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    Unhappy Question for 2018 Macap M2M stepless owners...

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    Hi, I have the newer 2018 M2M grinder, and had a question about the stepless worm-drive mechanism:

    Let's say I want to go from espresso grind to French roast grind (i.e., #6 to #1)...that involves turning the numbered adjustment dial roughly 180 degrees.

    The only way I see to do this is via the worm-drive, but this moves the dial so slowly that it literally takes 200 turns to get there.

    Is there any way to easily go back and forth between different grinds?? I'm not seeing any way to do so, and I find it hard to believe it would be designed like this. It seems there should be a spring mechanism on the worm drive that allows you to temporarily pull it away from the gears so you can make large adjustments quickly.

    Thanks in advance for your help-
    Robert

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    Yes I have the same problem. I don't think it's a good designed machine for what you are doing. I have another grinder that is set up for my french press as apposed to my expresso grind. hi

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    Thanks for your reply. Good to know I'm not crazy or missing something, but disappointed to learn that this is the way it is. This does seem to be a real flaw in the design...I hope someone might come up with a modification to remedy.

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    The grinder is optimised for espresso brewing and intended to be this way. Not a design fault...
    If you had made it clear that you intended to use it for multiple brew methods at the outset, you may have been advised to go with a different grinder.

    Mal.
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    +1 for what Mal said. It is pretty much a pure espresso grinder and damn good at what it does - thats why I bought one. Perhaps a Mahlkonig Vario or a Sette 270 might have been a better multipurpose buy.
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    I have on occasion used espresso ground for french press when I don't want to alter the setting. Don't stir and a short steep 1 to 2 minutes, it's drinkable.



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