Space Case Grinders are the Cream of the Crop
They’re the original players here and they’ve been making these things for over a decade now. Not much has changed over the years, the quality and craftsmanship is still top tier and they really do grind like butta.
The model I personally use is the medium 2.5″ 4-piece version, and that’s what’s shown in most of the pics on this page. They also make:
- Small (2.0″)
- Large (3.5″)
With Two Finish options:
- Titanium (Black)
My previous daily driver for a few years was the small 2.0″ 4-piece model. They also make 2-piece versions which grind just as well, there’s just no storage compartment inside and they don’t collect the “pollen” at the bottom.
You’ll find a bunch of other herb grinders out there that look very similar but trust me when I tell you that they are not the same quality, especially if they’re a fraction of the price.
The 4-piece grinders that you see sold for $10-$25 will absolutely work and do the job at hand, but they are not precision engineered of the same high-quality materials and the action when using them does not feel as smooth and luxurious. It really comes down to personal preference and how much you want to spend, but I truly feel this is a wise investment.
IMPORTANT: There are a lot of counterfeit Space Case grinders sold online, especially on ebay, don’t fall for the trap! They usually sell them for 1/3 the price of a genuine one. Here’s how you tell the difference between a real and a fake: link