Scissors, Shears & Hand Tools

Pruning and trimming plant growth and buds can be a tiresome chore for growers, but a good pair of trimming scissors and pruning shears will make this easier and more enjoyable.

What are trimming scissors?

Trimming scissors are used for harvesting buds. They have fine, skinny blades for surgically removing excess plant material and leaving you with a beautiful final product.

What is the best way to trim buds?

The manner for which you should harvest your buds will depend on your manpower and how many plants you have, along with your budget.

Hobby growers with smaller gardens should always hand trim with trimming scissors. The quality of a hand trimmed bud will almost always exceed anything a trimming machine could produce. The problem with hand trimming is it can be tiresome, and in some cases, just not feasible.

If you have limited time, or lots of plants, trimming can take weeks. In these cases, it just makes more sense to use a Trimming machine. These can turn the trimming time from weeks to hours, and eliminate human contact almost entirely. At Hydrobuilder, we have a trimming machine for everyone!

What are the best trimming scissors?

While all trimming scissors will do the same thing, some brands outshine others in terms of quality and comfort. The three best brands are Corona, Fiskars, and Shear Perfection.

All of these trimming scissors are from reputable brands, and will eliminate some of the discomfort of having to trim for hours at a time.

What are pruning shears used for?

During vegetative growth, you will need to regularly remove fan leaves that are preventing lower branches and foliage from receiving light. This leads to more even and efficient growth. Pruning shears are designed to make this process as easy as possible for you.

Why prune your plants?

A common practice for growers is topping their plants. This consists of cutting off the dominant shoot, which will commonly grow faster and taller than the rest of the plant. By doing this, energy can be spent more evenly on growing the rest of the plant.

Pruning leads to a wider, bushier appearance, and more bud sites.

What are the best pruning shears?

At Hydrobuilder, we carry a range of reputable brands. Anything sold on our site is a quality product, or it wouldn’t be here.

With that said, the best pruning shears are the Shear Perfection, Fiskars, and Corona lines.

What are the best garden tools?

Other than pruning shears and trimming scissors, there are a number of other handheld garden tools you may need, especially if you are growing outdoors in a planting bed or straight in the ground.

Some of the most common garden hand tools are:

  • Hatchet
  • Hoe
  • Transplanter
  • Cultivators
  • Weeder
  • Trowel/hand shovel
  • Machete

At Hydrobuilder, we carry every garden tool you could need!

How do you sharpen garden tools?

To keep your shears and scissors working effectively, you will need to regularly sharpen them. If you do not, it will be more taxing on you, and could lead to damage to your tools and plants.

The scissor and tool sharpeners we carry here at Hydrobuilder make this easy. Sharpen often to keep your scissors and pruners working efficiently!

If you have any questions about any of these gardening tools, reach out to our experienced growing staff at 888-815-9763!


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