Grinders - what do we care?

Hardware and techniques: joints, pipes and vaporisers.
Post Reply
User avatar
2stick
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon 21st Jan 2013 08:17 pm
Location: Helsinki

Grinders - what do we care?

Post by 2stick » Sat 4th Jul 2015 06:36 pm

Short and simple:

Material?
2-3-4 parts?
Shape of the teeth?
Kief catchers?
Brand?
Price-performance?
...or do you shred by hand or have a cutting board? Why?

I'll start with my shiny new thing..

Anodized aluminium - because interwebs tells me it is the thing now..
2 parts - cannot see why I would want to catch kief outside my bowl?
Santa Cruz's shaped teeth, "it shreds" - again interwebs told me so..
Brand played a big part here, it was either this or Space Case since I wanted a "top brand" grinder.
Price-performance... well, it does make really fluffy grind or should I say shred of the materials, but I cannot help thinking that 3eur/freebie acrylic grinder really grinds the 'erbs in to smokable consistency.

No peer pressures, if people have own and/or better choices and devices - let them be seen and heard!

I went and got this (Gun metal, medium 2-part - 7cm, Santa Cruz Shredder):
Image

worldcitizen1723
Posts: 1103
Joined: Mon 1st Mar 2010 12:10 am

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by worldcitizen1723 » Sat 4th Jul 2015 07:57 pm

i love the 4 part space case going strong at least 5 years.

as for the kief - imho you waste less with the catcher and it's a bonus gift when you open that bottom

User avatar
OneHighMofo
Posts: 1512
Joined: Wed 25th Feb 2015 06:04 pm

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by OneHighMofo » Sat 4th Jul 2015 08:01 pm

I have a two part space case my buddy bought me as a gift nearly 10 years ago. Still in great shape - no missing teeth. Looks and operates like brand new after an ISO bath.

I don't care for the kief catching craze - I have no idea why I would want to save trichomes for later in a shitty quality Drysift. Totally bonkers in my opinion.

I bust nugs by hand for burning in a glass bowl - but it has to be ground for the vape. No question.

User avatar
treetop
Posts: 3196
Joined: Mon 18th May 2009 12:48 am
Location: with the sun occasionally on my back

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by treetop » Sat 4th Jul 2015 08:10 pm

I want a good grinder. Which is a good one to get?
How much did you produce?

User avatar
2stick
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon 21st Jan 2013 08:17 pm
Location: Helsinki

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by 2stick » Sat 4th Jul 2015 08:50 pm

worldcitizen1723 wrote: as for the kief - imho you waste less with the catcher and it's a bonus gift when you open that bottom
OneHighMofo wrote:I don't care for the kief catching craze - I have no idea why I would want to save trichomes for later in a shitty quality Drysift. Totally bonkers in my opinion.
This seems to be an issue in many places in teh interwebs, many people say that the gained keif is a bonus in a keif catcher. Others say that it is put aside kief in every grind, thus losing in potency of your grind.. Truely, kief catchers do catch beautiful or not so bountiful kief and alas every grinder gets stuck when too much resin is in the device. Maybe 2-part grinders get more easily stuck as resin is stuck between moving parts..

As tempting as catching every 20g some special bonus to sprinkle on your joint sounds, I chose on the 2-part device, why? Times when I get to grind 20g or so are pretty rare for me and for what I've learned - you can grind very very fine grind suitable for vaporizers more easily with 2-part grinder. Every tool has it's job as they say. That being said, I don't know how my tool of choice will perform with some dark squidgy hash and weed - it surely will be a chore it has to do when I'm in town in two weeks.

User avatar
2stick
Posts: 133
Joined: Mon 21st Jan 2013 08:17 pm
Location: Helsinki

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by 2stick » Sat 4th Jul 2015 08:59 pm

treetop wrote:I want a good grinder. Which is a good one to get?
I would get Santa Cruz Shredder, the reasons are stated above.. it costs more than normal grinder - but then again, it lasts many years.

Your question is pretty much the reason why I put up this post. :)

User avatar
Papi
Posts: 1014
Joined: Sat 28th Dec 2013 10:16 pm
Location: Absurdistan

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by Papi » Sun 5th Jul 2015 10:18 am

Image

best grinder ever. eot:D
Edibles on a plane is my middle fucking name

User avatar
DeLekkersteNUGS16
Posts: 920
Joined: Tue 2nd Jun 2015 08:49 pm

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by DeLekkersteNUGS16 » Sun 5th Jul 2015 11:11 am

I have two non-brand name 3-part grinders I use. One creates a more fine powder-esque mulch, so I use that for the Volcano. The other creates bigger, less finely ground herbs, so I use that for the bong.
I do agree that the part ones, can create a finer ground end product, but I find that usually to be the case for the plastic ones (specifically the one that comes with Volcano, with the pyramid shaped teeth).

In the end though, I think you lose just about as much unobtainable kief that's stuck to the teeth of the grinder in a two-piece. In addition to keeping and extra-reserve system, of more potent product (bowl topping, potency-adder, hash pressing, rosin tech), a three-piece set w/ a kief-catcher, provides something to contain and consolidate your leftover nuggetry if you accidentally grind up too much.
Last edited by DeLekkersteNUGS16 on Sun 5th Jul 2015 05:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
dconstrukt
Posts: 1124
Joined: Thu 12th Jun 2008 02:27 am
Location: Heading to the mothership â„¢
Contact:

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by dconstrukt » Sun 5th Jul 2015 04:38 pm

The magic flight box MICRO GRINDER.

if you vape this thing makes it next level. just make sure you have a screen. :)

User avatar
Black-King
Posts: 256
Joined: Tue 9th Mar 2010 08:25 pm
Contact:

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by Black-King » Tue 15th Mar 2016 11:30 pm

I love to break up the weed with my hands :mrgreen:
RASTAFARI RIGHTEOUS KINGDOM http://rastafari-christ.webs.com/

twinkles
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu 10th Mar 2016 03:00 pm
Location: USA

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by twinkles » Wed 16th Mar 2016 02:54 pm

I took one of these on my last trip and gave it away before I left:

Chromium Crusher 2.5 Inch 4 Piece Tobacco Spice Herb Grinder - Gun Metal
by Chromium Crusher
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398 customer reviews | 28 answered questions
#1 Best Sellerin Food Grinders & Mills
Price: $9.95 Free Shipping for Prime Members

User avatar
Bob2
Posts: 2268
Joined: Tue 27th May 2008 09:45 pm
Location: Kent

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by Bob2 » Wed 16th Mar 2016 08:19 pm

anyone own a red eye crystal tip 5 piece grinder ?? its 2 grinders in 1, when going out the extra piece makes it a 2 part when at home you make a a 4 part. i want the santa cruz shredder but im cheap as and my shitty 99p dna seeds grinder has worked perfectly for over 3 years

User avatar
CloudMaster
Posts: 469
Joined: Fri 31st Jan 2014 08:39 pm
Location: On my cloud, where else?
Contact:

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by CloudMaster » Fri 25th Mar 2016 09:31 pm


MinnBobber
Posts: 127
Joined: Sun 27th Apr 2014 05:41 am

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by MinnBobber » Fri 25th Mar 2016 11:17 pm

I went with the Santa Cruz Shredder SCS 3 piece as I have no desire to have a kief catcher section.

Fluffs it nice for vaping.
A nice compartment to store excess/ much easier to load from that portion than from inter-mixed in the teeth in a 2 piece
Smooth smooth action
It threads together superbly
High quality machining
Great finish, mine is matte gun metal grey

Note that I also have a high quality tweezer that I use to pluck out tiny tiny nugs to vape, instead of grinding as it leaves the trichs more intact
Tried to add a pic but file too large...

User avatar
Smirks
Posts: 921
Joined: Mon 28th Nov 2011 01:50 pm
Location: Island in the sun

Re: Grinders - what do we care?

Post by Smirks » Mon 9th Oct 2017 06:16 pm

Welcome to the forum wahoshoo. I'd suggest introducing yourself and the situation in the introductions section as your post is not appropriate for the thread, which has not been active for over a year.

https://www.coffeeshopdirect.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=2

Post Reply

Return to “Headshops and Paraphernalia”