A kit to upgrade the gear box to the new GB2 in the Preciso and Virtuoso. This rebuild kit for has all the parts you need to rebuild and upgrade the parts to the new GB 2.0 Gear Box. This new design eliminates the stripping of the gear.
- Includes: new glass filled thermal plastic gear, drive shaft, motor mounting plate, and a couple of washer shims.
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New life to old machine
Quite simple to install using Baratza’s instruction videos. I had to replace the motor on my Preciso because the worm gear on it had worn spots. It may be something others doing an upgrade may want to examine. One draw back there was that while the motor was easy to install, it lacked wires so those from the old motor had to be salvaged and fitted with new L shaped female ends. Some swearing and crying when I lost the tiny clicker and broke the indexing ring. Eight Once shipped then out very quickly.
My aging Virtuoso grinder has performed like a champ for many years. Then a stone in some coffee resulted in stripping the gears. Pandemic-related job cuts prevented me from buying the new Baratza grinder I’ve been wanting (Sette 30). Luckily, this inexpensive kit brought my old beast back to life and it’s working like a charm. Big thanks for the very detailed installation videos. When the job situation turns around, I can promise I’ll be ordering that new grinder from Eight Ounce!
I experienced an unwelcome drivetrain failure on my Preciso one morning, and this rebuild kit got me back up and grinding again. Not a difficult repair. Everything fit perfectly and I'm happy to have my grinder back in service.
Parts arrived relatively promptly, no problems. Also, about the same cost as ordering from the US . I’m happy!
Received items ordered promptly. Well packaged. Very good service.
Will definitely order from eight ounce supply again when in need of parts.
Thanks to your team.
It's great that Baratza sells spare parts for their grinders and has instructional videos on how to the repairs on YouTube. These days so many things are designed to be disposable, so I really appreciate the effort Baratza makes here. This kit was able to get my 10-year-old (!) Virtuoso going again after some teeth had worn off the main drive gear. I found the replacement process a bit complicated, but the good YouTube instructions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c61-_iGGdI) make it pretty straightforward as long as you pay attention.