Top 10 Weed Grinders and their Materials Reviewed

We have reviewed the TOP 10 Weed Grinders and their materials and what makes EACH OF THEM, DIFFERENT. Don't get fooled into buying cheap ass weed grinders that grinds your gears instead. Let me show you the top weed grinders with best quality at an affordable price. FUN FACT: It is not known to many how buying a grinder online can actually help you SAVE MONEY. Local grinder shops may not be able to compete the price of grinders online as it has a huge difference. So, if I were you, go for online purchase instead. Here's the TOP 10 list from us, freshly reviewed this December, 2017.

Top 10 Weed Grinders Comparison Chart

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Grinder

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Our Rating

Platinum Grinders (check pricing on Amazon)

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(4.2 / 5)

Chromium Crusher (check pricing on Amazon)

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(4 / 5)

Space Case (Our Top Pick - check pricing on Amazon)

$$$$

(5 / 5)

Santa Cruz Shredder (check pricing on Amazon)

$$$

(4.8 / 5)

Black Tie Grinder (check pricing on Amazon)

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(4.3 / 5)

Cali Grinder (check pricing on Amazon)

$$$

(4.7 / 5)

Mendo Mulcher (check pricing on Amazon)

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(4.7 / 5)

Sharpstone (check pricing on Amazon)

$$

(4 / 5)

Golden Gate (check pricing on Amazon)

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(4.5 / 5)

KingTop (check pricing on Amazon)

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(4.1 / 5)

If you noticed, we didn’t put exactly how much the weed grinder costs, but just how expensive/cheap it is. That’s because prices change always and we don’t want to misinform you. So if you think the Grinder is interesting, just check the price on the buttons above.

Anyway, before we discuss about it, if it’s your first time searching for the keyword “weed grinder” I would recommend you to watch this video on how to use it and how does it work. Anyway, the most common FAQ of all is “Why buy a weed grinder?“. Well, you don’t want your marijuana getting stucked on your bong don’t you? You could also grate it manually but dude, it would take a lot of effort and you might grate your fingers too. So anyway, if you are looking just for the best weed grinders, you just came to the right place.

Platinum Grinders Review

Platinum GrindersThe main thing that Platinum Grinder boasts is it’s Black Anodized Finish that makes it scratch free. We might say that it’s large but you could still fit it in your pocket if you’re wearing loose pants, but it definitely won’t fit on your skinny jeans as it would really bulge and might ruin your grinder in the long run. If you hate seeing scratch on your weed grinder and you aim for durability considering you have a tight budget, then I’d really recommend this one for you dude.

Also because of it’s cool look and performance at a cheap price. This one’s the #1 Best Seller in Seasoning & Spice Mincers category. Idk if that really matters but, if you think it’s a good news, then great!

Size & Weight: Small (2.5Inch – 4 Piece), Light (12 Ounces)
Material: Aluminum/Stainless Steel
Teeth Shape: Diamond
Magnets: Neodymium
Price: Cheap

Our Rating: 4.2/5

Recommended for people: Who hate scratches with low budget. Just check price below.

Chromium Crusher Review

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Cheapest among our TOP 10 Weed Grinders. This one’s like Platinum Grinders but cheaper and twice lighter than Platinum Grinders but less resistant to scratches than Platinum Grinders. Considering it’s only 5.6 Ounce and Platinum is 12, you could already think about it’s “armor”. Don’t worry, Chromium Crusher still has Anodized Surface that prevents it from scratching. But the texture of Chromium Crusher has friction which could be the reason it would’ve scratches. Just don’t be super careless if you don’t want scratches on it.

Anyway, if you’re just the type of guy who cares about it’s performance and durability and not much about looks especially when it’s cheap. Then this one’s for you. Best Weed Grinder on Amazon for its price range I guarantee. Even a buddy of mine has been using his 4 year old crusher and is still being continually used as of writing. So it’s really durable and not like the $5 weed grinders that may break in a year.

Size & Weight: Small (2.5Inch – 4 Piece), Super Light (5.6 Ounces)
Material: Aluminum
Teeth Shape: Diamond
Magnets: Not Specified
Price: Cheapest among the Top 10

Our Rating: 4.0/5

Recommended for People: First Time Buyers; CHEAP BUT GREAT Lovers;

Space Case Grinder Review

Holy Smokes! Having one of this would be really brag-worth. Even without saying a thing about it, just the simple gesture of picking it from your pocket. Your bros would really get stoned in awe just seeing this. Pardon my puns.

“HOLY… MOLLY… YOU HAVE A SPACE CASE GRINDER!?”
“Yep. Why?”
*Stares at it for a few minutes*

Anyway, you might be surprised once you check the price of this one. This GRINDER really is popular that people even try to make fake ones of it. Check it out yourself, it’s the only weed grinder that has a fanbase in facebook. The rest? Ehhhh…

“Why so expensive?” Alright here are the main reasons why. #1 – It doesn’t scratch and always look glossy. #2 – It’s built for a lifetime #3 – It uses the Aluminum AIRCRAFTs use. #4 – Titanium Finish makes this weed grinder non-stick. So you’re gonna be sure that there’s no waste of weed sticking on it. Every KIEF counts right? A friend of mine had it for 20 years. He just shines it everyday, and it still LOOKS BRAND NEW! Their company is also big already, they have all types of sizes, so you can order any size. But this one we are showcasing is the 4-piece since, in my opinion, if you’re just going to buy for something luxurious, just buy the BEST and MOST Efficient one which is the 4-piece.

Size & Weight: Large (3.5Inch – 4 Piece), (Heavy) 1 Pound
Material: Aircraft-Grade Aluminum, Anodized Titanium Coating
Teeth Shape: Triangle
Magnets: Neodymium
Price: Definitely PRICEY; Best Gift For Christmas;

Our Rating: 5.0/5 – Currently the Best for now

Recommended for People: Who would spend MORE for PERFECTION. If you prefer iPhone over Windows, and you’re a big fan of it, buy this. Seriously.

Santa Cruz Shredder Review

This one’s like the smaller version of Space Case Grinder. Because it almost has the same quality as Space Case but smaller. It looks slick too and is available in many different colors. What it boasts among other grinders is its grip. It has deep knurled pattern likes coca-cola plastic crowns which would do great especially for people with sweaty hands. Also, if Space Case Grinder is made of “aircraft-grade” metal. This one uses “medical-grade” metal which means it is cleansed the same way used in hospitals to disinfect medical instruments before surgical procedures. That means it’s non-stick. Most Medical Marijuana patients especially those who have wrist pain or are not too strong love this since it has that “super-grip” element.

Size & Weight: Medium (3Inch – 4 Piece), Super Light (6.4 Ounces)
Material: Medical-Grade Aluminum, Rasta Anodized Coating
Teeth Shape: Diamond
Magnets: Neodymium
Price: Few Bucks Cheaper than Space Case Grinder

Our Rating: 4.8/5

Recommended for People: Medical Marijuana Patients; People who Occassionaly use Weed; Wants Space Case Quality but wants a smaller and lighter one;

Black Tie Grinder

What Black Tie Grinder could brag about is that Black Tie Grinder takes the highest rating in Amazon in MID-Price tier weed grinders. Most probably because it is the equilibrium of “price” and “quality”. What makes it GREAT apart from other grinders is that, they added “rounded sides” in its pollen chamber so it would be easy to scrape the kief and you’d be sure that there is no kief left on the edgy corners of your chamber.  This is a BRILLIANT CHEAP solution for the “weed residue” problem that weed grinder users encounter. Aside from that, they are so customer-friendly that they even give extras such as, carry pouch, metal reinforcement of pollen screen, two pollen scrapers, and a pollen chamber with rounded sides for easy scraping, on your purchase. Previous Rating from 2017 is 4.1, now it’s almost 2018, I’d give it a 4.3.

Size & Weight: Small (2.5Inch – 4 Piece), Super Light (4 Ounces)
Material: Aircraft-Grade Aluminum, Rasta Anodized Coating
Teeth Shape: Diamond
Magnets: Neodymium
Price: Average

Our Rating: 4.3/5

Recommended for People: Efficiency Enthusiast – Those who love things where price meets quality.

Cali Crusher: Homegrown Review

Now here’s a totally different design of a weed grinder, Cali Crusher. Before anything else, you should know that there are two types of Cali Crusher Grinder sold. One is the ordinary, but still high quality, rated a bit lower than Black Tie Grinder in Amazon but almost of the same material so we didn’t put it in the list. The other, with a better quality, is this one. Totally a UNIQUE Design especially it’s teeth, it’s grip, and it’s lock. This one is made in San Diego.

Cali Crusher Homegrown weed grinder is like Space Case and Santa Cruz Shredder mixed, with a twist! — it’s teeth. Its teeth is not diamond or triangle, but something else I cannot easily describe in words so better just check the pricing on amazon below and view the images. Because of this teeth design, it’s a lot easier to twist it and a lot more space for weeeeeeed, though it might take more turns to grind weed because it uses only 6 teeth. But definitely easy to twist and a lot more space for weed for its size.

Size & Weight: Very Small (2.2Inch – 4 Piece), Super Light (6.56 Ounces)
Material: Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
Teeth Shape: 8 Arcs
Magnets: Neodymium
Price: Above Average

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Recommended for People: Who love slick designs and who have a hard time twisting other grinders since this one’s easy and really smooth to twist.

Mendo Mulcher

As strong as it looks like, Mendo Mulcher defines their grinder as Solid. Built Like a Tank. Possibly the Last Grinder You Will Ever Need.” It definitely is as strong as it looks like. This one’s the direct opposite of Cali Crusher Homegrown weed grinder since Cali has only 8 teeths, while this one has A LOT! By a LOT, it’s twice as much as most high quality grinders. Maybe around 50?? I didn’t dare counting all of them, see for yourself. I attached the image in the full review. So it would definitely crush the weed into pieces. 

I would say this is the weed grinder with the best performance if you have the muscles. You would have a problem though if you don’t have a good grip.

Size & Weight: Very Small (2.25 or 3 Inch – 4 Piece), Light (10.4 Ounces)
Material: Heavy Duty Aircraft Grade Billet Aluminum (6061-T6 Bar Stock)
Teeth Shape: Sharp Oval (Tooooo many!!)
Magnets: Not Mentioned
Price: Above Average

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Recommended for People: Strong; People who prefer performance over design;.

Sharpstone

Sharpstone weed grinder is the lightest, pocket-grinder in the top 10 weed grinders. A bit higher price than Platinum Grinder but of almost the same quality. Which one has better quality? Well, I’d be honest, Platinum Grinder still is better. This one has a glass top so if you are not careful you might break it. But it’s not as brittle as $1 weed grinder so don’t worry. What’s great about this weed grinder is that you have a choice of color and you can look at weed getting grinded!

Size & Weight: Very Small (2.2 – 4 Piece), Lightest in Top 10! (4.8 Ounces)
Material: Heavy Duty aircraft grade billet aluminum
Teeth Shape: Diamond
Magnets: Neodymium 
Price: Below Average

Our Rating: 4.0/5

Recommended for People: Who likes seeing their weed being grinded and wants a choice of design; Wants the lightest weed grinder;

Golden Gate

This weed grinder looks SLICK! Not only it’s design but also, unique and had no bad reviews in Amazon. After getting 2655 reviews, they had the rating of 4.8!!! Check out those thunder-shaped teeth! At a below average price, as cheap as Sharpstone Grinder, I’m going to rate this 4.5!

Size & Weight: Very Small (2.2 – 4 Piece), Lightest in Top 10! (4.8 Ounces)
Material: Aircraft Grade Aluminum On CNC Machines
Teeth Shape: 49 Thunder-Shaped/Diamond Teeth
Magnets: Neodymium 
Price: Below Average

Our Rating: 4.5/5

Recommended for People: Who wants the best Pick for the Cheap tier weed grinders.

KingTop

Stylish-cheapest-largest weed grinder we have seen. It has almost the same number of teeths as Mendo Mulcher. So if you want almost the same performance with Mendo Mulcher at a cheaper price, check this out. It’s only a few bucks more than Chromium Crusher. The density is balanced by the size of the weed grinder.

Size & Weight: Medium (3 Inch – 4 Piece), Super Light (5.6 Ounces)
Material: Zinc Alloy Material
Teeth Shape: 45 Diamond Teeth
Magnets: Neodymium 
Price: Cheap, few bucks more than Chromium Crusher

Our Rating: 4.1/5

Recommended for People: Who wants Mendo Mulcher but cannot afford it.

How to Pick Your Ideal Weed Grinder

We know that some of you want to judge the weed grinders yourself. For these ratings above are just our own opinions and other other people’s reviews combined. For sure, even if we all love weed, we still have different personalities, different preferences. So if you want to pick a grinder for yourself, you might want to consider these.

#1 Size… Or Your Preferred Weed Grinder Compartment

Before you buy a grinder, be sure to know what you want your crusher to have first. Depending on your budget and depending on the size of weed grinder you want, you can consider the compartments to still assure that you are buying a quality grinder. If you happen to have owned a four-piece grinder, you sure know how costly it is as it can cost you just the same as buying 2 piece model.

a. Two piece (1 Compartment)

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Grinders with two piece have sole area which is for grinding a bud alone. You only have to put the weed into the grinder, lock the compartments and start turning the grinder back and forth. After doing so, all the weed that you have just pound into the grinder are removed carefully.

With having a single compartment, you would not be able to get a buildup of kief. Other than that, it is recommended for you to remove the pot away from the grinder area as it will most likely stick the more the grinder is used.

b. Three piece (2 Compartments)

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Compared to having a single compartment, the three piece grinders has one compartment which is not for breaking down the marijuana. The additional compartment is usually put just right below the area of the grinding process.

The pot is spread evenly with a grinder with 2 compartments as it collects all the possible fine weeds that fall through. This is especially good for those who are into joints and as well as blunts. This greatly avoids having to feel the frustration over having the weed to not breakdown enough.

c. Four piece (3 Compartments)

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Not all grinders have the kief catcher. If you grind weed into a grinder, some tiny THC crystals tend to falloff. These THC crystals do not usually get smoked, however, with kief catcher, all fine residue that falls to the bottom are collected. Though, you should not expect too much. You will have to use it a couple more times to see the result and get ready to be surprised.

In the top 10 grinders listed above, the Space Case is one of those with 4 piece style. Having this, the grinder really does belong to be one of the top.

#2 Weed Grinder Material

a. Classic Metal Version

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Very common in best quality grinders to have aluminum as their metal of choice for the body. When people hear about having the aluminum as the material, a lot would question their safety with crushing their weed to these grinders. It is actually okay, it is safe to use. Aside from being safety, the metal grinder models tend to last long with additional compartments as well to complete the get up of best grinder. With its numerous benefits, having a grinder with metal material is highly recommended.

b. Acrylic Version

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Among the three materials, those grinder models with acrylic material are the cheapest in the market. This is perfect for those who have tight budget. The drawback with this material for grinder is its longevity. It tend to get break easily. After a while of using a grinder, the weed tend to stick and build up to the plastic which makes it almost impossible for the grinder to pound the weed properly.

c.Wood Version

If we talk about appeal, grinders made of wood are definitely on top. The natural look it gives make it likable. However, the thing with wood-made grinders is having no multiple compartments. Having multiple compartments is really highly recommended which makes the wood model grinders not an ideal grinder. If you happen to want to buy one, just make sure to buy one that does not have paint coating as it can get into your lungs.

#3 Consider the Herb Grinder Teeth

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An herb grinder is best when it has an effective set of teeth. Aside from the material, the best herb grinder should have more teeth for grinding. Generally, a 2.5″ diameter size grinder owns 50 teeth. There are also grinders with the same size which that has half or lesser number of teeth. These grinders are mostly do not have the same outcome as those that have more grinding teeth which is a lot better for vaping and smoking as well.

Of course, it cannot be as effective as it can be if the grinder only have a good number of teeth, but have defective material. The best grinders today are made of aluminum which uses diamond shape grinder teeth. This makes a great impact to delivering a good outcome of the grinder.

#4 Effective Herb Grinder Magnets

Lid of most herb grinders is connected through the second piece through the use of magnets. Having magnets for the automatic connection of lid will help avoid spill the contents of the grinder.

When you buy herb grinder, this is one of the MUST that you should consider: herb grinder with strong magnets. Best grinders are known to have neodymium magnets which is attached to both of the pieces — the lid and the second piece. With these magnets attached to the two pieces, it will be easy for each other to attach as the magnet will attract each other. For weed grinders that has aluminum material, they needed to attach two magnets as the aluminum is not magnetic. If you buy a grinder, be sure to choose the best grinder that install their magnets with care because it will surely not pop out over time.

Minor Factors

#1 Grinder Hole Patterns

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Not all the weed grinders has the same hole pattern. Some people may have not notice it, but each grinder actually has a unique hole pattern. This pattern will allow the ground weed to pass through to the second compartment. In some grinders, they use circular hole patterns. This type of hole pattern will allow just an ample amount of herb to go through. Aside from circular patterns, their are also grinders that uses oval shaped hole pattern just like the Santa Cruz Shredder. Comparing the two hole patterns, what we found most effective is the grinder that has circular holes as it will only really pass through to the second compartment a completely ground herb unlike the other hole patterns.

#2 How about the Best Weed Grinder’s Design?

The good thing about today’s generation is the creativity tends to come out of the box. Uniqueness is mostly a trend to variety of weed grinders nowadays. Mostly, the looks is not just considered when it comes to design, the functionality is looked through as well. So, what should you look for a herb grinder when it comes to design?

a. An Ergonomic Design

Weed grinders with pins are actually helpful as it will let you grip the grinder’s lid well. If you have noticed, most of the weed grinders available in the market today are in circular shape. There are actually herb grinders today that has a designated place for your fingers to properly help you grip the herb grinder, just like the updated Chromium Crusher. With this innovation, it gives you a better grip of the grinder which makes the motion of grind easier.

b. A Removable Screen

For the innovation in line with functionality, herb grinders is with removable filtering screen nowadays. With this, you will be able to replace the  screen if ever it wears out and will let you clean the screen more easily than ever.

#3 Extra Accessories

Since a lot of herb companies are coming out with other grinders, some of them are even innovating and adding some accessories to add value to the weed grinder. If you have more cash to dash out, then why not? Here are some accessories that you might want to consider as well:

a. Color Theme

Most of the herb grinders today come in different colors. With a vast number of options for color, you can easily choose the best that you prefer the most. Owning an herb grinder with your desired color adds to the comfortability of using the grinder.

b. Pollen Scraper

Having a pollen scraper makes scrapping kief out of the kief catcher a lot easier. The drawback of this tool is it comes in small size which makes it easy to lose. Some grinders includes two pollen scrapers, so it is up to you to keep the other one safe for you to have back up if ever you lose the other one.

c. Pouch

A carry bag would be nice to have for your herb grinder. Having one would help protect your grinder and make you carry the grinder more comfortably as well.

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