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« Reply #25 on: 01/06/2015, 02:35 PM »
Boy GK, that's a seriously smart-looking unit - enough to make me think about replacing my ageing Anfim!

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« Reply #26 on: 01/06/2015, 02:44 PM »

Boy GK, that's a seriously smart-looking unit - enough to make me think about replacing my ageing Anfim!
heres another couple pics from different angles. I've been quite happy with it so far.
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« Reply #27 on: 01/06/2015, 04:51 PM »
Thanks for that KeekKopi.

I am considering a grinder upgrade, not for a while yet though, and that is one of the machines I was looking at.
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« Reply #28 on: 03/06/2015, 08:43 PM »
Very nice pictures!  Could you get a click-clack lid to fit and push the grinds out like Rocky?  I love my modded Rocky but without the mods its a bit unrefined. 
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« Reply #29 on: 03/06/2015, 09:43 PM »
Very nice pictures!  Could you get a click-clack lid to fit and push the grinds out like Rocky?  I love my modded Rocky but without the mods its a bit unrefined. 

haven't thought of using the click clack but thanks for refreshing my memory banks, ill check the diameter of the opening of the hopper but I might struggle as my hopper doesnt have a straight edge like the rocky and starts to taper inwards towards the chute of the grinder.
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« Reply #30 on: 03/06/2015, 10:09 PM »
I always recommend kick sacks or kick balls or happy sacks
One can easily make one

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« Reply #31 on: 03/06/2015, 10:28 PM »

I always recommend kick sacks or kick balls
One can easily make one

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sorry KK. You lost me on the one but I'm curious. Could you explain?
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« Reply #32 on: 03/06/2015, 10:53 PM »
You place a ball on top of the beans, it applies a small amount of weight to push the beans down into the throat of the grinder, and prevents jumping

You can make one to try simply with a balloon filled to the right level with rice and tie the end ;)

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« Reply #33 on: 03/06/2015, 11:20 PM »

You place a ball on top of the beans, it applies a small amount of weight to push the beans down into the throat of the grinder, and prevents jumping

You can make one to try simply with a balloon filled to the right level with rice and tie the end ;)

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gotcha. Cheers KK

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« Reply #34 on: 06/10/2017, 09:48 PM »
I have the ROK hand grinder and I love it.The conical burr is well seated with quality bushings with no "wobble" whatsoever.  The gearing is good and it appears to be an instrument that will last.  The learning process was challenging when I attempted to adjust the grind.  When turning the adjustment wheel, it appeared to be stuck and then breaking free.  The conical bur would then drop down.  After dismantling which is quite easy, I found that the drive shaft that went through the burr, needed a bit of lubricant.  I dabbed a small bit of Super Lube onto the shaft, ensuring that no lubricant could get onto the burr and it performs nicely.  I found that I had to continue this procedure after about a month or so (Used every day).  Don't know if this problem is isolated to my machine or not but I highly recommend this grinder.         
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« Reply #35 on: 11/04/2019, 09:55 PM »
Macap M2D micrometric

Purchased about two months ago, (think it cost about $540), seriously contemplated a wide range from the Eureka Mignon to a used Super Jolly and various larger used Compaks.
Major influences on my decision making process were physical size, ease of use and WAF.
Another big assist was an intelligent explanation on the actual influence of burr size regarding flat plate grinders for domestic use.
Unlike our American friends on Home Barista - and not having bottomless pockets - bigger is not automatically better personally. when build quality and correct alignment are taken into consideration.
My path so far has been a Hario ceramic hand grinder - bloody hard work for espresso; a Zassenhaus Quito which is not good enough for espresso despite the advertising, its burrs are crap; Cunill Tranquilo which grinds well but is very industrial (big, clunky, noisy, ugly but strong and efficient), Feld2 - lovely little hand grinder; then the M2D.
One of the biggest things for me is an aversion to complex electronics, the only reason for choosing the M2D over the M2M was being able to set the timer for my wife to run her shots when I'm away. And for a $50 premium, not a bad deal.
It's very understated in the matt black finish and so darn compact. Especially after SWMBO saw a Mazzer Major in the flesh...."No Way!" would be putting it politely.
The upgrades over previous models include a metal portafilter rest and trigger button. Plus moving the timer from underneath the base.  The micrometric adjuster was the clincher after the Cunill.
It was a bit of a leap of faith but honestly, having done a terrifying amount of web crawling (Including GeekKopi's own review, lol) and applying a lot of somewhat obsessive analysis and research, the Macap was a bit ahead in terms of bang for buck which I must admit is a prime consideration personally.

Only a few kilos through it so far, but its settling in well, very consistent output with minmal waste or clumping. We dose into a s/s cup or use a funnel on the filter basket depending on mood and its pleasingly tidy. Very little if any splatter.  Grinds about 1g/second which is just fine for our 8-15g range, in fact it gives time to distribute the dose from the spout and retains very little.
Push a few grams of sacrificial beans through before making a cup and its golden.
I acknowledge that the big conical grinders offer a whole other experience and perhaps one day, a Niche Zero or one of its single-dose imitators (bet on it, they'll be coming) will also grace my bench, but the littlest Macap is a joy to use and fulfills my needs and expectations well.  Coffee it produces beats the chicken soup out of 95% of the cafes in our region.

Honestly, I'd have to say its way better than just a beginner grinder and suits my needs (up to 2-3 coffees at a time, four to five times a day) rather admirably.
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« Reply #36 on: 11/04/2019, 10:18 PM »
Awesome review mate, enjoyed that :)
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« Reply #37 on: 12/04/2019, 09:42 PM »
Excellent review mate! They’re a good looking grinder too.. very nice lines. How is the noise?
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« Reply #38 on: 12/04/2019, 11:27 PM »
I had a Macap M4D and found it a great grinder
But not long after I got the big conical bug

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« Reply #39 on: 18/05/2019, 10:43 PM »
Nothing wrong with the SUPERSIZE ME approach.

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« Reply #40 on: 19/05/2019, 11:00 AM »
Nothing wrong with the SUPERSIZE ME approach.

Yes, I have fallen into this even modding a brand new Robin out of the box. The idea that there are smaller, cheaper and equally accurate solutions is nonetheless an attractive proposition.
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« Reply #41 on: 14/06/2019, 03:45 PM »
re Macap M2D - Hi Brett, sorry about the slow-mo reponse, been a tad preoccupied......whole other story.
Regards your question about the noise level of the M2, its no Eureka Silencio but is quiet enough to talk over while grinding, rather uniike the Cunill, lol!!!
A few more kg have been through and we're settling in nicely. My wife has a preference for local roaster Tim Adams beans and it has proven extremely consistent, requiring very little in the way of tuning the grind over the life of a bag of beans.  Mind you when I'm home, 250gm goes nowhere, lol!

 
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« Reply #42 on: 16/06/2019, 11:25 AM »
Great news! I went and had a look and was quite surprised at the size. Build quality looked of course excellent!
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« Reply #43 on: 17/06/2019, 11:14 PM »
Enjoy it.
Macap grinders are very solid and reliable so expect many years of happy grinding ahead.

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