The SLX grinder is a premium grinder. It looks premium, it feels premium, and it just does a great job of grinding your herb. But of course, it also comes with a premium price tag. If your days of using scissors and a chop bowl are long behind you, and you’ve gone through a few metal hand-crank grinders before, then the SLX is a logical next step if you’re looking to splash a bit more cash. So let’s review the SLX grinder, talking through all the pros and cons.
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What truly sets this grinder apart from the rest is its non-stick coating. This makes scraping your kief out super easy, and also means more of the kief actually makes it down into the last chamber. Essentially the SLX grinder means you cut down on wastage and cleaning. They have also eliminated two of the chamber threads, meaning no kief can get caught in these either. Not that much can get caught in there normally, but still.
So as mentioned above, the chambers have been redesigned so there is only one thread to unscrew while keeping the typical three-chamber design. The top section is magnetized, which is really handy in my opinion. And the kief chamber is actually part of the ground herb chamber. There’s a screen sitting within this, so you can just lift the screen up to access your kief, rather than unscrewing it. This is also super handy, but I’ve found it makes it harder to build up a decent kief collection when you’re constantly raiding it out of ease.
The outside of the grinder also has little notches and lines machined in, making it incredibly easy to grip. Not that a normal grinder is hard to grip of course, but this one just feels a bit nicer in hand.
Sharp Teeth Design
So as you’d expect from a premium grinder, the teeth are nice and sharp. They’re made from aerospace-grade aluminum, which sounds very cool. It’s worth noting though that it’s used for a lot of things outside of aerospace parts. But either way, the quality of this grinder is top-notch. The overall teeth to hole ratio is good so you can control your grind to the consistency that you want.
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This SLX grinder review wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the central tooth issue that they’ve fixed. Typically, the large central tooth would be part of the topmost section of the grinder, meaning your herb can get pressed underneath it and it’s hard to fish out. This grinder has that tooth part of the second section, so anything stuck can be easily removed. Not a huge deal, but it’s always been a small issue I’ve had with most grinders.
Hands On With the SLX v2.5 Ceramic Coated Non-Stick Grinder
So, dude, I got my hands on this SLX v2.5 grinder, and, like, I’ve been grinding for a while, right? But this thing? Totally next level. Let me break it down for ya:
- Size and Feel: First thing I noticed? It’s pretty hefty at 2.4″ in diameter. Held it in my hand, and it felt solid, man.
- Teeth and Grind: Popped it open, and those 57 trapezoid-shaped teeth looked gnarly. Took my bud, dropped it in, and man, those teeth went to town! Got this airy, fluffy grind that just fell straight through. Smooth operation, no hitches.
- Non-Stick Magic: Now, they talk a lot about this ceramic coating, and, bro, it’s legit. No sticking. Like, at all. It’s like my grinder’s been on some zen meditation vibes, nothing’s phasing it.
- Safety First, Man: No Teflon® or PTFE in this bad boy. It’s all FDA-approved ceramic. My lungs are thanking me, and yours will too!
- Grind Quality: Rolled one up, and it was seamless. Whether you’re packing a bowl or rolling a fatty, this grind’s consistency is on point. Burns super even.
- Versatility, Dude: It’s got this 4-piece thing going on, and you can collect your pollen, stash your grind – all super chill. And that removable screen? Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don’t. Options, man!
- Thread Game Strong: Only one set of threads on this beast. No more getting stuck or dealing with gummy threads. It’s like they lubed it up with some kind of cosmic space grease.
- Grip and Hold: Those grips, though? Super comfy. Felt right, especially after a couple of hits when my fingers get all tingly. And the magnet? Keeps it all tight and secure. No spills, no thrills.
SLX Grinder 2.0 Vs 2.5
|Standard (exact size varies)
|Large 4-Piece is 2.4″ (62mm) in diameter.
|Standard trapezoid teeth
|57 trapezoid-shaped teeth with four cutting edges
|Ceramic non-stick coating
|Enhanced ceramic coating on all surfaces
|Safety of Coating
|Non-toxic ceramic coating
|100% non-toxic, FDA-approved ceramic (No Teflon® or PTFE)
|Provides a consistent grind
|Ideal grind for rolling & packing into glass
|Multi-piece design with chambers
|Popular 4-piece design with pollen collection
|Standard ceramic coated threads
|One set of threads with enhanced ceramic coating
|Standard grip design
|Comfort-designed grips; ergonomically efficient
|Rare Earth magnet for stronger enclosure
|Standard features may vary
|Removable screen, better grip, and advanced magnet system
SLX Grinder Final Thoughts
The SLX grinder is hard to fault, and that’s reflected in the price. But if you are looking to fork out a bit more for a premium grinder, then you can’t go past this one. You’ll get a really sturdy, well-built and easy to use grinder, that doesn’t require cleaning and reduces any waste.
Zak Voss, the founder of The THC Times, brings over 15 years of experience in the cannabis industry, blending his engineering background with extensive legal and technical expertise. Renowned for his consultancy in cannabis legalities and indoor growing environments, Zak is a vital guide for navigating the complex cannabis landscape.