Located in San Jose, California, we created the world’s first medical-grade grinder. SANTA CRUZ SHREDDER is engineered to perfection. After carefully analyzing the inner working of how a proper tooth design should work, we used a special computer program called Siemens CAD Software to invent the most “perfect” shredding tooth design ever conceived my man!
Sharp-edged teeth are not the best approach…Sharp edge teeth will dull and are full of burrs & tiny flakes of aluminum – constantly falling into your smoking blend. This is not only unhealthy, but toxic to the consumer. First, sharp edged teeth take a lot of initial torque to start turning. This initial pressure will force it to bend at the base, causing “metal fatigue” resulting in the eventual breakage of the tooth and releasing even more flakes of aluminum into your blend.
Our teeth are radius at the base for strength and are able to take extreme use. They’re twice as strong, will never dull and never release burrs or flakes of aluminum. Comparable grinders cut once – letting bb-sized chunks pass through the holes without further grinding. Our teeth are designed to cut both ways, which include clearances on both sides of the teeth (not to slice or smash tobacco), but to cause it to consistently “FLUFF TO PERFECTION”
Santa Cruz Shredder has solved this frustrating problem! We developed a unique and proprietary thread pattern designed to eliminate the binding & permanent seizing of the screw-together parts. We anodize the threaded surfaces to eliminate “galling”. Galling is a form of surface damage arising between two sliding metals in contact with one another. Raw aluminum threads transfer wear-debris from each surface causing a build-up; therefore creating lumps, deformations, roughness & eventual failure. We invented a new approach using a “7-Catch Design” allowing the user to easily adjoin the parts with very little effort. Most grinders rotate around & around until the user eventually finds the thread catch, and then has to continue screwing on the component over & over until it’s secure. This causes additional wear & tear, the possibility of cross-threading, and a confusing amount of turns.