My #8 LIDO arrived two days now and I have been using it to grind for CCD every day. I have not tried it for espresso or any other brew method, but for CCD specifically it creates very clean cup. Grinding about 20 grams of the beans takes about 2 minutes.
I used 2 turns counter-clock wise from zero as starting point and that is pretty much where I stayed. Adjustment is very easy and grinder has solid build. It can be used as self defense weapon, fo sho
There is some static but that is pretty much reality with any grinder, honestly it does not bother me. I don't want that coffee dust and chaff in cup anyway.
For CCD before LIDO I used Baratza Vario and was fairly happy with it. I did some comparison with LIDO and I feel like I am getting cleaner and clearer tasting cup. I will do some more comparisons in coming days, there is only so much coffee I can taste every day.
Comparing LIDO to small ceramic grinders is really not fair to them, its like brining knife to the fist fight. The build quality, usability and sheer feel of LIDO is completely different.
Looking forward to hear what everyone else experience with LIDO is especially how it performs for other brew methods. I don't plan for using it for espresso, but will with French Press.
Congratulations, Doug and Barb, this is now my constant traveling companion.