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

  1. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    @kellya86 lol, no probs. :tup:

    I've managed to separate the jar section of my grinder.. slightly :(
    It's still together but one side is slightly loose.

    Kannastor have been gr8 (lol) & really helpful so far.
    They say they'll replace it with a solid body gr8tr under warranty and ship a 100 mesh easy change screen too. :nod::clap:
    (marked as a warranty replacement to hopefully avoid duty/VAT/handling fees)

    Just have to wait for it to arrive now :myday:
     
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  2. George1151

    George1151 Well-Known Member

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    My jar gr8tr also separated. Don't soak it in iso, I think that is what did it. It was also replaced but the unthreading issue remains if everything that screws is not pristine clean.

    I like the grinder but I think it suffers from design defects.
     
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  3. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    I've never used iso on the lower jar section of mine:shrug:
    I only cleaned the top section with the grinder plate for the first time last week lol
    The jar section of my gr8tr began to separate after a small drop onto carpeted floor :(
     
  4. Choughed

    Choughed Well-Known Member

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    I have the cheaper gr8tr vape version, absolutely no issues as yet, never cleaned, and the bits that don't fall through the holes can stay there until the next time I grind. :p I really like it though!! :D
     
  5. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand what is separating on the gr8tr.
     
  6. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    Mine separated here
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. nodrog

    nodrog Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone. Forgive me for not going through 290+ pages to see if there's a good answer.

    Looking for an herb grinder that creates a pretty fine grind -- all the round, hand-held ones I've tried don't work as well as my small coffee grinder for vaporization in my Flower Pot vaporizer. I'm getting much better results with the more finely-ground stuff.

    But even a small coffee grinder is WAY too big for one nug at a time to be ground up, even a big nug. Is there such a thing as a handheld, battery-powered, or plug-in grinder that is very small and creates a finer grind than the round metal ones? It seems most cannabis grinders create a grind that's more suitable for packing a bowl for combustion rather than for vaporization.
     
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  8. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    The Kannastor GR8TR comes with 2 grinding plates.
    The fine grater plate gives me a nice fine grid for my vapes
    http://www.kannastor.com/products/gr8tr.html
     
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  9. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes unfiltered

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    I believe what you want is the magic flight finishing grinder:
    http://sales.magic-flight.com/finishing-grinder/
     
  10. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.newvape.com/fine-grinder-titanium-gray-2726/

    There is no better fine grinder made. You will love this made in the USA product.
     
  11. nodrog

    nodrog Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate the responses!
     
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  12. Silat

    Silat When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind.

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    This is a repeat of Kannastor cleaning instructions:
    Note: "if cleaning a grinder with a clear acrylic body or acrylic clear top lid, do not use Rubbing alcohol, boil in water or freeze the acrylic jar parts as it may create cracks in the acrylic.
    For acrylic parts, either use soap and warm water or other acrylic friendly cleaner."

    EDITED because of new information.
    Just received this note from Kannastor:

    "While ISO is very good at removing residue, it can also be harmful to
    fragile components of the GR8TR. For a mild cleaning, soap and warm water
    will do fine. If you're looking for a deeper clean, a powdered 420 cleaner
    is a safe bet as well. Liquid 420 cleaners are basically just ISO with an
    abrasive agent, so be careful to get something non-alcohol based!

    Let me know if you have any further questions!"
     
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  13. turk

    turk turk

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    ....excellent post!
     
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  14. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    "powedered 420 cleaners"....like what? Powdered Brewer's Wash (which is GREAT on glass).
     
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  15. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    Eeek.... I never would choose a fragile grinder. A grinder is just one of those items I prefer to be bombproof, not plastic nor brittle. Very off putting comment- I'll stick to my anodized SCS.
     
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  16. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    There must be a difference between Kannastors. Mine is all metal except for the puck lid. Seems just as strong as my SCS.
     
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  17. George1151

    George1151 Well-Known Member

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    Gr8tr is not fragile. The threads unscrew it seems due to residue and cleaning helps, just don't soak the acrylic jar in iso. They also make a metal jar Gr8tr which would not have the same iso restriction. I have the jar Gr8tr (you get 2 grinding plates instead of 1 with the Vape Gr8tr) but have taken out the jar part and itr is the same as the Vape Gr8tr but wth the medium grind plate option in addition to the fine grind plate that comes with the Vape model. Fine is not that fine.

    It's a messy grinder that needs to be cleaned a lot to keep peak performance but it's very good when working properly. Most grinders must gum up if you use sticky high thc or high CBD bud.
     
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  18. RangerDanger

    RangerDanger Member

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    I was using my Space Case and I realized the O Ring was loose. I'm able to remove it from the grinder and I can even spin it around when it's on. Isn't is supposed to be permanently sealed in? I bought it from Amazon, so I was doubtful about it's authenticity.

    Well, if this isn't supposed to happen, I might just throw down the money again for an authentic grinder from PuffItUp (Don't see why they'd be fake there). I'm interested in the Santa Cruz shredders. Aren't those supposed to be better than the Space Case's, or should I throw down for another Space Case?
     
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  19. TheVaporist

    TheVaporist Man is a universe within himself

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    Mine is doing the same since the beginning and after years of use and cleaning :)
    Don't buy another grinder just for this, ask directly to SpaceCase their CS rock :)
     
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  20. turk

    turk turk

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    .....have both space case and scs...very minimal difference ...I like them both...maybe scs...a little more.
     
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  21. subway13029

    subway13029 Well-Known Member

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    My grinder plate on my gr8tr has been unscrewing nits elf and I contacted kannastor and they were very short with me and basically said that happens with this type of grinder to just make sure I always tightened it all the way before grinding and questioned the type of material I was using. It's very off putting for a 80 grinder..oh well I'll keep searching for the perfect grinder.
     
  22. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    Thats strange, they have been really good with others having this issue....
     
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  23. subway13029

    subway13029 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's why I emailed them..
     
  24. George1151

    George1151 Well-Known Member

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    I have posted on this a few times in this thread. I believe it is a design defect. Make sure you keep everything clean and it will unscrew less. Sticky residue gets in the threads that hold both the grinding plate and the bottom cup preventing them to fully screw together even though it feels tight.
     
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  25. DankUser

    DankUser Member

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    I'm kinda baffled by the loose grinding plate thing in the GR8TR. Hold the body and turn the top counterclockwise. There, now it tightens.
     

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