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    Question for owners of sunbeam em6910 and em7000 (portafilter)

    Howdy fam
    I would like to make a bottomless portafilter as an owner of the em7000.
    Can you owners of both please confirm with be that the em6910 portafilter would fit the em7000?

    Appreciate it guys!

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    I don't own one, but I have converted a number of portafilters for various CSs, and one of them was a 6910 portafilter for the owner of a 7000, he said it worked well and fit the same as the 7000 portafilter.

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    Thanks my friend

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    It's the old 6900 portafilters that aren't compatible I believe.

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    Hey mate. What mm should I use for a 58mm? Like 56mm do you reckon?

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    Do you mean holesaw size? I use a 57mm for the 6910s and then some tiny flap discs in a drill to smooth it down.

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    Thanks appreciate it.
    I was planning to send it to my dad to drill but he doesn't have bits big enough
    I have 2 questions
    1. Is there a budget drill bit you'd recommend?
    2. What professional should I go to to get it done? Like an engineer?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Send it to me if you like. You pay postage both ways and I'll do the rest for free. There's some photos here of the last 6910 one I did: Portafiller naked conversions

    In answer to your question I would never recommend a budget drill bit. Drill bits and cutting discs on grinders etc are things I never cheap out on. I think the one I'm using at the moment is a Lenox from Bunnings.

    And anywhere with a metal lathe with a stock large enough to take the head of the portafilter (which should be most lathes as the handle unscrews) should be able to do a very clean job for you.

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    I'll shoot you a PM Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by science-teacher View Post
    Howdy fam
    I would like to make a bottomless portafilter as an owner of the em7000.
    Can you owners of both please confirm with be that the em6910 portafilter would fit the em7000?

    Appreciate it guys!
    G'day science-teacher

    1) Yep - the 6910 and 7000 p/fs fit each other.
    2) The early 6910 p/f is brass - OK for a good holesaw. The 2010(ish) and newer are stainless and need a lathe. Before you send your proposed p/f to ninja, I suggest you scratch it and check - there are plenty of places near the spouts which will be removed anyway.

    TampIt

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    And on my early 6910 p/f (brass) like Tampit says, I used a hole saw, with a battery drill so I could go slow at the job.

    Also did the same for two 51mm diameter ones for an EM 4800c, and a Breville Bar Vista.
    All for family members.

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    Hey Tampit.
    Im not sure what it is made of as it's coming from ebay.
    My circumstance is
    -I only have a crappy ozito drill handed down from my dad which it would surprise me if it could drill it (can't drill a thin metal sheet which was a washing machine drum used as a fire pit)
    -the drillbit would probably run me $30 odd for a single time use and unfortunately I'm on a tight budget

    I'm going to make the most of ninja's generosity because I can get it sent straight to him and pay postage back

    I appreciate your help and if things were different I would have loved to have done it!

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    Thanks appreciate your help

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