Exterior Design: At first glance, the SLX looks like your typical four piece grinder on the outside but there are a few differences from the rest. First of all, it’s made from durable, but lightweight, 7075-T6 aluminum, the same kind of material used in aircrafts and rockets. As you might expect, this kind of aluminum is tougher than the aluminum used in other grinders. Next, there are flat indents cut into the edge of the lid that make it easier to grip while you’re grinding. The lid itself is connected to the other parts by a strong magnet instead of a threaded attachment, which keeps it secure while also making it easier to remove.
The only downside to the design of the SLX is that the bottom section underneath the kief catcher is not magnetically attached. So you have to make sure to hold on to it when removing it from the rest of the grinder if you don’t want to spill the precious kief everywhere.
Interior Design: The SLX has fifty five trapezoidal teeth inside of it. They are different from, and more efficient, than the diamond-shaped teeth you see in other manual grinders. It has a non-stick, low-friction, ceramic coating that makes for a smooth, practically effortless grind no matter what strain of herb you’re using.
Non-stick coating: This coating also means that you never have to clean the SLX. Ever. I’ve never cleaned mine, even after over three years of use, and it looks as good as new. The secret isn’t teflon or any other potentially harmful chemical, but rather through the application of fused nano-ceramic particles. This same process is sometimes used to line rifle bores to reduce friction and make them last longer. So, if the process is strong enough to resist the friction and force of a bullet being fired, it can definitely stand up to the sticky-ickiest herb.
Efficiency and Efficacy
The SLX creates the finest ground herb out of all the vaporizers I’ve used. Those trapezoidal teeth grind down every strain of weed I’ve ever used into a fine consistency that is perfect for every dry herb vaporizer I’ve tried. I never have to use a lot of force when grinding down my herb because the nearly frictionless action is always smooth.
No matter what kind of vaporizer I was testing, I was pretty sure that I was getting the best flavor and vapor quality out of it because of the finely ground herb produced by the SLX. That finely ground herb is also consistently ground herb, which means that I got the same quality of grind every time. That consistency means that I never have to worry about any fluky results when testing any dry herb vaporizers since I know that any problems I experience aren’t caused by the herb.