The Vaporizer Blog wanted to send a friendly reminder to its readers. There are many knock off brands out there. In particular one of the brands that I see most often at the local smoke shops is called SharpEdge. They are a knockoff of the popular Sharpstone grinder.
Many years ago I had an phenomenal grinder. I paid about $90 for it at a smoke shop in Austin Texas. That thing was a beast. It could chomp through anything. Always delivering a consistent grind. Unfortunately, after many years of daily abuse it finally got lost when I moved. Normally I have a philosophy of buying a reputable name brand produce instead of cheap knockoffs. The reason for doing this is because you often end up breaking the cheap knockoff. You end up spending just as much on the replacements, as you would on the name brand item. I figured that it could not be that big of a difference between a name brand grinder and a knockoff.
I will admit I have bought three of these grinders of the last year or so. Personally, since they are about 1/3rd of the price. I figured it would be okay if they did not last for a long time. Buying knockoff products is not necessarily going to save you any money. Unfortunately paying for three different SharpEdge grinders is equal to the cost of a genuine Space Case grinder.