DIY Electric Burr Grinder

July 10, 2014


We drink a lot of coffee here at SnapJet headquarters, so we brought in a hand-burr grinder to help us make our java:

I know what you’re thinking. “That grinder isn’t nearly loud or dangerous enough!!”

And we couldn’t agree more.


We decided to add some horsepower to our good-old-fashioned (boring) coffee mill. This is a 6-speed AC motor we pulled from a blender. First we machined out an aluminum couple. Then we built a mount out of some ABS pipe. Finally, we added power. Here’s the result:

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