by East Coast Blazer
Weed grinders have been around for long and are still one of the most popular ways to crush marijuana. The first grinders were made from wood and used to grind tobacco in the 18th century. Then, in the 19th century, they started using them for weed. It wasn’t until about 100 years ago that metal grinders became more common as metal production increased and plastic became more affordable—and thus began the age of modern grinders.
Unlike other methods of breaking down cannabis, such as by hand or with a mortar and pestle, grinders allow users to break down the plant into smaller pieces without worrying about damaging it. That makes them ideal for those who want more control.
Using a weed grinder makes your weed more enjoyable by reducing its potency in your body. From a practical perspective, using a grinder is much easier than opening a bag or smoking out of bongs.
There are many different types of grinders available, including manual ones that can be used with one hand and electric models which require electricity but offer higher speeds and better control over how much material comes out at once.
This article will go over all the different types you may encounter while shopping online for a grinder.
Advantages of Using a Weed Grinder
The main advantage of using a grinder is that it’s more efficient and sanitary than other methods.
Another advantage of this tool is its ease of use—it’s not complicated!
Most people who have never used one before will find themselves good at using one within minutes.
Lastly, it’s less messy than using your hands or scissors.
Types of Marijuana Grinders
Grinders come in many different styles and materials, but all have one thing in common: they break up the weed into a fine consistency.
Generally, they fall into two categories: conical (like a cigarette) or flat-bottomed (like an ice cube tray). The shape determines how much weed can be contained within each one.
Plastic grinders are cheaper than metal ones but don’t last as long because they’re less durable than their metal counterparts. Wood grinders are also available but tend to be more expensive than plastic ones because wood holds up over time.
Most grinders are made from metal or wood because these materials have a durability that won’t break easily over time as plastics might. However, some newer models have been designed specifically around glass containers.
There are many different marijuana grinders, each with its purpose. For example, some have kief catchers, others have storage compartments for storing your herb, and other types don’t include any storage space.
Here’s a quick overview of the most common types of grinders:
Single compartment plastic grinders
These are often used by those who don’t have the budget to purchase an expensive grinder but still want something that will get their herbs finely ground. They come in many different colours and are usually made with plastic.
Electric grinders are built for speed. They have several different speed settings, which an electronic switch or knob can control. They also produce much more heat than other grinders, which can be dangerous if you aren’t careful to use them properly. One thing is guaranteed with electric grinders; it produces a perfect grind every time.
A 2-piece grinder has two parts: a metal container and a herb chamber (which holds your weed).
These types are perfect for those who like to smoke more than just weed and need something that doesn’t take up a lot of space. They often have different sizes so you can find the right one for your needs. They’re also similar to single compartment plastic grinders but are typically larger and don’t include storage compartments.
A 3-piece grinder has three components:
- A metal container.
- A herb chamber (which holds your weed).
- An ash catcher (which catches all the ashes after you’ve smoked).
The four-piece grinder has three chambers and twice as many pieces, including a lid, grinding chamber, top chamber, and bottom kief catcher. The teeth that pick apart the weed are in the grinding chamber, and any residual cannabis will fall through a screen and into the kief catcher.
A 5-piece weed grinder usually has five different pieces, including two grinders and one screen or lid. The best thing about this style is that it can be used to make joints or blunts by grinding your weed into smaller pieces before rolling them up together with your tobacco or paper. You can also use it to make blunt wraps or papers.
These are great for those looking for the most storage space possible. They come in all different sizes and styles, so you can choose one that fits you.
Some 7-piece grinders work better than others when using them for making blunts because they have an extra piece on top which makes it easier to cover all of your herbs.
If you’re looking for a new way to get high, you should consider the benefits of using a weed grinder. These devices can make it easier to grind up your favourite pot strains and add them to your next joint or pipe bowl. You’ll enjoy fresh herbs when you have alone time with your friends!