Posted Thu Jun 19, 2014, 2:06pm Subject: Re: Removing Espro tamper base
I just tried to loosen mine with about as much force as I would care to apply to my favorite tamper, and no budge. Drop the Espro folks an E-Mail and ask. Is it just the flat base with a threaded female hole?
Posted Thu Jun 19, 2014, 2:34pm Subject: Re: Removing Espro tamper base
Or ask whomever sold you the espro compatible base how to change them out. I know they are available on eBay, but I never removed the base on mine when I had it. Nice tamper really, and was more than happy to give it a new home with someone learning espresso.
(I wonder if there is a screw/bolt under the logo of the handle?)
Posted Thu Jun 19, 2014, 5:27pm Subject: Re: Removing Espro tamper base
Can you post a photo of the replacement base? I think that the adjustment for the "click" is under there. It could be that this is also the way to get the base off, but I like mine too much to find out.
haipham Senior Member Joined: 14 Sep 2010 Posts: 1 Location: West Palm Beach Expertise: Professional
Posted Thu Jun 26, 2014, 5:03am Subject: Re: Removing Espro tamper base
The base and handle have been red loctite together, you have to find the way to hold the base tight (vise) use rubber strap wrench to turn the handle counter clockwise. Older Espro tamper, base and handle have been pressed together, you have to use a wedge tool to wedge them out. Please take a look at following picture from youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqmRJdrvex0
Posted Thu Jun 26, 2014, 1:26pm Subject: Re: Removing Espro tamper base
Just so you guys know, Hai Pham, the guy who knows all about loc tite, is one of the best tamper makers on the planet Earth. He owns Coffee Complements and also sells his tampers through his flea-bay storefront, Precision Tamper Maker. If you're looking for a new tamper, look at his stuff.
Among other things Hai will sell you an Espro base with your choice of his handles. He knows Espro.
I have two (non-Espro) Complements. A "Billiards" (really an 8-ball), with a VST sized, "serrated" (aka "ripple") base; and a "Brass Handle" (the one which looks like a door pull), also VST sized, with a "semi-flat serrated ("C-Ripple") base.
In addition to those two, I've bought three others as gifts.
Reg Barber offers more handle choices than Hai, but otherwise Barber's just cost a whole bunch more. Whether it's materials, workmanship, design, or design-whimsy, nothing is better than one of Hai's tampers in any way. If you want some choice in base geometry and a VST sized tamper, Complements and Barber are your only bets.
Let me add that Hai's an honest business man. Class is something which only emerges when there's a problem. The Post Office lost a one of a kind tamper I'd ordered from Hai and he took care of the problem exactly as he should have -- but faster.
If I sound as if I've had too much coffee... well, OK.
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