Costly and not that plentiful nor easy to come by, I had previously considered any grinding of buds to be somewhat blasphemous. However, with dispensary in-state cultivation regulations, some compacted flowertops cried out for a more efficient reduction method than trying to break them apart with your fingers. So it was with some hesitation, after reading glowing reviews and oblivious to its high price, that I purchased the medium-sized four-piece aluminum Santa Cruz shredder in Rastafarian colors. When it arrived it looked tiny and too small, but upon practical application this proved to be a misconception. At first, I didn't even know where to load the product! I love the way it looks and feels. Neat that it grinds both ways. It really nicely fluffs up the flower, has a little kif compartment and comes with a useful triangular pick. Thanks, Smoke Cartel.