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Thread: FS: La Cimbali Cadet Flat Burr Grinder

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    FS: La Cimbali Cadet Flat Burr Grinder

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Selling my La Cimbali Cadet grinder, this is a small commercial machine with 64mm flat burrs.

    It is a heavy duty grinder in a small foot print, and it will fit under the cupboards a kitchen bench. It weighs a tonne, easily over 10kg Iíd say, and the motor will power through anything you put through it.

    Grind adjustment is via a worm gear, allowing extremely fine and precise dial in.

    This is the same grinder as a La Cimbali Junior, just with a bigger hopper.

    Iíve owned it for 6 years, prior to this it had been in storage for some time following the closure of a cafe. It has some marks on it from its cafe days, which you can see in the pictures.

    It has been a great grinder, and gas never missed a beat. Selling due to upgrade.

    Iím located in Crows Nest, Sydney.

    $350

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    An indestructible workhorse this one...

    Mal.
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    aren't these the ones that can turn into a semi trailer they are that indestructible?
    if only I had more room for another grinder....
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    Fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch face first on the way down.

    They have a good reputation though.

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    Bump for the weekend

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    Price drop - $325

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    a primo grinder for such a bargain price
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    is the metal stainless? Im guessing you cant paint that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    is the metal stainless? Im guessing you cant paint that?
    Is there a way to check? I donít know if it could be painted or not.

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    You can paint stainless if the surface is prepared properly.

    I use a hot oxalic and sulphuric acid etch followed by chromic acid desmut. Not recommended for beginners, chromic is truly nasty stuff.

    Abrasion followed by pickling paste works OK but the hydrofluoric acid in the paste is almost as nasty as chromic.

    Since these are both problematic, IMO your best option is to try to clean up the SS surface so it looks good without paint. Go to your local paint or industrial supply shop and buy a couple of Beartex maroon abrasive pads: these are basically Scotchbrite on steroids. Using a swipe motion like a shoeshine boy, buff the surface of the stainless trying to keep the motion of the pad in the same orientation throughout the process (so the scratches are all parallel). This is the way I prepare SS parts on my bikes, it comes up very well with a bit of application.
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    Price drop - $300

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    Bench space is limited and my place, and Iíd like to free some up. This really is a lot of grinder for not a lot of money.

    Price drop $285.
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    Still available are $285.

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    Now $250 for a quick sale.
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    I think I need this.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    I think I need this.....
    Mate... Take some slow, deep breaths and relax - You don't need another machine (just yet)...

    Mal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullo View Post
    I think I need this.....
    Itís here waiting for you!
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    Probably easier to wrap it, than paint it
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    Hey GeoffR,

    I'd imagine this would be a great grinder for making lots of coffees when having people over, as you said it was a commercial machine, but does it become a bit impracticle when making just a single cup in the mornings?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProspector View Post
    Hey GeoffR,

    I'd imagine this would be a great grinder for making lots of coffees when having people over, as you said it was a commercial machine, but does it become a bit impracticle when making just a single cup in the mornings?

    Thanks,
    Hi,

    Iíve used it as a home grinder, making a coffee for myself and my wife each morning, and found it very well suited to this.

    I grind one coffee at a time, and developed a pretty good feel for how long to grind for. Iíve also found this grinder works pretty well when single dosed as well.

    You do not need to fill the doser, just turn it on and off when youíve ground enough coffee.

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    $200 for anyone who wants to collect it this long weekend.

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    Hey GeoffR,

    PM'd you



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