I would love to get a few answers from a current user.
My juicer broke and I want to upgrade, the Norwalk is too pricey and I don't like their grinder and the noise the machine makes. I also like the idea of not needing electricity (at least for the pressing part - which is all i need for many soft fruits and veggies)
Will using a blender to simply chop (not juice) work or does the welles only work on pulp from a juicer?
Can finely chopped or blended apples, carrots, cabbage, ginger, or spinach be press juiced in the Welles?
I'd like to get a slow RPM grinder, or use a blender which I already own, to either "grind" or finely chop product, then use this manual press to juice.
There are other manual hydraulic presses out there:
These three have much larger (deeper) trays than welles, I like the way the welles looks, The norwalk's trays are smaller, similar to the Welles. Have you had issues with the depth of the tray on the Welles?
The green star claims to have 4000 lbs of pressure, twice as much as the welles. I read some claim the norwalk has 1000lbs of pressure while others said 6000lbs. Maybe different models had different lbs.
Did you find the 2000lbs with the Welles enough for juicing?