Which grinder is easiest on the hands?

Lobby

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I have pain in my hands and wrists and am wondering which grinder is the easiest to grind with? Sounds like the Flower Mill is the easiest. I am also considering a coffee grinder but am afraid of turning my flower to dust. Are any of the electric grinders worth considering?

I use a B1, Underdog and Dynavap vaporizers. I also would most likely be getting a fine plate for grinding.
 
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I think my BCGs are easier to turn and open than my Flower Mill. Probably partially because there are no threads. I have heard people can have trouble opening it, but it doesn't require a lot of strength if you open it like a clam.
 

Texus

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I find the Flower Mill easiest on the hands compared to the BCG, with them exception of the kief screen on the Premium.

Love the lil 1/4 turn to get to the ground herb. But what makes it easiest for me is not needing to cram the lid down on the flower to grind with a traditional design where you need to force it between the top and bottom teeth.

But some of this may depend on the particular issues you are having with your hands.
 

feralcomprehension

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Not the standard herb ripper; dunno how many more years I'll be able to run it but I bet it's single digits. Found myself fantasizing about automating it in some fashion cause it's nice otherwise.
 

SonicBacon

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I have problems with both hands and one wrist. I find the large BCG to be the least painful to operate of anything I have used over the last several years. The lack of threads is huge for me, and if I don’t overload it I can grind it with palm pressure only and don’t have to grip it.

My backup for the really bad days is an old Braun coffee grinder, it does an ok job if I just barely flick the button on it a couple times. It won’t totally obliterate it but there is definitely some material sacrifice being made with the high speed blade.

Good luck with finding the grinder that works for you
 

RxPlorer

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Flower mill, I'll never bother with another grinder. Except maybe another flower mill.
 
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gordontreeman

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+1 for a bcg, but I don’t have hand pain. It’s just that as someone else said, I’d you don’t jam pack it the magnets kind of take care of everything but the turning.

I can’t imagine the coffee grinders being an ideal solution, but needs must.
 
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Hippie

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I like a grinder with a larger diameter and some detailing or texture of some sort to grip, like these, now I'm a bit older

There's a few electric options now but they're gonna need cleaning at some point, which will probably a fiddly job.
Pulsing in a coffee grinder or blender seems to be quite popular among the silver surfers on the grow forums I go on but they tend to only grind once a week or so.
 

vapviking

Old & In the Way
The BCG (large w medium plate) has been a godsend. I had an accident a year ago that fucked up my thumb and wrist, finally after a second opinion I'll be having 2 procedures done in a couple of weeks, hoping for some more relief. I couldn't use the grinders that I had (one was a new Santa Cruz Shredder). I'm grinding like a mofo now!
Keeping mind a fine grinder will require more torque, you might consider a medium and do a little upside-down grinding if you need a finer cut.
In my experience, the bcg medium grind is a bit on the finer side as it is.
 

Lobby

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Since I just yelped in pain using my Herb Ripper 2020 that was not half full, I think I'll try an electric coffee grinder. My wife wants me to use my burr grinder but I think I'd rather have a dedicated blade grinder.
 

Okla68

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Love my 2020 Herb Ripper ...although I did breakdown and clean/wash it in some Everclear after a year...WOW...Smooth as Butter, just as I Remembered. Didn't realize it had gotten as Stiff as it was.
 
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Cheebsy

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I haven't used one of these personally but Matt is quite picky about the products he stocks so id guess it was pretty good.

 

vapviking

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I haven't used one of these personally but Matt is quite picky about the products he stocks so id guess it was pretty good.

Looks interesting, I'm gonna look for some user feedback.
But the last time I saw or used "(ball and) chain" tech was on a 4 foot brush hog attached to a tractor...and that left behind a bit of a mess!

One of the big downsides to electric grinding is static cling, static caused by the spinning action. I wonder if there is an answer for that?
 
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arefx

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I can only speak from my experience with the BCG but the main reason I got it is because I work with my hands and my threaded grinder (sharpstone) is hard to open after using my hands all day (they get really sore) when it's not perfectly clean.

It's been a godsend. It grinds easy, opens easy, and I've cleaned it once ina year and I didn't even need to I was just bored and wanted to.
 

Lobby

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I haven't used one of these personally but Matt is quite picky about the products he stocks so id guess it was pretty good.

I did consider the Wakit after seeing it used on a qoramashop video on Instagram. Looks kind of fun.

Looks interesting, I'm gonna look for some user feedback.
But the last time I saw or used "(ball and) chain" tech was on a 4 foot brush hog attached to a tractor...and that left behind a bit of a mess!

One of the big downsides to electric grinding is static cling, static caused by the spinning action. I wonder if there is an answer for that?
Lots of reviews on Amazon for it.

The wife picked up a coffee grinder for me today.
 

LesPlenty

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I have pain in my hands and wrists and am wondering which grinder is the easiest to grind with?

There's a few electric options now
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Can remove molars for cleaning. :lol:
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Looks pretty good for under US$30 bucks. :tup:
 
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Shrike

Flower Potted, Maxed, Rio'd & Bowle'd over.
Haven't used my Chewy in over a year. Took it out a few days ago and it still grinds fine.

I think Chewy went under. His website is caput. Shame...it is a great grinder for people with bad arthritis or

other finger/hand/wrist problems.
 

Lobby

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For right now I’m using a $20 coffee grinder and it is working well for me. When my wrists stop being a problem I will most likely go back to using my Herb Ripper. The coffee grinder produces a surprisingly fluffy grind but it is hard to control the fineness of the grind. Of course using the HR upside down doesn’t give all that much control either.
 
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