my 2nd Gaggia PF came in today, so the one that came w/ the machine went
the way of the Napolitano choirboy (ever read Voltaire's "Candide"?)...
wow, brass really is soft! even w/ my POS
change-the-blade-to-suit-your-size (2 1/4" in this case) woodcutting
hole saw, this mod was a cinch. a little grinding w/ a 2" stone wheel
bit to finish the rough edges, sweep up the mess, rinse the PF, and i'm
done! total time 10 minutes tops. the basket is a Rio brand 21 gram
triple basket for LM machines (fits the group just fine, actually fits
my EspressoParts tamper better than the Gaggia double basket.