The 4 Best Cigarette Rolling Machines of 2017

At we generally give you the low down on the absolute best herb grinders available on the market today.  But that is not the only thing we are about.  Today we are going to switch it up and talk more about cigarette rolling machines: why you need one and which ones are the best.

There are different types of cigarette rolling machines and it is important to determine your budget and desired features when selecting the cigarette rolling machine that best meets your needs.

By picking up a quality cigarette rolling machine you’ll be able to roll your herbs quicker and tighter making for an enhanced smoking experience.  So first let’s get to why you need a cigarette rolling machine, and how to use it.

How to Use a Cigarette Rolling Machine

Using a cigarette rolling machine is fairly easy.  We will focus on the full use rolling machines as they tend to be higher quality and are easy to use.  What you will do is put tobacco or herbs into the feed chamber which is usually found on the top of the machine.  Once you’ve done this you will take your cigarette paper and place it on the fill tip.

After the paper is in place and you have your herbs in the feed chamber you will pull down on a lever that will shoot the tobacco or herb into the cigarette paper.  Boom! You will have a perfect cigarette or joint that is ready to be smoked.

Pro Tip: Be sure to use a rolling tray to catch access herb that falls out of the cigarette rolling machine.

See this video for a visual breakdown of the steps:

Take Your Rolling to a New Level

With a cigarette rolling machine it takes the guess work out of rolling joints.  The beauty is once you’ve got down how to use the cigarette rolling machine you’ll get a tightly rolled cigarette or joint time after time.  Not only that but the speed at which you’ll be able to roll will increase by a large amount.

Another cool feature to many high quality electronic cigarette rolling machines is that you can fill both 100mm and king size cigarette papers with the same machine.  The only thing that will keep from rolling perfectly is running out of herbs!

The Best Cigarette Rolling Machines: Our 4 Best Picks


1. Top-O-Matic Cigarette Rolling Machine

Courtesy of Smoker's Outlet Online
Courtesy of Smoker’s Outlet Online

The Top-O-Matic Cigarette Rolling Machine is a highly rated machine that efficiently produces high quality cigarettes both in king size and 100mm.  We love the that this thing is a beast and is made of metal and stainless steel, not cheap ass plastic like so much stuff produced today.

Many owners also comment on how this thing has lasted many years (7 or more) and that they were so happy with the purchase that once their last one broke they bought a new one.  Similar to how we describe the cigarette rolling machine fill process above you’ll fill the chamber with tobacco or grinded herb and fill each paper one at a time.

It is important to clean the chambers on this machine to avoid jamming and wearing down over time.  If you are on the fence about this machine, also take note that the maker offers a one year manufacturers warranty.

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2. Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine

powermatic2Our next entry for the best cigarette rolling machine is the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine.  At around $75, the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine is more expensive than the Top-O-Matic.

The Powermatic plugs in and is a full on electric cigarette maker.  The makers of the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine state that their machine has 25% more power than other cigarette rolling machine.

The Powermatic comes with a cleaning kit to keep this machine running in tip top shape.  Electric jam protection that helps to prevent too much tobacco or herb from entering the feed chamber is a nice feature especially for those who have never used an electric cigarette rolling machine and are not sure how much herb to use.  With 81% of reviewers giving five stars to the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Machine it is no wonder why this cigarette rolling machine makes our list.

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3. RAW 79mm Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine

Our third entry is quite different than our last two is both price and machining.  If you are looking for a cheap cigarette maker that can still get the job done then the RAW Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine is likely for you.  At a price point under $4 this bad boy fits anyones budget easily.

Now with a cheaper priced manual rolling machine you can expect that there are more steps to rolling a joint than with a higher priced electronic cigarette rolling machine.  And this is the case with the RAW Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine.  You have to place your herbs in the chamber and then slide your paper between the herbs and the chamber and manually roll the chamber until the joint is completed rolled.  Check out the video below for a visual breakdown of the steps.

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4. Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector

61zvSanZqAL._SL1000_The last entry on our list of the best cigarette rolling machines is the Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector.  We like this rolling machine because it has some of the features of higher end cigarette rolling machines while being very light weight and portable.  Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector can create both 100mm and king size cigs.

The Powermatic Mini is a manual machine so you have to push the slide over once you’ve pressed the lever down as you can see in the video below.  Manual cigarette rolling machines do have some advantages including that you don’t have to have power to use them making it easier to roll on the go.  With a manual cigarette rolling machine you also won’t have to worry about the power cord getting damaged which would result in the need to buy a new one.

The Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector comes with a brush and cleaning tool so that it will last for years making you great quality cigarettes.

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14 responses on “The 4 Best Cigarette Rolling Machines of 2017

  1. Marilyn

    I have bought 2 of the top o magic machines and have nothing but trouble. I don’t think I should have to pay more money to send it in when I’ve only had it a month. They are junk

  2. Happy

    I’ve had 3 of the “Top-O-Matic” machines. They are a great machine. The secret is putting the right amount of tobacco that is in “case” and is not to “fine”. I can crank out a “pack” of cigs in less than 5 minutes.
    Maybe someone should “sponsor” a tournament to see who can “roll” the most in a set time?

  3. larry

    happy&scott your both full of it, i roll cigs. every day with top -o-matic so i know how long it takes

  4. Genericmommy

    Actually Larry & Scott are not full of it. After a very slow start on my part, learning the correct amount to fill with, whether or not to single or double push, and slow practice. I am still slower then they are, but using the “slow but correct until you naturally get faster method” is working for me. I did almost cartons for my neighbors yesterday in a little over 2 hours. My friend who introduced me to rolling vs buying otc cigs is super fast and hers comes out perfect every time. But she has been doing this for 5 years on a daily basis as she just makes enough for the day, not for the week.

  5. Daniel Hatt

    I was having the same problems with top-o-matic. I hated it but not i have it right.

    Put on you tube, fill the space good, you don’t have to compress it, just fill it.

    Pull the handle down to the first position. Now the tube is empty and it is tight…

    Make this last slide smooth with no hesitations. This is where i was screwing up. Make one good slide at the end and it will fill and push it out… If you only go halfway of change speeds it will screw up.

  6. Todd McGrew

    Larry, you obviously have never used this machine, or any RYO machine for that matter, because I have been rolling my own for over a year and can roll about a pack in a half in around 7 minutes. Like the previous post stated, the key is to learn how much tobacco to place each time which you learn through experience. Happy rolling!

  7. Johanna

    I live in Germany where the Powermatic 2 plus is quite expensive ( paid 80 Euro from ) but i love the machine and its worth the investment! I make about 200 cigs in about 30 minutes with the machine (im sure it could be done faster). The machine simply always works! I highly recommend it!

  8. Joshua

    I have been using a hand injector measuring about 4.5″ x 1.25″. It does a good job, but it might take me around a minute per cigarette. I came to this site to see if there is truly any advantage in using an electric injector. It seems as if it is an advantage. I can picture a person starting with a new machine taking maybe 10 minutes per pack and getting faster over time. Does my 10 minute estimate per pack seem realistic?

  9. Charlene K Mowrey

    I have a electric cigarette rolling machine. Not sure of the name but it is fast but when I smoke them the tobacco is always falling out and burning everything. Just not sure what I am doing wrong. Or maybe its the machine. Anyone have any advice?

  10. Janet

    Yup, I can make a carton in 40 minutes, FLAT. Been making for a little over a year now and make for 3 people… practice makes Perfect…. thank God!

  11. Julie

    I have two Poweroll 2 and both are a piece of junk!!!!! neither one of them will even work. the power light comes on but when you push the lid down nothing happens! I have cleaned all the loose tobacco out and even used the can of air to blow it out and still nothing works. will never buy another one ever!!!!

  12. Michael Peterson

    I’ve had a Top-O-Matic for about 3 years now. It took my girlfriend and I awhile to figure out how to use it correctly. The amount of tobacco that you load in the chamber is the key. Just fill it, do not pack it. When you pull the handle to inject the tobacco into the tube, there shouldn’t be any resistance, if there is, you’ve overloaded the chamber, which usually results in not getting tobacco to fill the filter end of the tube completely. Once you figure out how to load the chamber correctly, this machine will do it’s job, and do it well.

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