It is one thing to have the best home made briquette press and it is yet another matter altogether to know how to operate it. Some people say that provided the machine comes with an easy-to-follow step-by-step manual, they will be able to operate it. It may be possible for you to use it but it could be impossible to produce the kind of briquettes that you desire. It is recommended that you undergo some form of training on how to use and maintain this equipment so that you are not only able to use it for the long-term but also produce excellent briquettes for domestic and commercial use.
Some people will say that they do not need to invest in the production of high quality briquettes when they are producing them for domestic use. Such people need to understand that cultivating the discipline of producing the best products is important. You never know; perhaps at some point you might change your mind to want to acquire another bigger and better homemade fuel briquette press so that you can start manufacturing briquettes for sale. It might take you some time before you start creating the best and excellent briquettes because that probably has never been intrinsic to your character.