Product Review: The Sharpstone Grinder

WSJ Team June 17, 2011 10

About two months ago I made the decision to finally go out and get myself a new grinder.  As do most other shoppers, when making a purchase we weigh out the pros and cons of each option.  I had a few main concerns when approaching this dilemma; I was looking for a grinder that was high quality and relatively inexpensive.  The word inexpensive lead me to resort to ebay, where I was able to purchase a 3.5” Black Sharpstone grinder for about $35 including shipping.  Locally, you can probably purchase a Sharpstone grinder for about $50 from a nearby headshop.

I received the grinder in a light blue sleeve as shown in the pictures provided.  Upon first glance your eyes are immediately stunned by the polished finish of the grinder.  When taken apart you can see about 25 teeth, all of the same size, laid out in a spiral-like pattern. The grinder is outfitted with grips on the top and bottom pieces so you can easily open it up without hurting yourself in the process. The top layer magnet has never given me trouble and stays in place even when turned upside down. Overall I would say that the Sharpstone grinder definitely matches, if not obliterates the competition in regards to physical appeal.  In my case, the black finish gives the grinder a sleek and classy touch.  You can purchase this exact grinder in many colors, stemming from original to copper.

Now you may what good does a nice looking grinder do if it can’t perform? Well the Sharpstone grinder doesn’t just look great, but also breaks down buds to a nice even consistency.  The openings between the top and middle compartment vary from small circles to larger ovals that envelop the grinded bud in just a few turns.  I have not yet had a problem with grinding any amount of buds with this grinder.  Even after consistent heavy use (for testing purposes of course) the grinder hasn’t seemed to jam, require cleaning or maintenance, or even dull in the slightest.  The only major difference that I have noticed between now and first receiving my grinder is that after some use it becomes more difficult to grind the buds due to inevitable resin buildup along the circumpherance of the grinder.

My favorite aspect of this grinder is without a doubt the quality of the kief catcher.  Prior to owning this grinder I had been living a lie, but after witnessing the outstanding harvest that takes place in the lower compartment of my grinder, I can now say that my life has changed.  I am not exaggerating when I say that the Sharpstone grinder’s kief catcher tops most competitors.  Having a quality kief catcher contributes to the joy of the marijuana culture simply by adding the intrigue of collecting mass amounts of THC over time.  On top of the great performance of the catcher, it also comes with small black scraper that you can use to collect and move around your kief.  This makes it way easier to maneuver it around for use without losing any precious THC.


  1. Jason July 8, 2011 at 2:57 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the honest review of our grinders.!

  2. Cal November 29, 2012 at 10:07 AM - Reply

    Hey. Right now I have some generic 4 piece grinder that’s giving me some grief. It gets serious buildup between the 3’rd and 4th piece “where the actually griding happens”. To the point where I just cleaned the thing last night, had a sesh. Woke up, tried to grind, and found myself needing to clean it again. When I say clean, I mean scrape off that hashy sticky resin that builds up. I mean.. I keep the stuff for later. but i’d rather all my thc get dropped through the kief catcher than get rubbed into a tacky mess. my ex gf and a few of her friends had sharpstone grinders, and seem to have not had the same problem. Can you vouch? “The only major difference that I have noticed between now and first receiving my grinder is that after some use it becomes more difficult to grind the buds due to inevitable resin buildup along the circumpherance of the grinder”. Is it just a little bit? Because when i clean my grinder, there’ll be a pea sized ball of resin hash when I’m done scraping.

  3. JD B December 2, 2012 at 6:22 PM - Reply

    here’s my comments: Sharp Stones are Shit. The Teeth break eventually and they can’t handle big Nugs at a time, little ones and your find if you smoke like an 8 yr old girl, i”m missing half the teeth on mine and haven’t even had it the piece of shit for 4 months yet.. Go with others.. wooden ones work just as good, skip the fancy design and cute little scraper brush they provide and stick to what works.. Lick a Dee SharpStone

  4. BOB December 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM - Reply

    Personally I think sharp stone is absolute SHIT. Putting it as nicely as I can. I purchased my 2nd sharp stone about 3 weeks ago, and just like the first one the top teeth came loose from whatever shitty adhesive they use with the rivet under the magnet. I had assumed after the first one that it was a fluke and would never happen again. I had messaged the only web sight that was affiliated with the company. I told them that I had gone through 2 sharp stone grinders in the course of 6 weeks both had the same problem with the adhesive coming lose. When I received a message back I was told by the representative that the sharp stone web sight is not affiliated with the manufacturers and that there would be no way to contact the manufactures about this reoccurring problem. The only discount I was offered from the rep was a measly 15% new customer discount. I personally found that their customer service reps were so insulting and the product so SHITTILY made that I would personally never suggest anyone get a sharp stone unless they expect to throw it away in 3 weeks after…. Just a poor product and horrible company.

  5. Dipen Patel December 25, 2013 at 5:36 AM - Reply

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  6. MC August 27, 2014 at 5:28 PM - Reply

    If your grinders are breaking teeth, you got fooled into buying a knock off grinder. Buyer beware. These grinders are often imitated. I have a genuine real sharpstone grinder that has performed flawlessly fir man, many years. Sorry you got screwed but you cant talk shit on the best grinder made.

  7. Kush king January 14, 2016 at 10:39 AM - Reply

    I have had my sharpstone for over 3 years and it may look like shit now after being through countless pounds. but it still grinds everything up just as fine and easy as it did brand new.

  8. Carla February 6, 2016 at 2:54 AM - Reply

    Thanks for the great review. I hope it will be helpful.

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