Many felt rolling machines give you no control at all and existing machines are rather rudimentary. The only control you have is either "On/Off" or "Stop/Start", and they may go forwards and reverse but they do not oscillate in forward/reverse cycles.
Other machines with rudimentary control are in stark contrast to the nuanced and skilled approach of the artisan observing and hand-adjusting the amount of work, the number of rolls between checking their fabric, the speed at which they roll or the length of a rolling cycle.
The Gentle Roller addresses all the needs of the felt maker. The computer controlled display panel (designed and made in Australia) allows the user to select and control;
the speed of the roller,
the number of rolls to be completed,
the number of forward rotations and
the number of reverse rotations