gerryb007 Senior Member Joined: 9 Mar 2013 Posts: 6 Location: mi Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: sylvia pid Grinder: rocky
Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013, 7:47am Subject: La San Marco Gorizia
Came across this the other day, any idea of value, the guy want $275.. it runs, just has on off switch, crack in hopper needs blades and sounds like it needs new bearings....otherwise a brute.....!built in 10/10/ 94 tipo90 or SM90 I figured more like $150.....thoughts??
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,950 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: ECM Vene. A1, La Cimbali M32 Grinder: Azkoyen Capriccio, Major Vac Pot: 40s era Silex Drip: Msl. Com. brewers Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013, 8:04am Subject: Re: La San Marco Gorizia
bad bearings, walk way unless you really want a project to keep you busy. The rest can be dealt with but motor bearings is major work. Even for free unless you have a grinder just like it and you need a few parts to fix your GOOD grinder. YMMV!
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russel Senior Member Joined: 12 Mar 2010 Posts: 458 Location: Los Angeles Expertise: Professional
Espresso: Conti Princess 2grp, GS/3... Grinder: Super Caimanos x2, Forte BG,... Drip: V60, Kalita Wave, Clever,...
Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013, 7:38pm Subject: Re: La San Marco Gorizia
I would not want to sink more than $300 into the entire project (including the cost of a new set of burrs). SM90s are fine, but very low on my list of used 6xmm commercial grinders. Everything about them is OK, and for $300 and some lost counter space they are a good alternative to a Baratza, as long as you single dose. Still, if you can put a bit more money or a bit more time into finding an SJ or K6, I think that would be a better bet.
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