When it works, it works well, no complaints about the consistency of the bud after grinding, the magnetic lid is really helpful, and its very portable (smaller than it looks in the picture). But, there are some caveats. The grinder is small, so it only holds about half a gram comfortably. I also found that for me its also awkward to hold when in use due to the size. One side of the grinder doesn't have a grip, and the grip itself isn't very effective, so its very difficult to use with sweaty hands. It also gets stuck on small stems that are hard to see, but this might be an issue with other grinders as well. Overall, if you have a tight budget, or want something small and simple, this is the grinder for you.