A new badass weed grinder has entered the chat. This 304 Stainless Steel grinder has a functional ball bearing and a free-spinning top. Gimmicky? Maybe. The fidget-spinner aspect is incredibly satisfying. The top of the grinder is heavy, but it spins freely on the bearing with absolute ease. There’s no metal-to-metal contact while grinding or spinning.
Weed Grinder with Ball Bearings!?
The ball bearing isn’t just a gimmick! The top spinning section has no metal-on-metal contact, which means no metal dust in your weed, and no plastic spacers
Grinding weed has never been easier, faster, or more fun
The top piece spins with ease.
And it spins.
The top half of the grinder sits on the bearing instead of using a plastic ring, like most other weed grinders. The bearing supports the weight of the top half and prevents the teeth from contacting each other.
I initially had concerns about the longevity of the ball bearing. Weed grinders are known for getting gunked up and many grinders fail miserably after a few months of use without maintenance.
But the Old Mate grinder bearings still spin free and fast after 11 months of daily usage.
I’ve traveled with the grinder, I’ve used it upside down. I’ve dropped it a few times. The bearing still spins fast!
Some discord members have had to remove their bearings and clean them. I haven’t had any issues yet, but will update this page with new information if it ever happens to me.
Sharpest Weed Grinder Teeth
The Old Mate Grinder cuts through sticky nugs like butter. The stainless steel teeth on the Old Mate are sharper than any other weed grinder and the ball bearing design allows them to spin freely without touching other teeth – so they stay sharp!
With just a few partial twists and rotations, the teeth of the Old Mate completely shred and grind the loaded nugs.
Old Mate Grinder can grind several grams at a time.
The Stainless Steel Old Mate Grinder is $96 USD and it ships from Australia. Mine arrived in about 6 days!