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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2012, 7:17pm
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I know this is a long shot, but can anybody tell what is the make and model of the grinder below? That's the only photo I have at present. It was purchased from Espresso Mali, a local shop that re-brands espresso machines. The owner says there is no name shown on the grinder. I suspect it's a rebranded Lelit PL043. He's selling it for $100.00 with five years use.

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 4:10am
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It looks to me like this one:
http://www.isomac.it/model.asp?id=14

 
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 8:07am
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I remember that there are a few grinders that look like that, and use the same small trespade conical burr set.  This includes Lelit.

Good explanation with pics here, search for trespade to find.
Click Here (www.home-barista.com)

If it is a trespade burr set, then it is espresso capable (based on what I've read, never used one).

Since it is 5 years old, I could find out how much he used it and what condition it's really in, if you can.

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 9:22am
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I am afraid it does not have Tre Spade burrs but just a generic 38mm conical burr set.
"Ascaso i-mini, I-2, and Tre Spade conicals."

 
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 10:24am
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Thanks all for your helpful input. I'm waiting for the seller to get back to me with a better picture and more info. I am presently considering either this grinder or a Porlex hand grinder.
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 1:44pm
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marlap Said:

I know this is a long shot, but can anybody tell what is the make and model of the grinder below? That's the only photo I have at present. It was purchased from Espresso Mali, a local shop that re-brands espresso machines. The owner says there is no name shown on the grinder. I suspect it's a rebranded Lelit PL043. He's selling it for $100.00 with five years use.

http://i.imgur.com/lb95h.jpg

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Lelit is actually a rebrand, but do not worry since there are 6-7 similar models all using same grinding system and same 38mm conical burrs (not trespade), all perfectly capable of grinding for aspresso, I advise you go for stepless models. Going for a hand grinder could be cheaper even on pre-used, not better, so if a few dollars make the difference and you have a tight budget why not ?? This type of burr gives 1-1.2 grams/second when dialled for espresso, hand grinder will require a few more kranks (by hand)
Good luck, ciao, Pietro
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 4:02pm
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It is an ISOMAC Professionale (well ........the name is eh eh eh)
similar to the Granmacinino but smaller hopper and different body

 
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 4:47pm
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greekespresso Said:

I am afraid it does not have Tre Spade burrs but just a generic 38mm conical burr set.
"Ascaso i-mini, I-2, and Tre Spade conicals."

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Thanks for the correction, I have been under the (mistaken) impression for a while that the lelit and others used the Trespade burrs.

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012, 6:42pm
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He returned this image:
http://i.imgur.com/Ma4g8.jpg
I guess it's an Isomac. I'm going to go and see it soon, any advice on judging the machine? How do  I judge if the burrs need replacement?
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012, 7:24am
Subject: Re: rebranded Lelit possibly?
 

the motor is very loud and spns kind of slow,
but on the finer setting you should totally choke it, so make sure you have some coffee to try out,
if not then possibly the burrs are needed (see on our web page for cost)
couple common issues with them,
the plastic gear breaking
and the plastic collar cracking
so look for that
keep in mind that when was sold here in Oregon from the first importer of Isomac in the US that I used to work for for selling for less then 200$

 
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