Experts consider that grinding your botanicals is the cornerstone of herb consumption. That’s why dry herb consumers practice grinding their select plant matter, and for these aficionados, only the best of the best will do. SharpStone Grinders make some of the best grinders in the industry. Their dry herb grinders are considered as superior in terms of overall quality and affordability.
Today's market offers a wide variety of grinders, but with so many options, finding the right one for you might prove to be a bit of a challenge. What SharpStone grinders offer is value. Their products are reasonably priced and are made of high-quality materials. They also design and engineer their products to accommodate the needs of various types of consumers.
In this article, we’ll take an in-depth review on some of the products from SharpStone Grinders’ collection. We’ll review some of their best-selling dry herb grinders and give you our unbiased and impartial opinion about their products. Backed by a team of trusty enthusiasts who spent hours testing these grinders, we’ll help you find the right SharpStone product that suits your needs.
Grinders play an integral part in dry herb consumption. They're so simple and straightforward yet their role is too important. They allow you to maximize the benefits you can get from your select dry herb strains and improve the quality of your materials for a better yield.
SharpStone Grinders know just how vital grinders are to those who consume herbs. This is why they put a lot of effort in designing and in engineering their products. They use only the best raw materials and subject their products to the strictest manufacturing standards which ensures that their dry herb grinders meet the requirements of those who use their herbs for both medical and for recreational purposes.
Having said, SharpStone Grinders’ raw material of choice include heavy duty aircraft billet aluminum and stainless-steel micro mesh screens. The aircraft billet aluminum used in SharpStone Grinders come from a single and solid block of raw aerospace-grade aluminum. Used in aircrafts, this variety of aluminum resists corrosion. They're strong, durable, yet they’re lightweight, which makes them the ideal raw material for a dry herb grinder to be used by patients and casual consumers alike.
SharpStone Grinders use CNC (computer numerical code) precision machinery to cut the aircraft billet aluminum. They trim the aluminum blocks with accuracy ensuring that there will be no loose parts, uneven edges, or any kind of manufacturing defects. Furthermore, once the aluminum blocks have been cut to specification, they’re subjected to anodization which further strengthens the surface of the aluminum. This not only gives it a scratch-proof finish but also ensures that each product that goes through the process of anodization will last longer – this includes not only the exterior of each grinder but also the internal components of each chamber.
Anodization also prevents burring and flaking of the aluminum metal that could lead to slivers and flakes of aluminum getting mixed up with your ground material – a common pitfall of the average grinder.
Having considered these factors and ensuring that their grinders are made with the best quality raw materials from the ground up makes products from SharpStone Grinders the best dry herb grinders on the market today. The combination of affordability and superior quality placed the SharpStone Grinder brand on the map.
SharpStone products are classified into two groups; the early iteration of their grinders (V1 models) and the improved version of the said products (V2 models). In our own humble opinion, the V1 models are rudimentary in design but this does not mean that the V1 models are in any way inferior to some of the dry herb grinders on the market today. We believe that they give you the advantage of stealth and discreet use especially when you plan on grinding up a few buds while you’re on your feet.
Here are some of our best picks.
SharpStone Hard Top 2 Piece Grinder (V1)
As we’ve mentioned, the earlier models were pretty much basic grinders. However, we just had to appreciate the benefits of the rudimentary design in this small and compact 2-piece grinder.
Let me give you the pros:
- Semi-Matte Finish
- Easy to Use
This 2-piece hard top grinder is small and compact. It’s 2.5 inches wide and weighs at around 3.00 ounces, it makes for a very portable grinder that you can take with you almost anywhere you go. The SharpStone Hard Top 2 Piece Grinder V1 is proof that no one can stop you from getting freshly round herbs wherever you are. The aircraft grade aluminum makes it light on the pocket and the anodized finish gives you that peace of mind even if you dump it in a pocket full of coins or maybe with some keys.
The number of herbs it can accommodate is fairly limited but it gets the job done. The sharp-edged teeth ensured that the herbs we put in were milled to a fine consistency and the textured edges made it so that operating a grinder this thin was still easy. The magnets on the grinder ensured that it won’t break open even if we’ve left a few ground-up materials inside while the grinder itself was sitting in our pocket.
We'd recommend this 2-piece grinder for consumers who are always out and about and for those who require an herb grinder they can carry with ease. It takes up very little space and the black finish of the 2-piece grinder we had made it look all the more discreet.
SharpStone Clear Top 4 Piece Grinder (V2)
While one of the strongest suits of SharpStone’s V1 models is simplicity, the V2 models tell a different story. They have a more pronounced texture on the sides. They also have large indents and have a more curved dimension. This 4-piece model in particular has a clear top lip which allows you to see the herbs as they’re milled to your desired consistency so this 4-piece V2 model is far from being inconspicuous.
Here are some of the pros of using the SharpStone Clear Top 4 Piece Grinder V2:
- Shatter-Resistant Acrylic
- Ergonomic Design
- Smooth Grinding Action
- Can Collect Pollen
- Allows You to Control Consistency
The SharpStone Clear Top 4 Piece Grinder V2 is what dreams are made of. The clear top lid makes it so that you can see the contents of the grinder as they’re milled down to smaller pieces. The holes on the bottom grinding section were just small enough to let small pieces of ground material pass through.
Pro tip: if you need a finer consistency, flip your grinder upside down and start grinding. Then, flip it right-side up and continue milling the herbs.
Like the 2-piece V1 model, the magnet on this 4-piece V2 grinder worked like magic. Even if we flipped the grinder upside down, the top lid did not give away.
The textured edges on this V2 model were more pronounced than its predecessors and made grinding easier. The contoured dimensions also made operation more comfortable. It’s equipped with thin poly rings which made the grinding action even smoother and allowed us to crush nuggets of herbs into finely ground-up material in no time.
This model is best for those who consume herbs at home. It’s bulkier, so taking it on trips may not be the best idea. Nevertheless, connoisseurs with specific tastes in herbs will find that this model is what they’re after. The ability to determine how coarse or how fine the herbs are lets you customize your sessions and get the most of your preferred method of consumption.
SharpStone Hand Crank Grinders
Whether you’re rocking the V1 or the V2 model of SharpStone’s Hand Crank Grinders, the quality of the botanicals is sure to be exceptional. You obviously have the power of a hand crank at your disposal allowing you to mill more herbs easily.
Here are a few of its perks:
- Razor-Sharp Blades
- Durable Hand Crank
In our opinion, it shares more similarities than it has differences with SharpStones 4-piece models, and for us, that’s good. The only significant difference is the hand crank which helped us grind herbs and botanicals quickly.
Because of the hand crank, we were able to grind herbs even those that had high moisture content. They would otherwise end up clogging the average grinder and would cause the sides of the grinder to get stuck together due to residue buildup.
Furthermore, other hand crank grinders tend to weaken overtime especially because we tend to overload hand crank grinders with herb. However, the SharpStone Hand Crank Grinders tear through the herbs like a hot knife on butter.
We’d recommend this grinder for heavy consumers and those partaking in group sessions. It’s also perfect for medical consumers who suffer from joint and muscle pain like arthritis and rheumatism.
We were satisfied with how these herb grinders performed overall. Honestly, these were some of the best we’ve tested so far and we’ve had our hands on quite a number of herb grinders.
Needless to say, we’re convinced at how much value we got from these grinders and they look like they’ll be with us for a while. They’re priced reasonably and the quality of the grinders themselves are exceptional. They’re not the cheapest but with herb grinders, you get what you pay for. Moreover, SharpStone Grinders performed similarly or even better than herb grinders twice its price which makes it superior to others value wise.