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  • Have you made a tamper?

    Have you made your own tamper?

    Was it successful and do you still use it?

    Attach a photo if possible.

    Would be great to see all your examples and creativity!

  • #2
    I haven’t made a tamper as such but recently I’ve 3D printed a collar that is held in between then base and the handle so to create a level tamp
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    • #3
      That's neat!
      The tamper itself looks decent. Is it a two piece?


      • wirecutter23
        wirecutter23 commented
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        Yeah just a cheap two piece tamper. I think it was from Rhino

    • #4
      I think you’re probably wanting to see tampers that people have made from scratch one way or another. I don’t have one of them, but I do have one that I put together using a refurbished handle. Last year sometime I picked up a second hand Impress tamper for about $10 as it was looking a bit rough. Impress tampers have been a common sight in cafes here in NZ for a long time and you can often score old ones free or very cheap. I cleaned up the base and put it on another spare handle that I had and have it tucked away in the cupboard. It’s 58.0mm on a good day so not quite big enough for my liking. The older handle was looking pretty rough so I sanded it back and repaired a couple of small cracks then gave it the custom paint job you can see below. To finish it off I bought a 58.3mm base off AliExpress and have been using it ever since. I like the look and it’s nice to use so I think it’ll be with me for quite some time.
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