This grinder is only my second. I skipped the blade grinders and went straight into a burr grinder, but when my Bodum Antigua died (cheap plastic gears) I surfed CoffeGeek for advice on a replacement. Afew weeks surfing on a well known auction site, and my grinder was on its way to me in the UK via Germany from Italy.
To say that the grinder is robust is a massive understatement. Mine is 'previously cherished' and has seen about 15 years use by a lovely Italian lady just outside Milan (I spoke to her). The burrs, stripped out, checked and replaced are fine, and, maybe we get a different model, but 40 adjustment points seem enough for me.
I'm only really just starting down the road to to espressodom (after16 years with various machines), but this seems to be a perfect starter grinder - good for the first couple of machines, but, like everyone else I wish it had some feet that stuck, and a doser that worked. When it comes to the grinding though, I've no complaints -which is why I told my father to buy one as well!
Not fair to comment
Three Month Followup
One Year Followup
Still grinding - now supplemented with another in my Paros