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chrisw13
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Posted Sat Oct 20, 2012, 7:37am
Subject: WEGA grinder
 

Hi all,

I have the offer of a 3 year old WEGA grinder for a really good price. My only concern is that it is 3 years old! Has anybody experience of these grinders and should I be concerned about the age?

Best wishes.
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Posted Sat Oct 20, 2012, 9:57am
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Many if not all are compak rebranded. If you post pictures it might help a bit. If it is a rebadged compak 3 years would not concearn me only price and model

 
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Posted Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:05am
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chrisw13 Said:

My only concern is that it is 3 years old!

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3 years is not in itself a big deal.  If the condition is good then the most a 3 year old Compak (k6?) needs is new burrs and a good cleaning.  The reason Mazzers are such a big deal is that their build is so tough that it's not unreasonable to buy a 15 or 20 years old SJ and only have to replace the burrs.  I've rebuilt a '96 Compak K6 that worked really well.  I would not say that Compaks are as durable over a decade+ in the same way that Mazzers are, but 3 years is nothing in the used commercial grinder market.
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