Trimming buds is an essential part of any grower’s routine. Aesthetically there’s nothing more excited than showing off the product of your hard work and dedication by being able to snap a picture of your little sticky green babies in their entire splendor.
Besides the visual appeal, trimming your plants is also necessary for growth. Knowing what type of trimming you are going to do is also important. Are you going to be wet trimming (trimming the bud fresh from harvest which makes for better more lush pictures)? Or will you be dry trimming (trimming that occurs after the buds have been dried and/or cured)?
If you are new to bud trimming check out our helpful beginner’s guide.
Below you will find some of the most popular bud trimmers available online. There’s a little something for everybody from the budding novice to the grower on a large scale.
Greenthumbpro Hydroponic 2Pack Microtip Straight Blade/Curved Blade Flower Leaf Trimmer Pruning Shears
Nothing says precision like a pair of good old-fashioned shears. The Greenthumbpros are ergonomically designed to reduce hand fatigue with their soft grips and comfortable high-quality steel. A strong spring release assures a steady cut. These are recommended for the beginner grower.
iPower 19-inch Leaf Bowl Trimmer
The iPower Leaf Bowl Trimmer is convenient and lightweight. It has the cutting power of 30 scissors to make clean cuts while minimizing damage to the buds. Its stainless-steel mesh basin collects the leaves and sticks making for an easy cleanup. It’s also available in a 16 inch model. This is for the intermediate grower, increasing the size of their yield.
Risentek Bud Leaf Trimmer Machine 16-inch – Model X
This commercial grade weed wizard is one of the best on the market. It can be used for both wet and dry trimming. It has the power of 20 scissors. An adjustable offers a more accurate cut. This machine can also be used to make potpourri and essential oils. The Risensteck can take some punishment when it comes down to it.
The Trimpro Unplugged is the manual version of their Rotor. Known for its whisper-quiet operation. The unplugged can handle up to three pounds an hour. It cuts down on the mess by collecting the sticks and leaves in a catch bag below. Somebody with a decent-sized crop will get a lot of use out this.
EZ TRIM Wander Trimmer
Considered on the best trimmers on the market, the EZ TRIM Wander Trimmer is an attachment for your shop vac. It works by sucking the leaf from the bud without damaging the flower. You can imagine how easy or nonexistent clean up will be with this.
Although it can be used as a wet and dry trimmer if the buds are too dry, the trimmer may have a problem during suction.
It might have a heavy big price tag but the EZ TRIM Wander Trimmer definitely is definitely worth considering if you are upping your game.
The Magic Trimmer
The Magic Trimmer is a more cost-effective option in comparison to the EZ TRIM. This convenient, easy to use, handheld machine allows you a ton of maneuverability to ensure that you get the best cuts you possibly can.
It’s compact and lightweight, making it not only portable, but, easy on hand fatigue. It’s recommended for smaller projects. It comes with three replacement blades
The Centurion Pro Mini Leaf Trimmer
The Centurion is a tumble style workhorse. It does the work of 15 handpickers and is integrated with suction component separating leaves and twigs effectively and fast.
With 11 sharp precise blades and really strong motor you will be able to get through almost six to eight pounds of dry or 30-40 pounds of wet product an hour. It’s equipped with a dual micron bag containment system and rugged sturdy frame, all while having a relatively small footprint.
There are a lot of factors to consider when in the market for a bud trimmer: size, space, cost; not to mention how much buds are you growing. Rest assured, there are plenty of options out there for all your trimming needs. These are a just few from the different types available.