Porlex hand grinder not up to it

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uyeasound

Postby uyeasound » Oct 03, 2011, 1:11 pm

I've been disappointed with my hand grinder. It's not really stepless, and hence can't be well adjusted, and the spindle to which the turning handle connects has become worn and rounded to the point where it won't work anymore. Fortunately Hasbean have fully refunded the cost: great company.

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SlowRain

Postby SlowRain » Oct 04, 2011, 5:03 am

I agree about the stepless problem. I worked around that by just using a washer and two nuts instead of the plastic thingy that comes with it. I've been using mine solely for espresso for about two years now--averaging about two shots a day--and the corners on the shaft where the handle slides on are starting to round a bit, but certainly a long, long way from being unusable.

I love my Porlex and highly recommend it as a low-budget-yet-decent-quality grinder.
Espresso shrine--> viewtopic.php?p=256899

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yosetl

Postby yosetl » Oct 04, 2011, 8:32 am

@SlowRain, Could you share more about your "mod", please.
Some pictures will be very appreciated. :)
As with most things in life, espresso journey is better when it is simpler and sensible.

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SlowRain

Postby SlowRain » Oct 04, 2011, 8:36 am

Espresso shrine--> viewtopic.php?p=256899

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yosetl

Postby yosetl » Oct 04, 2011, 10:44 am

Thanks SlowRain.
As with most things in life, espresso journey is better when it is simpler and sensible.