Paul_Pratt wrote:I have been tinkering with the armoured hose now for a few weeks and actually sent some out before Christmas with it installed. I think I have the system figured out now, and how to anchor it to prevent it from flapping around and getting in the way of the levers.
I would like everyone to install it and we therefore would need around 400-500 armoured sleeves on hand. So bear with me for a few weeks.
It is a solid stainless steel portafilter and the handle is part of the casting. I can't see how it could break. I actually think the portafilter is a bit too beefy, I would love to trim the weight down but we are as thin as we can without having the metal distort too much at the sanding and polishing stage.
Thanks Paul, will keep an eye out in a few weeks.
And I second Robert's post: don't make the portafilter lighter! The solid construction makes the robot what it is (for me at least) a lighter portafilter/unit in general would make me associate the unit as being a "toy" or gimmick.