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The Macerator has the unique ability to grind down ores into Dust. For each ore block put into the Macerator, you get 2 dust of the same type. For example, if you place 32 Iron Ore into the Macerator you will receive 64 Iron Dust. Using the Iron, Electric, Induction Furnace or the Vanilla Furnace, the ore dust can then be smelted into one ingot per dust. This means that you can double your mining yield if you macerate your ores followed by smelting the newly acquired dust in a furnace to make ingots.
The Macerator can also be used to turn Cobblestone and Sandstone into Sand, Gravel into Flint, Coal into Coal Dust (only 1 dust per coal), 1 Bone into 5 Bone Meal (instead of 3 Bone Meal when using the crafting grid), and ingots back into Dust.
Note that it is capable of receiving only low voltage if it is not upgraded with a Transformer upgrade; see Upgrade components for a list of possible upgrades. If you hook it up to high voltage cables, it will blow up straight into your face. Input: 625 (2 EU/t), It can store up to 800 EU internally.
Nether Ores (obviously found in the Nether) can be processed by a Macerator. Take note, when you Maceorate Nether Ores you get two regular ores or double the amount of dust you would normally get. (Special Notes: Nether Diamond Ore gives you 2 diamonds! Nether Coal Ore turns into two Coal Ore that currently can't be macerated into coal.)
The Macerator can be upgraded to a Rotary Macerator using an Advanced Machine Block and 7 Refined Iron. A Rotary Macerator has the same function as a Macerator except has RPM which will build until it grinds ores much quicker than an ordinary Macerator.
Video TutorialsEditTechnic Tutorials Episode 1 - Treetap, Generator, Extractor And Macerator(06:55)