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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:04am
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Buckley: you can get any tamper size you want down to 0.1mm resolution from Reg Barber.

 
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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:55am
Subject: Re: MYPRESSI serious question - Why is it inferior to better machines
 

I found a case that fit the Twist, the Kyocera CM-45 CF hand-grinder (purchased before the Porlex, Pharos, or Lido were available) a 53 mm Rattleware tamper, and spare cartridges from Harbor Freight.  I mostly use my Twist at work, but have also taken it camping and even to my folks house over the holidays to get my espresso fix.

I recently changed the O-rings and lubed them with Dow-111 to solve a gas leak that had developed over the holidays, but it works great.  The Kyocera is a bit hard to dial in, a better grinder would improve the consistency of the espresso.

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 3:05pm
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I want that case.!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 3:46pm
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I believe the case is this one:
Click Here (www.harborfreight.com)
I use one as well (see below).
Two caveats- First, the case I received had a very strong, bad odor from the foam-ish lining on the inner walls. It was finally gone after a month or so. I did not notice it at first and it temporarily permeated my harps. I was not happy about that. I had to line the box with a plastic bag when i was gigging to isolate the stink from the harps
Second, if you are at a gig, be careful where you put the case so that when the drunken, bleach-blond bimbo falls over she doesn't bend it with her empty head like what happened to mine. My wife said I should have kicked her in the head.

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2013, 3:49pm
Subject: Re: MYPRESSI serious question - Why is it inferior to better machines
 

It's a Harbor Freight # 69316 which includes rubber padding but not the foam inserts.  I posted more information about this on my WordPress blog a while ago:

MyPressi Twist Case yakstr

 
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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2013, 3:05pm
Subject: Re: MYPRESSI serious question - Why is it inferior to better machines
 

I didn't notice a particularly strong odor in my cases, but I ended up buying a second one when I found it fit 8 ounce "jelly jar" canning jars of coffee perfectly.  I can fit in 8 jars and some small bags of tea and that case has a strong smell... of coffee.  This allows me to bring some coffee and my Twist to work, or bring it along for travel.

In order to fit four jars across, the jars at the end need to be placed upside-down to allow the lid to properly close.  The foam padding on top touches the jars keeping them from rattling around.

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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013, 6:24am
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Dear Emrad,

I actually want the 53.5 mm tamper made by Metallurgica Motta with the Mypressi logo on it.  Unfortunately, they are only found on UK sites.  After going through the ordering process and using the checkout, one finds that they have a long list of countries in their shipping drop down box and only the entry for 'United States' is amended 'WE DO NOT SHIP'.  Oh, well.  It must be our government's fault...somehow.   None on ebay, either.

IMHO, Reg Barber is overpriced name recognition, all of the advantages mentioned taken into account...

I realize all of us are gradually drifting off topic ... Javerich, are you still with us?  It would be nice to know if any of our responses were a) helpful, b) not helpful, or c) none of the above. ;)

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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013, 6:28am
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gotcha...yeah we're getting off topic.  not that I disagree with the pricing being a little extravagant, but have you seen the pricing on the Prima?  WOW!

 
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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2013, 7:04am
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Still off topic...Prima? Those are "art tampers" sort of ligneous versions of a lapis lazuli handle, for example.  One of my friends once crafted lapis lazuli knobs for the sink faucets in the bathroom in the private jet of the old Shah of Iran.  Are we approaching the same wretched excess at Prima?  Looks like they are tooled up for the corporate logo trade.

Javerich, are you there? <- Lame attempt to stay on topic.

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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 8:48am
Subject: Re: MYPRESSI serious question - Why is it inferior to better machines
 

Change of topic on the Mypressi -

I've had mine for about 9 months, and it has already quit working.  I don't think I have pulled more than 36 or 48 shots through it, in its entire lifetime.  About a third of them were good, the rest, well, let's just say you would not have accepted it at a cafe.  

So now it's not working, and I am considering the upgrade service, which promises to replace any broken parts for $50 with a short guarantee (can't recall if it were 30 days or 3 months).  

Am I crazy for considering it?  Should I just toss this poorly functioning machine down the recycle shoot, consider it money poorly spent, and not throw good $$ after bad?

Or is this a kool design, innovative and unique, which may have had some early-model quirks that are worth preserving?
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