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Topic: Wandering Zass (3 msgs / 97 lines)
1) From: sci
 Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 18:15:36 -1000
From: "Terry McVay \(rr\)" 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 5, Issue 3
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I've been "wondering" too. However, the Zasses with no lower bearing to
stabilize the upper-cone burr seem to do better on the fine end of the scale
of grinding. This reduces burr clearance and then the beans fill that
clearance and reduce the wandering. Still not good.
Another thing I think could virtually eliminate the wander is to remove the
hand crank and use a motorized drive. Without the crank handle and the
uneven forces produced by hand turning, I think a cordless drill would work
great. Of course this makes the grinder cumbersome, unsightly, and kinda
defeats the purpose of an unpowered grinder.
Ivan
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I also have a "wandering" Zass and have tried to think of a fix for it.. any
thoughts?

2) From: sci
No, it's the square type, nothing fancy. I want to say it is model 151, but
an older version with the grind adjustment inside. You have to take the
little drawer out and there's an wingnut on the bottom of the burr assembly
which also functions as the bottom bearing. So the shaft has a top and
bottom bearing and it doesn't wander. My newer Zass wanders because it
doesn't have that lower bearing.
Does anybody know what to do with a Zass that has dull burrs. Is it just
trash, a kitchen decor item, or can it be restored with new burrs? If I had
the parts, changing them out would be a cinch.
Ivan
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Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 18:58:11 -0400
From: "Brian Kamnetz" 
Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Homeroast Digest, Vol 5, Issue 3
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Ivan,
Is the center-supported Zass a knee grinder? (Longer than wide, rather
than square....)
Brian
On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 4:26 PM, sci  wrote:
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3) From: Dennis & Marjorie True
Actually I use a cordless drill with my Zass every day I have a small 
brace that fits to the counter top to keep the grinder in place while 
using the drill and I love it!
faster grinds and still the quality I expect .....
Dennis
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