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    Default Removing handle from portafilter!

    Hi

    I recently bought a Cherub off a member on here. And my first 2 upgrades were to a) change the steam nozzle to a 4x1mm. And b) change the handle to a wooden one as I prefer the look and feel (oo-er)

    I was wondering if anyone has actually managed to get the original handle off? I am having a complete nightmare trying to remove mine. Any helpful hints gratefully received.

    Cheers
    Mick
    Fracino Cherub paired with a Cimbali 6s

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    Have you tied heating it up?
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    I havent. Any suggestions as to the best way?
    Fracino Cherub paired with a Cimbali 6s

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    take a hairdryer for 20 mins and aim it at where the plastic meets the metal. This will start to melt the thread locker. Put it into a vice protected by a towel or the likes and it ought to come apart, with or without grips. Probably mark the plastic handle though
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    Ill give that a go. Cheers
    Fracino Cherub paired with a Cimbali 6s

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    A paint heat gun works best they generate a lot more heat, a hairdryer may cut out thermally.

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