Santa Cruz Shredder Review
Is It Worth the Fuss?

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There are grinder cards, and then there are larger raw grinders. The grinder card is designed to come through for you in a pinch, and the raw grinder is designed to turn your fresh grass into something that will produce a silky smooth smoke that delivers optimal benefits and lets you get the most out of your expensive, high-quality weed.

Santa Cruz Shredders are no ordinary raw grinder. It’s a grinder that grinds and a grinder that shreds. And because it does such a good job turning raw herb into high quality rolling and vaping material, it should be considered a must-have kit for the weed aficionado.

Santa Cruz Shredder: The Specifics

In this review, we're going to take a comprehensive look at the Santa Cruz Shredder grinder, and because space is limited, we're going to dive right in.


The Santa Cruz Shredder is no simple grinder card. It’s made of durable anodized aluminum which means there’s nothing in your bag of weed that's going to damage it. It will burn through sticks and seeds without batting an eyelash or picking up nicks, scratches or tooth damage.

The filtering mesh between the upper and middle chambers is made of high-quality stainless steel so even if you get the crusher wet there’s no chance of rusy


The Santa Cruz Shredder is one of those rare products that actually looks as good as it feels. When fully assembled it has a very satisfying heft to it. Everything is built to extremely close tolerances, and when you take it apart, it's almost like you're looking at a component from a high-performance engine instead of a raw grinder.

Grind Quality

The Santa Cruz Grinder is purpose-built to turn your rough product into ideal rolling or vaping material. The ground weed that comes to rest in the center chamber makes for doobies that burn more like high-quality cigars than the rough and tumble joints you may be used to smoking, and the keif feels like butter and burns like high-grade lamp oil.


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Santa Cruz Grinders come in a wide variety of sizes and colors beginning with mini (small) and continuing up the scale to medium, large and jumbo sizes. No matter what size grinder you're looking for, they have it.

The small is 1 5/8″ in diameter, the medium 2 1/8″ in diameter, the large is a full 2-3/4" in diameter and the jumbo a full 4” in diameter.

The product come in various sizing pieces.​ The most popular is the Santa Cruz Shredder 4 Piece, however, you could get it in either 3 piece and 2 piece size aswell.

Santa Cruz Shredder Worth The Price?

How much you pay for the Santa Cruz raw grinder will depend in large part on where you purchase it. There are a number of retail outlets on the web, and each offers it at a different price point, so it’s worth shopping around to get the best price.

While you're shopping around, keep in mind there are other great options out there. Keep a look out these products while you're browsing for Santa Cruz Shredder: ​

What We Liked

  • We liked the high-quality construction and the overall feel of the piece - There are few other crushers on the market that can compete with the build quality at work here.
  • We liked the ease with which it produces high-intensity material for toking or vaping - The final product is all that really matters with this type of raw crusher and with the Santa Cruz Shredder that final product is beyond reproach.
  • And we liked the fact that it’s available in an array of sizes and colors - Not everyone wants a small black shredder or a jumbo-sized blue shredder. Thankfully you have dozens of size/color combinations to choose from.

What We Didn’t Like

  • We didn’t like that you basically have to have a backpack to carry the larger shredders.
  • The jumbo size needs a bit of work.

Both of those, however, are small potatoes and neither is a deal breaker for the Santa Cruz Crusher.

Santa Cruz Shredder Review: Bottom Line

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It’s hard to find negative things to say about the Santa Cruz Shredder. It's obviously well engineered and well built. It feels solid as a rock in your hands, and the unique shape of the grinder heads produces a high-quality product to toss into your papers or vaporizer.

You might lose a bit of quality in the grind with the jumbo version of this shredder, but most people aren’t going for the jumbo size for personal use anyway. And that’s where the Santa Cruz Shredder is at its best: as a personal raw grinder that will serve you well for years to come.

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