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    what size tamper for a gaggia classic

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    Hi all, im sick of my plastic $4 Gaggia Classic Tamper and am looking to buy a new one. Does anybody know what size tamper I need ? 52mm or 58mm? Any recommendations? Im currently looking at a $24 on eb@y

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    Re: what size tamper for a gaggia classic

    Dont do it!
    I bought one from there and replaced it soon enough with a Pullman Tamper.
    I dont think Greg does 52mm but he does do 58mm.

    If the Gaggia is 58mm I highly recommend you consider the Pullman.

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    Re: what size tamper for a gaggia classic

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1172651208/0#1 date=1172651743
    Dont do it!
    I bought one from there and replaced it soon enough with a Pullman Tamper.
    I dont think Greg does 52mm but he does do 58mm.
    Definitely get a Pullman - and Greg does all sizes in flat based tampers - but only 57 and 58 in convex.

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    Re: what size tamper for a gaggia classic

    Also as well, coffeeparts (a sponsor here) sells very good tampers. Send them an email with your enquiry and theyll respond quickly with a suggested size etc.

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    Re: what size tamper for a gaggia classic

    I got one off the internet and it doesnt quite fit as snug as it should. I will be investing in a pullman tamper when got some extra cash. Go for the custom made Pullman as it will fit perfectly. I got my tamper only out of necessity but am still longing for something that will be a better fit. You will probably be the same if you just buy one of the internet shelf. You will still crave that perfect fitting tamper even after you have bought one.

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    Congrats, The Goodies -- all of you.

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    Re: what size tamper for a gaggia classic

    Quote Originally Posted by nicholasm link=1172651208/0#0 date=1172651208
    Hi all, im sick of my plastic $4 Gaggia Classic Tamper and am looking to buy a new one. Does anybody know what size tamper I need ? 52mm or 58mm? Any recommendations? Im currently looking at a $24 on eb@y
    The Classic has a "commercial" group and portafilter... so you are looking for a 58mm tamper. However, not all 58mm baskets are created equal and some will be slightly larger or slightly smaller.

    I had one of Greg Pullmans tampers made to fit a particular basket (a La Marzocco 18g ridged basket) and it fits like a glove. I also have a couple of 14g baskets and these are slightly larger (in diameter) than the LM basket. As a result there is more play with these baskets. (I may have to get another tamper made for the 14g basket as I use it all the time for singles) BTW, Gregs tampers are superbly finished and feel great in the hand and, as each one is handcrafted, each one is unique!


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    Re: what size tamper for a gaggia classic

    thanks for the replies guys but i just realised i posted that i own a gaggia classic, when in fact its a CUBIKA. Any difference in size?



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    Re: what size tamper for a gaggia classic

    as far as i know it is the same - send a pm to greg and he should be able to help you.

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    Re: what size tamper for a gaggia classic

    I think the cubika hasnt got a 3 way solenoid valve.....feels cheaper and lighter...portafilter isnt that great compared to the classic. I think the classic has a brass portafilter and the cubika has a cheap and light aluminium portafilter.



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