Design

Exterior Design: The Zeus Bolt 2 is a four-piece grinder with a matte black coating that looks much like any other manual grinder you’ve seen around. What separates it from the pack is that it uses high-quality materials (such as Aluminum) which is unusual for an affordable grinder. 

Bolt 2 is made from Aircraft-Grade Anodized Aluminum (AGAA) that is commonly used for creating aircraft or rockets. It’s also a go-to material of some expensive grinders like Space Case Grinder (Review | Buy) or the SLX Grinder (Review | Buy) because it’s tough and durable yet light and portable. 

The grinder is easy to hold and twist when you grind because it has flat indent tips. It’s 1.7” tall and has a diameter of 2.1” which does not take too much space and can be easily put in a bag/purse. Also, it comes with additional accessories: an odor-proof carrying case and a scoop tool that makes it easier to load the herbs that helped with overall portability.

Interior Design: The Zeus Bolt 2 has diamond-shaped teeth that effectively grind the herb and deposit it to the next chamber through circular-shaped holes. Diamonds are ideally used for grinder teeth because they have the consistency to ground herbs fast and efficiently. The center chamber connects to the bottom chamber with a stainless steel mesh screen that catches the kief and stores it to make sure no herbs are wasted.

Zeus Bolt VS XL Version

Zeus Bolt XL is the larger version of the Bolt. They have a similar build quality and features, however, the XL can hold larger amounts of herbs. This is a great upgrade especially if you’re having bigger and longer sessions with your peers. The Zeus Bolt XL is available from Vape-Smart for $34.99.

How To Use

To use the Zeus Bolt 2, you’ll need to:

  1. Remove the top lid.
  2. Place the herb in the chamber and replace the top lid.
  3. Twist the first chamber back and forth.
  4. Remove the top two chambers to expose the collection chamber.
  5. Transfer the herbs by using the scoop to your vaporizer’s heating chamber.

Cleaning and Maintenance: The Zeus Bolt 2 is the kind of a manual grinder that needs to be cleaned from time to time. To do this, first, you’ll need to empty the remains from your grinder before disassembling it. Then, soak them into isopropyl alcohol for 30 minutes and use bristle pipe cleaners to further remove any residue. Finally, rinse it with hot water and make sure they’re completely dry before putting it back together.

Performance

Zeus Bolt 2 perfectly grinds down the herbs. It’s fine and fluffy and works well with any type of dry herb vaporizer. As for me, I’m using the Arc GT (Review | Buy) and the result went well– the herbs are evenly vaped and the airpath is smoother compared to using herbs that aren’t ground-up properly.

The magnets are strong and keep the top piece in place. It also has a smooth grinding action which makes shredding the herbs an easier and effortless task. The mesh screen does a great job of catching and storing pollen.

Overall, Zeus Bolt 2 is an appealing choice for affordable grinders. However, the only thing I noticed was that some herbs stick to the inside of the grinder which is a little bit disappointing. It means that you’ll need to clean it occasionally which sometimes is an inconvenience to some vapers.