You can start to make pasta without any specialist equipment if all you want to do is make do, roll it with a rolling pin and cut with a knife. However, you will quickly find that things are much easier with a few pieces of choice equipment. These will not only act as great labour saving devices but will also improve the final results. As you get further into it you may decide that making fresh pasta is something you enjoy and would like to do more of. In this case, choosing your equipment is important.