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Hi, Could anyone advice me at all on a WDT tool and whether it is worth it. My kids want to get me something for Christmas and at the moment I use an unbent paperclip which I actually find really useful.  They have some lovely ones on Etsy but are not from the UK , the Londinium one seems to be the only UK option . Are they worth the money or not and would I be getting the same results as I do at the moment?  I am not into making stuff myself, I haven't the tools or the patience.

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Do the make a difference? I think so, more so on certain grinders than others. I use mine all the time. Are they worth it? Well, that depends what you think they are worth it. I didn't pay much for mine... I think it was USD 20? Or something rather. Would I be happy with a barbecue skewers instead, or a toothpick? Yes. 🙂 

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Yes I would but with postage it doesn't make them that much cheaper than the Londinium one and if that is better quality then it would be best to pay an extra fiver and get that one.

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Just now, Irisco said:

buy cheap buy twice

agree to some extent, but not on this occasion lol

the decent guy said cork and some acupuncture needles, 


i made my own IMG_20200701_134730_626.thumb.jpg.4baf2ab11b943c954cc47d6096ff2a9e.jpg

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Way too early for this sh...

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Sugru mouldable rubber and some eye pins is my solution, I call it the Sloughdinium WDT tool.

I also find it helps basket prep and reduces the likelihood of spritzers or dead spots.

I must say, I would much prefer the real deal from Reiss, but my ghetto version works ok and just now I'm not really feeling that flush to actually buy a proper one!98cb7be0e77a24cdf56a399260cb7406.jpg

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2 hours ago, Irisco said:

Yes I would but with postage it doesn't make them that much cheaper than the Londinium one and if that is better quality then it would be best to pay an extra fiver and get that one.

Are you looking at this? https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/791419499/wdt-tool-espresso-stirrer-coffee?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=WDT+tool&ref=sr_gallery-1-2&organic_search_click=1&bes=1

No reason to believe there would be a quality difference at all, one is just branded they do the same thing. You can make one yourself as others have said that will give just as good results for 1% of the price.

There's a whole variety of wood finishes to choose from on etsy too and the Londinium one is priced excluding VAT and shipping so it's not £5 more. In fact the Londinium one comes out to just short of £50 and the etsy one comes out to about £28.

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