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Trimming Machines VS Hand Trimming

Machine Trimmers vs. Hand Trimmers; which tool will rise to the top? Whether you are pro-hand or machine, we can all agree, your trim is only as good as your tools.

Trimming Machines VS Hand Trimming

Machine Trimmers vs. Hand Trimmers; which tool will rise to the top? Whether you are pro-hand or machine, we can all agree, your trim is only as good as your tools.

Harvest day is here, it’s time to get to work and trim your flowers. Trimming allows you to control their appearance, harshness, and the overall quality features that you wish to emphasize. Trimming varies by personal preference, with the most common methods being machine or traditional hand trimming. Your trim is only as good as your tools, so it’s important to invest in high quality tools that allow you to achieve the results you want. Let’s take a look at how machine trimmers stack up against hand trimmers, when it comes to achieving your garden goals.

Machine Trimming

Machine trimming has gained in popularity and it’s not hard to see why.




  • State of the art equipment
  • Speed
  • Precision
  • Quality
  • Ease of use
  • Reduced labor costs




  • Large initial investment
  • Size of machine
  • Machine storage
  • Noise


Top Machine Brands



Smart design and quality manufacturing makes a Twister machine trimmer a favorite amongst harvesters. Every element of the harvesting process is taken into account, making your trim seamless. The T2 and T4 series machine trimmers are a popular choice amongst harvesters looking to trim large and commercial size gardens.

If you’re looking to invest in a machine trimmer that will assist you with increasing productivity, you’ll want to take a closer look at the T2 and T4 Trimming Machine series manufactured by Twister:

  • T2 series - Twister T2 Trimming Machine
  • T4 series - Twister T4 Trimming Machine

Both series allow you to trim wet or dry and can be coupled with conveyors for quality control and ease of automation. Twister trimmers come with a full 3 year warranty and 12/7 technical support. Twister also offers an extended 2 year warranty on all trimming machines and conveyors. FDA-approved feed conveyors improve speed and consistency by 20% while 22 StaySharp blades deliver almost 40,000 cuts a minute.




Intuitive design make Trimpro’s machine trimmers easy to use. Like Twister, no detail has been spared. Machine trimming has never been easier. Both the Trimpro Automatik and Rotor series boast affordable price points, for harvesters looking for an economical entry point into machine trimming.

  • Automatik series - Trimpro Automatik and Automatik XL
  • Rotor series - Trimpro Rotor Med w/workstation and Trimpro Rotor XL


Product-Table See the entire Trimpro line of products.


Hand Trimming

Hand trimming, a method preferred by many traditionalists, is a true art form. Allowing for signature style, it requires skill and patience.


  • Inexpensive initial investment in tools, in comparison to machine trimmer
  • Easy tool storage


  • Inefficient for larger gardens; a crew of trimmers have to be employed.
  • Room for human error—steep learning curve on your first several harvests may result in lost flowers or buds.
  • Back braking work

Top Hand Tool Brands



When you’re looking for the ultimate in hand trimming tools, look no further than Hydrobuilder. Hydrobuilder provides consumers with the following quality hand trimming and drying supplies:

  • Hydrobuilder Titanium Trimming & Pruning Scissors - design focused on precision and ease of use.
  • Harvest Drying & Curing Tent Packages. Available in - 4’ x 8’, 8’ x 8’, 5’ x 5’, 4’ x 4’, 3’ x 3’, 2’ x 2’.



If your goal is to enjoy the benefits of growing a small garden, then investing in the Hydrobuilder hand trimmer and harvest drying and curing tent package offers an affordable option. Keep in mind, as the size of your garden goals grow, hand trimming becomes a less feasible option. Making a machine trimmer the tool of choice for harvesters looking to trim medium, large and commercial gardens. An investment in a machine trimmer will allow you to achieve the full potential of your garden goals, yielding a positive return on investment.


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