Vapes and rolling papers are all but useless if you don’t have the right grind on your marijuana bud. A quality weed grinder will seamlessly cut through your product, sifting out the bad chunks and preserving the extra-potent kief (or pollen) for an optimal smoking experience. Meaning: no dirty smoke, no wasted product. You can seriously invest in this accessory if you want, but you can also find some solid, inexpensive options. These 10 best weed grinders—most of them with four pieces to grind bud, sift pollen, and store the results properly—are available online and fit any budget.
Magic Flight’s grinder is part of its full Launch Box vape kit, fitting snugly over the opening of the vape so you can transfer freshly ground bud without a mess. If you’re looking for a beautifully carved wooden grinder that matches its vape, choose this one.
Kannastör’s grinder is a mix-and-match marvel with extra storage options and an easy-to-remove screen. Best of all, it has two interchangeable grater plates so you can choose your coarseness. Made with hardened aluminum in a stylish, matte design, it’ll last you for ages.
For a more tactile option, get Aerospaced’s grinder. The hand crank operates a large set of blades, which chop up weed and filter it through a mesh screen. The clear lid allows you to monitor the entire operation.
It’s worth the investment.
You get into spoil-yourself territory with the Santa Cruz Schredder. Known for its unique tooth design, it churns out perfectly ground, fluffy weed into a canister sealed with extra-strong magnets. If black is too boring for you, choose one of 10 other color options.
Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s basic. This grinder comes with five pieces—including two mesh screens to sift pollen from your weed, and a little scraper to use for the catch tray so not a grain is wasted—with sharp teeth and a magnetic seal. If it seems too large, then remove a mesh screen or two to shorten it.
While the iRainy and Kingtop grinders are made from zinc alloy, Masterdam is the cheapest grinder on this list made from hardier aluminium. Its teeth are different too: Their curved diamond shape grinds out super-fine dust. It’s a solid, inexpensive option for everyday use.
Mendo Mulcher makes some exceptional grinders—all out of aircraft-grade billet aluminum—but this one might be the most useful. At only 1.75 inches, it’s best for travel, and its extra-grippy construction ensures you won’t slip up while using it despite its small size. With only two pieces though, it doesn’t have a mesh filter.
These 10 best weed grinders—most of them with four pieces to grind bud, sift pollen, and store the results properly—are available online and fit any budget.
Manual or electric is the main concern here since they are the two types of weed grinders from which to choose . Manual grinders require some elbow grease of course, but they are pretty easy to use and they have a few advantages:
Space Case grinders have a solid reputation because of their build quality and durability. They do an excellent job of grinding down dry herb, but you’ll need to clean out the grinder afterward, which can be a hassle. They’re also on the expensive side, and if you can afford it, then this grinder can serve you for years.
Electric grinders are not as popular as manual grinders since they don’t perform as many of the same functions as manual grinders do. Plus they are more high-maintenance since they need to be cleaned and charged regularly. Still, they do have a few advantages over manual grinders:
- Can be easily used by anyone
- It’s a little easier to calibrate the consistency of the grind
The Tectonic9 is a manual grinder with an electronic dispensing action that makes it easy to use while keeping it portable-friendly. The grind consistency was good, and you can drop the herbs directly into your vaporizer. However, the additional complications involved with operating this grinder, plus the fact that it needs to be charged, means that it is not for everyone.
The SLX was already the best grinder around, and the V2.5 (Released early 2020) makes it even better. It retains all the positives of the original while improving the build quality. It has a smooth grinding action that does not require any effort, it grinds the herbs to a perfectly fluffy consistency, and it never needs to be cleaned. So, regardless of which kind of vaporizer you have, the SLX will be the perfect companion for it.
The Santa Cruz Shredder is one of the better grinders I’ve used because of how simple it is to use and how efficient the grind is. It’s pretty expensive, though, and it involves more cleaning than I like. Despite those problems, it’s easy to admire how well-engineered this grinder is when you use it. It turns super smooth, and the consistency is perfect for vaping.
- You never have to worry if they are charged or not
- They include their own receptacle to catch and distribute the ground herb
- The good ones rarely, if ever, need cleaning
- Most of them include kief catchers to collect some of the most potent parts of the herb
- They are more portable-friendly than electric grinders
A grinder will break down the herb and give it a greater surface area so that it better fills the oven of the vaporizer. This allows the oven to evenly heat the herb, which improves the flavor and vapor production of the herb. Thoroughly ground herb also provides a better high because the terpenes and cannabinoids present in the herb are released more efficiently. Well ground herb also improves the airflow of the vaporizer and makes it easier to access the vapor because the heated air can pass through the ground-up herb more easily.
We've been asked by our readers to list the 10 best Weed and Herb Grinders of 2020 to use with a vaporizer- and here they are!