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Pepper grinding---is it always right?

I bought a very nice used Perfex pepper grinder on Ebay, and it evoked a little debate in my household. The grinder is the type with a handle to turn, and when you turn this one to the left, it grinds very smoothly, and produces a fine grind of pepper.
When you turn it to the right, it is much more difficult to turn, requires two hands, and produces a rough, inconsistent grind of pepper.
I am familiar with the adjustment on the bottom to change the grind, but I'm just using it as it was set when I received it. I have always been of the mind that grinders always turn clockwise. Anyone happen to have an instruction manual for Perfex? Or an opinion?

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