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germantownrob
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 3:25pm
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frank828 Said:

btw, an alternative(im sure there are many) to the pullman tampers that i'm considering is from here.   http://www.coffeecomplements.com/products-page/

muchhh cheaper and it still looks like a very nice quality tamper.

Posted April 16, 2012 link

Thanks for that, there is also this Click Here (www.chriscoffee.com)

Edit: BTW if you look at Pullman's website it does inspire a whole lot of geekyness and precision. Sadly it seems Reg has let some things slip through that where less then accurate for custom orders (second hand info only), so a reason I might order a few bases to cover the ranges even if they are not made 100% to spec. I am always curious and interested in products geeks have tried and checked out themselves. So curious, do you own one and have you measured it. I have a 58mm tamper that measures 56.45, advertising can say just about anything but geeks keep us informed.
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 3:42pm
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germantownrob Said:

Thanks for that, there is also this Click Here (www.chriscoffee.com)

Edit: BTW if you look at Pullman's website it does inspire a whole lot of geekyness and precision. Sadly it seems Reg has let some things slip through that where less then accurate for custom orders (second hand info only), so a reason I might order a few bases to cover the ranges even if they are not made 100% to spec. I am always curious and interested in products geeks have tried and checked out themselves. So curious, do you own one and have you measured it. I have a 58mm tamper that measures 56.45, advertising can say just about anything but geeks keep us informed.

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oh i like those colors.  kinda looks like it's a silicone or other rubbery material on the handle.  im not too sure i like that as i'd have concerns about durability and cleaning it.  hmmm

also, i wonder what "The 58 mm Black Pillar now has a flat base and can be used with the VST Strada Baskets."  exactly means.  are they just standard 58mm or have they been precisely milled for VST baskets?  hmm
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 4:18pm
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according to the product page on Chris', the VST Strada baskets are 58.35 +/-0.05mm.  Since I have 4 of them, and use them exclusively, I just ordered a 58.3mm stainless base from Reg Barber.  I'm now a bit concerned about that purchase decision, given what germantownrob wrote a couple posts above.  I plan to measure it when it arrives and if it's off too far (and doesn't fit my baskets), I'm sending it back for a refund.  To date, I've been extremely happy with Reg's products, although I've never measured any of them myself  - even though I have the instruments to do so.

 
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 4:29pm
Subject: Re: Espresso Parts NW HQ baskets vs. La Marzocco VST baskets
 

frank828 Said:

btw, an alternative(im sure there are many) to the pullman tampers that i'm considering is from here.   http://www.coffeecomplements.com/products-page/

muchhh cheaper and it still looks like a very nice quality tamper.

Posted April 16, 2012 link

btw the last time i looked at the products here, they didnt have the 58.35mm VST size as an option, only 58.3mm.  hmm i wonder if they are making them more precise or just decided to change the name for marketing purposes.
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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2012, 4:35pm
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emradguy Said:

according to the product page on Chris', the VST Strada baskets are 58.35 +/-0.05mm.  Since I have 4 of them, and use them exclusively, I just ordered a 58.3mm stainless base from Reg Barber.  I'm now a bit concerned about that purchase decision, given what germantownrob wrote a couple posts above.  I plan to measure it when it arrives and if it's off too far (and doesn't fit my baskets), I'm sending it back for a refund.  To date, I've been extremely happy with Reg's products, although I've never measured any of them myself  - even though I have the instruments to do so.

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Everything I have heard is second hand. Please check yourself to confirm, Reg has been around a long time doing custom orders long before anyone else I know of did. What has changed is we as customers want a much tighter spec then ever for pistons and they are being made with tighter specs. Pullman has said himself on this forum that he didn't even know Reg existed when he decideded to make his product, if he had he may have never gone into business, well I doubt that but he might have given props to Reg for doing it, lol.
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