One of the most important tools for those who use vaporizers for dry herb is a grinder. Not only does it save you time, but also provide you with a better experience when vaping it. Using a grinder will increase the quality of your herbs and tobacco. This is achieved by grinding your herbs into smaller particles than what your fingers can do and thus providing a better flavour and aroma. Grinding the dry herb not only helps with the flavour and aroma but also with the potency as well. By grinding it, you are increasing the surface area that the herb can contact with the heat from the vapourizers. This will allow more of the herb to be evenly heated up at once, providing you with a stronger kick in each puff.

To find the best herb grinders, it is always important to know what you need them for. Whether you’re just looking for a unique herb grinder or something more intricate which you can use multiple times. Shisha Glass NZ has the widest range of grinders available in New Zealand. Here are some tips and tricks to finding the perfect herb grinders for you.

1. Grinder compartments

With all grinders, each one of them come with different number of compartments ranging mainly from anywhere between one and three

A one-compartment grinder, or a 2xParts herb grinder, is the simplest, there is only a single compartment that your herbs will be placed in, grinded and retrieved. It is usually small and sleek making it the perfect portable herb grinder; The only drawback to this tool is that it is inconsistent in providing grinded herbs. Because there is nothing to separate the grounded herbs, it will be mixed with the un-grounded ones. A popular choice of a one-compartment grinder is the Raw Super Shredder.

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Raw Super Shredder – NZD $50

One-compartment, 2xParts Herb Grinder

The RAW super Shredder shreds and fluffs at the same time. Raw carefully designed its patent-pending unique teeth to gently shred while moving the pieces to the top of the next blade.

Product description:

  • Brand: Raw
  • Type: 2 Piece Grinder
  • Dimensions: 50mm x 22mm
  • Colour: Brushed Silver
  • Material: Aircraft Grade Aluminum
A two-compartment grinder, or a 3xParts herb grinder, works in a similar way to the one-compartment grinder. However, the only difference is that the second compartment is used to separate the grinded herbs with the ungrounded ones. This is great for those looking for a consistent size of their herbs. The NBT Herb Grinder 100mm is the perfect example of a two-compartment grinder.
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NBT Aluminum Herb Grinder 100mm – NZD $80

Two-compartment, 3xParts Herb Grinder

Welcome to the new NBT Grinder! This re-designed grinder still provides you with the same great features of the original NBT Grinders, but with a few modest upgrades in ergo design and quality. Made from Aircraft Grade Aluminium Rod using the newest in CNC machining technology. Anodized for smooth finish; this means no wear or smudge marks.

Product description:

  • Brand: NBT
  • Type: 3 Piece Grinder
  • Colour: Brushed Silver
  • Material: Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Lastly, we have the most advanced of the three. A three-compartment grinder, or a 4xParts herb grinder, is great for those who are wanting not only the consistent size of their herbs but also the pollen. This makes it the most popular type of grinder. The only disadvantage is that this type of grinders has a large size and is not as portable to its counterpart. For seasoned users, The NBT Herb Grinder with Glass 63mm is a top choice. It is featuring a glass part to see the amount of herbs available after grinding.
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NBT Stack Herb Grinder – NZD $55

Three-compartment, 4xParts Herb Grinder

This innovative design from NBT Grinder brings a much more user friendly experience when it comes to grinding your favourite herbs. A ribbed design on the outer shell of the grinder makes it much easier to grip and grind while the curved edged teeth makes grinding your herbs a breeze. A twist to lock/unlock compartment ensures that everything will stay in place while the lexan o-ring prevents leaking.

Product description:

  • Brand: NBT
  • Type: 4 Piece Grinder
  • Colour: Brushed Silver
  • Material: Aircraft Grade Aluminum

2. Grinder teeth

While the different amount of compartments is important, the teeth of the grinder are perhaps the main factor to create the best-grounded herb. As this part grinds your herbs and ensures that the quality of the grounded herbs is excellent. As a rule of thumb, the more teeth the better as this allows more herbs to be grinded in a shorter span of time. Not only this, the shape of the grinder’s teeth is important as well. It is best to choose a diamond teeth herb grinder.

3. Are electric herb grinders better?

Besides the traditional herb grinder which you have to operate manually with your hands, there is also a more luxury electric herb grinder.
This type of grinder either uses external batteries or has a built-in rechargeable battery to grind your herbs automatically. Do note that if you are using an electric grinder to follow the instructions provided as according to many seasoned users, overstuffing your herbs in an electric grinder will prevent the blade from grinding properly and may damage the grinding motor. One of the great electric herb grinders available in Shisha Glass NZ is the NBT Electric Herbal Grinder.

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NBT Electric Herb Grinder – NZD $99

Three-compartment, 4xParts Electric Herb Grinder

The all new NBT Automatic Herb Grinder. this NBT Electric 4-part Herbal Grinder can crush tobacco very quickly for smooth smoking and easy rolling quick and easy to use. No more sore wrists from manual grinding. Acry container cup can hold quite a bit of tobacco /dried herbs (For grinding more smoothly as fast, we recommend that every time you filled no more than 1/3 cup volume)

Product description:

  • Brand: NBT
  • Type: 4 Piece Grinder
  • Recharge Battery With USB Cable
  • Material: Aircraft Grade Aluminum

4. Grinder build material

All herb grinders are made from 3 types of main materials: Wood, Metal and Acrylic. Below are some details on these types of materials that you will find on the market.

  • Wood: This type of herb grinder is great if you prefer all organic, providing a more natural taste of herbs. However, as wood is difficult to be mass-produced, they are generally more difficult to find and much more expensive.
  • Metal: The most popular choice by far for both vaporizer and water pipe users. Commonly used metal materials are aluminium and titanium. As they are much more durable than other materials and can be easily cleaned without being prone to damages.
  • Acrylic: If you are looking for a cheap grinder, ones that are made from acrylic is the cheapest available on the market. But keep in mind that you are paying for what you get as acrylic is the least durable material. They break much faster than the 2 materials mentioned.
Having a great herb grinder means the difference between an awesome or bad experience. So take into consideration from this guide to help you make the best choice not only in terms of value for money but also for functionality as well.

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