Ok so just like the Volcano, everybody tries to imitate Space Case grinders. You’ll find a bunch out there that look very similar, but trust me when I say they are NOT the same. Well, you don’t even have to just trust me, you can easily find discussions all over the internet about how Space Case products are the best and the imitation devices just don’t compare.
UPDATE MAY 2013: I recently posted a roundup video showing a bunch of different models I now own, and you can see actual demonstrations of them all in that video here.
These are precision engineered from a single piece of the finest grade aluminum (they make titanium models too). If you watched my review video you’ll also know that I recommend the 4-piece models over the 2-piece models, and every piece fits perfectly together and is smooth like butter.
The cheaper, knock-off grinders are made of inferior materials like steel or low grade aluminum, and they tend to not fit together very well and are not very smooth when you’re grinding up herbs in it. They also tend to build-up gunk faster and require more frequent cleaning.
You may be tempted to save a few bucks by buying a similar-looking grinder for less but my recommendation is to wait and save up until you can comfortably afford a Space Case. You’ll be much happier with it over time, I wouldn’t steer you wrong!
You can find all sizes and colors of Space Case grinders on this website here. I buy from them all the time, it’s safe and they ship fast.
This is my original video: