A Hollander beater grinds fibers between rotating metal plates, making paper that is smoother and stronger than pulp prepared in a blender. Also, blenders are only sufficient for recycling papers or using linters, but a Hollander beater can also process plant fibers and cloth.
The beater I have chosen is the Little Critter made by Mark Lander. It costs about $2000, which is astronomically cheap for a beater. He has a vision to provide affordable beaters to papermakers all over the world!
You can help me by making a donation. If you donate $20 or more, and I am able to buy the beater, I will send you some paper gifts!