What are the absolute best fine grinders for vaping? I've got a $25 aluminum Chromium Crusher that I bought on Amazon a while back, but it's really useless at producing any find grinds. I recently got a Volcano Digit, and the plastic grinder that came with it produces twice as fine of grinds as my Chromium, hence my realization that I want something better.
Here are my criteria:
1) Must be able to grind practically to powder. I'm a firm believer that the more surface area available the better. (Normally grind about 0.2-0.3g at a time)
2) Should be easy to load and empty with minimal amount of build up or mess with regular use.
3) Should be somewhat ergonomic to grind (I'm not a big fan of the regular twist type where there isn't much to hold on to, but can live with it if that's what the best is.)
4) Kief collection is not a priority..
5) Money is basically no object, but I'd rather spend $60 on 95 percent awesome than $160 on 99 percent awesome. (Yes, I know that is ironic since I just bought a Volcano, but I have my reasons for that.)
Many of you have recommended 2 piece units, like the plastic freebie that came with my volcano. It's obvious to me now that these will always create finer grinds since the herb is continuously grinded, rather than dropping into a container below at a predetermined size. So thanks, I'll look into the Space Case 2 piece medium as recommended by a few. It looks like a good metal replacement to the plastic freebie I'm using now.
Now that being said, let me add one other criteria to the above just to make things more interesting:
3a) More than somewhat ergonomic, how about any non-standard grinders that might be easier to use? (ie, devices that are not the standard twist/rotate circular blocks of metal) Perhaps something with handles, cranks, or electric motors that give some mechanical advantage? If not that, maybe something that stores ungrinded herb in a nice sealed fashion, but then can dispense grinds when cranked on, like a peppermill? (Someone mentioned an electric coffee grinder - is there any more experience about that from anyone else?)
Edited by Blahman, 13 March 2013 - 05:33 AM.