Originally Posted by constant struggle
In my opinion the best hand grinder you can buy is a Porlex. If you want to stay on the cheaper end of things (i.e. under $75 )
I've been using the Orphan Espresso Lido grinder for about 2 months now and can say that it is lightyears better than my old Porlex. The OE Lido is large and heavy for a hand grinder though so if absolute grind quality isn't your utmost concern, I would say the Porlex is fine. The Lido is also double the price but it is without a doubt a superior grinder, especially at the coarser end of things.
If you already have a Hario or Porlex and don't own the other essentials to brewing, get those first (i.e. a decent scale and kettle w/ mechanism for measuring water temp). I can certainly understand if it seems too fussy to have all that equipment but without it, you'll never be able to control the variables that go into making a cup of coffee.