
To: mst01  (8 of 14) 
 71067.8 in reply to 71067.7 

Hi mst01,   I also use a D.R.E.A.M pasta maker-like machine ($$$). I wonder if that might be the wide one you remember seeing on HGTV.

(for my review scroll down to #10)    http://melobeau.blogspot.com/2012/10/part-2-my-25-favorite-polymer-clay.html

 

FYI The Atlas does come in two widths  "Mona sells both the #150= 150 mm (5.9 inches wide) and the #180= 180 mm (7.08 wide)"

Anita in AZ

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  • Edited February 13, 2015 1:40 pm  by  Melody01
 

 
From: mst012/13/15 6:41 PM 
To: Melody01  (9 of 14) 
 71067.9 in reply to 71067.8 

Hello Melody,

Yes the number 10 item looks very familiar from the HGTV show.  It read like a very nice machine and also pricey.  What place sells them?  What do you mean by the clay getting plaqued? 

Thank you,

Mst ;)

 

 
From: Melody012/13/15 8:29 PM 
To: mst01  (10 of 14) 
 71067.10 in reply to 71067.9 

Hi mst, Plaques are the little white half moons that sometimes show up in conditioned sheets of PC run through a PM.

Polymer Clay Express is the source of the DREAM machine

http://www.polymerclayexpress.com/dream-machine.html

Anita in AZ

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