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Laral
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Posted Sat May 16, 2009, 2:31pm
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JGG Said:

Mazzer burr edges have that flat spot from day one.Jim

Posted May 16, 2009 link

I'm not sure what "flat spot" you are referring to but the individual edges of the individual blades in that photo look blunted. Maybe a better lit higher res photo are in order.
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Posted Sat May 16, 2009, 3:35pm
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Laral Said:

I'm not sure what "flat spot" you are referring to but the individual edges of the individual blades in that photo look blunted. Maybe a better lit higher res photo are in order.

Posted May 16, 2009 link

I assumed you were referring to the areas that are milled flat around the perimeter.   I do agree that replacing the burrs on a used grinder is a swell idea, especially a grinder that has obviously seen some use.

I just bought two very nice used SJ's (relabeled as Rio Normale's).  The burrs on both looked and felt pretty good.  Replaced 'em anyway.

Jim
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tasseloff
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Posted Sat May 16, 2009, 3:54pm
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I will replace the burrs anyway, Im just waiting a little while since I've spent a lot lately and being a student doesn't pay all that well.

Still, here are some closeup shots: (gave me a reason to use my new camera to take pictures of my new grinder ;), did as well as I could with low light.

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Posted Sat May 16, 2009, 3:55pm
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oh and don't mind the all the loose grinds, its now a working grinder!

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Posted Sat May 16, 2009, 3:55pm
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Laral
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Posted Sat May 16, 2009, 7:35pm
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tasseloff Said:

There's a big difference between OEM burrs and other?

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I found this while searching for something unrelated:

Genuine Mazzer Burrs - How To Tell
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Laral
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Posted Sat May 16, 2009, 7:39pm
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These pictures look better than the early one but I think everyone concurs. Get new ones.
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Posted Sat May 16, 2009, 7:44pm
Subject: Re: Just got myself a Mazzer Mestre!
 

I can vouch for Phaelon Coffee myself but there are indeed many reputable vendors with burrs that will work just fine.

Invest in a new pair straight away and start making the best coffee you ever have.  Its such a small investment that will change everything.  Your grinder burrs are the single most important piece of coffee equipment you'll ever use.

Just do it!  ;)

 
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tasseloff
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Posted Sat May 16, 2009, 7:56pm
Subject: Re: Just got myself a Mazzer Mestre!
 

Laral Said:

I found this while searching for something unrelated:

Genuine Mazzer Burrs - How To Tell

Posted May 16, 2009 link

Cool :)

Don't worry guys, new burrs will be on the way soon enough.

I find it interesting in that link, the guy also mentions how its important to always check the grinds for rocks and other things, just the other way I found a nice bean-sized stone which I almost missed when filling up my PeDe.
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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2012, 2:59pm
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I just won a machine like this for $172.50. Needless to say I am pretty damn excited.
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