The marijuana market is now mainstream, and there are now a lot of paid shills out there, just like there are in any other industry. Everyone wants a piece of the action, and the industry is seen to just continually grow throughout the next few decades.
Weed grinders and other accessories, are, of course, becoming more popular as well. In fact, they are one of the most contested types of cannabis-related products online. Without naming any brands, there are now extremely strong advocates for different weed grinder manufacturers. Which can be quite silly since what you want is a tool that can do the job of grinding buds, regardless of who makes it.
To the point, weed grinder brands don’t matter — that much. What is more important is the individual qualities of the model of grinder you’re considering. Here are some more important things to look out for.
Your grinder should not be made of materials that easily deform or shatter under normal usage conditions. That leaves out most acrylic-toothed grinders, lower quality ceramics-toothed grinders, as well as low-quality wood-toothed grinders. These materials may break off and erode with use, potentially contaminating your buds. You certainly do not want to be smoking or vaporizing acrylic particles!
“Pot metal” or poor quality aluminum-toothed grinders may also deform under use, but they’re far less of a risk compared to the others we just mentioned. Rather, they may represent a poor purchase as they are not likely to last very long under regular use, either, with teeth possibly bending from tough stems that may get caught inside.
High-grade aluminum and steel-toothed herb grinders are often the better choices, despite potentially higher prices, as are high-quality ceramics.
We’ve encountered a few brand-name grinders where the parts won’t even screw together properly because the threads were so poorly made. Your grinder shouldn’t have fiddly bits that can stick out and pinch you either. Generally speaking, you can always tell a nicely-machined grinder, and they may be well worth considering regardless of what brand is put on it.
Fashion grinders are fun and great for a laugh or two. But if you need an herb grinder to help you pulverize buds to manage pain, you will want to choose one based on how well you can use it, even with reduced mobility.
Some grinders require too much fine motor control from your fingers, and many fashion grinders we’ve seen are simply not easy enough to use if you’re suffering from arthritis or chronic pain. Instead, try to find something that requires as little fiddling to use ass possible.
4.) Quality anodization or plating
Some cheaper metal-toothed grinders can transmit a metallic flavor to your ground buds, and that is not an experience you want. Quality grinders will have some kind of protective barrier on the teeth to prevent this from happening. Unfortunately, you usually do need to pay more for grinders whose protective coatings don’t erode or chip off easily. If you choose a quality ceramic or wood-tooth grinder though, this is not an issue.
When it comes to weed grinders, several things matter more than the brand name. Don’t be fooled by sketchy online sites and choose the best grinder based on specific features rather than a brand name or looks. This will help give you a much better smoking or vaping experience for years to come.