The 15 Best Grinders That’ll Prevent You From Ruining Your Good Weed
There’s no sense in holding onto a crummy grinder when there are plenty of better options out there.
Sans a decent grinder, you might as well chop an entire gram in two, stuff one half as is into a rolling paper, and throw the other half into the garbage. Good grinder blades will seamlessly cut through your dry herb, sifting out the bad chunks and preserving the extra-potent pollen. They’ll create a little mound of fine, fluffy weed to roll, vape, or hell, bake into a cake. No dirty smoke, no lost product, not a bit of that eighth wasted.
You can seriously invest in this kind of accessory if you want, but you can also find some solid, inexpensive options. These 15 weed grinders—many of them with four pieces to grind bud, sift pollen, and store the results properly—each have their own strengths. One ought to suit your cannabis-consuming ways. And we’ll take the opportunity now to pair this guide with an always-timely reminder to smoke responsibly. We don’t mean legally (we’re no sticklers for the word of the law when that law itself is outdated and discriminatory). We mean, choose to support grassroots legalization and social justice efforts in the cannabis industry, and buy from dispensaries owned by minorities and companies that give back to communities when possible. Now, onto the grinders.
Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s crap. This zinc alloy grinder comes with five pieces—including two mesh screens to sift pollen from your weed, and a little scraper to use for the catch tray so not a speck is wasted—with sharp teeth and a magnetic seal. If it seems too large, then remove a mesh screen to shorten it.
Only 1.5 inches across, this grinder is an inexpensive and downright tiny means of readying cannabis bud to smoke. It’s not what we’d call “heavy-duty,” but it’s a decent grinder to have for traveling, in addition to a sturdier grinder for regular, at-home use.
The Kingtop grinder is nearly as big as the palm of your hand, great for when you have a considerable amount of bud and don’t need to be discrete. Its four pieces include a magnetically sealed cap, a grinder, a mesh screen, and a catch tray—a big one, at that—and its 45 teeth ensure smooth grinding.
Mendo Mulcher makes some tough grinders—all out of solid, aircraft-grade aluminum—but this one might be the most useful. At only 1.75 inches across, it’s best for travel, and its extra-grippy construction ensures you won’t slip up while using it despite its small size. With only two pieces, you’re short a mesh filter. But it does have a cool, hardware quality to it.
This grinder has a lotta happy customers. Makes sense. It grinds weed evenly and with precision, it’s built like a tank, it has a mesh screen and strong magnetic seal, and it hovers around 20 bucks. It’s a workhorse, built from materials that’ll keep it gliding through many a grind.
For a more tactile option, get Aerospaced’s grinder. The hand crank operates a set of blades, which chop up weed and filter it through a mesh screen. The clear lid allows you to monitor the entire operation.
If you’d call your personal style minimalist and refined, then here’s a grinder to match it. Made from aluminum alloy and unmarked with labels and logos, it is an accessory worthy of a high-class vape and top-grade flower.
Magic Flight’s grinder is part of its wooden Launch Box vape kit, fitting snugly over the opening of the vape so you can transfer freshly ground bud without a mess. If you’re looking for a beautifully carved, non-aluminum grinder (the grate is made from stainless steel) that’s part of a matched set—hell of a flex, right?—opt for this.
Phoenician medical-grade grinders get you a medium sheer on your weed—not too fine or too chunky. But more importantly, their grippy sides and deep bowls are intended to help users with arthritis (or folks with clumsy hands).
The Tectonic9 leans to the Inspector Gadget side of things. You put the weed into the chamber and grind it up, standard procedure. But accessing it is what is pretty damn nifty: That silver dispenser flips up from underneath the grinder and fits over a hole (which you manually open and close). Tip, and freshly ground herb neatly falls out.
The Pillar wasn’t built to be shoved in a junk drawer or lost under the couch. It glimmers, it is gold. Or rather, brushed brass. It’s a statement grinder if we’ve ever seen one. Besides aluminum grinding teeth and a scraper, the catch compartment is impressively spacious.
You get into spoil-yourself territory with the Santa Cruz Schredder. Known for its unique tooth design, it churns out perfectly ground, fluffy weed into a canister sealed with extra-strong magnets. You buy it once, then never have to worry about buying a grinder again.
Kannastör’s grinder is a mix-and-match marvel with extra storage options, two removable screens, and the option to break it down into a more portable size. Better yet, it comes with two interchangeable graters (hence the name) plates so you can pick your coarseness—fine or medium. Made with hardened aluminum in a matte design that looks real nice, it’ll last you.
Instead of aluminum or zinc alloy like most cheaper grinders, Iaso’s grinder is constructed out of stainless steel. That means the canister and its teeth will stay strong. Iaso also uses a special labyrinth seal design intended to prevent annoying binding or sticking. It’s a luxe option for sure.
Here’s where things get wild: an electric grinder. Eliminate user error altogether. The Otto automatically adjusts to the herb, sensing exactly what grind is required for the best results. Then, it funnels what it grinds directly into a paper cone for easy rolling (you can skip this step). Of course, then you’re stuck with machine error—charging, storage, maintenance, all that. Nevertheless, it’s a cool toy.
These 15 best weed grinders—most of them with four pieces to grind marijuana bud, sift pollen, and store the results—are available online and fit any budget.
Grinders make sure you get the most out of your herb, make rolling easier and produce a smoother smoke so check out our collection of herb grinders!
Herb grinder types
In the good old days, our hippie forefathers just took a whole bud and shoved it in their pipes. The wisest among them would get their hands dirty, using their fingers to break bud up or scissors to cut and grind in pestle and mortar fashion. Although this seemed like the best and easiest option, the reality was messy, wasteful, and didn’t give a lot of opportunity for mixing. Luckily, we’re past the stone age of grinding and now herb grinders are widely available and come in a variety of sizes, styles and materials including metal, wood, acrylic, stone, magnetic, rotary, crank and electric herb grinders. Some have additional features like kief catchers, mesh kief screens, extra large grinding chambers and clear windows for easy viewing.
Best weed grinders for sale
At EverythingFor420.com we have a solid selection of metal grinders, wooden grinders, acrylic grinders and rotary grinders. Our blog post Best Grinders for Herb details the many benefits of using a cannabis grinder, includes step-by-step instructions on how to use a grinder and some of our top grinders for sale. Whether you are smoking a joint, blunt or from a bong, pipe or vaporizer, a grinder is an essential stoner tool so you can enjoy your herb at its finest.
Best grinders and grinder tool types
We carry both metal rotary grinders and plastic rotary grinders in a variety of sizes and cool designs. A rotary grinder’s interlocking teeth tear the herb apart evenly and it falls through the holes into the chamber for you to pack into your bowl. This means that potent oils and pollen aren’t left sticking to your fingers and instead get packed into your joint just as it should be.
- 2 piece grinders: These are the simplest type. They do the trick, and don’t have too many loose parts.
- 3 piece grinders:These have a built-in screen and a chamber below to catch the finer particles and kief which is rich in trichomes.
- 4 piece grinders: These have a kief screen and a kief catcher and usually come with a small keefer scraper to get all the good stuff. That means you can get all of the trichomes out of your herb and control when and how much of them to pack in your bowl.
- Mini grinders:These are a great way to bring finely ground herb with you on the go, so you don’t have to stuff your one-hitterwith big chunks like old times.
- Jar grinders: These double as a container, so you can grind and store herb all in one place, getting the best of both worlds.
How to use a grinder
Take off the lid, break up the larger buds and put them into the grinder. Put the grinder lid back on and rotate about 10 times until shredded herb falls through the holes, and voila!
What are the best grinders and best grinder brands?
There is no one answer to the question of all questions: what is the best herb grinder to buy? It all depends on a few key factors: how many pieces you want your grinder to be, whether you want a kief catcher and screen, size and material. If you’re looking for a long-lasting grinder made from high quality materials, these are some of the top grinder brands to keep in mind:
- Marley Natural
- Cali Crusher
What is a kief catcher?
A kief catcher, also known as a pollen catcher is a screen for kief. You may wonder what is the point of a kief catcher and is it really worth it? Yes, hands down. The real question you should be asking is if kief get you higher than bud and the answer is simple: most definitely. Rich in resinous trichomes kief, also called cannabis crystals, is highly concentrated in terpenes and cannabinoids and can be as much as 50% higher than herb. All grinders have will at some capacity catch your kief, but 4 piece grinders have a section that makes it easy for when the mood strikes and you want to turn it up with that fine grind.
How much is a grinder?
Grinders range in price, but cheap herb grinders normally range from as little as $10 – $25, while more high-end generally go up to $100, depending on the quality of the materials used. One of our best grinders is the Marley Natural Large Wood Grinder, which is made from black walnut wood and features a hidden scraper tool at the bottom, so you can collect all that poll.
Cool herb grinders
- Marley Natural Wood Grinder – Made from sustainably sourced black walnut this grinder features anodized aluminum teeth for the finest grind.
- Rick & Morty Grinder – Fine toothed 4 piece grinder, selected at random for all the Rick and Morty fans out there who like a little mystery!
- Rasta Dubs Grinder – Great hand crank grinder available in two shades, rasta and blue.
- Dark Side Grinder – Star Wars grinder by the Darth is a super stealth 2 piece grinder that looks like a Vader figurine, so mom will never know!
- Black Out Grinder – Sleek 4 piece grinder in glossy black with pop of color topped off with a kief catcher to collect that nectar.
- Banana Brothers Otto Grinder – If you’re all about smoking joints and pre-rolls then you’ll love the Otto grinder which is made for filling pre-rolled cones. Technology these days!
- Revolver Grinder – This novelty grinder will make sure you’re locked and loaded with its stealth compartment at the bottom to store your herb.
Grinders near me
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