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Topic: Solis 166 Grinder (2 msgs / 38 lines)
1) From: Terry & Dona McVay
Dear All,   Reading the comments regarding grind quality with mixed 
feelings, here I thought I was the only one.. I've had the thing apart so 
many times I'm tempted to use wing-nuts, and can't figure out why the grind 
at every setting seems to be all over the place.  If someone works it out 
I'd be very grateful.  And many thanks to Jim Gundlach for his review of 
the camp fire popcorn popper earlier on. I took one to our family reunion 
in Wisconsin, along with 10 lbs of Purple Mountain Kona, showed them how it 
was done and you never saw a happier bunch of Swedes. Don't have much to 
contribute, but I really appreciate learning from all of 
you.    Aloha,  Terry McVay
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2) From: Garrik
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Just a guess here, based on how the grinder is constructed.  One way I can
think of for it to grind particles of many sizes at once is for the burrs to
not be parallel with one another.  Meaning that at the top, they're very far
apart on one side, but very close on the the other.  And vice versa on the
bottom.  This could explain how you can get both small and large particles
at the same time.  This also makes sense to me based on the way the grinder
is put together.  All the parts that hold the top burr assembly are plastic
and could deform after time.
Unfortunately, I can't think of an easy way to check or correct this type of
problem.  An eyeball is the only way I think you could figure it out.
Anyone else think of anything?
-Garrik
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