Frequently asked questions about SLX Grinders. Note support policy on eBay and Amazon purchases!
What is SLX?
SLX Grinders are made for grinding tobacco and legal medicinal herbs that can be smoked such as mullein, white sage, blue lotus, catnip and chamomile. Our exclusive, patented coating process provides you with a self cleaning, ceramic coated grinder that does not stick or need cleaning.
Did you know that the first grinder was patented in 1905 by an W. H. Wingate, an Australian, for cutting plug-tobacco so it could be rolled into a cigarette? All contemporary grinder designs (including SLX) are descended from this original tobacco grinder: US Pat 795,746
If any part fails under under normal use, fill out a support ticket and we will (at our discretion) send a replacement part to you at no charge. Fill out all required fields, especially your complete ADDRESS! You must send pictures showing the damage.
Our replacement policy does not include parts that are dropped, scratched with a metal object or otherwise abused.
Important: Limited Amazon/eBay replacement policy
Our limited Amazon/Ebay replacement policy applies only to SLX Grinderspurchased from our authorized re-sellers. At this time the ONLY authorized Amazon re-sellers are Uncle Max's and The Other Side Gifts. There are no authorized resellers on eBay. NO replacement parts will be given for SLX Grinders purchased on Amazon/eBay from other resellers, no matter what the reseller stated on his page. A copy of your invoice is required. No exceptions!
Our replacement policy DOES cover SLX Grinders purchased from other online vendors and of course all brick and mortar stores on our store locator.
There are no counterfeit SLX Grinders and it's unlikely there will be any attempt to duplicate the SLX process; it's just to hard to make. However, if you ever see an anodized grinder with the SLX Logo on it, please contact us here.
The lift out screen
The screen section is designed to sit loosely in the bottom compartment for easy removal. It will make a slight rattling sound if you shake the grinder. This is normal.
If you carry the grinder in your pocket or turn it upside down then you defeat the purpose of the 4 piece grinder design because you are now mixing the pollen back into your grind.
Is SLX safe?
SLX uses fused ceramic nano-particles that are certified by the Food and Drug Administration as safe for food contact. It is also approved for use in the tobacco manufacturing process. The coating is extremely durable if used appropriately and is able to resist temperatures higher than you will be burning your grind at. Even if a small particle of the coating somehow did chip off it would not burn or incinerate and you would not be able to inhale it.
Does SLX need cleaning?
Your SLX grinder is designed to be self cleaning and should not accumulate residue. However, if after a few months of use you notice bits of tobacco remaining in the cutting chamber, you can dust them out with a small, soft paint brush. In an extreme case, if the teeth feel sticky and you want to restore the grinder to like new condition, brush it out and soak it in 70 - 91% rubbing alcohol for a couple of hours. Then rinse in water and air dry. You should rarely, if ever, need to do this.
If you do see heavy buildup it is because your grind is not properly cured. SLX Grinders are designed to be used with product cured to the standard 8-10% moisture level. Product above 12-14% moisture content is going to be a problem for you. Moisture = weight, so unscrupulous growers don't let their product cure completely (or they re-hydrate it) to get a higher weight and more $$ for less product. We have seen a few cases of this recently. In legal states moisture content is strictly controlled.
Does your coating contain PTFE (or teflon)?
NO. We sell tobacco grinders and PTFEs are not permitted for use in equipment that handles tobacco products. If burned and inhaled, PTFE is a carcinogen. And, if even a particle the size of a grain of salt (about 0.000014 of an ounce!) is inhaled, the smoker will develop extreme flu like symptoms. Here is an article describing polymer flu syndrome. No reputable coating company will ever apply PTFE to a product used for handling smoking materials. If the tobacco industry prohibits PTFEs in their equipment, you certainly do not want to use it to grind your smoking products.
Where is SLX made?
Machined parts are manufactured to the highest standards in China (like your cell phone). The ceramic coating is made for us in the US by the world's largest coating company. It is then applied by one of their licensed applicators in China.
Can I buy a SLX grinder here?
Yes, if you are a retail store or approved wholesale distributor. If you are not a retailer or distributor, please vist one of our retail partners.