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 by man! Sharp-edged teeth are not the best approach…  Sharp-edged 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 multiple ways, which include clearances on both sides of the teeth (not to slice or smash herb), 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.


Santa Cruz Shredder prides itself as the best grinder available for our Medical customers.  Our “knurled” grip is much more pronounced than other grinders, improving hand and finger grip.  You can see the superior grip pattern as well as feel how much easier it is to turn.  This extremely graspable lid makes it that much easier to rotate the grinder, lowering the torque necessary to use our product and providing a “butter” smooth fluffing tool.


Santa Cruz Shredder uses T304 Micronic Precision Woven Non-Fraying Stainless Steel Screen. The most optimal micron size of any grinder on the market. Other grinders use a lower micron size  (larger opening) to create the appearance they’re working by letting more “stuff” filter through, but they’re actually allowing more impurities (dirt, fertilizer, bug parts, etc.) to pass into your final pollen compartment. Additionally, our screens are secured using a “drum-skintight” screen capturing design.  This pulls the screen tight in all direction before permanently locking into place.  Other grinders have loose screens that stretch & warp, causing the screen to “pop” or adjust and fling your herbal blends out of the product.


Santa Cruz Shredder uses the highest quality magnets in the world.   We don’t use “toy” magnets.  Cheap magnets are weak, tend to fall out, and their protective coating flakes off into your smoking blend.  We use Neodymium Diametrically Magnetized Cylindrical Rare Earth Magnets.  Nickel-Copper-Nickel triple layer coated for maximum durability and protection against abuse & corrosion.  Our superior magnets provide a reliable lid closure system that prevents your herbal blends from drying out, accidental spillage, and escaping odors. They are ISO Certified, top notch quality, provide superior performance, and guaranteed for life!


Santa Cruz Shredder uses a Delrin friction ring on each Aluminum grinder to ensure a "butter" smooth grind every time. Delrin works as an excellent friction ring for our Shredders because of its high-tensile strength, low-friction and high-wear resistance, creep and warp resistance, and overall durability and toughness. Delrin exhibits low moisture absorption and it is chemically resistant.(i.e. Isopropyl Alcohol)

• High mechanical strength and rigidity • Fatigue endurance unmatched by other plastics • High resistance to repeated impacts • Excellent resistance to moisture, and isopropyl safe • Excellent dimensional stability • Natural lubricity • Resilience


Santa Cruz Shredder is the only grinder with strict Medical-Grade Ultrasonic Cleansing procedures.  Our procedure uses high frequency sound waves and a medical-grade solution to  remove ALL contaminates.  Cavitation bubbles induced by this agitation act upon ALL contaminants embedded during the machining process.  This action penetrates blind holes, cracks  & even the tiniest recesses; thoroughly removing all traces of contamination tightly adhering to  any surface (including dust, dirt, toxic machining lubricants, grease, fingerprints, and toxic polishing compounds).  This is exactly the same process used in the medical industry to disinfect medical instruments before surgical procedures.
Comparable manufacturers typically just “dunk their product into a day-old bucket of soap & blow it off with a tire hose”… Raw aluminum is in fact a porous material & requires Ultrasonic Cleaning to truly claim Medical-Grade quality.  Machined raw aluminum is loaded with toxic agents and is considered unsafe to the end user.  You can often see the dirt & grime in other grinders, smell the machining oils & shop odors, and you can wipe other grinders with a cloth to reveal polishes & other toxins.  There are no other grinder manufacturers, especially the Chinese (and all other cheap foreign knock-offs) that take the pride & sanitary steps we do.
Santa Cruz Shredder guarantees your product is genuinely the ONLY Medical-Grade grinder in the world!


Santa Cruz Shredder solved this problem.  Anodizing is the only way to go!  Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process use to create a strong protective coating for aluminum that prevents corrosion, wear resistance, and “galling” (failing) of threaded parts. After an acid bath we suspend them in special tanks that pass an electrical current through the item creating a strong protective surface.  Anodizing changes the microscopic texture of the surface and changes the crystal structure of the aluminum near the surface.  It not only bonds to the surface, but actually molecularly becomes the new surface.  Raw aluminum is a soft material prone to even the tiniest scratches.
Our ultra-high quality grinders are the only ones truly scratch resistant, using aerospace anodizing techniques for protection. Comparable grinders are raw aluminum (unsanitary) which are highly susceptible to scratches, cross-threading, and are only polished to provide a temporary illusion of quality (also unsanitary).  We offer glossy and matte anodized finishes.