The only grinder you should consider for making espresso in your home and the one you will end up with if you don't buy it now!
Positive Product Points
Solid, Solid, Solid.... Repeatable and reliable. Solid...
Negative Product Points
A bit light (can you believe that?), shifts on counter while dosing.
After realizing that my Rocky was my weak link (after my lousy technique of course) by not providing a reliably reproducible grind and fine enough adjustment ability, I looked around at the next step up. I was hesitant about having a doser, especially with all the reports of the Mazzer dosers not sweeping clean enough. I saw this being offered at a rare sale price by 1st-line after Thanksgiving and immediately hit buy.
I could not be happier, really. This think kicks ass. The quality of grind is so much better than the rocky and absolutely repeatable. I have learned over time exactly how much to nudge it for decaf and for the few roasts I regularly use. I typically single dose by weight and find using the doser for this is easy and cleaner than when I was using the doserless Rocky.
If you are thinking about a real espresso grinder, just buy one and save yourself all the trouble of screwing around with a cheaper one since you will end up with a Mazzer in the end anyway.
Fantastic! I love getting exactly what I want on sale. 1st-line is super professional and knows how to pack things.