Chromium Crusher Review

     Great

  • Inexpensive 4 piece herb grinder
  • Comes a wide range of sizes

     Not so Great

  • ‘Standard’ model lid not machined from single piece; welded together; can separate
  • Weak magnets
  • Problems can occur after regular use

Chromium Crusher has been making its popular and inexpensive herb grinders for over 10 years. Chromium Crusher makes 3 styles of 4 piece grinders in several sizes.

The Build

The Chromium Crusher grinder is made from 2 metals (not Chromium). CNC machined aluminum is used for the grinding chamber and teeth, and the body is made from a zinc alloy which is heavier and stronger than aluminum, and gives it a more solid feeling. The lid and the teeth are 2 separate pieces that are welded together, not a solid single piece like other herb grinders. The body exterior looks similar to the Space Case, is finished with an anodized coating and comes in several different colors.

The Chromium Crusher includes a plastic O-ring for smoother operation, and magnets to keep the grinding chamber closed. As a four piece grinder, the Crusher also has a pollen screen for the keif catcher. 

The Teeth

Chromium Crusher

The Crusher’s teeth are not the typical diamond shaped teeth found in most weed grinders but a diamond-like shape with 2 curved sides and 2 straight side opposite each other that produces a decent grind for smoking and vaping.

The Chromium Crusher comes in a 4 piece design, in 3 styles: The Standard, the Mill Handle, and Indian Crusher.

The Standard 

The Standard looks like many other herb grinders (Space Case) on the market and comes in several colors. 


Diameter

Height

​1.6" (41mm)

1.75” (45mm)

​2" (51mm)

1.75” (45mm)

​2.2" (56mm)

1.75” (45mm)

​2.5" (64mm)

1.75” (45mm)

​3" (76mm)

1.75” (45mm)

The Mill Handle

The Mill Handle is a weed grinder that has a handle to manually crank the grinder and a clear see-through top to watch the grinding action and comes in 3 colors.


Diameter

Height

​2" (51mm)

1.9” (48mm)

​2.2" (56mm)

1.9” (48mm)

​2.5" (64mm)

1.9” (48mm)

The Indian Crusher

The Indian Crusher is made from raw aluminum and is anodized. The lid and teeth are machined from a solid piece. The teeth are diamond shaped.


Diameter

Height

​1.6" (41mm)

1.75” (45mm)

​2" (51mm)

1.75” (45mm)

​2.2" (56mm)

1.75” (45mm)

​2.5" (64mm)

1.75” (45mm)

​4" (102mm)

1.75” (45mm)

Chromium Crusher Warranty

Chromium Crusher is made in China and offers a limited lifetime warranty if purchased through one of their authorized resellers (Amazon is approved).

User Reviews

User reviews of the Chromium Crusher are generally positive, that the Chromium Crusher is a good value grinder for the money. However, there are some user reviews that mention the following complaints:

  • Chromium Crusher arrives with metal flakes and oil inside
  • Lid and teeth components separate making the grinder unusable
  • The magnets are weak and fall out
  • Anodized finish rubs off
  • Grinding action produces metal flakes that ends up in the herb
  • Poor machining
  • The pollen screen lets through quite a bit of herb as well as kief
  • Pollen screen bends or falls out
  • Cross-threading causes the grinder to lock up
  • The handle breaks on the ‘Mill Handle’ model after a few uses

While the overall reviews of the Chromium Crusher are positive, the reported issues are something to keep in mind.

Verdict

Chromium Crusher grinders have been making herb grinders for some time. While best known for making inexpensive grinders, the quality is not as good or consistent as some of the higher priced herb grinders (i.e. Cali Crusher, Space Case, Santa Cruz Shredder). The fact that the lid and teeth are made from 2 different metals and welded together means it will not be as strong as one that is made from one solid piece.

If you’re looking for a very inexpensive 4 piece herb grinder that will do the job, the Chromium Crusher checks that box. If you’re looking for a herb grinder that will go through regular to heavy use without issues, I would recommend going with a better quality grinder.

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