This is an extra strong, thick, and sturdy steel base for holding your portafilter when you are using your coffee tamper to tamp your coffee puck. This coffee tamper stand is made to take LOTS of pressure - way more than 40 pounds.
The semicircular cutout in this coffee tamper stand lets you place your portafilter onto the vise (the cutout portion) with the spout inserted into the cutout so that it doesn't scratch the table or damage the spout. Once your portafilter is set in the vise, you can take your coffee tamper, and tamp-away with full force, and with no damage to your portafilter or to your table.
This coffee tamper stand is an essential tool, and a great gift for anyone who gets a new coffee tamper. This coffee tamper stand is a handsome and rugged piece of folded steel. It will complete anyone's barista station.