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Thread: [Perth] Compak A8 Doserless 83mm Flat Burr grinder

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    [Perth] Compak A8 Doserless 83mm Flat Burr grinder

    Selling my Compak A8 grinder.

    Done just over 10,000 single shots which at 8 to 10 grams per single is about 80-100kg (which is nothing really for a grinder like this). I have recently changed the burrs to the newer revised version which gives a faster grind. Original burrs included in sale.

    This is a flat burr grinder with 83mm diameter burrs. Built like a tank and almost as heavy.

    I have used this for single dosing which works well as you can easily sweep out the grind throat through the liftable "bonnet".

    Worm drive grind adjustment with digital numeric display of grind fineness makes it easy to return to any point.

    Grinder is in great condition with two marks on the left/rear as per photos.

    Looking for around $675.

    Cheers

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    I also have one of these. Great grinder at this price and works well for single dosing. Recommended.

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    Sorry for the sideways pics, cant get them to straighten?

    Some more pics below.

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    The pic below shows the total single shot count and the time it started (like an odo on a car).
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    Cheeers

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    Weekend bump!

    Price is negotiable.

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    Midweek bumperoo

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    Bump to the top

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    Price drop $600

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    Midweek bumperoo.

    Have replacement grinder, help keep household harmony!

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    He's in a small village on the sparsely populated west coast of australia. The locals know it as Perth. Nice place to visit but i wouldnt want to live there, no daylight savings would you believe?

    $600 for a grinder that does a triple in 5 seconds sounds like a bargain to me
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    Yes I'm in Perth, love the (relative) lack of traffic, wish we had daylight savings...

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    Weekend coffee bump

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    No love for this beast?

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    There is love. ❤️ Just timing not quite right.

    Still very tempting for work related activities and having two grinders... but will need to wait for about 2 months before that requirement comes to pass. Sorry.

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    Bump wish i could throw that coin at a bigger grinder now

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    Thanks for the bump.

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    Bumperoo. Is it the sideways pics that are putting people off? :-) At least it requires less vertical clearance this way....

    Cheers
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    I'm keen but the money to give you artman hasn't arrived as yet.

    In the meantime here's an enticing video to hopefully help you sell the Compak A8.

    I can't believe they made this video in 2011... :-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahv5GWzn9oY

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    I'm just learning a whole lot atm but would give it a go but can only do $XXX sorry, am in Perth also
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    As per our Site Posting Policy please do not post your $ offer amount publicly but rather send it to the seller privately.


    Java "Preventing auctions" phile
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    Toys! I must have new toys!!!

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    Still here taking up realestate on my coffee bench.

    cheers

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    Hi Ho, Hi Ho, a grinding we will go....

    Cheers
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    Pm'd you re: this

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    LeroyC sold an A8 to my brother in Christchurch. The model he has does have the 83mm burrs, I think a 450W motor and it rotates at 600rpm. This is all good. Your competition is the Mazzer Major with a 600W motor I think and 83mm burrs and I think a much higher rotation speed.

    This one is in obviously good condition and it looks like you bought new.

    I am a fan of these grinders with big burrs. I would rather have one of these than some of the smaller ones and they hold their value too especially if they look good. The older ones can look like shit if they are not looked after like having been in a cafe for years.

    How do you find grind retention on it? I sometimes toy with buying something like this.

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    I didnt buy it new but its in pretty good nick and has done bugger all work considering the lifespan and build of these beasts.

    I havent really bothered with girind retention, I have used this to single dose, fill up double basket with beans, empty into hopper, grind into basket. If I was feeling particularly fussy I would just purge for a bit. You can also lift the flap of the front part and have easy access to the throat and sweep it out with a brush, in which case retention would be minimal, and I dont think it is anything too significant in any case.

    The grinds are nice and fluffy without clumping and it has that nice unstressed hum/purr when grinding that the big grinders have.

    I could bring it to the next catch up if you like so you can check it out or use it for bench press exercises.

    Cheers
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    I am curious and would like to have a look. I think big slow moving burrs are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattgn View Post
    I am curious and would like to have a look. I think big slow moving burrs are good.
    what about a grinder comparison at the perth meet???
    Ill bring my bargain find 3peat k10 sm-90 and Azkoyen Capriccio Q9 for comparison.

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    Not a good idea although I suppose informally people might note some differences. It is hard work and takes hours just to test a pair of grinders and blind tasting is essential. Generally it is agreed the differences aren't great either.

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    I think it is great though for people to show and tell and it can be helpful for grinding your,own beans using your own grinder. You will find in practice generally people aren't that interested in equipment in itself unless it is rare or unusual. I've also found the meets last an average of two hours or so and most of the time is just spent talking. I am interesting in Arts A8 but just as it is similar to the Mazzer Major with big flat burrs. There is no agenda though so the time quickly disappears.

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