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MAGIC MILL II Replacement Filters?

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Eldemila

MAGIC MILL II Replacement Filters?

I just found a Magic Mill II grain grinder at a yard sale ($3 - I was THRILLED!). 

 There is a filter in the box, but it seems to have somewhat disenegrated.

The filter that goes with it is mentioned as an "F" filter.  Found it on one website for cheap, but the shipping is ridiculous for something that weighs about an ounce ot two.

 Was wondering, for those of you who have this model, where have you found the filters at a reasonable overall price shipped - or, has anyone tried to make their own filter by cutting out some foam similar to the original?  I thought maybe that wouldn't be too much trouble.

 Haven't used it as of yet, so if anyone has any words of widsom and some guidance, please let me know. 

THANKS!

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Eldemila

Thanks for the info - I do believe you are correct as to the filters being tha same for the K-Tec/Blend-tec, as one site mentions:

 'F' Filter fits in side of mill
(also fits Magic Mill 2)

The Blendtec website has them for $1.00, but there's no mention of shipping costs, at least not anywhere that I could find.  Will try to call them on Monday, if I can remember.

 

Onee website has them for $1.50, but it's the flat rate shipping of $7.99 that throws the moneky wremch in to ordering them from there. 

 

I think it may not be too hard to find a foam similar to the original - maybe Home Depot.  The ones that were in my box when I bought it disenegrated, so they aren't a dense foam at all and should be easy to cut - provided you have a guide to go by.  Hate to have to buy them at such a ridiculous price just to have one as a model.

 

Will post anything I find that may be helpful.

 

Again, thanks for your help!

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ggage

I see this is a post with age going for it, might as well chime in late as am a new mmber, but I have one of those mills and stick it on the porch when I mill,It's that noisy , I don't even use the filter ,it just tries contain extra flour dust anyway. I mill 5 lbs at a time

Gage

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ggage

The thing is so loud I put it outside ,(this annoys the deer) I face the filter hole outboard and run it . I removed the filter after the first run and never put it back in. I got two filters in the box when new.---- not really sure what the filter is supposed to be doing ,but ten or fifteen years later it appears to not mattter.  So, I'd say don't sweat it and if you need to use it,  look for some medium dense foam you can suck air through and cut it to fit.  

Regards gage