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I've made one of these before for my old Gaggia Factory lever machine (now with fatboyslim) but didn't really take any pictures of the progress.

 

My Duetto came with two portafilters, a single spout and a double spout. I figured that considering its so easy to direct both streams from a double spout into one cup I wouldn't really need the single spout, so that one was to be chopped.

 

Izzo seal the spout on with some crazy strong locktight type glue - you can see here that I'd bent the spout trying to remove it with a spanner.

 

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The only option was to use a vice to remove it leaving the threads bare underneath:

 

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In order to keep the hole saw centred I first cut a piece of wood to jam into the portafilter leaving a nice guide hole in the middle:

 

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Roy & Alex & The Maestro & Herman ze Hausgrind

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Then using a hand tightened vice to keep it stable I started cutting with the hole saw in a pillar drill. I guess you could use a normal drill too it's just quite a slow process so using the pillar drill is more convenient. This is after about 15 mins cutting - part way through:

 

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Almost there - you can see where it's about to break through:

 

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A bit longer:

 

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Not a perfect finish but pretty good and I can easily tidy it up a bit with a Dremel and some wet and dry paper.

 

Also - the hole saw was pretty blunt by the end so don't expect to use it again!


Roy & Alex & The Maestro & Herman ze Hausgrind

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Finished product looks great, nice clean lines


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I'm thinking of a DIY job on my Gaggia Classic PF. Not sure whether to use a 44mm or 51mm hole saw. The perforations in the bottom of the Gaggia double basket are 44mm diameter, and the same on the IMS basket. Wondering if a 44mm hole could cut down a bit on spritzing...?

 

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I'm thinking of a DIY job on my Gaggia Classic PF. Not sure whether to use a 44mm or 51mm hole saw. The perforations in the bottom of the Gaggia double basket are 44mm diameter, and the same on the IMS basket. Wondering if a 44mm hole could cut down a bit on spritzing...?

 

Opinions?

Nothing wrong with a bit of a lip if you're not planning on using larger baskets which are too deep for the standard portafilter. You could always enlarge the hole later if you find it causing issues.

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