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Posted Sun Jun 23, 2013, 8:20am
Subject: What fits: Francis Francis Portafilter
 

I have a Francis Francis X5 but during my last move I seem to have misplaced everything other than the machine (no portifilters).

What other portafilters will fit the X5 model?  The model I have was made in 2003 (dated on the data plate).

Where would be a good source for new/used portifilters for this unit?
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I can't say for sure but I suspect that you will need to to FF to buy them. It may be a good time to seriously consider moving to a machine that is more universal in parts and that has a bigger boiler for better stability. I had a FF when starting and while it did work, a move to a "better" machine improved my espresso experience a lot. I know they cost a lot of money when new but FF is a lot more into style than espresso.

 
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