Baratza Forte vs EK43: Which is Better? - Page 15

Grinders are one of the keys to exceptional espresso. Discuss them here.

Postby bpchia » Apr 15, 2019, 9:19 pm

pcrussell50 wrote:Now, getting back to alignment and the Forte. Happy to start a new thread of mods think it's too OT...

The lower burr carrier is mounted on a spindle/axle, so it looks like it can be chucked up into a lathe and machined to as little runout as possible. the upper burr is held to the upper burr carrier by screws, and the upper burr carrier screws down into the metal frame of the machine. I am not a machinist, so I am asking what methods are available to true the upper burr/upper burr carrier versus the lower?

I treated this post as ON-topic because it's about the Forte with unimodal steel burrs and and it's about alignment, which were both hotly discussed in this thread.


Did you ever find any info on improving alignment using machining processes? Would the sanding method work as described here (not conceived or developed here, just well summarised): ... ur-grinder


Postby pcrussell50 » Apr 15, 2019, 10:44 pm

Not sure. I don't have a Forté to experiment on or study.

Was hoping someone else had.

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Postby bpchia » replying to pcrussell50 » Apr 16, 2019, 12:38 am

OK, thanks...anyone tried to align the Forte better?