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    Uniflame Antique Brass Newspaper Log Roller

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    List Price: $79.99
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Uniflame
    Part Number: C-4301
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: UF-C-4301
    UPC: 728649264354

    Features

    • Rolls newspaper into logs for kindling
    • Attractive styling
    • Dimensions: 22.5" W x 13" H
    Instead of letting all those old newspapers clutter up your basement, transform them into useful kindling with this Uniflame Antique Brass Newspaper Log Roller. This handy fireplace accessory rolls newspaper into convenient logs that you can put in your fireplace or wood stove. How's that for recycling?
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    Customer Reviews
    3.7
    23 Reviews
    5
    39% (9)
    4
    26% (6)
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    9% (2)
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    74% Recommend this product (17 of 23 responses)
    By Jacqueline T. from Colorado on October 2, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    No Problems for Me
    The device is easy to put together with the instructions given. I recommend using a spray bottle to wet the paper when you make the logs.
    By John W. from Louisiana on August 17, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Piece of Cake
    I assembled this quickly and easily and was using it to roll logs almost as soon as I got it. No problems with the spindle bending (as others have complained). The directions are easy to use. You can do it!
    By Nicholas H. from Arizona on August 1, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    How to Use
    I love the way this recycles paper into something that keeps people warm. I recommend creasing an edge of the paper a couple of inches when inserting it into the roller slot. Then wind that sheet until youve got about 6 inches of paper left and insert a thin stack of papers (maybe 3-6 sheets thick) into the fold of the original paper. Continue this pattern. (Actually, any kind of paper works in this roller, including regular printing and copy paper.) At points, during the process you should tug firmly on the end of your paper roll, and crank the roller while holding the edge so that the log gets even tighter. When youve completed your log, take the spindle out of the device, and turn it back about a half turn to loosen the paper thats in the slot. This will ease the removal of the log from the spindle.
    By Philip A. from Montana on June 21, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Can't Get It to Roll Tightly
    Overall the product does what its designed to do, and its easy to use. Yet no matter what I do, I can't get it to roll the log as tightly as I think it should. I've tried wetting the paper and folding it. These things help, but I'm still not totally satisfied. Make sure you soak the paper and let it dry completely before you roll it, or youll get a TON of smoke in your fire!
    By Stephanie H. from Wyoming on May 3, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Definitely Works
    Havent used it much yet because the weather warmed up as soon as we got it, but it does make logs and it makes them well. We look forward to using it again.
    By Gregory M. from Utah on March 11, 2013
    Too Time-Consuming
    My experience with this product hasnt been great. I don't find it easy to work, and it takes forever to prepare the paper properly for processing. Its also a very messy process. After struggling with the thing, I gave up and just rolled the paper on the floor by hand. Nice looking device, but not very functional.
    By Susan P. from Nebraska on January 2, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Phone a Friend!
    The directions are a bit lacking, but adequate. I can see where some people would get confused, but on the whole it assembles easily enough. The roller works great, but you really need a friend to help you. Its best if they feed while you roll. I find that these logs burn best when the fire is hot, so I suggest starting the fire with real wood and letting it burn hot; then add these.
    By Nancy W. from Indiana on December 2, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Still Getting Used To
    I just started using this. The instructions were somewhat confusing, but I managed. The first time I tried to start a piece of newspaper I had some trouble, but Ill get used to it.
    By Janice J. from Idaho on November 8, 2012
    Don't Be Fooled
    This thing looks great online, but its hard to put together, and the instructions are unhelpful. You definitely need someone else to help you. You have to force the bottom plate into place, and the other person can then tighten the screws. Then, the handle doesnt have any kind of a stop to keep it from poking out on the other side. Rather disappointed.
    By Billy H. from Oregon on May 8, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Suggestion for Use
    I've had one of these for a long time, but I've never really used it and I don't have any instructions. One person told me to put paraffin oil in the bottom pan, and then as I rolled the paper together, it would moisten the logs. I think youre also supposed to dry out the logs before you burn them. I'm looking forward to using mine to make some logs for the winter!
    By Barbara K. from Illinois on April 3, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Perfect!
    This makes my life simpler! I'm really glad that such a product exists and it works very well!
    By Jesse R. from Oklahoma on October 13, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Easy and Enjoyable
    The price is reasonable. This is the first one I've ever bought, but I found it easy to assemble and easy to use. It works really well, and its even kind of fun transforming my old newspapers into wood.
    By Harold J. from Wisconsin on September 2, 2011
    Misbehaving Arm
    I've had trouble getting the arm for the paper to stay put when I'm rolling up the newspaper.
    By David Y. from South Dakota on April 26, 2011
    Spindle Is Lacking
    The spindle that you use to roll the paper isnt very sturdy. It gets contorted and bent easily, so that makes this roller hard to use.
    By Kevin R. from North Dakota on March 14, 2011
    Disappointed
    I had a dickens of a time putting the thing together. For instance, I had to bend the rounded bottom piece really hard in order to fit it into the grooves. Getting the newspaper wet to catch the sheet wasn't working well, so I folded the pieces together instead. That worked okay, but the paper logs don't burn completely. (You'd think paper would burn just fine!) I quickly decided this thing wasnt worth my time and unloaded it at a consignment store.
    By Lillian C. from California on February 7, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Takes Some Getting Used To
    Its not hard to use, but doing it right takes some practice (thought its not the rollers fault). The logs I've made so far turned out alright, but I'd like to get better at making them tighter. The logs I've made work well in an outdoor fire, but I want to get better at this before I start trying to use them in my home fireplace.
    By Carolyn S. from Iowa on November 27, 2010
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Instructions Are Fine but Could Be Slightly Better
    This product really is quick and easy to put together. Other reviewers had me worried, but I didn't have any trouble. The instructions are a reliable guide, but let me add a couple of minor things that should probably be there and that will make your assembly easier. First, when youre inserting the bars in the frames, keep the nuts loosely attached. After youve inserted the plate, then tighten them (as the instructions indicate). Second, make sure you take the wooden plug out of the pipe before you insert it into the handle. I'm happy to have this thing since making paper logs by hand was irritating and time-consuming.
    By Henry L. from New Mexico on November 17, 2010
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Recycles Paper!
    The instructions were missing, but we still managed to get it together after some misfires. I like the way it works, and I love recycling my paper into fire fuel!
    By Michael R. from Missouri on November 16, 2010
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    So Easy a Senior Citizen Can Use It!
    This roller is easy to put together and use, and the delivery and service of the company was great. I'm disabled and advanced in years, but I have had no problem using this thing. It takes a little patience and experimentation, but you can quickly learn the optimal way to use the roller. I recommend folding the paper over about an inch and then sliding that segment into the roller. When I've got most of that sheet rolled in, I do the same to the next sheet and insert that one. Once the log is finished, its not hard to get off the roller. You simply need to wriggle it back and forth if its on there tighter. I recommend wearing gloves to keep your hands clean, and I also find soaking the paper in water to be unnecessary. You can use dry paper. If you go that route, you should use string, tape or something similar to hold the log together until youre ready to burn it. If I can use this contraption, so can you!
    By Heather M. from Minnesota on October 10, 2010
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Follow the Directions
    Follow the directions and this product will fit together perfectly! A lot of the other reviewers complain that this thing is hard to put together or requires Herculean strength, but theyre not following the directions well or at all. For instance, some said that the panel needs to go in the grooves. But it doesnt! The grooves are ornamental and the instructions will tell you just where the panel fits. My friend and I were able to put this thing together in under 5 minutes (have a friend handy to help you hold the pieces in place). When it comes to using the assembled product, I recommend using one person to feed the newspaper and the other to turn the crank. The logs form quickly and easily. It can be tricky getting the newly formed log off the assembly, but to counter that I suggest leaving the first few rolls loose as you start rolling the log, then roll it tighter toward the end of the process. And yes, the spindle detaches by design (despite what reviewers say) so that you take your log off the assembly when its finished. One other thing, these logs are not starter logs (as some people complain). Theyre wood substitutes and they burn just as well, hotly, and slowly as a regular log. Theyre also cheaper than wood and easier to light. We like them because its harder to get and store wood in the city. We absolutely love this product and you will too!
    By Cheryl C. from Kansas on September 28, 2010
    What's So Special About It?
    To me, I'm better off just rolling up my newspapers manually. It takes a lot less time than rolling them up with this product.
    By Russell P. from Arkansas on June 1, 2010
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Passing Grade
    Didn't take much to put it togetherwas able to do it in one evening. However, the directions arent very clear. The metal plate fits under the rodsnot in between them. Don't force it! Its not necessary. It took us five-ish minutes to make a log, and it took two people. Works well. I also recommend that you soak the log with water after you finish making it and let it dry. This will meld the paper together completely and help it burn better.
    By Howard D. from Nevada on March 5, 2010
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Slight Assembly Modification Necessary
    Heres what I did. I used a drill to make some pilot holes in the handles ends so it would be easier to start the screws. Then I slackly attached the rods to the handle on both ends and inserted the tray (while keeping everything on a level surface). Finally, I tightened the handles and rods. Piece of cake.
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