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    Grinding Options for Arthritic hands?

    Hi folks. a close friend is having trouble with grinding his weed due to arthriti in hands. we have tried huge grinders and ones with actual grips, which got him this far. BUT has come to a new poiint where just cannot do it. He is now using coffee grinder, which does the job but really is hard to get the rough grind he look for. I am now on a quest with Christmas coming up to find him a better option. do any of you elder statesfolk have any experience with this or suggestions?
    A happy Canuk. this grow will be using Flora Flex nutrients in coco/perlite. 9 plants in 3 by 3 tent and 8 plants in 2 by 4, in 1 or 2 gallon pots (whatevere is there). manual fertigation planned. veg till around 1 ft high. 2 by 4 tent light is Bloom Plus 2500 and 3 by 3 tent has Mar Hydro Ts3000, both of which seem awesome.

    #2
    Yes i'm getting more use out of my bean grinder for coffee now or else i have to really break up the buds tiny in order to use a manual grinder. I just don't pulse the coffee grinder long if i want a rough grind, it's a quick push release might do it 2x. I can tell my reactions are slowing.
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      #3
      Seems to me I've seen electric grinders made specifically for cannabis. My guess is they turn substantially slower than coffee grinders, but I have no idea what they cost. I'm having some hand issues myself, so I may very well be investing in one soon too.

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      • Bootsy
        Bootsy commented
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        yup. finding some options on line. will take some reearch but still maybe someone else has tried found/tried something.

      • changeofpace2014
        changeofpace2014 commented
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        Just a thought, maybe a dimmer on the bean grinder would slow the speed down, but then again not all electric devices will work on dimmer.

      #4
      Howdy Bootsy, I too have problems with arthritis in my hands, etc. I bought an "Alpine" brand corn grinder off of Amazon for about $40 US. It has a large crank handle, which takes little effort, and a large bin (about the size of a quart jar). The grind plate can be adjusted some to vary the size of the granules. I have mine set to the consistency of corn meal as I grind, bake, and cap my bud (and trim).
      good luck in your search.
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      • Bootsy
        Bootsy commented
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        thank you. one to check out for sure.

      • Bootsy
        Bootsy commented
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        hi. can this one do a fairly rough grind too?

      • DW2
        DW2 commented
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        Bootsy, it can be adjusted somewhat by changing the gap between the plates. It will not grind as fine as a powder, more like cornmeal to a fine coffee grind. The only problem that I have encountered is that the fine veins in the leaf material will not break up, it can pass thru as tiny little sticks. I have lessened this problem by raising the moisture level a little (just where the leaf is slightly flexible, not brittle) before grinding.

      #5
      Do a google for auto grinders. The page is just one I pulled up that wasn't from Elon or that other guy.
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      • SoOrbudgal
        SoOrbudgal commented
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        Good post Gingerbeard i do see several decent grinders on that site that i'd like Home for me would be cool knight

      #6
      This Krups has been my grinder of choice since 1986. I'm thinking of updating to their $30 Silent Vortex Grinder.
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      Last edited by quirk; 09-24-2022, 08:20 PM.

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      • bdeegan
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        If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Just rename it old faithful lol

      #7
      I haven't tried it on weed but these cheap mini food processors don't grind very fine and are easy to clean.
      https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-DECKER-...1LYR6VNZ/?th=1
      Last edited by 90Gizmo; 09-25-2022, 12:47 PM.
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      380 watts at wall in 4x2 tent.

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        #8
        They make pen-style grinders specifically for "herbal" flower. My niece has one. Not sure of the brand, but it looks much like a large white PAX electronic flower vaporizer. You can't do much at a time, though the buds come out well ground and not mutilated.

        EDIT:
        I also would enjoy a rough grind for a bowl, and yet still able to burn good in a doobie.
        Last edited by Blowdout2269; 09-25-2022, 11:15 PM. Reason: Spelling

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          #9
          If you have access, go to Amazon: Kitchen Spice Grinders. Lots of choices and many are under $20.00.
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            #10
            Thanks for the responses. Some research (retirement is nice) has led me to order one of the grain grinders similar to that used by DWE https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B08P3MYLKZ. for my bud, who grinds fairly large amounts at a time this inherently seems a great fit. Just my thoughts, but the ones using fast blades would be harder to get a uniform product, basically same as a typical coffee grinder. that's what he has now. To each his own, and I am sure folks using them are happy. the custom cannabis ones I have browsed do appear to be pretty small - but cool and almost eem to be individual instant use. The grain grinder looks to be super adjustable, and should be easy to clean, and the 5 inch crank arm should be eay to use. My bud will be getting Christmas present early this year, so i will likely have a usage report. Personally, the rechargeable Mamba looks like it might be good for my Christmas list to fill the plenty at home. If anyone has experience with the Mamba I would appreciate it, since to me it looks like it will gum up pretty quickly so product would stick inside. Cheers
            A happy Canuk. this grow will be using Flora Flex nutrients in coco/perlite. 9 plants in 3 by 3 tent and 8 plants in 2 by 4, in 1 or 2 gallon pots (whatevere is there). manual fertigation planned. veg till around 1 ft high. 2 by 4 tent light is Bloom Plus 2500 and 3 by 3 tent has Mar Hydro Ts3000, both of which seem awesome.

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              #11
              I saw a nice one with a domed top, 5-part. I wondered if that would make it easier. Getting harder for me too.
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                #12
                I tried old mini food processor on some stuff I was saving for edibles. I ran it for about 10s and it was barely ground. Then I ran it for about 20s and got some better results depending on your feelings on "rough grind." I was able to roll a number with it but I'm going to sharpen the blades because I like it ground a little bit finer. Hope that helps.
                9/23/22: Started x2 Whiskey Zulu in 2 gallon bags.
                380 watts at wall in 4x2 tent.

                Past growth: Whiskey Zulu, Trizzlers

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                  #13
                  Nice. Processor /coffee grinder are definite possibles. I am delivering the grain grinder for trial sometime soon and will update. OOOOH - Mamba grinder video is so cool, where they just fresh grind right onto the papers - that's fresh grind!
                  A happy Canuk. this grow will be using Flora Flex nutrients in coco/perlite. 9 plants in 3 by 3 tent and 8 plants in 2 by 4, in 1 or 2 gallon pots (whatevere is there). manual fertigation planned. veg till around 1 ft high. 2 by 4 tent light is Bloom Plus 2500 and 3 by 3 tent has Mar Hydro Ts3000, both of which seem awesome.

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                    #14
                    so. the spice grinder didnt work out for my bud. worth a try. he couldnt get the grind fine enough without gumming up quickly, and there were pieces of labelling breaking off into it. not sure if it was the quality of the 420 item or just not too useful. cheers.
                    A happy Canuk. this grow will be using Flora Flex nutrients in coco/perlite. 9 plants in 3 by 3 tent and 8 plants in 2 by 4, in 1 or 2 gallon pots (whatevere is there). manual fertigation planned. veg till around 1 ft high. 2 by 4 tent light is Bloom Plus 2500 and 3 by 3 tent has Mar Hydro Ts3000, both of which seem awesome.

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