You took care of them wholeheartedly, and now it’s time to crop out the fruit or rather the bud of your hard work. Your cannabis plant needs mostly three months to sprout out beautiful, healthy buds and when it’s time to harvest them you need to be careful, so as not to ruin your crop. If you have a small crop, you can chop those buds by hands carefully with a pair of scissors or ask your friend to help you out if you have a spare cutting tool handy.
Tom’s Tumbler Trimmer TTT 1600
This dry bladeless trimmer is portable and can easily be placed on a table for convenience. This trimmer has the capacity of cutting up to 1-pound bud in a 7-minute cycle. Depending on the breed you harvest, you only need to do 10-15% of touch up works with this trimmer doing the maximum work.
Triminator Wet Industrial System
When your cannabis cultivation goes commercial, you need a fast and efficient trimmer that can work according to the high demand by your cannabis customers. With a humongous trimming capacity of up to 200lbs per day, this trimmer comes with an excellent two-year warranty which is sure to last you much longer than that.
The device is equipped with a blade so sharp that it can cut with finesse as close to the width of human hair, which means you do not have to waste time over touch-ups. While trimming buds, often the blades jam up due to resin produced by the plants. Equipped with automatic cleaning system which repels resin, this trimmer lets you focus on other important stuff rather than cleaning the blades every few days.
Due to the mist of atomized water, which coats the drum, the resin finds it difficult to stick. It has been built with military grade materials, which repel any bending or easy wear and tears, so you can clean it with a pressure pipe without worrying about it breaking apart.
DL Wholesale 16” Open Top Hand Trimmer
This Bowl trimmer with a 16” diameter is something that will come in handy for a long time. Bowl trimmers made of cheap quality material lasts only maximum for a year or two. This open top, stainless steel trimmer, although comes with a one year warranty, is going to last you a long time.
With a warranty of 5 years, this sturdy trimmer is used to take care of big harvests. The best feature of this CenturionPro Mini is that it can care for both dry and wet trimming with two separate tumblers one for each type. Although compact, this trimmer can handle a max of 6 to 8 pounds bud every hour. You need not worry about dust, as the trimmer is equipped with inbuilt dust collection system, keeping everything clean and fleek. After you are done, pulling apart the trimmed buds can easily do the cleaning.
Hand trimmers for few plants
GreenThumbPro Hydroponic 2 Packs
This pack of two trimmers comes with a straight and curved blade respectively, which can be used to prune or trim leaves and flowers from the plant. These easy to use trimmers with 2 inch long curved tip blades make up for high precision cutting. You can also keep them in your pocket safely because they shut lock to avoid any injuries.
Trimming Machine for Faster trimming of buds
With a bad trimming machine, all your hard work will be in vain as it’s a really hard task to find the right machine for your plant. Here is a curated list of best available trimming machine out in the market:
The Clean Cut Leaf Trimmer M-6000S 16″
This bowl trimmer comes with a clear top enabling to take a peek at the trimming of your buds while the machine is working. This trimmer makes less than a quarter of the time it takes you to get the job done manually and thus saves up a lot of time. It is available in three colors, black, green, and blue.
With a big diameter of 16 inches, one has the benefit of trimming multiple plants at once. It comes with two blades which can be used for both dry cutting and wet cutting. One can use the razor blade for wet cutting or serrated blade for dry cutting. The blades can also be mix-matched according to preference.
The unique feature of this product is the silicon fingers which do not leave any odor or flavor on your buds. The stickiness from wet buds can be removed via alcohol and cleaning can be easily done by pulling apart the machine.
G-LEAF 16-Inch Bowl Leaf Trimmer
This leaf trimmer provides a hydroponically spinning cut for the herb’s plant and flowers. Working on the same principle as the clean-cut, you can crank up the handle to move the blades inside. The trimmer is equipped with two blades, Serrated and razor, which is used for dry cutting and wet cutting respectively. The blades can be changed manually, but one should be careful as they are too sharp and you might injure yourself in the process.
While this trimmer is equipped with a transparent top to help you take a peek on your buds, it also gives you the ease of pulling it apart to get the trimmed product out for the next process. Some medical marijuana trimmers have complained that the trimming is not precise, which is something you might need to consider before you go ahead and buy it.
Spin-Pro Manually Operated Leaf Trimmer
Unlike the leaf trimmer M-6000S, spin pro isn’t equipped with a transparent lid. The principle on which it works is the same as other trimmers, where you crank up the handle which in turn moves the fingers and the blade, cutting off excess leaves. This machine is dishwasher safe, which cuts down your chores, but the only demerit mentioned by some people is that it comes apart very easily mid trimming, which causes a huge unwanted mess.
The Magic Trimmer – Electric Automatic Hand Held Trimmer
If a bowl trimmer with handle isn’t what you desire, here is something that might interest you. This powerful tool can be held in hand which will help you trim your buds smoothly and fast. With just 2 and a half-pound weight, it won’t be a pain in your hands while working.
Equipped with three replacement blades, this trimmer is sure to cause a mess because it lacks a debris catcher. So you need to place a mat or something before you begin with the task. The High Times gave highly positive reviews for this product for its time efficiency. This product is used by pros to trim a large crop in a smaller time frame.
Trimpro original Leaf Bud Plant Trimmer Trim Pro
If you have a large harvest that needs regular trimming, Trimpro is the one you should consider in spite of the high price because, with time, it pays up for itself because of its fast and precise cutting technique. The trimmer itself does most of the work. All you have to do is move the plant inside the grate, the leaves are sucked down, and the blades on the top trim the buds and you are done. It creates quite a mess as the leaves are caught in the large sack underneath, which can be used to make brownies.
Which is the perfect trimming method, wet or dry?
Each process comes with its own set of benefits. When it comes to wet trimming, one can be assured of getting messy when doing it manually. Trimming wet buds via machine is rather easier. When wet, the buds are prettier and in perfect shape which lands you with better buds in the long run.
Trying to trim a dry curled up bud is harder than trimming a perfectly shaped wet one. But if you live in a dry place with low humidity, it might be best if you let your buds dry with the leaves on it because trimming out the weed might fasten the drying process by too much.
Equipment needed while harvesting:
Even when using the best available machine like the Trimpro, you need gloves to protect your hands. Your skin is protected from resin, and the buds also experience a rather gentle touch. Choose a place for your buds to dry. You can also use non-stick cookie sheets for the purpose like some harvesters do, or hang them on the clothesline or even dry them out on a mess rack. The leftovers aren’t the garbage as they can be used to make edibles like cookies or also for smoking.
Prepare your seeds for the next harvest:
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