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    Hi all

    I have a Ditting KR804 and I think I am in need of resharpening or replacing my discs.

    I have the older cast discs which are resharpenable however I have heard that the newer machined discs are better. Does anybody have any experience with this?

    Pity it takes 6weeks to get the discs resharpened though... this makes me lean towards forking out for a new set...

    Cheers

    MVO

  • #2
    Definition of "better"? In what way, what conditions of use are you putting them to, & will new plates be "better" for what you are doing?

    Go to nearest machine shop with one of the plates, and ask.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TOK View Post
      Definition of "better"? In what way, what conditions of use are you putting them to, & will new plates be "better" for what you are doing?

      Go to nearest machine shop with one of the plates, and ask.
      Better, as in produce a better grind than the older 'cast' discs... That is what one person claims on the net but I'm hoping someone here has personal experience with this.

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      • #4
        ok, I realise the ambiguity of my previous post.

        The sentence re "better" is one thing and it stands alone.

        The next sentence re taking plates to a machine shop is simply to ask about resurfacing, which is a 1 day turnaround job depending on the line up of jobs booked in before it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TOK View Post
          ok, I realise the ambiguity of my previous post.

          The sentence re "better" is one thing and it stands alone.

          The next sentence re taking plates to a machine shop is simply to ask about resurfacing, which is a 1 day turnaround job depending on the line up of jobs booked in before it.
          Thanks for the clarification. I have thought about taking them to a machine shop but then the Ditting website states that they will not resharpen any burrs that have been resharpened elsewhere... What if something goes wrong.. then i can't even send them to Ditting...

          Do you know of a reputable machine shop that has the machinery and knowledge to do a great job? I'm in Melbourne..

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          • #6
            Yes the manufacturer would say that.....!



            Dont know anyone in Melbourne.

            As stated, take one (or both) of the plates to a reputable machine shop and ask them about it.

            They will tell you 1) if they can, 2) how long they will take, and 3) what it will cost.

            You will then have something to compare to the other info you have obtained.

            Note, all this assumes the plates are actually worn and are at the stage where they do need work or replacement. Note that in many instances and as a result of what readers see in these forums, there is a good trade in selling new grinding plates to people that dont need them.

            Hope that helps.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TOK View Post
              Yes the manufacturer would say that.....!



              Dont know anyone in Melbourne.

              As stated, take one (or both) of the plates to a reputable machine shop and ask them about it.

              They will tell you 1) if they can, 2) how long they will take, and 3) what it will cost.

              You will then have something to compare to the other info you have obtained.

              Note, all this assumes the plates are actually worn and are at the stage where they do need work or replacement. Note that in many instances and as a result of what readers see in these forums, there is a good trade in selling new grinding plates to people that dont need them.

              Hope that helps.
              Thanks TOK

              I know of a shop in Melbourne but none that I have been recommended... I'll give them a shot. I just can't wait six weeks sending them off to Ditting nor can I afford to buy a second set while sending these discs off.

              I'm pretty sure the discs need sharpening... Coffee is coming out very bitter and lacking flavours etc.. I was a bit disappointed in my roasts lately when I had a coffee at a friends house - coffee that I had roasted. The coffee was much nicer but pulled on the same machine as mine. So it's either me or the grinder. So I pulled out the old sunbean 0480 and tried a few shots and I can't believe I am saying this but they were much less bitter and flavours were pronounced than the same beans going through the ditting! Anyway, I only recently got the ditting second hand and I suspected that the burrs needed sharpening when I bought it.

              I have held back purchasing new discs (or sharpening) as I was not sure whether or not I needed them.. but it appears I do!..

              Cheers

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