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Posted Wed Oct 10, 2007, 11:48am
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hank_rearden Said:

If you get a chance, details on the mod would be great.

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im tryin to get a step by step together. but i couldn't wait to get my work done to let everyone know.

i am happy with the improvement.
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Posted Wed Oct 10, 2007, 11:51am
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After going back over the HB thread i've a couple of quick questions.

Were the mazzer burrs new or used?

Why 5 holes? Wasn't it possible to use 1 of the existing holes and why only 2 screws on the body?

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Posted Wed Oct 10, 2007, 12:16pm
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gime2much Said:

Were the mazzer burrs new or used?

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used.
they were used thanks to fellow CG'er "Odin" . from his decaf grinder in his shop caffe d'bolla, SLC UT.

gime2much Said:

Why 5 holes? Wasn't it possible to use 1 of the existing holes

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2 are the previous holes from the stock KA burr (2 holes). the 3 are the new holes for the mazzer 3 hole burr.

it was not possible to use the existing holes because the KA holes are closer to the center so it did not align properly.

gime2much Said:

why only 2 screws on the body?

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because the top hole has nothing behind it. due to the triangular 3-hole pattern and the U shaped space it was going into there is no position available that had all the holes with metal behind them.

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Posted Wed Oct 17, 2007, 8:21am
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ok y'all.

here is a link to some more details on how this gets done.

i hope y'all know how to use a tap because i didnt. i figured it out watchin american chopper.

click me

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Posted Wed Oct 17, 2007, 12:59pm
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The fact that you learned to use a tap watching American Chopper is classic!  I don't know how to use one either, but it cracks me up that you learned from AC.  Great "How To."  Thanks!  I bought a KA proline for my brother in law for Christmas--I'll upgrade it for him this Christmas!
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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2007, 2:22pm
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Wow, your step by step is soooo cool!  I've a KA Proline grinder that I almost want to give away to a relative but now I'm thinking of keeping it and doing the upgrade but it depends on the time involved, the difficulty and the money I've to spend.   How much about does the Mazzer Mini burrs cost and how much time do you think it would take a novice to do the mod?    Also, after the mod, is the grind similar to the ones from a Mazzer Mini?

Thanks for the great 'How to'!!!
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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2007, 2:46pm
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Wow, your step by step is soooo cool!  I've a KA Proline grinder that I almost want to give away to a relative but now I'm thinking of keeping it and doing the upgrade but it depends on the time involved, the difficulty and the money I've to spend.   How much about does the Mazzer Mini burrs cost and how much time do you think it would take a novice to do the mod?    The most important is taste, so, after the mod, did the coffee taste similar to one ground from a Mazzer Mini?

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2007, 2:59pm
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it took about 20 minutes and i dont have much experience. i used normal tools the tap and drill bit $9 mazzer burrs for me were $15 used but they are $34 new.

the taste? its probably better than a stock KA but i didnt use it recently. i think it is an improvement for sure though when you look at the lameness of the KA stock burrs.

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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2007, 8:45pm
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Thanks, Jon.   20 mins. sounds short - it would probably take me double that since I don't know what 'tap' is.   The investment on the burrs is minimal (I guess I can order them from Mazzer directly?) and IF the grind is comparable to a real Mazzer Mini, then, that would be fantastic since the total cost is less than half of a Mazzer Mini.
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Posted Fri Oct 19, 2007, 9:32pm
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tap--
a tool that will turn a plain drilled hole into a hole with threads in it ..

so you can put a screw in there..

you drill a hole then you put some threads in it.. then you screw in the screw. five times....  less than 30 minutes.

burrs should be easy to find.

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