As I reported a few days ago we’re working on making the legs on our Decent espresso machine a whole lot stronger, because about 20% of our machines are arriving to customers with bent legs. We send them (free) new legs by separate post, but it’s still embarrassing for us, and annoying for customers.
Our v1.1 espresso machines will feature a metal bend, at the front, which the effect of hugely increasing the rigidity and strength of this long sheet of metal. The customer’s bends are especially happening near the mounting screws 5cm/2" from the ends, so we’re extending this "stiff upper lip" all the way to the edge of the chassis, well past where the screws mount.
Besides this change, we’re also taking a "brute force" approach of thickening the metal from 2mm to 3mm, with this revision. And our manufacturer says they can continuously weld both metal pieces, which should get rid of the hairline paint crack problem.
I’ve verified that this "stiff upper lip" is totally hidden by the outwards-bending mirror panel lip (which people usually refer to as a "shot mirror").
This new leg design is totally compatible with the v1.0 machines so I can send new legs (once they’re in stock) to anyone who needs them, who was a v1.0 customer.