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Brilliant Cut Grinder

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by lazylathe, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I have no idea why anybody has an expectation that a grinder is supposed to stay immaculate after continual use or why an occasional (like every month...or six months) quick cleaning with a toothbrush and some ISO is such a chore.

    I have had and used my NV fine grinder for a few years now...I think I ISO'd it once.

    Love the BCG's very consistent and fluffy grind...I use the fine plate almost exclusively.
     
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  2. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    I know, right? Some people's expectations are ridiculous, then they lose their minds and freak out if you don't 100% agree with them.
    To each their own, I guess. I'm going to keep enjoying the grinders I enjoy. Everyone else is welcome to enjoy the ones that they enjoy.

    This is the highest quality and best function I've had so far in a grinder, and I expect that it will stay that way till I find a better one.
    Of course I'm always in the market for a better grinder. I can't wait to see what comes out to top this one.
     
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  3. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    You could argue that some peoples' expectations are high.

    ... one could also argue some have put it on quite the pedestal and have done a lot to make that kind of impression.

    It is not a bad grinder, but I am more under-impressed having read all your posts about it. Go back and read your stuff, what kind of expectation do you think you have set for others? I can appreciate that you love it, but you have inflated a lot of expectations.

    Note, this is not a personal attack. Merely an observation.
    It is obvious you also tend to get quite defensive when people post opposing views to yours... take my thoughts with a grain of salt and don't be offended.:tup:
     
  4. Rooster

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    I also agree that it has been hyped up pretty seriously. I mean if you read a lot of the early reports people were saying they could turn it with one finger, that it was so easy to use and hardly accumulated any residue. I have not found it to be that way.

    A few things I think about this grinder;

    - I'm okay with the price and I think this is probably the best grinder currently on the market.

    - The grind is great - whichever plate you prefer.

    - This grinder looks great. The design and colors are great.

    - I think it accumulates less residue than other grinders but it does accumulate and I have had it do so to the point that I struggled to turn it.

    - The plates take a while to accumulate residue but once it starts it tends to happen faster.

    - I think this is a great product but I can't imagine that there will not be something better within a couple of years (perhaps from the same company).

    - I need to clean it thoroughly about once a month.
     
  5. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    • Don’t attack products or companies. You can post your opinion, and you can criticize, but posts written to offend are not allowed. Warning point issued.
    SHITE COMPANY ALERT!!!

    OK, apparently my please for help have had the opposite effect hoped for. Severely disabled veteran with worsening health? Frak him. Just ignore him and maybe he will die or become so decompensated he will stop emailing us.

    All emails are ignored now. The web site has no phone number. I have no recourse other than bend over and take it or dispute charges.

    If any of you are friends with these A holes? Please have them look at Order # 2167 and the 15 long email thread concerning it. 12 are from me, the other 3 are from grindersforlive saying that they will fix it. They never did and now simply don't respond.
     
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  6. SquirrelMaster

    SquirrelMaster Well-Known Member

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    Did you never get your order?
     
  7. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    Jam free grinder since day one. That's not hype.

    Magnetic threadless design.. looks great, feels great, grind is the perfect consistancy (for me) using the fine plate for the pax3 and med plate for the herbalizer. I'm not selling my BCG anytime soon that's for sure. Worth every penny! I had 3 friends who picked one up after they got to try mine. we all had santa Cruz shredder mine was a 2 peice so I can't compare to the 3 or 4 peice versions. ScS is gunked shut and has been for some time.

    Bcg4l
     
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  8. Grinders for Life

    Grinders for Life Grinder Manufacturer

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    Hey @Krazy,

    I thought we had resolved this.

    I sent you an email on July 2nd replying to your last email. I told you that you can just start using the set you have. We'll send you the new set when all the new parts are done and you can keep the one you already have.

    We're sorry for all the trouble this has caused you.

    GFL Team
     
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  9. Easywider

    Easywider Simple is the way

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    Just a heads up for anyone in a situation where they feel like they are getting ignored and keep responding to an email thread. This is one of the easiest ways to trigger a spam filter. Your email will get flagged and automatically moved to a spam folder. I've seen this happen too many times with overly excited customers or customer complains that come into our email system.

    That was me :) I turned mine with one finger with great results! I had only used the grinder three times when I posted that. So I wanted to make I wasn't talking out of my ass. This morning a grabbed a small nug .3-.4 pushed my plates together and proceeded to turn the grinder with just my thumb holding it in one hand. Can't say it was as easy as the first time but no thumb cramping. I guessing everyone will be different though. Im a few years shy of 40 with no hand issues. YMMV
     
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  10. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    So, if your post was in response to me, please show me where at all I set expectations for it staying immaculately clean with use or set the expectation that it would never need to be cleaned up from time to time with a brush or a bit of ISO.

    I mention these two points as they are the only two I addressed.

    hahaha....now that's the pot calling the kettle black! hahaha :rofl::spliff:

    Sounds like good CS to me!! :cheers::tup::clap:
     
  11. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    I got a warning point for the above post; fair enough. I was semi aware I might be crossing a line when posting it but am at maybe 40% operational and it was my 3rd attempt at posting and self editing down to posting nothing, lol. Not an excuse; an explanation. Refer to underlined part of first sentence.


    I did not receive an email on 2JUL, If I had I would not have posted the above and would have updated your fixing things here.

    I did receive a copy of it on the 10th. Nothing in spam folder and it didn't get moved to trash. Please do take a look at the original email chain when you get a chance. Instructions to place a hold on order over a month before it shipped with no reply, repeated emails from me with no response, etc.. I'm happy to send you copies of all emails between us if that would help.


    Anyhoo I am glad to have it resolved. And I truly am cool with getting it when ever colour runs are sorted.
     
  12. MothChewMoth

    MothChewMoth Gamer Extraordinaire

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    I'm loving mine. My only complaint so far is that I want it to be bigger. The central post makes it difficult to use the scoop method I'd been using with my ELBs, and if it were a little bigger this wouldn't be an issue. Other than that, it's performed great on all plates and I'm very happy with it.
     
  13. SquirrelMaster

    SquirrelMaster Well-Known Member

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    With small nugs I can turn it with one finger as well. The lack of resistance is mind blowing for me. Again with small nugs sometimes I can't even tell that I grinded anything because there is zero resistance.

    The design of the grinding chamber probably accounts for most of this but I think the plastic washer that prevents the top plate and grinder plate from touching on the outer edge plays a part as well.

    Hey @Grinders for Life how is work going on the XL version and/or the kief catch plate? I'm only looking at the former but I know there are some interested in the latter.
     
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  14. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    I was in fact responding to the poster immediately above my post.
    Wonder why you also felt called out?:shrug:
     
  15. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    hahaha...because I'm the one who introduced the subject of unreasonable expectations, right?


    Yet another Tower of Babel Internet misunderstanding! haha
     
  16. mario

    mario Well-Known Member

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    I've put about 2Oz through mine so far, and the thing is still perfectly clean. I know it won't stay that way forever, but I mean, I haven't even had to shake the thing. I twist a few times and all the material falls to the bottom instantly. I don't know if there are better grinders on the market, but it doesn't matter to me. This is my endgame grinder.
     
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  17. Verax

    Verax Well-Known Member

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    I placed my order on July 3rd on their website, and have not heard anything. does anyone know about how long it takes to ship? I can totally wait, just curious, as I'm anxious to try it! :)
     
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  18. SquirrelMaster

    SquirrelMaster Well-Known Member

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    They're around 4 weeks for turn around last I heard (a week ago).
     
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  19. Verax

    Verax Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, thanks. Helps set my expectations ;)
     
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  20. tepictoton

    tepictoton Well-Known Member

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    I ordered on june 11th, still not shipped...

    I still really like mine, clean as a wistle and opens and closes so easy ...
     
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  21. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

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    I don't get why people are upset that their grinder isn't magic?

    I am sorry if you really thought the thing was going to stop your hair loss, or get you a new job but it's just a grinder.

    The only person you are fooling is yourself if you think it is not a top-tier grinder. We all want to see innovation and cool stuff - they are clearly taking considerations and have stated they are looking into making 4 pieces, and bigger sized grinders.

    It serves no purpose to anyone really to come into the thread with an inflammatory attitude. Constructive criticism is fine if it's actually constructive...

    I pay for all of my things and I don't really have a problem with the price I paid for the BCG - you are either looking at the full kit price, and complaining... or you are not looking at the price of other grinders if you think it is overpriced.

    Any grinder is going to require some degree of maintenance, I just don't think it's very high for this particular grinder due to how it works. The performance doesn't REALLY degrade with buildup, but it is slightly noticeable.

    I will also attest to being able to turn it with one finger.

    I am just curious what people consider "cleaning" though? Like, I am not really trying to iso soak/dishwasher my grinder at all, but I have no issues with taking about 2minutes to brush it out, every other month (especially if it results in me getting what's essentially the BCG version of kief)
     
  22. david8613

    david8613 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a new ghost mv1 owner, I also just picked up a dynavap vapcap "M" 2019. I'm using a cheapie grinder right now, which brilliant cut grinder should l get, coarse, medium, or fine?
     
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  23. Silat

    Silat When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind.

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    There is a thread for shipping issues...http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/brilliant-cut-grinder-shipping-thread.37778/

    Ordered February 19, 2019

    Received May 8, 2019

    Very happy with the product.

    https://postimg.cc/gallery/11kf83wlg/

    I use the fine but the medium works also...
     
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  24. SquirrelMaster

    SquirrelMaster Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the medium plate for my MV1. The fine works better on the M. So you should just get the kit :lol:
     
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  25. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    Medium grinder plate would be the most versatile, imo. But I agree, if you can afford the whole set, get it.
     

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