Well made, very solid Easy to reproduce results over and over Takes the guesswork out of tamping a puck properly
Negative Product Points
More expensive than many regular tampers
I did a lot of reading about the "Espro" automatic tamper and it sounds like a great product. However, it is only available in 53mm and 58mm. I found the "Clicker tamper" which is made of solid metal and works much like a torque ratchet, it clicks when 30 pounds of force are applied. It fits well in my hand and makes nice flat pucks time after time. This has improved my espresso a great deal. It is available in 49mm, 51mm, & 52-58mm sizes. It is also, available in flat or convex. This is a must for other newbies who need practice getting the recommended 30 pounds of pressure to tamp the ground coffee beans. If you require more pressure this tamper is solid and you can just press harder. This not for experienced Baristas, but makes a world of difference for novice tamper users.
Staff at espressoparts.com were very helpful I would recommend them without hesitation.
Three Month Followup
Tamping very well
One Year Followup
Still works great after 12 months and hundreds of espresso drinks. Excellent quality. I am always sure of a 30# tamp pressure.