A mate made one up and had it calibrated etc etc..Originally Posted by 2B313E480 link=1273674915/0#0 date=1273674915
I advised him not to bother, *but NO: All the hype about 15kg had him convinced it was the only way to be consistent.
I gave him a good quality Tamp for Xmas and he has not looked back NOR bothered to use the said item again.
His unit had depth and some adjustment for pressure etc.
He soon found (rocky with doser) that if he did not get the grind and dose 100%; then the tamping system did not perform exactly as he had assumed it would.
Now any number of the hand tamps today can include a spring or like the Demaral be set for depth etc. *These can often be adjusted on the fly and as it is hand held - less space and you can always over ride it.
But that is just what I have seen and experienced... *
Would I have one in a Coffee school... For Teaching purposes YES.... *Would I have one in a shop... Maybe if I was GJ or Starbucks and was attempting to market a concept to the masses *;)