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Is there a way to set the coarseness of the grind like you can with some grinders, or do you just have to eyeball it?
I don't have this grinder, but I have one like it. You can adjust the grind by loosening or tightening the fit of the grinding cone in its seat. To do this: unscrew the top nut, remove the crank handle and the thing that holds the adjustment nut in place; then loosen/tighten the adjustment nut, and reassemble. You still need to guess and check until you get what you want. The problem with grinders at this price point is that there is a lot of slop in the whole mechanism, such that the cone does not stay in the same position relative to its seat, so when you are turning the crank, the cone oscillates and grinds finer on one side while it lets coarser particles through on the other side. That being said, this thing should work okay for most things, but there will always be those fine particles to deal with, so don't take that last sip :)
Do you have a recommendation for a grinder without the oscillation issue?
Mine is an Hario, but I found a 3D-printed insert that helps a lot with the issue I mentioned. If I was going to buy one to replace it, I would seriously consider the "Hand Ground" coffee grinder. I think the design would minimize the oscillation issue.
Cheers, I'm looking to grind coffee as fine as possible for the occasional Turkish coffee, so accuracy is key. Do you have a link to that printed insert in case it comes in useful?
If you are going for as-fine-as-possible, the oscillation issue probably won't be a problem, because the cone will be very close to the fixed seat. It will probably take a long time to grind it all.
The insert is specific to the Hario grinder, and I got it locally, but if you want one, you can try contacting these guys http://mrgreenbeanspdx.com/online-store/