Pullman Chisel Espresso Distribution Tool

Product Code
chisel
$140.00

Measurements

Weight
1.1 lbs
Length
2.5 in
Width
2.5 in
Height
4.5 in

Details

The Chisel's base is designed to maximize the lateral distribution force during use, so your coffee ends up as evenly dense as possible after redistribution. Doing this prior to tamping will create a more even coffee bed with fewer pockets of uneven densities, so your shots will extract more uniformly and taste even better. It's quick and easy to adjust, with a screw-style adjustment offering a depth from 7-14 mm. The stainless steel base is 58.4 mm in diameter, so it will fit most commercial sized baskets.

To use the Chisel, we recommend starting by grinding and tamping a dose of coffee as you would normally. Then, you can adjust the Chisel to the proper and desired depth using the tamped basket as a reference. To set the Chisel depth, first unlock the screw by twisting the upper adjustment wheel counter-clockwise until it feels loose. Then, extend the base by twisting it counter-clockwise from the bottom. Test the base depth by setting the Chisel onto your basket - if the base touches the tamped bed of grounds, it is set too deep, and you should retract the base by turning it clockwise. If it does not touch the tamped bed of grounds but looks to be too shallow, you may wish to extend it a bit more. The goal is to find a setting which balances how much the grounds are compacted while they are being distributed sideways and outward, and keep in mind that the subsequent tamp should provide the majority of the compacting force. This does take a little trial and error, but it's easy to pick up once you see the results in the coffee. Once you've found your desired setting, lock in the screw by twisting the upper adjustment wheel clockwise until snug (careful not to over-tighten). You can repeat this process to make small tweaks as needed, or if you change your coffee, baskets, or dose size.

 

Features

What's in the box:

  • Chisel Distribution Tool
  • Use and care guide

Features:

  • Quickly and easily distribute coffee in the upper portion of your coffee puck
  • Chisel shape adds minimal compaction and redistributes grounds laterally as much as possible
  • Adjustable depth from 7 mm to 14 mm
  • Fits most commercial baskets, piston is 58.4 mm in diameter
  • Quick-adjust makes it easy for baristas to make tweaks on the fly
  • Made in Australia

Specifications

Model: Chisel Distribution Tool
Height: 5.2 cm / 2 in - 6 cm / 2.36 in (adjustable)
Distributor Depth: 7 mm - 14 mm (adjustable)
Base Diameter: 58.4 mm
Weight: 425 g / 15 oz
Materials: 316 stainless steel base and collar, aluminum adjustments
4.78571 stars, based on 14 reviews

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10/21/2018 3:44:11 AM

5 / 5 stars

it is amazing tool

it is amazing tool

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10/7/2018 3:59:16 AM

5 / 5 stars

Level Tamps

Its considered a Distribution Tool, but in reality its a leveling tool - and I love it!

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8/9/2018 3:04:10 AM

5 / 5 stars

Works great!

Works great!

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Verified Buyer

6/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Super helpful and easy to

Super helpful and easy to use.

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Verified Buyer

3/14/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great for distribution

The Chisel feels solid and has a great weight. One thing I dislike is that if you don't have your grounds evened out before putting the Chisel down, some of the grounds get trapped to the side of the Chisel. Overall, great tool to speed up the workflow.

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Verified Buyer

2/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Amazing!

Really made a difference on my extractions. Make sure you adjust the depth properly.

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Verified Buyer

1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Pullman Chisel

This sucker is awesome! I bought this along with my bottomless portafilter. I started using both of them together, at the same time, so I do not know what my bottomless pf shot would have looked like without it but, my shots (grinding, DISTRIBUTION, and tamping) have been coming out perfect with a single stream, no channeling. Awesome! And, it helps keep my kitchen clean!

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Verified Buyer

1/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

I bought this tool for

I bought this tool for my son-in-law and he loves it. It has made a huge difference in the quality of his coffee. Highly recommend it.

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Verified Buyer

12/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great upgrade

I wasn't sure a distribution tool would really make a difference with my espresso. But, I thought I'd give it a try based on positive comments I had read online. Pullman's video on setting up the tool was very helpful and it was easy to dial-in. The results are really impressive. I no longer get channeling with my VST basket and the quality of my shots has significantly improved. The tool is well made and is comfortable to use. This was a great upgrade and I'm glad I got it!

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Verified Buyer

12/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Even extraction every time

I can't believe how much of a difference this made. Dose in portafilter, plam a bit to knock down mound. And spin and tamp. No spraying from bottomless portafilter any more and super even extraction. Was skeptical, but no longer

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Verified Buyer

11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

Great product! came fast and

Great product! came fast and is a great tool to make our coffee bar more consistent between baristas.

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Verified Buyer

8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

5 / 5 stars

For me it's worth it.

The TL;DR: As a professional tool, the chisel helps me achieve consistent, even, and slightly higher extractions shot to shot, has speed up my workflow, and has improved my bar cleanliness big time! For a home user, it's a cool but unless you have the cash, there are better ways to spend $165. I'm a professional barista and I've been working on coffee bars for a number of years now. I'll admit, throwing down $160+ on a piece of metal that does what your fingers can do for free seems excessive. I used to (and occasionally still do) use the stockfleth method to evenly distribute the coffee which works fine except that after a long bar shift pulling shots all day my fingers would be brown from touching all that espresso which is gross, besides customers see you touching surfaces with dirty fingers and you're having to wash your hands constantly. I switched to tapping which helped the cleanliness aspect but it was noisy, and didn't always lead to a well distributed basket which increases coffee waste and time spent, not to mention the fines migration that can occur. From a redditor on r/barista: "Your coffee is only going to be as good as the least common denominator that was involved in the creation of your coffee beverage. So, if you use great beans, have amazing equipment, a great barista, you weigh every dose/shot, etc, then in shops that do these things, grooming your portafilter was the most inconsistent aspect of your brewing..." And for me the Pullman Chisel is a total game changer. It's amazing! My dial-ins are faster and my extractions stay consistent from shot to shot, I have an easier time making grind adjustments as needed throughout my shift, I have to clean my station less, and my fingers are no longer brown at the end of the day! Worth noting, distribution starts the moment the coffee exits the grinder and ends in your portafilter basket, so try avoid having uneven mounds of espresso only on one side of your portafilter as the chisel won't fix uneven density. Also the chisel's depth needs to be set for the correct filter basket size and coffee dosage as to minimize the tamping effect. This can be a bit annoying at first but once you decide on a coffee/ dose, set your chisel to an appropriate depth, and you're ready to rock.

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Verified Buyer

1/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

4 / 5 stars

Takes some getting used to but works great

I watched the video a few times for this product which ultimately was one of the deciding factors for me getting it. It's not five stars because it, for me, took some time that felt counter intuitive to get the right hand placement so I don't unlock the chisel while using it, but once I figured that out it works great.

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9/9/2018 9:15:42 AM

3 / 5 stars

Nice toy that's it

Nice toy that's it

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