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Herb Grinders

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by vtac, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    While they are durable, there is a way to "cake the screen" and reduce the functionality big time.

    You want to avoid EVER touching the screen with your fingers. The oil from your hands can clog the screen, especially if it is a fine micron (which is typical of nicer grinders). The same would probably apply to throwing a penny/quarter in the grinder chamber that wasn't fully cleaned.

    Pretty sure scraping the screen wouldn't help, but if it were to get clogged then some high % iso would do the trick.
     
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  2. VaporEyes

    VaporEyes Vaporization Aficionado Accessory Maker

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    I try and remove as many stems as I possibly can. I think the black could have been the remnant that has been repeatedly ground. The silver specs are what have me most concerned. I didn't have an issue of grinding the bud although it was a tad tougher than most of the stuff I've run through it.
     
  3. Havelock Vetenari

    Havelock Vetenari Patrician

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    Well...not so much anymore as it happens.:D
    The cordless handheld simply don't last me long enough sadly.
    Couple that with the fact,which somebody mentioned before,that they can have trouble with bigger pieces of bud and plus they use batteries.
    So it was bye-bye to them.;)
    So i've switched to a simple cheap blade coffeegrinder as well and am already regretting not doing that way sooner.:doh:
    I was expecting that to be much harder to get an even grind with without turning it into really fine powder.
    As it goes with pulsing it's quite easy actually,so besides my more expensive real coffeegrinder for grinding my selfroasted beans,the cheaper one has earned a permanent place in the appliance collection as well.:)
     
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  4. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    I need another grinder like I need another hole in my head. I have 7 grinders, both 2 and 4 piece, varying brands. So, why is it I find myself actually considering buying an SCS? Probably all the good reviews here in this thread. :lol:
     
  5. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Come on Vicki . . just try it. You "know" you'll like it ;)

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  6. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    You're doing this to me on purpose! :lol:
     
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  7. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Oh yes, shameless pet endorsement not withstanding :D
     
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  8. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    I know, right. I mean, I'm perfectly happy with my 2pc ti SpaceCase, but yet, I'm pondering the SCS. WTF??? :shrug:
     
  9. nopartofme

    nopartofme Well-Known Member

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    Same here with my Mendo… Oh me, oh FC… :mental:
     
  10. John Lewus

    John Lewus Well-Known Member

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    I am pondering the SCS. Actually I have pondered and am going to get it. I really wanted green because it is limited edition so somehow that makes it more special but the red with green herb just feels so much like xmas. I had a happy child hood so anything that reminds me of xmas is a winner. Besides, everytime I open my grinder it is like a present for me. I might as well make it red :)
     
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  11. GOATPUSSY

    GOATPUSSY Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Same here. Totallllllly didn't need another grinder but WTF???!!!! Picked up a nice gunmetal 'shredder a few months ago. Very happy with it so far.

    The peer pressure on this forum is NUTS!!!

    GrAS, GAS, VAS....
     
  12. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    I wonder how the grind consistency of the SCS compares to the MixNBall nano grinder and the LB finishing grinder. I have both. I can get an almost powder consistency with both of those grinders. ::trying to rationalize a purchase:: :lol: Does anyone here have all three?

    Maybe I will sell the 4 piece Sharpstone grinder I've never used, and put the money towards an SCS...
     
  13. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

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    Anyone know where I can find (online) an SCS 'medium' GREEN 2-piece with the RX engraving ?

    My GoogleFoo is sucking :shrug:

    Sure with they offered a 3-piece version with a storage compartment.
     
  14. webb

    webb Level 100 Lurker

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    I believe you just specify that you want it engraved when you order off the official site.
     
  15. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    That is an awesome looking cat.
     
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  16. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Thanks Tweek, he's a shredder salesman I know ;)
     
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  17. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

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    Ok, thks...... that sucks tho as I purchased from PV (I'm in Canada) and didn't think it was a source option and was thinking of getting another for myself and maybe a local buddy.

    Oh wellz.... whatdoyado :D
     
  18. John Lewus

    John Lewus Well-Known Member

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    I emailed the support site for SCS and they don't do engravings. They only do it for large orders
     
  19. Vapinghole

    Vapinghole Low-Temp Hempist / JedHI Master

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    Alright, you sons of bitches--are you happy now that I'm $104 lighter after talking me into...no ...FORCING me to nab two SC Shredders??

    Well, I know I'm happy! :brow: They're effing badass! :tup:

    In the short vid, the medium two piece looks kinda purple-ish, but they're actually both gun metal. The large one is perfect for my home use, and the results are dandy for my Cloud and Pax. I haven't tried the medium two piece yet. Likely will tomorrow when on the road. Have shredder (and Pax) will travel.

    Shred on!

     
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  20. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    Well I was pretty much decided on the 2 piece space case but I have been reading alot lately about all the aluminum grinders eventually wearing down and getting aluminum residue/dust in your material. What I was reading said that it doesnt really matter the quality of the aluminum since even 7000+ aluminum is relatively soft.

    Whats the point of getting a space case verses this (zinc+steel alloy):

    http://www.amazon.com/CRUSHER-Quali...&qid=1360734386&sr=8-1&keywords=smart crusher
     
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  21. vape4life

    vape4life Banned for life

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    This is why I have aborted aluminum grinders. Many will disagree, but my experience has seen compromise of materials even on high end expensive space case and santa cruz shredders. Not sure about these ones on amazons, but if you look at some of the low reviews they are enough to scare me away.

    These days if my material is dry enough I use the storz & bickel herb mill (love it) or if it's not totally dry I use a black & deck SmartGrind. Best of both worlds for me, super cheap ($20 total) and works very well. Some may be concerned about the safety of arcylics, but I have never had a single issue with seeing any material compromise if I clean it properly.
     
  22. X24

    X24 Well-Known Member

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    While it is definitely aimed at smokers more than vapor enthusiasts, I picked up a 4 piece small Cosmic grinder. When I initially felt it, it seemed light compared to my SCS. Normally, I don't like grinders to seem light and I immediately questioned my decision.

    Inspecting the grinder further, the lighter weight is due to them using thinner metal for the cylindrical body of the grinder. No issue, the body is plenty solid and when you see the herb compartment on this grinder... talk about room!

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    This is the best picture I have showing the thinner wall, and some sense (although, I realize I have nothing for size comparison) of the herb compartment's size.
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    How's the Grind?

    The grind consistency on the Cosmic is fluffy, although a tad course for use in something like the MFLB. Where this grinder REALLY shines is in the act of grinding. The teeth are designed to cut the herb as you turn. Grinding up a full load is butter smooth, and the hole design leads to bud consistently falling into the large storage compartment.

    Attempted picture of the tooth design:

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    Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with the quality and usability of the grinder and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cosmic grinders.
     
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  23. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    Is it me or are the holes on the mini 4 piece santa cruz massive?
     
  24. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    They are but doesn't seem to affect the grind. It's still fluffier than ever! :D
     
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  25. John Lewus

    John Lewus Well-Known Member

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    After a week with my large 4 piece SCS I am loving it. The quality is top notch. I really love the design of this grinder because the threads line up so perfectly when screwing the pieces back together. The design of the top piece with how it attaches on the side really seems like it keeps the sticky buildup at a minimum. I have had cheap 4 piece grinders so I really appreciate it when it fits together so effortlessly.

    On a side note my 1 month old space case has a chip on it on the outside already. I thought these things were supposed to be tough. I am really careful with it too.
     

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