How To Roll Using a Rolling Machine – Step by Step Guide (With Photos)

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This guide is designed to show you how to use a rolling machine to build a joint. It is suited to those wishing to roll who have not yet developed the skillet, or people who have reduced dexterity.

Note: A rolling machine is no substitute for a good joint roller, that is a given!

The instructions can also be followed to produce a spliff or even a cigarette, depending on preference and the smoking mixture used.

The rolling machine used in this guide is the RAW Hemp plastic composite rolling machine that features in this video on the ISMOKE YouTube channel.

What You’ll Need

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  • Grinder
  • Herbs
  • Roaches (Tips)
  • Skins (Papers)

Step 1 – Grind your herbs

rolling machine, How To Roll Using a Rolling Machine – Step by Step Guide (With Photos)

Step 2 – Position the rolling machine as pictured

With the vinyl rollers in the open position. Place your tip inside on the left or right of the rolling machine depending on preference. You can even place one at each end and then cut the joint in half when complete for two smaller joints!

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Note: The raw rolling machine being used in this demonstration has two settings, one for regular and one for skinny joints. You can adjust this by sliding a switch as shown below (vertical up = skinny joint).

Step 3 – Fill Evenly between the rollers with herb

Place your ground material between the rollers in an even spread. It should be starting to look like a joint now (don’t worry, we will add the paper shortly).

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Step 4 – Close the rollers together & roll

Remove any excess herbs caught above the rollers when it has been closed. Now the rollers are together, roll the bottom roller towards you one full rotation. The RAW machine used in this demonstration has arrows to show you which way to roll the rollers.

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Step 5 – Add your paper

The paper will slide between the rollers – it must be sticky side up and facing you like so:

rolling machine, How To Roll Using a Rolling Machine – Step by Step Guide (With Photos)

Step 6 – Continue to roll the front roller towards you

You don’t need to move the back of the two rollers – if you cannot roll the front roller towards you you may have the device upside down. If this is the case simply flip it over, reposition your paper so the sticky is facing towards you at the top and then roll the (now) front-facing roller towards you.

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Step 7 – Lick the paper

You should now just have the sticky piece of the rolling paper protruding from the rolling machine (as pictured above). Lick the top strip as you would a normal joint/cigarette.

Step 8 – Continue to roll the front roller round a couple of times

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Step 9 – Open the rollers

Your joint should be ready now! You can open the rollers and shake the machine a bit and the joint should fall out. It may be a bit of a squeeze but should come out easily enough.

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Step 10 – Enjoy your joint!

The joint produced will be even and packed quite tight so will burn slower than a regular joint.

It looks like a straight cigarette – this tech is used for cigarette rolling machines, although the length of this product makes it best suited for rolling joints.

We filmed a video for our YouTube channel demonstrating the RAW rolling machine in action with some Original Glue and you can watch it below:

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