Prepping your feedstock is 90% of this process. Correctly prepped feedstock is critical to a well done pre-roll and the time you spend in preparation pays off when it comes time to really roll your joints. You have heard me before, but just to review, here are the basics:
Shred to a 1/8’ minus screen.
Pre-measure your load before stuffing the plate
Cool your feedstock to about 37F
Keep the moisture content ~ 8-10%
For shredding/screening, hands down the best is the one on this website. It will shred and screen more or less 5# of raw feedstock down to 1/8” minus in about 12 seconds. You can get the one that just shreds but why would you? It will take you another hour to an hour and a half to screen the 5# by hand and that just cost you what, $30 – $40? How many times do you do that over the course of 5 years before that extra cost pays for itself?