How To: Pick the Best Grinder


How To: Pick the Best Grinder

Whether you’re a new smoker or a seasoned vet, there comes a time when you have to pick out a new grinder. There are a few factors that come into play when adding to your smoking supplies arsenal: size, capabilities, ease of use, maybe even reputation. Luckily, the DHC team tested out some of the best grinders out there to help you out! Check out some of these reviews and descriptions to see which grinder fits your lifestyle.

Space Case

DHC How To Grinder Space Case

DHC notes:

“Best grinder, I’ve had my titanium space case since 2007”

Grinds with ease, has a deep chamber for legal herbs or tobacco and is built to last. May seem pricey, but it’s worth every penny.

DHC How To Grinder Space Case

Specs:

Medium-sized 4 piece
2.5” wide x 2” tall
Anodized non stick coating
Nylon O-Rings for smooth and precise rotation
Diamond tooth design
Neodymium rare earth magnets
Medical grade T-316 stainless steel pollen screen
Scratch resistant
Manufacturer lifetime warranty
Available in Polished Silver, Titanium Black, Rasta, Blue or Gold.

Cali Crusher - Homegrown

DHC How To Grinder Cali Crusher

DHC Notes:

Easy grip and teeth have different edges on either side providing versatility; you can grind one way for fluffy results, or the opposite way for dense. The openings in the pollen screen are a little big and can allow more than just pollen to get through.
DHC How To Grinder Cali Crusher

Specs:

“Homegrown” grinder used was the medium-sized 4 piece
2.35” wide by 2.2” tall
Aerospace Medical Grade Aluminum
Quicklock technology for easy open and close - quarter turn to lock and unlock as opposed to multiple revolutions
Grooved edges for easy grip
Neodymium rare earth magnets
Blades/teeth covered under a lifetime warranty
Available in Black, Blue, Green, Red, Purple, Yellow and more.

Herb Saver

DHC How To Grinder Herbsaver

DHC Notes:

Deep chamber combined with a lightweight feel and durable exterior. Works great but does not grind as fine if that’s what you’re looking for. All grinders are made from translucent plastic so you can see when all your legal herbs or tobacco is ground.
DHC How To Grinder Herbsaver

Specs:

2.25” wide by 3.625” tall
Water/Odor resistant
Medical Grade PP
Made in USA
Quick release threads for easy access
Removable pollen screen for easy cleaning/replacements
Pollen scraper and 1 stainless steel pollen screen disc included
Manufacturer lifetime warranty
Available in Dark or Light Blue, Green, White, Glow-in-the-Dark (Green, Red or Blue), Pink, Black, Purple or Red.

SLX

DHC How To Grinder SLX

DHC Notes:

Has the most teeth out of all the grinders reviewed, and they’re more square which creates a more dense grind. Has a more shallow chamber but a grooveless pollen screen makes emptying the chamber easy.
DHC How To Grinder SLX

Specs:

2.5” tall
Aerospace-grade aluminum
Ceramic coating
55 teeth
Neodymium rare earth magnets ensure the grinder stays closed
Fine, stainless steel pollen screen
1 set of threads
Available in Champagne, Black Metallic, Charcoal Gray, Silver, Yellow, Leaf Green and Purple Haze.

Santa Cruz Shredder

DHC How To Grinder Santa Cruz Shredder

DHC Notes:

Fluffier grind and large chamber. Anodized threading reduces wear and tear from opening and closing. Cool designs make this grinder lean more toward the expensive side of the scale.
DHC How To Grinder Santa Cruz Shredder

Specs:

2 ⅛” wide
Ridged edges for easy grip
Made from Medical Grade Anodized Aluminium
T304 Micronic Precision Woven Non-Fraying Stainless Steel Screen
Unique threading pattern and friction ring
Patented tooth design
Scratch resistant
Made in the USA
Available in a wide variety of designs and colors

Alpaca

DHC How To Grinder Alpaca

DHC Notes:

The grind is pretty coarse, not ideal for vaporizers. However, the grinder is lightweight but durable, and the base cap blocks scents and spills.
DHC How To Grinder Alpaca Grinder

Specs:

2.5” wide x 2.5” tall
Patented design saves time & herbs
Product dispenses directly into smoking device
Made in the U.S.A. from aircraft aluminum & premium materials
Stick-proof coating prevents buildup
Razor sharp teeth for ultra-smooth grinding
Pocket-friendly cap seals in odors
Manufacturer Lifetime Warranty

Sharpstone

DHC How To Grinder Sharpstone

DHC Notes:

Classic shape is preferred but the new V2 has a tapered shape. One of the most well-known brands out there. Medium-sized storage chamber and diamond-shaped teeth make for a fluffier grind. Definitely one of the most cost-effective grinders available.
DHC How To Grinder Sharpstone

Specs:

4-piece option comes in multiple sizes:
1.5", 2.2”, 2.5", 3" or  3.5" tall
Available in both clear top or hard top
Heavy Duty Aircraft Billet Aluminum
Stainless steel micro mesh screens
Powerful Neodymium Magnets
Special Teflon O-Rings for smooth twisting while grinding
Anodized finish
Comes with protective pouch and pollen scraper
Available in a bevy of colors, including Bronze, Silver, Red, Light Blue, Green, Purple, Pink or Gray, among others.
Be sure to check out the DHC store and peruse our grinders and other accessories!

11 comments


  • Nelz

    Can anyone recommend a grinder that grinds nice and fine for vaporizers? I like how the homegrown has different teeth although a bit on the expensive side..


  • Gina

    I’ve had a sharpstone that was given to me three years ago, and was my boyfriend’s for ten years before that. Thing is extremely durable, a little heavy, very effective but wish it had a bigger chamber. Other than that though, I highly recommend it.


  • Pablo

    Well rite about now I have the Herb Saver and it’s been an incredible grinder! I would love to use another grinder and see if it as well as the experience I am having with my Herb Saver!! Thanks for the review DHC


  • HOP

    I am currently using a Lincig #1 black grinder, and I LOVE it!!! It slices rather than shreds the weed and I especially like that I can finally get the coarse, fluffy grind that works best for my devices. It is similar to the Lyft grinder but not an exact clone and is HALF the cost and includes the “extras” that Lyft charges additional fees for. Check Amazon to compare the Lincig to the Lyft grinders. You will be pleasantly surprised!!


  • Daniel Ochoa

    In all honesty I have the herb saver now from the Dr.Greenthumb DHC colab And I Do Not Like it’s full function. I would rather have been excited to receive either the space case, Santa Cruz shredder or the sharp stone in my opinion.


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