Like peanut butter and jelly, cheech and chong, or grilled cheese and tomato soup…vaporizers and grinders go hand in hand. The number one accessory I can recommend with the purchase of a vaporizer is a grinder.
A grinder can easily break down your dry herbs into a much more consistent texture and allows for an even vape of your herbs without having to stir or mix your bowls. This maximizes the surface area of the herbs that are heated which helps your vaporizer perform more efficiently.
Even the best dry herb vaporizer needs a grinder to fully maximize it’s potential.
Here’s why you need a grinder:
- More consistent material
- Improves efficiency of your vape
- Faster to break down herbs
- Storage for herbs
All in all, if you have a vaporizer, you should buy a grinder because it will make your life much easier.
What are the best grinders for vaping?
The first thing you should know when looking for the right type of grinder is that different grinders produce different consistencies that work best for certain vaporizers. You should also find out if you have a conduction or convection vaporizer.
For the most part, if you have a conduction type vaporizer like the Pax 3, Davinci IQ Pax 2, Pax, Haze v3, Ascent, G Pen Elite or Solo, you should be using a fine type of grind. If you use mostly convection type vaporizers like the Volcano, Herbalizer, Firefly 2, CloudEvo, or Grasshopper, then you should be using a more coarse type grinder.
Below I will recommend 3 of the best herb grinders for vaping that I personally use on a daily basis and what vapes they work best with. I’ve owned these grinders for years and I can attest to their strength, quality and type of grind you can expect.
#1 – Santa Cruz Shredder (4 Piece Large)
The first grinder that I recommend is the Santa Cruz Shredder. The SCS is in my opinion one of the best engineered grinders that you can buy. It’s made in the USA, uses an innovative technique to “shred” herb, and never sticks or catches on anything. It literally shreds everything without a problem.
I recommend the SCS for convection type vaporizers because it produces a coarser type of grind. This type of grind performs better with convection type vaporizers because the herbs are not as condensed and allow for more air flow.
SCS Tip: You could get away with using this type of grinder for other portables if you flip it upside down and re-grind the material. I still recommend picking up something like the MFLB finishing grinder for the Pax to get the best results.
#2 – Space Case (4 Piece)
The next grinder I recommend is the Space Case. I consider it middle of the road as far as grind type. It produces finer herbs than the SCS but more coarse than the third option. I’ve used this grinder for years and it’s pretty popular among vaporist.
I recommend the Space Case for vaporizers life the Pax, Haze, V2 Pro Series 3 and most above.
#3 – Magic-Flight Launch Box Finishing Grinder
The third grinder I recommend is the MFLB Finishing Grinder. This grinder produces a really fine grind and works perfect for conduction vaporizers. It basically turns the herb to a powder which makes it extremely easy to pack tight.
*I definitely recommend this if you already have the MFLB. It attaches directly to the trench and makes loading super easy.
I recommend the Finishing Grinder for vaporizers like the Pax 3, Davinci IQ, Pax 2, Ascent, Pax, Haze V3, Puffit-X, and FlowerMate v5.0S.
There are many more grinders to choose from out there but these are the three that I use on a daily basis. Click here for a complete list of grinders available to buy. These are also the three that I’ve had the best results with the combination of vaporizers that I’ve tested.
Let me know in the comments what kind of set up you have and what grinder produces the best results for you so other people can see what works and what doesn’t.
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