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katit
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Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013, 8:49pm
Subject: How to take apart portafilter?
 

I have standard E61 portafilter with black plastic handle. How do I take handle off?

I have lathe and want to make bottomless portafilter out of single one (don't use it anyway). Problem is - I can't spin it with a handle :)

Is it glued or I just need to twist it off harder? Afraid to brake...
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Posted Fri Nov 29, 2013, 10:20pm
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The handle may be held with a screw or bolt that is access through the end (which may be covered with a metal or plastic plug). But I don't quite understand how removing the handle is going to result in a portafilter that you can turn on the lathe. The ones I've used all had a metal body that had a protrusion that the handle was mounted to. Or is that ok for turning?
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Posted Mon Dec 2, 2013, 7:10am
Subject: Re: How to take apart portafilter?
 

It is all about how big of a swing the lathe has. If it can turn a 20" dia object there will be no problem leaving the handle on but most smaller lathes are about 12" so the item can only be 6" from the center to the outside edge, if you remove the plastic handle then it will fit into the lathe even with the handle stub.

I use a mill to convert PFs so the handle is not an issue for me.

 
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Posted Mon Dec 2, 2013, 9:34am
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I believe that others have just used a hole saw and a drill press.
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Posted Mon Dec 2, 2013, 9:55am
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Yes, it was on locktite. Even more, there was some powder-looking stuff inside when I unscrewed handle.

I don't have large lathe, can't swing basket with a handle, thats why I needed it off.


P.S. Wasn't able to reply earlier, forum periodically gives me problem (a lot) with logging in.

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