Locating the Grinder
Even though the HG-1 grinder is compact in size, it is a hand tool and requires the proper amount of space to operate safely. We recommend a minimum of 6″ of clearance above the top of the flywheel handle to safely spin the flywheel. Allow some room, in front of and on either side of the grinder, to easily access the various parts of the machine.
The HG-1 grinder weighs 25lbs or 11kg. You need both a sturdy as well as stable surface for it. The average kitchen counter is sufficient while a rolling cart on wheels might prove more problematic. The counter surface should be clean and free of any moisture to prevent slippage.
Check the height of your kitchen cabinets before ordering. American standards stipulate 18″ between the top surface of the counter to the bottom of wall mounted cabinets. Some older houses might have smaller distances. The height of the grinder from the base to the top of the flywheel is approximately 17.1″, please refer to our dimensions page for more information.
Assembling the Grinder
The HG-1 comes fully assembled with the exception of the flywheel handle. The handle is screwed into place and tightened using a 5mm hex key. We recommend investing in a full set of metric hex keys. Like good screwdrivers or wrenches, every home toolbox should have a set.
Please read all instructions before using the grinder.
Saving your Packing Material
As with any product you intend to hold on to for a long time, we recommend keeping all packing materials and instructions. For warranty repairs, moving, or the unlikely event of resale, it’s a good idea to have the original box. The grinder is heavy and if poorly packed it will get damaged.