Its the detent pins and springs in the Forté lever arms. They have a very positive engagement with a washboard surface on the backside of the upper casting. They should get easier to move with time...guydebord wrote:Also, both the grind adjustment levers are terribly tight and difficult to move, every time I want to adjust I have to use considerable force... is there a way to correct this?
There are a few videos out there showing the basic process for EK43 and Mythos grinders, but I haven't seen one for Baratza grinders. The process is the same regardless.guydebord wrote:Is there a simple video tutorial on how to align the burrs with shims and chalk? I must confess, I have never done anything remotely close to that....
The reason I am fond of the Baratza design of the Forté/Vario is that by aligning the grind chamber to the motor plate, the upper and lower burr carriers become parallel by default. Because of this, you can safely remove your burrs for cleaning, swap between ceramic and steel and generally go about your business without ever worrying of your burrs are still aligned. The only way they wouldn't be is if the burrs themselves are not ground parallel to the mounting surface, or if the burrs have been run in an grinder with poor alignment long enough to have an offset wear pattern.
Also, shimming is a fine strategy for steel burrs, but I've heard that doing so on the ceramic burrs risks cracking the burrs in half.
We don't want that happening...