Gambler / Cigarette MachineMachine doesn't work well at all

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We just bought the new Gambler Cigarette Machine because we roll our own cigarettes, its cheaper, but this new machine is absolutely the worst ever. The main problem and it is a problem is that when you put the cigarette tube on the end of the machine, you have to take a toothpick and try to clean the other tobacco out from the previous cigarette that you just rolled. This in itself is a hassle. There is no room to actually try to get a toothpick under the tube area and even when you shake the machine, or should I say, move the top portion back and forth a few times to shake out the old tobacco, it doesn't always come out. By moving the top portion back and forth it also creates wear on the machine. Unfortunately, we can't take this product back. People that don't have alot of money are forced to roll their own cigarettes, but at the same time, we buy a product that doesn't work well at all and we can't get our money back. This is a problem.

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  • Ru
    ruben dowman Mar 23, 2009

    This is the worst machine I have ever used! Wish I would have never bought it!

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  • Th
    the cig cat Jun 08, 2009

    The Gambler Cigarette Making Machine isn't too bad. I can make a pack of cigs in under ten minutes. The hand grip on top of the machine makes it easier to use than others I've tried and the action on the lever is reasonable smooth. The tubes are packed uniformly and slightly tighter than a manufactured cig. The only negative is the machine constantly misses filling the last three sixteenths of an inch of the tube. This is quite frustrating. I roll a small ball of tobacco between my thumb and finger and plug the end with the end of a pen. Very time consuming.

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  • Ki
    Kitten Jun 16, 2009

    I just got the big round machine and so far I love it! it jamed a couple of times but that was my fault not the machines. The only complaint that I had was that it made the cigarettes tighter, but.. i didnt have tp pack it, and after smoking a couple i realized that if i hit it slow and easy, it was a perfect cigarette. I was using a small tops hand held tube filler and it worked ok but not as fast. if you have a problem with the tobacco not filling the end of the cigarete you have to remember to fill the edges first and kinda push to the wall ends and it wont do that anymore.

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  • Ba
    Badmachine Nov 03, 2009

    I agree with the first commentor. This cigarette machine is not worth the money. Even though it seems affordable, you are wasting time and tubes trying to get a good cigarette made. I have tried everything and this machine refuses to make a decent cigarette.

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    Chuuck Jan 03, 2010

    I've been using this machine for about a month. I've been doing myo for about 3 months and started with a Top Hand Held injector. While it worked after some trial and error it was slow and got old fast, but it's a good starter to test the waters at $5ish even if you switch back you've saved that much in tobacco and tubes.

    For a replacement I purchased the Simron ESP1000. Nice little machine, much easier to use and faster and it's size is very small so it's easy to take with you when traveling. If you're looking for the smallest best machine, that's the one. I use it now as my travel machine and a backup for the Gambler.

    Right after I purchased the ESP1000 I found the Gamble Machine locally. I figured why not, nothing to loose If I don't like it I can take it back with nothing lost since it's local.
    This machine is awesome. Once I made a few I got the fill of it and perfect cigs every time. I can't say that with the other two. A dream to operate in comparison and so much faster. I can make a carton in under 12 minutes and every one of them are perfect. Packed well and even from the filter end to the other. I would venture to say this was by far the best machine anywhere close to it's price point. HIGHLY recommended.

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  • Li
    lidlnutz Jul 19, 2010

    The original complaint on this board probably has a simple solution. I have a feeling that the remaining tobacco in the injector is caused from the machines setting. You are probably rolling the typical king size tubes when the machine is set to roll 100's. It needs the little metal piece to be installed on the right hand side of the filling trough, or basin. (The gutter thing.) I however have had the problem with them not filling the tube all of the way. Sometimes they will only fill half way. It is a problem that has gotten worse over the last month or two. I just rolled 11 cigarettes and destroyed 12 because of this. This must be a common problem with most brands of machines because my father bought a top brand at the same time I got mine and his is failing too. I would hope a part is getting worn and needs to be replaced but I don't know which one(s). Anybody have any ideas? thanks

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  • La
    ladagosta Sep 16, 2010

    I bought this gambler less than 2 months ago it is now broken and i can not find a place to buy replacement parts can not return it.. well it was great while it lasted but at 30.00 for the machine and less than 2 months I am not saving a whole lot doing it myself.. and consider my time and the mess.. prob better buying packs again.. not too sure if i can find replacement parts reasonably price I will reconsider my comment but for now I slide to the neg side of the agree that is aint worth the money..

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  • Go
    Gordon Mac Oct 04, 2010
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    Anybody that can't get a great cigarette from the "Gambler" orange machine ain't got the common sense God gave a slug ! If you pay a little attention to the instructions, and do what they tell you to do it only takes a few tries to get the right "pack", or tightness to your smoke. If the cigarettes keep coming out bad did you ever stop and think that YOU might be the problem and not the machine ?? I got mine about a month ago and have made 5 cartons(1000 cigarettes) with less than 10 ruined tubes. I screwed up a few when I first started and a few more as I went and I know it was my fault for trying different ways to pack the loading slot. I'm real happy with mine, a few of my friends have seen how easy it is and how cheap it is to make your own and are getting their own machines. I use "Good Stuff" pipe tobacco which is said to be a little harder to use than cigarette tobacco and my results have been Damn good ! If you can't get a good smoke with this machine I hope you use public transportation, 'cause you ain't smart enough to drive...

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    jstmehvingfun Oct 30, 2010

    I have been making ryo for almost a year.My first machine lasted 8 months.So I bought a second one, well it lasted a week, so I bought a third one, thinking to buy parts for the last one.Well the 3rd one didn`t make 24 hours and the dealer will not take them back at all.And no it`s not me it`s the machine.I did really like the first one but now after this looking for a new brand.

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  • Bo
    bonesmcc Nov 11, 2010
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    We have had a Top O Matic machine for over a year and loved it. One part was broke and bought a gambler machine to have an extra while waiting for parts for the other. The Gambler machine is the worst ever and I would not recommend it to anyone!! The tubes do not go on easy at all and with only three days use, it came apart underneath. The vendor won't take it back and we tried the day after we bought it when we couldn't get the tubes on and of course like everyone else they wouldn't take it back! For what we pay for the machines there should be a warranty or something and the manufacturer should repair at their expense for building a very poor working machine! Wish we had seen this site before the purchase but since the Top O Matic worked so well, it didn't even occur to us that Gambler would put out a poor working machine. Top O Matic is more metal than plastic so I would recommend that brand before gambler any time!!

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  • La
    Ladybird 453 Dec 08, 2010

    I got a Gambler Machine for my birthday and have used it for two mths and it is now broken. When my man took it apart he found taht the Injector, the part that pushes the tobacco has a thin clear plastic piece on it and that is what broke. He said it was way to fragile to have in this machine. A littls plactic piece to puch out a metal part ! Come on. If you put any pressure on it it is going to break.
    I found it hard to use and the grips on the bottom came off a few days after i got it. If you want to buy parts you have to use the order slip that came in the box and though the parts are cheap( cheaply made as well) you have to pay $7.50 shipping ! That is crazy. I am very disappointed. I now use the hand held again.

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  • Di
    disgustedsmoker Dec 19, 2010

    We bought a Gambler machine ourselves and it was only ten days and it broke! Wish we had found this and researched before buying. My husband just went out and bought a small hand held...so far so good. Oh, btw the number for the company is no longer in service. I just tried it!!! What's that tell you?

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  • Jo
    jojo0716 Jan 04, 2011

    i have been rolling my own cig. now for over a year. I started out with the top-o-matic and after 2 machines and 100.00 I decided to try the gambler. I bought the 1st one 6 months ago and it was fine then 1 day it just broke, there's this little white plastic piece inside that makes the chamber come out and that's what broke. so on dec 24 2010 we went and bought the same 1 and 9 days later this 1 did the same thing the 1st one did..now it says there is a 1 time warranty on it, now you have to pay for the shipping which isn't to bad but they also want you to send them 12.50 so they can ship it back to you.. how is that a warranty, why should I pay 25.00 when it only cost 32.00 to begin with..I toke it back to the store I bought it from and they said they have a no return policy. So needless to say I am not happy at all . 170.00 later 4 machines and none of them work, i realize things don't last forever, but come on.
    very disappointed

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  • Mo
    monkey_influence Feb 28, 2011

    I have gone through 2 of these stupid machines in 9 months. Both times its been the same part that breaks. Its the plastic piece that attaches the injector spoon to the mechanicals. It takes more force and abuse than any other part of the machines and these [censor]s make it out of a tiny, cheap and brittle piece of plastic. Coincidence? I think not. I think this is an engineered Achilles heal. Intended to break so that you will buy another machine. Luckily my dad is a retired machinist and is making me a new part out of aluminum. I would never buy again or recommenced one of these machines to anyone!

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  • In
    inspire734 Mar 03, 2011

    I went though two of the round ones. The first lasted 24 hrs. I sent it back and told them it was broken when I got it. I got a replacement then after 4 cartons the second one broke. Just like everyone here mentions, it is the clear plastic bit that connects to the metal injector. I am thinking about coming up with a metal part to replace this plastic one & manufacture it. That is what is needed. I found the machine easy to use. I am going to try using a strong plastic rubber glue for crafts in the mean time to fix it.

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  • Ja
    JavaBrat Mar 27, 2011
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    I didn't experience any of the problems that the others have mentioned personally. I found it rolled the perfect cigarette (king size), was comfortable to use with the rounded edges and was nicer to use than the Premier Supermatic Excel which I previously owned. HOWEVER, while the Excel lasted me about 2-3 years, the Gambler one only lasted me about four months because you can very easily overfill the machine which strains the parts they insist on making out of plastic, causing them to break.

    Since my Gambler machine broke a few days ago, I've decided it much easier just to purchase the replacement part ($7.55 shipped) for my Excel machine as there is very little difference between the two other than the fact that I know it took almost three years for it to break the first time around.

    So while I didn't experience any of the previously mentioned issues with the Gambler machine, I would still recommend the Premier Supermatic Excel as it worked extremely well for me and lasted a lot longer.

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  • Bo
    bonebrown Apr 01, 2011

    Hi my name is Anthony. I have had this machine for about 2mounths and is now broke i want my money back or replace it with the top of the line machine for free this my 2nd machine and they suck it nevers makes a smoke right i had the preimier and it is all plastic and it was better thank you very much my e-mail is [email protected] and my phone #is 1-570-240-2704 i would like a replie 2 day taken care of this matter thanks again anthony

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  • Bo
    bonebrown Apr 01, 2011

    bad product

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    bonebrown Apr 01, 2011

    please make good on thank u

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  • Ma
    Marshaarendt Apr 15, 2011
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    hi my name is Marsha, i bought this machine and it keeps on braking i try and fix it and it brakes again something needs to be done i roll my cigarettes and i needed something that was easier than the little hand ones this is not easier because it keeps on braking. What am i going to do with a broken machine. Please email me back [email protected] Please respond this isn't supposed to be breaking.

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  • Re
    REUD Jul 16, 2011
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    If your talking about the new Red Round Gambler Machine, I have sold many of these machines and have not gotten one bad review. They work great and if you don't over pack or under pack it there will be no problems. Most of the time it is operator error, people need to read the directions before using. This is the most commonly made mistake and then the machine breaks because someone does not have an understanding of the care of the machine. I have not used any other gambler machines just the new lever injector that is round and red!

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    AngryCigaretteRoller Sep 02, 2011

    I wanted to get my grandmother a cigarette machine for her birthday to save her some money. At the same time I made the mistake of trying to save myself some money by buying the cheaper cigarette rolling machine..the round gambler one. WORST purchase I've ever made, there is no way my grandmother could ever use it nor could I. To add to the frustration, I can not return it because of 'sanitary reasons'... so I wasted the $25 on the machine that sucks and had to spend the $35 on a machine that actually works. People, including myself, are buying these cigarette rolling machines because we need to save money where we can...if you're going to make a cigarette rolling machine charge more and make a quality product rather than ripping people off and not allowing returns.

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    REUD Sep 04, 2011
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    You can always sell it, lots of people like this machine, we've had ours for 4 months + and 3 people have been using it. 3 packs + per day. If you bought it at my store I would of exchanged it or fixed it for you, it's ashame that shops won't cooperate because it really is a good machine! You must of gotten a reject and I am surprised that the 6 month warrenty wasn't honored with the manufactorer

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  • St
    StacyJo313 Nov 20, 2012

    I have the Gambler all metal orange machine. I have had mine over a year now. I have had no problems with mine. The only thing I am having an issue with is where can I get replacement black rubber pieces that hold the tube on. I am using the extra that came with it now, but want to order a few now in case I lose this one. I can't find a place to order and after a year I do not have all the paper work. The only other issue I have had is my tobacco does go stale, but JC's sales these water pouch packets so I am trying that. I spend 22.00 on 3 cartons v.s. 98.00 so I have no complaints! I love my machine!

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  • Da
    Danmac1 Dec 21, 2013
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    I want your engineer to come up with a smaller end for the tube to slide on if anyone knows how. This has cost me more money in buying tubes than the machine is worth. You can send me a new part at 415 7th Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 asap.

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    Achilius Aug 17, 2015
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    I have purchased THREE Gambler King Size Cigarette Rolling Machines and every one of them has broke within 6 months ! This machine is the biggest waste of freaking money I've ever seen ! All three broke in the same place on the inside and because it was an actual pre-fabbed part that snapped it was impossible to fix ! At almost $40 apiece you'd expect them to last alot longer !! I've been rolling my own cigarettes for about 5 years now and I know how to do it and how to do it well, but this Gambler rolling machine is TERRIBLE !!! Biggest piece of junk I've ever spent my hard earned money on !! DO NOT BUY THIS WORTHLESS, PLASTIC GARBAGE ! Gambler you STINK !!!

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  • Jo
    John, Jack Sep 30, 2015
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    A weekago I purchased 2 Gambler King size inector machines, and when I opened and tryed to us the first machine, with every cigarette I tried to make it would Rip a big hole in the cigsrette, everytime I tried it !! Can you send me a relacement !!
    I purchased it from Tobacco General Co. 2489 S. Wolf Road Des Plaines Il. 60016, and they won't replace it for me because they said I didn't call them within 5 days from date of purchase, and told me to contact you (Gambler Co.)
    You can reach me at the following info.
    John Peters
    116 Valley Street, Horicon, Wisconsin 53032 Phone 920-485-4696 or email me at [email protected]

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  • Sp
    spool Feb 29, 2016

    i have the round red plastic gambler rolling machine, and i have found it to be a very reliable machine! i broke a spring inside of the machine one time and fixed it myself; have had this one for about 8 months with no problems other than the one spring! and people that can't get the tobacco in the last little part of the cig, well they are just not packing the machine tight enough up next to the end i have no problem when it is packed properly folk's are quick to place blame anywhere other than their own hand! it is a very good machine easy to operate, , but now if u buy a metal machine you are just asking for trouble! thank's for a really good product guy's thankfully glenn blevins

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    Scamper97 Dec 10, 2016
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    Damn, you people need to learn how to spell and use proper grammar.

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