If you wish to craft a perfect joint, you have to use a grinder and great rolling techniques. The grinder is a device that is used to break down the cannabis bud into evenly ground bits. Good quality buds of cannabis are typically dense and sticky, which makes it quite difficult to prepare them without the use of a grinder. If you use marijuana regularly, you should consider investing in a quality grinder. With it, you can always be sure of enjoying a smooth draw from a slow-burning joint thanks to fine and uniform grinding.
As implied by the name, these types of grinders have two pieces. Each of the pieces has sharp teeth on the inside, which are designed for shredding the dense cannabis buds. The grinders can be made of a variety of materials such as wood, plastic, and metal. Metal grinders may be a little more expensive compared to the rest, but they are more durable and effective. You can also find the two-part grinders in a variety of sizes to suit your needs.
The four-part grinders have a similar working principle with two-part grinders but have additional features. The most notable difference is that the four-piece one has extra chambers, one for kief and another for ground bud. During the grinding process, the ground bud bits fall into the collection chamber. The floor of the collection chamber has an ergonomic screen such that only trichomes can pass through it. You can thus grind and store your buds as well as collect trichomes that will fall in the process, all using the same grinder.
The electric grinders are not quite popular compared to the other types. They make the grinding process quite effortless but usually end up pulverizing most of the ground bud into powder, which does not work best in terms of airflow. The cheaper versions may also grind unevenly and at times even jam due to a variety of reasons.
The grinder card is usually made of metal and functions like a cheese grater. You only need to rub your cannabis bud against the shredding surface. The grinder cards are manufactured with the grinding surfaces ranging from fine to coarse, giving them a wide range of uses.