Best tamper size for La Pavoni Europiccola Millenium - 51.0mm or 51.5mm ? - Page 2

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I just got 51mm tamper for my new La Pavoni Europiccola (has a removable wand), and it doesnt fit! whats going on! am i just doing something wrong? the tamper goes less than a half a centimeter into the basket before its stuck, or even into the portafilter without the basket. i got my tamp off of espressoparts.com, this is it http://www.espressoparts.com/3006D-RED. I got my pavoni in the beginning of this october.

alternatively to returning it and ordering a new one, i have a friend with a high end auto repair and body shop, where they have a machine designed for very precisely and finely grinding down metal, for things such as making metal rings smaller, so i could take the tamp to him and have them fit it. any thoughts?

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#13: Post by Fullsack »

This thread may explain your problem:

Identifying year of La Pavoni Europiccola Millenium
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#14: Post by Stuggi »

tekufah98 wrote:I just got 51mm tamper for my new La Pavoni Europiccola (has a removable wand), and it doesnt fit! whats going on! am i just doing something wrong? the tamper goes less than a half a centimeter into the basket before its stuck, or even into the portafilter without the basket. i got my tamp off of espressoparts.com, this is it http://www.espressoparts.com/3006D-RED. I got my pavoni in the beginning of this october.

alternatively to returning it and ordering a new one, i have a friend with a high end auto repair and body shop, where they have a machine designed for very precisely and finely grinding down metal, for things such as making metal rings smaller, so i could take the tamp to him and have them fit it. any thoughts?
Doesn't sound like a 51mm, but not like a 51 in a 49 either. Have you checked it with a vernier gauge?
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#15: Post by michaelbenis »

A 51 in a Millenium (new) Pav is not going to be a skin tight fit, but I wouldn't go any larger, especially with a relatively deep tamper like a RB. And that's without worrying about basket variations. Stick with 51.

And to the person with a 51 that doesn't fit: have you measured it carefully to make sure it has been machined correctly to size?

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#16: Post by yakster »

I switched from a 49 mm filter to 53 and haven't noticed any downside to using my current 49 mm tamper in the larger basket. I do a four corner tamp, though. I'm upgrading to a 53 mm tamper anyway, even though it's probably not strictly necessary.

I have been looking for an inexpensive 53 mm tamper, and ran across these links from an eBay post with regard to tamper sizes. I can't vouch for their accuracy, but it the tamper check is a neat idea if you don't have a caliper and if you want to check how deep your tamper will go in a given basket.

Tamper Size Chart (http://www.fareastcomponents.net)

Cut-out tamper gauge (http://www.fareastcomponents.net)

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#17: Post by tekufah98 »

thanks for the tamp gauge, i just tried the 51mm on my 51mm tamp i just got from espressoparts that hasnt been fitting and the tamp is def mislabeled or sometin, cuz the cutout fits fine, but the tamp doesnt, and wen putting the cuttout against the base of the tamp, the tamp is larger