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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 4:20pm
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mennamorato Said:

I wish... Just the regular Mini. But I do plan on installing SJ burrs.

Posted December 13, 2013 link

You do realize that it's not an easy swap.  The details can be found here.

The Mini-E has the same size burrs as the SJ but different cutting lengths.  Some people have swapped them and reported stalling due to the weaker motor.  Proceed with caution.
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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 4:23pm
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I actually just found a SJ I could get for around $400.
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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 4:39pm
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mennamorato Said:

I wish... Just the regular Mini. But I do plan on installing SJ burrs.

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I think I mentioned this in my long winded post, but that is not a straight swap... the regular / doser mini has 58mm burrs, the Mini Type A/B has 64mm burrs... the SJ of course is 64mm.  It is possible to do the 58mm Mini, but it will take you more work than you probably want.

EDIT - oops, I see Roadie already mentioned this and posted a link.
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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 4:44pm
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uscfroadie Said:

The Mini-E has the same size burrs as the SJ but different cutting lengths.  Some people have swapped them and reported stalling due to the weaker motor.  Proceed with caution.

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Roadie - do you have a link or anything to back up the stalling ?  I have been reading on this upgrade to the SJ burrs in a few places now, and have not seen anyone put that it actually stalled in writing... in fact, most everyone said they saw no performance degradation.

Of course, I could have missed it, there is a lot of info out there...
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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 11:42pm
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Just bought a slightly used Mini for $300, also ordered a Rocket Cellini Premium Plus V2 from Chris.
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 7:35am
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mennamorato Said:

Just bought a slightly used Mini for $300, also ordered a Rocket Cellini Premium Plus V2 from Chris.

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Nice!  You move fast!
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 7:35am
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Double posted... so deleting this one.
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 9:35am
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Thanks, the Mazzer I purchased is in great condition. My Rocket comes in sometime next week.
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 11:34am
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Mazzer E or Dosey-doh?
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 1:41pm
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Doser model. May not be the greatest, but I love it so far.
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