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Guides | 07.19.2021

We Tried & Tested The Santa Cruz Shredder 2-Piece Grinder, Here’s Our Review

Simple but powerful, the 2-pieced member of the Santa Cruz Shredder grinder family is definitely worth it once you try it.

Before I even start talking about this product, I want to quickly say that if anybody has ever told you that grinders shouldn’t be used on weed because they ruin the flower and such, it is straight-up BS. Grinders are excellent tools that make life easier, cleaner, and more efficient.

Ok, now that we managed to get that out of the way, let me tell you all about the options that Santa Cruz has to offer for two-piece shredders.

About Santa Cruz Shredder

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Santa Cruz is probably the most well-known brand in the weed grinder world. They offer two, three, and four-piece shredders in materials like aluminum and even hemp!  

They also vary in sizes, colors and have some other special grinders on their list. And, of course, some fantastic swag and accessories to complement their wide range of shredders.

The Two-Piece

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You have tons of options to pick from when it comes to two-piece grinders. Today we will be focusing on the 26 different ones that Santa Cruz offers as their basics. 

I mean that they have many other two-piece heroes on their list, but today we are excluding anything categorized in the Special Edition or Hemp Grinder Collab section.

These shredders are all made of aluminum and have a regular shape that is round and with a flat top and bottom.

The Product

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The teeth on the two-piece shredders are radius at the base for strength and can take extreme use. They will never dull and never release burrs or flakes of aluminum.

Unlike many other grinders I have used, Santa Cruz Shredders’ teeth are designed to cut both ways, including clearances on both sides of the teeth, ensuring a thorough cut and no big chunks left without trimming.

The Santa Cruz Shredders’ “knurled” grip is way more pronounced than some other grinders in the market, making them much easier to hold firmly while you turn the top, which also has a grip pattern that makes it even; easier to turn!

Additionally, the magnets are incomparable to other grinders. Seriously, it annoys me so much when the two parts keep splitting apart every time I drop the thing or just put it in my pocket. The 2-piece Shredder does not use cheap magnets at all.

They use Neodymium Diametrically Magnetized Cylindrical Rare Earth Magnets, which are Nickel-Copper-Nickel triple layer coated, which translates to maximum durability and extreme protection against abuse and the corrosion that the act of shredding can cause. 

These superior magnets are genuinely reliable; they guarantee that your lid will stay closed, and the aromatherapy blends will stay in there the whole time – not to mention there will be no odor coming out of the thing to rat you out. They are ISO Certified, a.k.a. they are certified to ensure be super high quality.

Additionally, Santa Cruz Shredder uses the anodizing method on their aluminum material. Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process that is followed to create a solid protective coating for aluminum. This is intended to prevent corrosion, wear resistance, and that horrible thing that happens when threads start, like, falling off.

It means that you will never be sorry that you put it in the same pocket as your car keys again since there will never be any unpleasant surprise scratches when you take it back out. 

They give the device an acid bath and then suspend it in special tanks that pass an electrical current through the shredder, creating a firm protective surface. Anodizing changes the microscopic texture of the character and changes the crystal structure of the aluminum near the surface. It not only bonds to the surface but becomes the new surface. 

So, if the grinder you are using gets scratched often, it probably hasn’t undergone this treatment, meaning that it is just raw aluminum – which is not only highly susceptible to scratches and thread falling but also seriously unsanitary.

Different Options

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Ok, I won’t list them all. But I will tell you what details to pick from, and then you can buy precisely the one you are most into online. You’re free to customize its size and color to match your needs (and your budget).

Size: You can choose either a Small, a Medium, or a Large. The dimensions are 1 5/8″ diameter, 2 1/8″ diameter, and two ¾” diameter, respectively.

Colors: The color options are gold, black, blue, green, red, grey, and purple. The Large shredders additionally have an orange, silver, or pink (charming btw) option, and the small has a very shiny ultra violet option.

Material: All options are for aluminum shredders, except for one hemp shredder option sold in a two-pack, one white and one either black, blue, green, or red.

Product Specs & Highlights

  • Custom Designed in Santa Cruz, USA
  • Revolutionary and affordable Santa Cruz Shredder
  • Made in the USA
  • Ships from The United States
  • Medical grade, ultrasonically cleansed anodized aluminum
  • Unique threading pattern, friction ring, and textured grip
  • Top-quality rare earth magnet in lid
  • Innovative Patented Tooth Design

Where To Buy It?

These grinders can be found on Santa Cruz’s website and online headshops like headshop.com.

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