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Chewy 2.0 Portable Electric Grinder

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by Splat, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    Wow dude,just read trough your blog post. It seems like one hell of a journey ,i think you've already depleted your bad luck so far and ahead are only good things to come ! Looking forward to read about that laptop story of yours :D ! Many of us are living in or have lived trough hell ,but what unite us is the will to get better and feel right ,i think that in time you will also come to realize you are among your own kind here !:cheers:
     
  2. Splat

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    Its been one hell of a rocky ride and im still on it. Would'nt change a thing though. I'm starting to learn you make your own luck in this world.The quote at the bottom of your page says it all.
    I'll defo have to do a blog on getting arrested in China. That was nuts:mental:.
    FC has been great so far :cheers:. The perfect emogi for and an Irish man.
     
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  3. PoopMachine

    PoopMachine Well-Known Member

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    Ordered. Theres your first review and you didnt even have to give anything away.
     
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  4. Splat

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    Sweet. Thanks very much poopmachine lol. Can't wait to see your review.
     
  5. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Welcome @Splat and thanks for introducing your new product! I was all over the OG Chewy, but after seeing some reviews decided that it wasn't for me. Just curious what improvements you have made over the OG design? If I remember, there were reports of clogging and too coarse of a grind?

    I'm assuming there is only a single grind consistency? My concern is that the grind may not be fine enough.

    That's so cool that you brought the Iolite and the Alfa out!
     
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  6. davesmith

    davesmith Well-Known Member Glass Blower

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    I like the look of it.
     
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  7. Splat

    Splat Manufacturer

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    Hi Biohacker. Thanks for the welcome. There are a number of improvments. The construction and quality of materials used in Chewy 2.0 are far superior than Chewy. I was never really happy with the quality of Chewy 1. we had alot of problems with the plastic breaking. So we changed our manufacture and at the same time redeisgned it. So what we have now is machined alminiuim uni body that covers a polycarbon inner skelton. So it looks WAY better and it is very strong. Chewy 1 was plastic clam shell.

    Next thing we changed was the power button. On chewy 1 it was a rocker button on the back of the unit. You pushed it forward to turn the blade forward and back to go back. We got alot of feeback saying that it was difficult to us and the switch kept failing. On Chewy 2 we put the button where your thumb lands when you pick it up. So it comforable to us. To turn the blade forward you press button once and hold. To go in the other direction you press the button again. So no rocking any more. It works so well you dont even know its changeing direction.

    Next we changed how you cock back the spring loaded push block. This is the part that pushes the weed into the blade. On Chewy 1.0 this was all connected to the door. So when you opened the door the door pulled back the push block and locked it back. There was alot of Problems. first you cant operate the spring and push block when the door is closed. Second bits of weed and flower dust etc got into the spring and strap area gummng and clogging it up. It was an issue we didnt see in the begining. So in Chewy 2 we made the door and cock back mechism seperate. So when loading a bud the spring and strap are covered and prevents weed getting in around the spring and strap. You cna now operate the spring and push block without opeing the door. This means you can flick the spring. If you have a stick icky bud it can get stuck somtimes so you can flick the cock back trigger and it will push it into the blades. Its also handy if ground up weed gets stuck comign out the funnel. Just give the trigger a flick and it will fall out. Third its good for cleaning. When there is no weed inside just give a few flicks to clean the unit out. Very useful. Im sure some more people will come up with more tips for the cock back. Major improvment over Chewy 1.

    We used none stick ceramic coating on the sleeve. This is the part/track that the push block slides up and down on. Chewy 1.0 didnt have this. I'm not going to lie, over time it will get gummed up. weed has that effect :cuss:. So we made it easy to clean. If you want you can pop all the parts out as they are magnetic. But I find and recommend a Q-tip and a little organic cocnut oil cleans it up in 10-30 secs. Run the Q-tip along the corners of the sleeve and the base of the push block and it will be working as good as new. Actually it will work better because we dont oil it in the factory.

    We added a small ring to the top of the blade. This does 3 things. First it prevents you putting your finger in. Yes there are stupid people who will put their finger in a moving blade:disgust:. Second it stablises the blade and keeps it straight which makes it grind better. It puts less pressure on the motor and prevents jamming. Chewy 1 didn't have this and the blade would rock. In some cases it rocked so much that it would catch the plastic and literatly pull itself apart. Not good. With chewy 2.0 however you can still grind without the ring as it has an all Alu uni body and the blade can't catch a hold of it.

    We changed how you put the battery. Chewy 1 battery door was breaking and people found it difficult to load the batter. Another factroy issue.

    Chewy 1.0 was a bit of a nitemare for use. The idea was there but the execution by the manufacture was poor and the design itself had a lot of flaws. That was my fault. Its difficult to get it right the first time.

    The grind consistancey is better because of the ring on the blade keeping the blade turning on its axis. I am very interested to hear everyones thoughts on the grind size. We can change the balde size for finer grinds. In fact we will be releasing a spares kit with different size blades and extra rings in the future.
    I hope I covered everything there.:hmm:

    All I did on the Iolite (it was call the Inhale back then) was the outer plastic housing engineering. I had just got back from china and was asked to help with it by my now business partner. He actually designed the look of it for a comapny in Ireland. My company was also hired to designed and engineered the Goboof. We learned alot from doing both products and is the reason we got into this market and came up with the Chewy. I'll take you Cool comment though :cool:
     
  8. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    @Splat Great post, i really enjoy reading stories of design/development and it really adds to feeling that the Chewy 2.0 will deliver as promised ,unlike some other products that first make thousand of sales and then start address the issues.. I for myself dont think i will be able to justify the extra $ aside for a grinder simply because i live in a economically handicapped country,but i am sure it is well worth it,and looking forward to read the impressions of our beloved forum members :))!
     
  9. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    @Splat thank you so much for your reply, wow very well thought out! It is SO refreshing to hear your open and honest answers without excuses like some manufacturers.... I really respect what you have disclosed about the Chewy 1's short comings and am quite impressed that the Chewy 2 is essentially a completely different product!

    I'm very interested in your product, I do have some issues with twisting type grinders but have no other good options at this time. I think there is some sort of PenSimple type device that is somewhat similar, yet very different, and I don't think the reception on it was very good.

    The fact that you will be releasing different sized blades for different grind consistencies has really perked up my ears! I think I may hold off on some early adopter reviews and feedback before I pull the trigger, and then can be patient for the other sized blades. I love a grinder that can be so versatile as to provide a coarse, medium, or fine grind as I have use for all three for different purposes.

    Thanks for bringing your presence to the forum! It's vastly appreciated and I look forward to all your progress!
     
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  10. Splat

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    Cheers man, I invented it and designed so i love talking about it. Espesailly to people who know what they are talking about and appricate it. I probalby should have come on here a long time ago and got your opinions.

    Ye I would love to know who marketed the Pen simple. They did a great job of marketing that. Everyone knows about it, but they failed to tell everyone that its still a manual disk grinder. The electric part is the despenser. I dont think people like the fact that they kind of hide that fact. Anyways there is plenty of room for everyone at the miniute. It is a new market.

    Abysmal, We also do a more afforadble smell proof container and manual grinder called the Chube. Its inivative silicone grinder for $15. Its bassically a silicone tube with teeth check out the video. Its a fun product :brow:

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
  11. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    @Splat thanks for the clarification that it was an electric dispenser not grinder!

    That Chube looks awesome!!
     
  12. PoopMachine

    PoopMachine Well-Known Member

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    If you wanna throw one of those in the box, Ill review it too.... just sayin' :D
     
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  13. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    YES!!! :)
     
  14. Splat

    Splat Manufacturer

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    PM me your name so I know which order its ans and I'll see what i can do.
     
  15. PoopMachine

    PoopMachine Well-Known Member

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    Done! Really excited to try this thing out. Im hoping it will be the perfect compliment to the FlowerPot. Dispense bowls on demand.
     
  16. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    The grind looks to be on the coarser side, and kind of has to be for combustion? However the FP shines with a coarse grind for flavour and vapour quality/comfort.

    I'm just curious how even the grind consistency is as I need a coarse grinder in my arsenal.
     
  17. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    Have you tried cutting your material with nail scissors ? My favorite method is to put a chunk in the bowl,and slice it while it is inside . Cant say for other vapes,but it is my favorite consistency with the logvapes ,tubos and my 18mm Gn0me ,so i imagine that the Chewy does that even better,even though it is outside my bowl :D.. For me the perfect grinder would be a stir tool with round blades ,but for now the closest thing to it is stirring with a screw,its sharp thread helps chopping down the herb while in bowl quite well :)(if you plan on trying,make sure you wash them very well off the factory oils )
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  18. PoopMachine

    PoopMachine Well-Known Member

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    Ill let ya know!!

    The FP seems to do better with a little courser grind. Im finding my GR8TR with the fine insert is too fine so Im hoping this will be better.

    Hell, Ive tossed small buds into the FP and it worked great on them so I dont see how this cant work.
     
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  19. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Do you have the balls to say that in the FP thread? :lol: It's like i'm the only one that digs a coarse grind there!

    It should work fine, and thanks for the idea! FP testing time! ;)
     
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  20. Splat

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  21. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    @Splat Great video! You're right I won't be able to get low rider out of my head all day now! :lol:

    What would be incredible is to illustrate the grind consistency in a little more detail. Any chance of maybe taking a photo of the grind, perhaps with a few different strains because as we know very well, the cure can affect the grind.

    At this point I still think it's a bit of a guess for me anyway. I'd love to see what a gram looks grinded up.
     
  22. Splat

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    Try this video,

    It shows the end result a bit better. Its low rider again hehe. This weed was dry compared with the stuff in the last video.

    We would have to get somone in the US to do a video of different strains for us.

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  23. GreenHopper

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    Agreed, but can you do the grind on a sheet of white paper?

    The vid was great but it was hard to discern the grind consistency.

    I've got the PenSimple dispenser, I use the box twice a week to stop my tread mill banging up against my skirting board. Haven't used the actual device since the initial days worth of testing. To be fair on PenSimple I knew upfront about the manual grinding. What I hadn't factored into the equation was the sheer size of the thing. It's huge and not suitable for small bowls like a grasshopper or VapCap.

    I'm mostly sold on a chewy 2.0 baring any major gotchas raised by @PoopMachine or @Vitolo.
     
  24. Splat

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    The video i posted just before your comment shows it grinding on a white surface. If you wait unitl the end it give a shot of the grind. here is the link again
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    I hope Chewy 2.0 fairs better than pensimple so. Chewy is alot smaller, easily fits in you pocket and you can fill small bowls. which is a good start.
     
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  25. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    This! Is what i'm waiting for.... need to be an informed consumer before I shell out the cash. The images in the videos aren't convincing enough for me personally.

    But as soon as we have @PoopMachine and @Vitolo feedback I think that will be enough to sway me one way or the other.

    Watched it. Nice. But what would be awesome are just a few still photos of the grind on a white piece of paper. Maybe just a few strains, and not in a pile.
     
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