strobolights wrote:Thank you samuellaw178 !!
"-0.5 (minus 0.5)" ? really ?
I'll try that range( In my LIDO-E, It would be about -1.0 I think ... ).
It seems to be some hard work to grind at that small range.
I was worrying about too small range against the manual, but your information resolved my worry.
No problem Daisuke! Yes it is negative 0.5.
I wouldn't worry too much about replicating my grind setting either. Reason being every grinder does have a slightly different set point (for whatever reason it is, and it is the same for every grinder out there - not just Lido). Moreover, the zero point was marked by hand by Doug/Barb so I wouldn't expect zero point on all Lido to mean the same thing - it is merely a guide line.
If there is one conclusion I can draw from my observation, the new burrs set on the Lido seems to grind coarser for a particular burrs gap (compared to older Lidos or other similar small conical hand grinder). Not a bad thing per se, just the way it is. As long as the rub isn't sounding like teeth rubbbing against teeth (a terrible sound), I wouldn't worry too much either. The burrs have a machined edge that allows the inner and outer burrs to ride smoothly over each other without harming the teeth (when you disassembled the burrs and put them together you will know what I mean).
Ideally yes, I would like to get rid of the rubbing altogether. But at least I don't think it is something that harms the burrs.
Back on the Forge, yes, it does require a tad finer grind than others. Compared to my commercial lever, it is maybe 5-10 degree finer on the VD-Pharos - not as drastic as 70 degree (Pavoni/Cremina requires coarser grind). Again, just the way how it works and it is indeed quite nice when you manage to work it out.