I first purchased one of these about a year ago and much prefer it to my Top-O-Matic manual. It is so much faster for me. The machine is well built and uses a spoon type injector. A few weeks ago, the gears started slipping from wear so it was time for a new one. I figure that it lasted at least a year. I'm a 2 to 3 pack a day smoker so it's made tons of cigarettes. One thing that I have noticed is it doesn't work well if the tobacco is too moist or too dry. Seems as if I let the tobacco dry overnight that it's just right for injecting. I highly recommend this machine to anyone who's looking for an alternative to the standard manual. I have no affiliation with the company and do not sell these, but just think that they are a great product.
I certainly agree with you AAA3330. I had used the Top-O-Matic for about a year and someone at work told me about the Powermatic 2 and how fast it was. Since I was having trouble with my right hand I decided to get one and loved it so much I bought a second one in case the first one failed. I never had a problem with it jamming if I did not over load it and it made it so much easier and quick to make a weeks worth on Sunday.
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I just recently bought my second Powermatic 2 after my first one wore out. There may be other differences internally, but the only difference that I see is that the newest one doesn't have the reset button for when it jams. It retracts automatically after a jam.
The old one is in a BLACK BOX, although they don't tell you that. I got mine today and saw all of them in the black box with the reset button, so I did research to find out that the new one has NO reset button and comes in a WHITE box. Hope this helps.