Diamond hand Grain Mill D 525 with steel discs
The Diamant grain mill for particularly high demands. The housing and the funnel are made of cast steel and painted green. The handle is made of beech wood. The flywheel has a groove for a motor drive using a V-belt. The mill comes with the standard grinding discs which are the medium version made of steel and therefore suitable for various types of grain and oily feed.
L/W/H: 44/42/32 cm
Available accessories for Diamant Grain Mill:
- Fine Steel Disc pair
The fine steel discs produce very fine flour that is suitable for even the most delicate bakes such as cakes. 90% of flour falls through a 0.3mm sieve.
- Medium Steel Disc pair
The medium steel discs are included as standard with the Diamant D.525 and are great for pretty much all bakes. 85% of flour falls through a 0.3mm sieve.
- Coarse Steel Disk pair
The coarse steel discs are not designed to not create flour, but to simply crack the grains / crush the grains open. This is ideal for things such as fermenting such as making your own beer using crushed malt. ‘Bruised Grain’ is also a term used for this type of cracked grain when it comes to producing easy to digest cattle feed.
- Motor Assembly for Diamant D.525
This motor assembly quickly turns your Diamant D.525 from a manually operated grain mill into an electric grain mill within just a few minutes and is fully reversible whenever you wish to be off-grid.
BENEFITS OF THE DIAMANT GRAIN MILL
The Diamant grain mill is easily the finest mill we’ve tested. After analysing dozens of mills, this one emerged head and shoulders above the rest. It is beautiful, high performing and, since it is made entirely of cast iron, it will far outlast lighter aluminum mills. Equally at home in the farmer’s barn cracking bushels of corn for livestock or in the baker’s kitchen milling fine flour for delicate pastries. If you are looking for a high quality, long-lasting product, the Diamant grain mill will not disappoint.
- Grinds fast and fine
- Grinds virtually anything (without need of additional augers)
- Easy to use
- Solid cast iron – Built to last with little maintenance!
Classic Hand Operated Mill
We all know the expression “Daily Grind” wasn’t coined as something to look forward to. However, where coffee, corn or spices are concerned, the daily grind can and should be one of life’s greatest simple pleasures. The rich, spicy aroma created by the grinding of fresh roasted coffee is nothing short of amazing. Grinding coffee, corn or spices can be not only enjoyable, but a relatively simple affair on our hand operated grain mill.
DIAMANT D.525 Handmill for Any Kind of Grain
Our handmill is suitable for grinding of any kind of grain, corn, coffee, chemicals, spices, etc. and with this mill you will easily get fresh, wholegrain flour for your homemade bread.
The D.525 Grain Mill is Easily Operated
DIAMANT hand operated grain mill type D.525 is a strong mill which is designed to meet the requirements of a small hand-operated mill, easy to operate by means of hand power. No special tools are required.
This hand operated grain mill mill can be used for grinding of products with a high moisture content as it can easily be opened and cleaned without any special tools. Due to the special force-feeding worm the mill is suited for grinding products with a certain oil content.
The flywheel has a groove for V-belt drive and can be driven by an electric motor. We do not deliver the motor, but recommend a ½ HP or 1 HP motor, 1400 r.p.m. and a pulley of 85-90 mm for the motor, making the rotation of the grinding disc approx 300 r.p.m.
Specifications of Diamant Grain Mill
Steel Grinding Discs
The heart of the mill consists of the specially cast and hardened grinding discs. They are supplied in various types depending on the purpose. Type 14/15 for normal grinding, type 14a/15a for finer grinding and type 16/17 for animal feed and cereal.
Distance Adjustment of Discs
The distance between the discs is adjustable so the grinding fineness can be changed during operation.
Thousands sold world-wide since 1920!
Unique Pre-Grinding System for Superior Results – Only the Diamant has it! Several blunt pre-grinding “”teeth”” gently crack grain. When it gets to the auger it’s perfectly prepared for a smoother, more even grind. Competitor models use an impractical spring arrangement that’s not nearly as effective and completely lacks the elegant engineering of the Diamant.
Grinds fast and fine – Extra large burrs churn out flour as fine as store-bought 20 percent faster and much more easily than any other hand-turned mill on the market.
Grinds virtually anything – Corn, beans and most oily materials can be ground without using a special auger. Grinds all grains, many spices, legumes, beans, nuts (except peanuts) and seeds without changing burrs! Make flour, meal, coffee, sesame tahini, cereal or animal feed. Specially engineered iron/steel burrs can grind just as fine as other mills’ stone burrs and eliminates stone grit in your flour.
Easy to use:
- Big V-belt flywheel is made of solid cast iron, not aluminium. Adds momentum to the turning action, rotates smoothly and makes it easy to motorise.
- Adjusts quickly and easily from powder-fine to coarse.
- Long wooden handle lets you use two hands for more leverage. Or share the work with a friend (face each other). Grinding is much easier – and more fun – with two people!
- Bushing/sealed bearings eliminate maintenance – never need to be oiled!
Built to last – This mill hearkens to an earlier time when things were built to outlast their owner and be passed on to the next generation. This solid cast iron mill is one of the heaviest hand mills in the world. The finish is a non-toxic green finish with gold trim. The Diamant uses a force-feeding worm auger that pre-cracks grains before arriving in the grinding chamber to make milling easier. The two extra grinding discs that are available as optional accessories add great versatility. The Diamant D.525 comes with a two-year warranty from LUBA.
Note: After grinding oily or fatty foods, it may be necessary to demount the mill and clean the mill casing, cover and grinding plates. The mill comes with instructions on how to do this. If you are storing the grinding plates for several months in a humid environment, it’s a good idea to coat them lightly with vegetable oil to prevent rust. With normal use, the grinding plates should last for many years.
Muhammed A. –
We purchased this mill with the extension and extra burrs. The extension really gives it more power. Is is a work out, but the taste and experience of fresh ground flour in home made bread is worth it. When we first received it, my teenage son stood there grinding corn while he was talking to me and had enough corn meal for cornbread that night. I have mine mounted to a stand next to my island in the kitchen so everyone wants to try it when they come over. It’s beautiful and goes well in the kitchen of our log home.
Mary T. –
This mill was one of my most prised possessions. As an avid home bread baker I relished the flavour that freshly ground wheat made in my loaves. It was extremely easy to use and was also a lovely addition to my kitchen. Alas – I loaned it to a friend who was starting a goat enterprise with his new family as I felt they had a more important use for it. It ended up with the ex-wife when they split and I’ll never see it again. When I bought it it was closer to $500. sigh… If you can, get it! It’s beautifully made and a wonder to work with!
Jason K. –
My family has used this grain mill for over 10 years. It is one of those products that is more than one expects. It works well and little maintenance other than a little grease on the thrust bearing.
Patricia L. –
My wife and I purchased the Diamant Mill in 2001 from Lehman’s. I must say what a great piece of equipment going on 13 years of use. We grind wheat,oats,corn for making bread to animal feed. One of the best purchases we have ever made. –David
Karen B. –
I purchased this a few months ago with the idea of using this in an emergency time of chaos in our country. Now, I use it all of the time! I love it. My bread maker is in the garage now and I only make bread from scratch. This machine is worth much more than it cost. Very well made. My husband retired from a space and missiles company and wouldn’t get over the quality in this machine as metal strength and integrity was his life for years. We are in So. Oregon and found grain to use here. Love this machine!!!
Margaret O. –
I have been watching this Mill for over a year just waiting, and saving, for a moment when I was willing to part with the small fortune it costs. Well that time in 2016, and I am happy to say this Mill has not been a disappointment. This is certainly an item that I will be enjoying for years after I have forgotten how much it cost. Not sure what else to say except I bought this in 2016.
Mark O. –
We chose the Diamant mill after months of research online, as this mill is the only one with the features we wanted. I was expecting a lot from something this expensive, and believe me, it definitely delivers! The finish on the mill is absolutely beautiful, we were amazed at how elegant it looked when we unboxed & assembled it. The assembly instructions that came with it were pretty disappointing, but honestly, it was easy to figure out and to put together. Even people like us who have never owned a mill before could quickly figure it out. And it’s so simple to use! Our main uses for the mill are coarsely grinding corn for animal feed and grinding wheat berries for flour. I really appreciate not having to changing augers, and the adjustment of the grinding burrs is quick and easy. It only took us a few tries to get the hang of it, and now we change settings with ease. Truly a great design. The operation of the mill is even more satisfying. At first I thought the finger guard would block whole corn kernels, but to my surprise they passed easily and I didn’t have to force any through. Wheat berries fall steadily through with no problem. The huge handwheel is a great feature! I easily cracked one cup of corn in less than five minutes, with almost no effort required to keep the big wheel turning. I wanted to see what the mill was capable of, so my first batch of wheat berries I ground into flour in one pass. Let me assure you it was a workout, but not something impossible. It took me about 15 minutes to figure out a rythym to my work, and after I settled into it I was able to grind two cups of wheat berries into flour in 20 minutes. I am in my mid 50s and this is something I could do 3 or 4 times a week without any problems. For comparison I ground another batch of wheat berries into flour in two passes. Although it took longer I don’t think it was that much easier on the final grind. It was easier, but I was hoping for more. The first pass was definitely easier. I wasn’t sure how much flour would be left in the various parts of the mill after grinding, and on my first batch of flour I just kept going until flour stopped coming out. This mill does an amazing job of completely emptying itself and leaving hardly any flour behind! This was better than I hoped for. We have not had to clean the mill yet, but I did toy around with taking the grinding burrs off just to see. Again, this was easy to figure out without really needing any instructions, and it all went back together easily and solidly. I can also attest to what others have said – after 30 minutes of grinding wheat berries into flour in one pass, no part of the mill was even slightly warm – not the auger, grinding burrs, or the flour. I am sorry to read the review of one person who felt they did not get a quality product, and described all the problems that seemed like manufacturing defects. I had no isues whatsoever, I wholeheartedly recommend this mill to anyone who is serious about a high quality mill that will not wear out. We really love this mill, it is such a great combination of beauty and function. We show it off to everyone who comes over, and they all take a turn grinding. Everyone loves it! This is an expensive mill, but it is an investment that will pay for itself many times over. It is an heirloom you will be proud to pass on to future generations.
Edward R. –
I recently purchased the Diamant Grain Mill with no prior experience milling my own wheat. Wow- what a difference in the quality of my bread! The taste, texture, & nutritional value of my bread improved instantly. Moreover, the simple (albeit very physical) act of grinding my own wheat enriches the quality of the cooking experience and enhances my personal connection to the food I eat. This surprised me. I selected the Diamant following a period of extensive internet research on the subject. Most, if not all sources agreed that the Diamant is at the head of the class. I assure you that it is correct. The construction of the appliance is extremely sturdy, the operation is both ingenious and uncomplicated, and the flour I’ve produced from it is beyond compare. The mill is heavy and it absolutely requires a sturdy base of operation; do not attempt to use this from a flimsy modern tabletop. I mount mine on my workbench. Although the user-guide was rather spare, I found that I really didn_t need more direction. If you think that the $1300 price tag is too rich for your blood, I encourage you to think again. This product is worth that hefty price tag. Make no mistake, a purchase of a Diamant is a purchase of an heirloom tool your family will fight over long after you_ve kicked the bucket.
Jessica T. –
I have no Idea why we waited to buy this mill. This mill is by far, the Mercedes of the Hand Mills. It turns real easy and smooth. I ran the wheat threw 2 times, Just playing. I also had some corn on hand and I tried that too. It also makes great fresh ground corn mill too. I love making fresh ground mill, and smells so great, wow !!! This thing has some great craftsmanship, and should last a life time and then some. Thanks to the Company who makes it. And thanks to the Company who sold it. Job Well Done.
Sarah P. –
Works best grinding wheat. Not so good for corn, especially not wet corn. Makes good flour but it’s hard work. No need to join a gym to workout plus will heat you for free in the winter. Really it’s a 3 in 1 machine. Grinder, exerciser and heater.
Dr. Jonathan R. –
Firstly, this a a heavy machine being made of cast iron. The overall quality of the castings is very good. The large flywheel reduces the effort needed to turn the crank but it is still quite a workout to grind enough wheat for a loaf of bread. It takes three or four passes thru to reduce the wheat berries to flour as you probably could not turn the handle with the plates tightened to the necessary degree to go directly from berries to flour. But, it will mill wheat to cake flour consistency. It will also mill corn to flour but it takes more passes as the first one or two require that the plates not be very tight as it is difficult to crack the kernel. I use popcorn kernels as they make the best corn meal. Because of the difficulty in turning the hand crank, I decided to motorise my machine. After carefully reading the manual and the company website, I decided on a getting the motor kit. Now I can grind enough flour for two loaves of bread in less than twenty minutes.
Jennifer A. –
We bought ours in 1983 when we started farming. Used it a LOT. We grew our own organic grain and ground by the 5 gallon pail full for ourselves and also sold flour to others. For 32 years till 2015 when we retired from farming. (We built an extension for the hopper.) The flour coming out doesn’t get hot like most of the little electric mills. We ran ours with a bicycle-driven belt set-up and sometimes electric motor. We grew very fond of the mill. Truly built to last and a great investment.