Not having a weed grinder on you when you want to smoke marijuana is frustrating. Even more so when you’re out with friends and you were the one that was supposed to bring the grinder.
There may be a variety of reasons why you don’t have a weed grinder. Maybe it’s too expensive, as some go for more than you are willing to pay for a portable weed grinder. Even though it has all the bells and whistles that all smokers would drool over, your wallet isn’t convinced enough for you to get it.
Luckily, you’re in the right place. This is because in this guide, you’ll learn about what to look for to find the best cheap weed grinders and which products are recommended. Since we review and try out many different types of weed grinders frequently, you’ll be able to choose the best ones from the wide variety available.
If you’re ready to find the best cheap weed grinders to save money but still have a decent quality grinder for your recreational activities, then check out our reviews below of the top 5 weed grinders.
Our Top 5 Cheap Grinders in 2019
First up, we have the herb grinder from Golden Bell – a brand that is well-known for selling quality marijuana accessories. Its dimensions are 2” x 2” x 1.6” and weighs around 6 ounces, not bad for a grinder. Now for the honey – it costs under $10 and is one of the cheapest that you can get. However, its quality and features you’ll soon see below will show why its worth a lot more than that and why we recommend this one over all the others that we could’ve chosen.
It comes in two different styles – 2” Nickel Black and 2.36” Nickle Black. The difference between the two is simply the length of the diameter. Other than that, the features are roughly the same, as well as the quality and colors of the grinder. The 2.36” style is a bit more expensive but that is mostly because of the increased diameter which increases the overall size. This grinder is made of heavy duty zinc alloy which is perfect if you want a grinder that can take some blows and remain good to use. The heavy-duty design will also prevent the grinder from receiving any dents during minor falls which is quite important. It is important because if any part of the grinder receives a dent, then it will ruin the interior teeth as well, preventing the weed from grinding properly and in some cases, not working at all. In addition, this grinder comes with 4 pieces and 3 chambers, so if any of those chambers receives a dent, you’ll have headaches when you are grinding your marijuana.
Some features that come with this grinder include mesh screen, pollen scraper, lid, and O-ring. First, we’ll talk about the mesh screen and the pollen scraper. The mesh screen gives you the ability to filter out fine pollen which is essential if you don’t want any pollen inside your ground up weed. The pollen scraper allows you to get the excess pollen that may remain stuck inside the grinder after use. However, this tool shouldn’t be needed as much as the mesh screen, since most of the pollen will fall out alongside the weed. Next, the magnetized lid is a feature that we love about this grinder. This is most likely why some of the other grinders reviewed below also have this feature. This lid prevents any spilling of marijuana while grinding. If you have ever tried a low-quality grinder, then you must know about this, as it is one of those things that makes people hate grinders. Lastly, the O-ring is an important feature if you want your grinding experience to be as smooth as possible. This is made possible by reducing friction so that when you are cranking, the weed gets ground as smoothly as possible.
Overall, this product is great if you want to be able to grind weed smoothly, while not having to face the consequences of dents after a minor fall. It is also cheap and affordable, allowing you to not have the fear of getting this product with the thought of burning a hole in your wallet.
Next up, we have a grinder from the brand Moore – a brand that sells a variety of products but is still well-known for their presence in the cheap grinder market. Its dimensions are 2” x 2” x 2” and weighs around 0.8 ounces which are considered very light. This may even be one of the lightest out of the ones available. It is considerably more expensive than the other grinders on this list, but it is still considered cheap when compared to the average price of these products.
It comes in 4 different styles – 40mm/1.5”, 50mm/2”, 63mm/2.5”-Drum, and 63mm/2.5”-Hollow. They are all the same color – rainbow – but are different sizes when it comes to diameter, length, and shape. It is made of metal zinc alloy which is basically the same material as the product above. This means that this product also has the durability to survive from drops to prevent itself from getting any dents. This product comes with 4 pieces and 3 chambers which are enough to grind your weed properly. You’ll be able to get the right sizes that aren’t too grainy or chunky to roll up to smoke with this grinder.
Some features that you’ll be able to experience with this product include efficient grinding, a variety of colors, and portability. This grinder also has O-rings alongside diamond-shaped teeth that will allow you to have a smoother experience while grinding. This will make the process a lot more efficient as well, giving you more ground weed with less cranking. Second, the rainbow color design of this grinder isn’t for everyone. However, for those that like this kind of color will be able to appreciate its flamboyant design. It will look a lot better compared to other grinders that are single, solid, dark colors that have no mood to them. Lastly, it is portable, allowing you to take it anywhere to make sure you have a grinder on you when you most need it. It is lightweight and small, making it one of the best portable cheap weed grinders around.
Unlike the product above, this product doesn’t have any warranty. So, if you dent it or break it by accident or if it fails to work properly, you’re stuck with a broken grinder. The best thing you can do in this situation is to contact them for a replacement, but the worst-case scenario is getting another one since it is cheap, and you chose to go with the cheaper alternative. Overall, this grinder is a decent quality grinder that can smoothly grind all the weed you can get to smoke. It comes at a cheap price and has colors that make it look flamboyant to pop out from your friends’ grinders. We highly recommend it if you are looking for a grinder that isn’t too expensive but still comes with a variety of features to make it worthwhile.
Next up, we have a grinder from the brand Homasy – a brand that specializes in many different products including tanks and, of course, grinders. Its size dimensions are 2.1” x 2.1” x 1.6” and are around 3.5 ounces. This is a bit heavier compared to the one above, but that one was an exception as one of its strong points was its portability. 3.5 ounces is still lightweight and is portable as well, although not as much as the Moore grinder. Its price, however, is a bit cheaper making it a more affordable purchase and an easier one to make since it is cheaper.
It comes only in one color in contrast to the few styles available for some of the ones above but is designed the best in our opinion. It has a fine mesh design on top and a solid, flush finish on the sides for an intoxicating, black-color effect on the eyes. It looks pleasing and clean, which we know will garner some attention from people that like aesthetically pleasing things. It is made of zinc alloy material which was the same material for the two grinders above. The reason this material is so popular among cheaper, high-quality grinders is because it is affordable to manufacture with, but is still durable and tough. This will prevent any dents from forming from minor drops but beware for bigger drops as not even the toughest grinder can survive a long drop. However, if you’re careful with the grinder and never drop it, you won’t have any problems with the quality of the build. It comes with 4 pieces and 3 chambers, perfect for grinding lots of weed.
Some features that come with this product include mesh screen, pollen scraper, lid magnet, and metal teeth. We already went over the first three above, but in case you skipped those because you didn’t like the design, we’ll briefly explain the advantages of these features. The mesh screen and pollen scraper are important as it will remove any excess pollen that may be on your weed. This is so that in your result, you’ll only have ground up weed instead of a mix of weed and pollen. The lid magnet is crucial as it will make your grinding experience less stressful. This is because the magnet will prevent the top from popping off while grinding which many users experience with cheap, low-quality grinders. If you want to avoid the stress, then we recommend that you get a grinder with this magnet lid. Lastly, we have metal teeth. It is like the diamond-shaped teeth feature above, but the advantage to this is that the teeth are in metal which will allow your grinder to grind the weed a lot easier and create a bit of fluff in your herbs. The O-Ring included with this product will provide you with a smoother grinding experience by reducing friction.
In case you accidentally break your grinder by dropping it or it comes broken, you can request a full refund within a certain amount of days (check yourself as it may change from time to time) and in case you do something down the line that causes you to not be able to use the grinder properly, you have a year of warranty to stay covered. Overall, this grinder is great to use if you want an affordable, stylish jet-black finished product that is portable for you to carry around, just in case you need it.
Next, we have a grinder from the brand Chromium Crusher – a brand that specializes in many kinds of grinders that vary across a variety of price ranges. Due to this, we know the brand knows what it takes to manufacture and design an effective grinder that has a quality build alongside great features. Its size dimensions are 2.7” x 2.6” x 2” and weighs around 5.6 ounces. It isn’t terribly lightweight or anything along that nature, but it is still light enough to carry around without it being a burden to you. The price of this product varies a bit as it comes in a few different styles and colors. Some colors include black, gold, gray, green, etc. The ones that are a bit pricier are the ones that have different cranks and teeth.
The color designs for this product aren’t that special and there aren’t too many unique aspects to it. It is a simple solid color design of the color you choose, whether it be black, gold, gray, etc. It is made of zinc alloy construction – just like all the products above – which is one of the best materials you can find in a grinder at this price range. Not only is it durable, but it is lightweight allowing it to have the best of both worlds. This addition will allow your grinder to not receive any dents for minor drops, although it still has the possibility of getting a dent for longer, major drops. However, if you’re careful, the durability of the zinc alloy should be enough to protect your grinder from basic functionality. This grinder comes with a 4-piece, 3 chamber design, just like the products above. Most of the grinders in this price range come with the 4-piece, 3 chamber designs, as it is the perfect balance between functionality and affordable price.
Some features that come with this product include a clear top, mill handle, pollen scraper, mesh screen, and a durable ring. The clear top is a feature that we hope would be implemented in every grinder. This is because, without the top, you must pop the lid off and see how much is left and then keep grinding. Think of how repetitive and bothersome this task is compared to being able to see inside through the see-through lid without having to take the lid off to do so. The grinder also comes with a mill handle which isn’t that special, but still requires recognition. This allows you to exert a lot more force when cranking which can’t be achieved with any regular, smooth handle. The mill handle allows your fingers to be able to have a stronger grip on the handle, allowing you to grind everything into the perfect size. Lastly,
We have the durable ring which we have mentioned throughout this guide as the O-ring. This feature allows you to crank and grind the weed a lot smoother which allows you to have a faster grinding experience. If you are ever in a hurry and can’t wait forever to grind your weed, then this might be the one for you.
Overall, we love this grinder because of the many color selections available to choose from, although it is a few bucks above the cheaper products we have recommended today. It is the perfect choice for those who want a smooth grinding experience while avoiding the rather repetitive task of having to pop the lid every few seconds to see how much weed there is left since this grinder comes with a see-through lid.
Lastly, we have another grinder from the brand Chromium Crusher. However, this product is a bit different because of the design and price. However, we will point out the differences in a bit below. Its size dimensions are 4.2” x 2.7” x 1.9” and comes at 2.4 ounces. If you scroll up a bit for the product we reviewed above, you’ll be able to see the first difference. The weight of this product is only 2.4 ounces while the weight of the other one is all the way up at 5.6 ounces. As it is almost twice the difference in weight, that might be something worth considering when choosing between the two. The price of this product is mostly the same across all the designs and is also a few bucks cheaper than the one above as well.
The designs that come with this product include: black, green, pink, gold, purple, light blue, and gunmetal (a bit more expensive than the others). This gives you a wide selection of colors to choose from so that you can choose the one that fits your personality the best. It is made of a durable aluminum alloy to give you the satisfaction and security that the grinder you are using is heavy duty and durable. Some expensive grinders are a bit more fragile than the ones we reviewed here as brands sacrifice durability in exchange for better functionality and look. For those, a minor drop will create a huge dent which will disturb the process of grinding. However, this grinder will be able to survive minor drops due to the aluminum alloy and function properly, even after a few drops. It comes with a 4-piece, 3 chamber design to give you a smoother, functional grinding experience.
Some features you’ll be able to experience with this grinder include pollen scraper, durable ring, mesh screen, and portability. The durable ring, also known as the O-ring, will allow you to grind weed a lot smoother compared to without it. If you have ever experienced a crank that has a kink every few seconds, then you’ll be able to realize why having an O-ring is so important. It is also portable, mostly due to its smaller size and weight. Overall, this product is recommended for those that are looking for a cheap grinder that does its job and has decent quality.
Whether you’re inside or outside, having a portable weed grinder is convenient. It allows you to grind wherever you want so that you have ground up weed that is the right size to roll up in a joint to smoke. Without it, you’ll only have marijuana that you can’t do much with. However, the grinders that are recommended by industry experts today are either too pricey or has too many features that aren’t needed. By reading out reviews above, you should’ve been able to pick out one or two cheap grinders you’re interested in getting so that you can grind weed yourself at the convenience of wherever you are without having to spend too much money.
Ivan is a professional cannabis journalist. He has his work featured on websites like Cannabisradar, Leafly, Hightimes and few others.
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Table of Contents
- 1 Our Top 5 Cheap Grinders in 2019
- 1.1 1. Golden Bell 4 Piece 2″ Spice Herb Grinder – Nickel Black
- 1.2 2. Moore Colourful 4 Pieces Metal Zinc Grinder
- 1.3 3. Homasy 4 Piece 2″ Spice Herb Grinder, Tobacco Spice Herb Weed Grinder
- 1.4 4. Chromium Crusher 2.5 Inch Zinc 4 Piece Tobacco Spice Herb Grinder
- 1.5 5. Chromium Crusher 1.6 Inch 4 Piece Tobacco Spice Herb Grinder
- 2 Conclusion