Name Grinder
Type Item
Stackable Yes (64)
Source Mod Factorization

The Grinder is a machine from the Factorization mod, used to turn ores into ore gravel, part of a process to increase the output of your metals.

Out of all the ways to increase ore yield in Feed The Beast, the Grinder offers the highest yield for coal (3.5 per ore) and diamonds (2.25 per ore), and unless the secondary outputs of the Industrial Grinder are desired, the Grinder -> Mixer -> Slag Furnace -> Crystallizer -> Smelt process also has the highest yield for iron, Tin, Copper, and Lead at 3 ingots per ore.


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Lead Ingot

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Diamond Cutting Head


Lead Ingot

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot



The following recipes can be run in a grinder:

Common Recipes:

  • Stone >> Cobblestone
  • Cobblestone >> Gravel
  • Gravel >> Sand
  • Grass Block >> Dirt
  • Mycelium >> Dirt

Good Recipes (a significant advantage in using this machine):

  • Coal Ore >> Coal (350%)
  • Diamond Ore >> Diamond (225%)
  • Redstone Ore >> Redstone (650%)
  • Lapis Lazuli Ore >> Lapis Lazuli (800%)

Unique Recipes (things you can ONLY make using this machine):

  • Copper Ore >> Dirty Copper Gravel (140%)
  • Gold Ore >> Dirty Gold Gravel (140%)
  • Iron Ore >> Dirty Iron Gravel (140%)
  • Silver Ore >> Dirty Galena Gravel (140%)
  • Tin Ore >> Dirty Tin Gravel (140%)


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  • Compatibility

    • On every over machine it says that it's good to go with buildcraft.  I was wondering if anyone has tried this out as well and if buildcr...

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