The 10 Best Cigarette Rolling Machines
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in May of 2018. We don't have to tell you that smoking is dreadful for you and becoming increasingly expensive. But if you insist, you can cut costs by making your own smokes, and you can save yourself time and energy while doing so by investing in one of these helpful cigarette rolling machines. They come in manual, electric, and battery-powered varieties, and work with all kinds of paper, tobacco and herbs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
October 11, 2020:
We made a few changes to our list this time around in order to provide users with a bit more variety. For instance, we got rid of one of the thumb rollers on our list and replaced it with the GHRMB Injector, which provides an option for those who prefer tubes to papers that is still relatively affordable and compact. While the injector takes a bit of force to slide sometimes, it still requires less dexterity than a thumb roller, and many find tubes less finicky to deal with since they require no licking and can have filters pre-installed if desired.
The Powermatic III+ was also added as a new luxury option for those who don't mind spending extra money on their rolling machine if it will save both time and money down the road. This high-quality digital device allows you to dial in density to your liking, and whereas many electronic options still require some amount of manual assistance this model offers true one-touch operation. All one has to do is fill the tobacco hopper, place a tube on the injection nozzle, and press the button for a clean well-packed cigarette. It's compatible with King- or 100-sized tubes, and around 30 can be filled and placed in the storage stray before it has to be reloaded.
Lastly, we replaced the Top-O-Matic with the Top-O-Matic T2, an upgraded model that features very similar operation to its predecessor. This new version features a durable all-metal enclosure and the company claims it's better, stronger, and faster, but despite this improvement in design its price has stayed about the same.
We're surely not the first ones to tell you that smoking is unhealthy and it's never too late to quit, but as long as you're keeping the habit you may as well minimize costs with these machines and benefit your experience with other accessories such as cases, lighters, and ashtrays.
July 11, 2019:
Our most recent update intends to achieve a well-balanced, varied list with options for all types of smokers. For instance, we've considered that smokers often on the go will prefer two types of machines: 1) a cheap, lightweight one that you can afford to keep in your pocket or inside your tobacco pouch without minding if it breaks after some time; or 2) a rugged, mechanical device made with high-quality parts that can take a beating inside your backpack. For those in the first camp, we have the Zig Zag 100mm (#9) and the Raw 79mm (#4). Those in the latter group will want to check out the Top-O-Matic Heavy Duty (#2), or either of our two new additions — the Premier Supermatic (#5) or the Gambler Red (#6). These three are all manually-operated, but the Gambler Red does have a plastic housing, so it's not as durable as the other two, which are made of metal.
Other smokers will prefer to produce a large quantity all at once, possibly filling up old cigarette cartons with their newly-rolled boges. For these folks, we point to the Top-O-Matic PoweRoll (#7), and our top pick, the PowerMatic 2 Plus, which has built a reputation as the go-to machine on the market. It can churn out perfectly-rolled cigarettes in bulk, reliably and without much fuss, and is, in general, a pleasure to operate.