I've recently just bought a fruit press however I've run into issues with it. Yes I have been using it properly and I'll quickly explain the problems as I know someone will ask anyway. From looking around online the one I have looks similar to others I have seen online in terms of the connection poles. It comes with two poles and screw together, however the issues arises from one of the poles. Pole one has a thread all the way down it and pole two on the other hand has no thread. This means you can only turn it down half way, which at this point has built up next to no pressure to actually press any juice. I either get a mouthful of juice or none, this isn't because of the apples it's because of the press. The part that sits on top of the wood gets jammed on the thread to the point that it was difficult to unscrew it. In fact I couldn't actually do it, I asked someone stronger than me and even they struggled for a while. This means that I am left with over half or half of the apple that hasn't actually been pressed and if you're expected to have 3/4ths of the apple unpressed with no juice extraction you're having a laugh. That is the main problem I have encounter and there are other minor ones. Anyway, I hope to be able to send it back after I've cleaned it up providing the seller will refund and allow me to return it and if not I'm left with a press that I cannot actually really use. Which leaves me here to ask you good people where I can buy a decent press. I'd prefer one that actually allows me to squeeze the apple almost all the way down to base and extract as much of the juice as possible. Greatly appreciated, -Scream.