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crlssctt
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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:33pm
Subject: Powered Hario skerton
 

Wondering if anyone else try this before?

I've been hesitant to buy an electric grinder as I don't make espresso and the skerton works great but sometimes I'm in a rush and refuse to settle for a cup that's not quite what I like, so I took the handle off the grinder and used an electric drill, I just have to make sure it goes on straight and I get to "wobble", just wondering if anyone else has done this, or is it sacrilegious?
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 6:34am
Subject: Re: Powered Hario skerton
 

Dear Carlos,
A while back I created a fitting for the shaft of my Hario mini to mate the five-sided shaft with my standard hex bit quick connect power screwdriver (B&D).  I am sorry to say that the screwdriver was under-torqued by far to grind a pourover grind directly driving the grinder shaft.  It seems the lever handle makes all the difference in mechanical advantage.  I did not try it with an espresso setting, where the burrs would be experiencing less 'bite' into the bean and therefore may require less force, but I am not optimistic.  A power drill would definitely work, but does not fit my requirement of a small, convenient set-up for me to pack in my luggage.  If trying this at home, I would be careful to use a variable speed drill.  A cheap one-speed drill may be more likely to damage the grinder.
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 8:47am
Subject: Re: Powered Hario skerton
 

It does work fine with my Porlex Tall mill, for both CCD/drip and espresso level grinds.  But you need to be very careful tightening the chuck onto the 5 sided handle fitting (anyone know why all the Japanese grinders seem to use 5 sided shafts?) or the chuck will slip and wear the shaft's corner smooth.  A specific fitting is better (and I believe they can be found on the internet) for the grinder.

Both the 9V and 18V cordless drills I have access to work fine for this, and are nicely controllable at slow speeds.
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 9:03am
Subject: Re: Powered Hario skerton
 

You can find videos on youtube where people demonstrate this.

Also, David Walsh did a talk on wet grinding -- which was pretty interesting -- and he used a power drill and a Skerton.
Here's the video of his talk: Click Here (brewtasterepeat.wordpress.com)
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crlssctt
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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:30am
Subject: Re: Powered Hario skerton
 

Very cool, I'll check out wet grinding, sounds intriguing.
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