Icon Block Grinder Block

Category:Functional Block

Dismantles blocks and retrieves their components

Fits small ship
Mass:513.4 kg
Capacity:3,375 L
Power:-2 kW
Range:1.5 m

Fits large ship and station
Mass:777.4 kg
Capacity:15,625 L
Power:-2 kW
Range:2 m

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Icon Block Grinder Block Grinder Block is a massive, ship-mounted version of the handheld Grinder. It is available for both large and small ships.


The Grinder Block is used to effectively and efficiently salvage ships which would take much longer to do by hand. While the grinding speed is the same as a handheld grinder, the block can be positioned to grind multiple blocks at once or multiple grinders can be engaged to dismantle a single object more quickly. It can be activated through the ship's control (by pressing 'K' at a cockpit or control panel) or assigned to the action bar (by pressing 'G' while sitting at the cockpit).

Similar to Icon Block Landing Gear Landing Gear, the Grinder is resistant to damage from collisions. Assuming one approaches at reasonable speeds, there should be little danger of harming it during normal use.

Range of affect is 3 small blocks on small ship and 4 small blocks on a large ship. Range is spherical and centered roughly at the center of the grinder blades. As of 9/5/14, grinders will not grind their own ship, however, a grinder attached by a piston or rotor are not considered the same ship.

Warning: the grinder blades are lethal to players when active.

Power usage

The Grinder uses 2 kW of power, regardless of whether it's mounted on a small or large ship. Its power usage doesn't change when it has something to grind away versus when it's idly just spinning.


With Realistic settings, the Grinder Block has an inventory with a capacity of 13,500L on large ships and stations and 2,500L for small ships. The inventory accepts component type items, the type collected while it operates.

If attached to a conveyor system, it will automatically push its contents to other valid inventories. The inventory is flagged to send pulled items to other blocks, typically an Assembler.[1]


The Grinder Block is constructible on both large and small ships, as well as stations.

Icon Block Grinder Block Grinder
ComponentLarge Ship/Station
Large Ship/Station
Small Ship
Small Ship
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Icon Item Motor Motor44
Icon Item Large Steel Tube Large Steel Tube11
Icon Item Small Steel Tube Small Steel Tube44
Icon Item Construction Component Construction Component255152
Icon Item Steel Plate Steel Plate155102




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