Coffee tools and Decent Espresso machine accessories designed by Sheldon Wong
My new WDT tool is machined from aluminum and anodized. Inside is a Delrin insert which allows you to install up to 17 needles. Though I recommend using up to 9 at a time. Magnets are installed at the end of the tool as standard. With this insert, you will also be able to mix and match different diameter needles. I have always been a fan of thin needles where other WDT tools on the market use thick 0.4mm needles. From my experience, larger diameter needles move the coffee around rather than fluffing and breaking clumps. The larger needles will create more clumps, opposite of what a WDT tool is meant to do.
One way you can set this tool up is to use 0.22mm and 0.25mm needles together. This way you have stiffer needles to more effectively stir and rake the coffee grounds while the thinner needles continue to fluff. This small diameter difference may seem insignificant but 0.25mm is actually 70% stiffer than 0.22mm!
It comes with one pack of 0.22mm and one pack of 0.25mm needles. Each pack contains 10 needles.
Red is limited to 20pcs this batch.
Please see this video on installing the needles.
I have added a special insert to turn your WDT tool into a rake used for the "Inward Comb Mound" technique developed by Dan Calabro over on the Decent Espresso forum. The insert is removeable to switch back to WDT and includes one pack of 0.4mm needles. This can be seen in the third photo.
The last image shows a 3D printed stand for the WDT tool. It also fits the previous Delrin WDT tools. I will be offering aluminum and stainless steel versions. The final version will have additional features not shown; such as a dovetailed oring groove on the underside to keep the stand from sliding around. The stainless steel version is very difficult to machine but the extra weight will keep it planted!
I love the drip tray adapter it works great with the new Decent scale. Having a bluetooth scale below the drip tray is a game changer; can't ever go back!
As always Sheldon, very happy with the quality of your product. The build quality and fit and finish of my PorcuPress was excellent. Your customer service is always great with respect to answering questions pre and post sale.I’m still experimenting but I have definitely seen an improvement with my extractions. They begin more evenly (watching naked portafilter) and I’m starting to be able to pick out certain characteristics of the bean where as before I always struggled with that. For me, I really feel this device has improved my espresso making with my Decent DE1+. I look forward to what you do next!
We are moving right now! Please give me a little time to get everything sorted and back up and running.