Posted Fri May 3, 2013, 10:38pm Subject: Re: this grinder any good?
Off hand I would say the price is a bit high, in my opinion. Not a common grinder and you could have trouble finding burrs. Maybe someone else here knows better but if no one else chimes in on the contrary I would be leary.
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Posted Sat May 4, 2013, 1:13am Subject: Re: this grinder any good?
It's a Brasilia Gino Rossi BFD grinder to be exact. It's a semi-professional grinder with 30 mm flat burrs, and a 500 g hopper, it runs at 730 rpm, is capable of grinding up to 4 kg per hour, and weighs 3 kg.
The manufacturer unfortunately had to declare bancruptcy in 2012, and therefore has no longer any employees to produce, package or ship any products. There will be an aftermarket for spare parts like burrs, but it will probably run dry in the near future. A fact that you might want to consider. In view of these circumstances the price seems to high, at least IMHO.
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