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

  1. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    I dont think you have much to worry about. Think about how much food is consumed after contact with aluminum foil... And thats while being heated, etc.
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  2. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    For me the 2 pc, lg, SCS has served very well. I need the larger diameter for arthritis grip, and I grind a lot of flowers. The quality of materials and workmanship on my limited edition SCS (bead blasted then clear?) is awesome, its hard to captue the beauty of the CNC lines and the bead blast to convery the "warmth" of the feel of this piece. I've used it for well over a year with grinder grease, never cleaning it, ignoring the little blobs of hash it created because I'm not into reclaim but luxury and convenience, and finally noticed that it was getting harder to turn clockwise, then, shortly after, counterclockwise. Now my eyesight is failing and I sometimes see things in photos that I cant see directly, but this thing was really dirty. I mean clogged dirty where the shredding surfaces were almost completely covered thickly with material. So, I threw it in my ultra-sonic cleaner in a Simple Green solution @115*F for a few seconds, and out it came clean as new. This is an older photo . . .

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  3. sundrk

    sundrk Well-Known Member

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    I still find the best grinder to be a pair of sharp pointy sheers and a coin to shake up the fragments
  4. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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  5. Blueberryyumyum

    Blueberryyumyum Well-Known Member

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    Already received my order from santa cruz today. One of the fastest shipping services i ever experienced from USA to europe!
    Incredible customer service and quality. Seriously i have a small spacecase but the quality of the SCS is just top notch!
    These grinders are so smooth when you turn them, really happy with my purchase!

    Quick picture :

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    And all this for only $62 including shipping and discount (josh420) thanks to FC and Santa Cruz :rockon:
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  6. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I have all SC grinders, and a couple of SCS.
    They are my choice... and I only use 2 piece grinders.
    I have been a heavy and regular user since 1967.
    I have been grinding all day every day since about 1990.
    I do not understand what you mean by the BB pellets.
    I have never witnessed a bb sized lump.
    I fill grinder, and position it as a tire rolling on ground, and I grind back and forth a number of times.
    If grinder is held flat, the meds can not use gravity, and sit still as you turn... could this be causing you a spot on grinder that is not getting your meds?
    Tilt grinder and try.
    2 piece always has worked fine, even though I own a collection of 4 piece.
    I have used the same "cookie tin lid" as my tray... and the same card as my scraper for
    15 years. There is no kief buildup on tray.. and grinder just requires a stir tool or poker to loosen up any confined vegetable matter.

    I get similar grind with my Space Cases and my SCS ... but the SCS seems to turn and start the grind more easily every time.
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  7. MinnBobber

    MinnBobber Well-Known Member

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    Vitolo wrote .... I fill grinder, and position it as a tire rolling on ground, and I grind back and forth a number of times.
    If grinder is held flat, the meds can not use gravity, and sit still as you turn" ....

    Thanks for the great idea as i'm a newbie. I found that holding it flat (4 piece) the herb slightly ground but fell thru the holes. So I was doing that, then tipping upside down to get herb back into grinding chamber, repeat. The tire rolling position should keep most in the chamber to be continually ground.
    I like it and will try it, thanks. The only neg might be that more powder would get into the "seam" where the two pieces slide??
    Thanks again

    How do SC and SCS quality compare to 4 piece CNC aluminum grinder with Broncos logo on cover. I'm not sure of the brand. Anyone have that model?
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  8. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    The powder wont get in, and in my experience, in a 4 piece, kief will not escape back through the screen, unless you are PACKED full of kief!
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  9. Drs1685

    Drs1685 What!?!?

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    Anyone have any recommendation on a decent grinder under $30, leaning towards the cali crusher or sharp stone, any other suggestions, looking for something with a decent kief catcher, was looking at the chromium but read some reviews that the kief is hard to remove.
  10. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    I've never had trouble removing it from any grinder (including the Crom. Crusher) unless it was left inside too long and humidity got to it. That can happen with any grinder.
  11. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Here's a couple of sub $30 grinders that I have in my cart,
    but haven't puled the trigger on (includes shipping):

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G3PMAU/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3T9U6F3CBS77R

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...le_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A00106282S29V77ECIYKW
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    max This space available Staff Member

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  13. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    My brightly-colored anodized sharpstone that I pictured recently is as blue as the day I bought it about 8 years ago, yes I realize that this could be an exception. It's my most-used grinder.

    Did you click on both links @max? Because the first one is dull black titanium!

    Anyways both of the links I posted have 5-star reviews so they must be awesome ;)
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  14. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    On quality products, will the anodizing color come off in ISO?

    After soaking my old Aerospaced to clear the screen, the color would appear just as bright as before, but the color of the ISO would also change to bright green.
  15. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    When I've cleaned my purple SCS with a qtip and ISO I've notice the qtip being tinted purple.

    But my SCS doesn't look like it has lost color.
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  16. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    The flipside of this ^,
    is that non-anodized grinders require much more frequent iso cleaning.

    My other most-used grinder is just machined aluminum,
    and it needs cleaning about 20x as much as the blue anodized one.
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  17. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    ^Cool, that is good to know:D
  18. sundrk

    sundrk Well-Known Member

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    I always thought anodizing was chemically resistant but after seeing pics of what PBW does to an anodized grinder I believe it.
  19. BirdFLU

    BirdFLU Well-Known Member

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    Yea it did some damage to that space case, made me a little sad inside lol

    So far I like the Sharpstone I just purchased, especially for the price. Already have good kief production after 6 grinds or so but I think it doesn't do so good of a job at sifting the kief. I have noticed a little speckling but overall very pleased with it!

    Definitely no space case, mendo mulcher or SCS but has a a fairly even grind. I'm happy to have a 4 piece again that's for sure.
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  20. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    I realize it is all dependent on quantity and the specific characteristics of each strain; but how should I qualify if I am getting good kief production?

    For the sake of example, how much kief do all of you collect off of 1oz?

    Do you do anything beyond simply grinding and packing?
    Do you all leave coins in the collection chamber? I never did get comfortable with that.
  21. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    My favorite grinder for years...
    small 2 piece Space case
    20 delivered from Puffitup... using the FC coupon
  22. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Personally, I am happy to collect keif but it's not enough of a priority to make me care if some of it stays with the ground bud. I would be surprised if other brands were more efficient at separation, the only variable I can think of is screen density. I've never used coins in a grinder, or measured how much from an oz.
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  23. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    Total guess here, but out of the last 10oz, I might have only collected 2-3 grams
  24. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    I get about 12,382 grains of keif per Oz... maybe more. I sneeze a lot.
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  25. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I do separate kief , to make pressed kief plugs for patients that like it, as a topper to their loads of flowers.
    I dont use a grinder's screen or pollen sifter, but rather the finest bag from a bubble bag set.
    On average it yields 5 grams of kief per ounce of flowers... less if not using pure bud.
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