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Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013, 1:58am
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Agreed - pretty bad advice from the BS (blacksmith).

I still have the TreSpade Sam used - it is noisy but the grind quality for espresso is decent and the worm drive lets you set it on the money with ease.

Welcome to the forum the_rkp and enjoy your grinder.

 
I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?
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Posted Mon Feb 17, 2014, 11:54am
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Hello i just got this grinder also, the tech at the store did re-work the grinder and said he set it up to the finest he could. But still feels like I need it finner could someone post the instructions so i could "tweak" it myself?

That would be most appreciated.

thank you.
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Posted Tue Feb 18, 2014, 2:29pm
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aciampoli Said:

Hello i just got this grinder also, the tech at the store did re-work the grinder and said he set it up to the finest he could. But still feels like I need it finner could someone post the instructions so i could "tweak" it myself?

That would be most appreciated.

thank you.

Posted February 17, 2014 link

Hi aciampoli,

sorry for my late answer, I was on vacation :) :)

I have the instruction sent by the "Tre Spade", I don't know if there is a way to send files using the forum, if not you can send me a private message with your e-mail, so I can send you the PDF (instruction in Italian and English). I can ensure you that it is really simple to do and that you can obtain the distance you need.

If you need more information, ask me, don't worry :)

Rk
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Posted Fri Feb 21, 2014, 11:56am
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I just send you a pm :-D but it bounced!

You can email me at aciampoli @ hotmail.com

Thank you.
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Posted Wed May 6, 2015, 12:31pm
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the_rkp Said:

I have the instruction sent by the "Tre Spade", I don't know if there is a way to send files using the forum, if not you can send me a private message with your e-mail, so I can send you the PDF (instruction in Italian and English). I can ensure you that it is really simple to do and that you can obtain the distance you need.

Posted February 18, 2014 link

Hi the_rkp,

Could you sent me those instruction as well. I just bought this grinder and have same problems. I guess it needs few tweaks to make it work ;) The e-mail is neskoski _at_ gmail dot com

Thanks.
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Posted Thu May 7, 2015, 1:00am
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propercare Said:

Hi the_rkp,

Could you sent me those instruction as well. I just bought this grinder and have same problems. I guess it needs few tweaks to make it work ;) The e-mail is neskoski _at_ gmail dot com

Thanks.

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Sent.

Let me know if you receive it :)
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Posted Thu May 7, 2015, 7:31am
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I use a grinder with the Trespade burr set and it took some breaking in to get it ready for espresso. I removed the upper and lower burr carriers and manually worked them as close as possible without locking the burrs up and would just tighten and loosen the carriers repeating this. I found it helpful to set the burrs as close as you can to the point were you hear them lightly touching and then back off just a tiny bit. Pour some junk coffee beans down there and let the burrs break in. After a did that for a little while I could get the burrs consistently closer together without touching. I can now get the grind so fine it'll choke a machine and my usual grind settings are nowhere near maxed out. The instruction may not tell you any more than the forums already have. The carriers really don't allow much room for change in the burrs.

Good luck!
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Posted Fri May 8, 2015, 9:32am
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Dayglow Said:

I removed the upper and lower burr carriers and manually worked them as close as possible without locking the burrs up and would just tighten and loosen the carriers repeating this. I found it helpful to set the burrs as close as you can to the point were you hear them lightly touching and then back off just a tiny bit.

Posted May 7, 2015 link

Great advice!

Dayglow Said:

Pour some junk coffee beans down there and let the burrs break in. After a did that for a little while I could get the burrs consistently closer together without touching.

Posted May 7, 2015 link

Careful, not all junk beans are equally useful for seasoning new burrs.  I made the mistake of using some overly roasted old beans which were too soft and oily to break in replacement burrs I had installed.  Completely gummed up the grinder so badly that it couldn't grind anything.  Had to take the grinder apart again for a rigorous cleanup.
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