As technologies evolve, trimming machines have become less of a niche and more of a necessity when it comes to a productive harvest. Of course, there will always be those who strictly stick to hand trimming, but more Commercial and Hobby Growers are introducing trimming machines into their facilities/homes. Even if you are hand trimming your A grade boutique buds, the quality of the machines available today makes it hard to tell which end product is hand trimmed and which is machine trimmed.
Anyone who is in a constant state of harvest knows that trimming is the least desirable part of the cycle. Trimming does not have to suck and luckily there are many options for automated and nonautomated machines to help up the productivity of your operation. Not only does using a trimmer help maximize your production level and minimize your harvest time frame, but it offers a consistent end product with minimal human handling. No more strangers in your house for weeks or months, no more unnecessary liabilities.
We have sorted out what we believe to be the top trimmers of 2018-2019 into categories based on production size. There really is a trimmer for everyone and depending on who you talk to, you may get a completely different answer on which machine is best. There are unique qualities that are featured with each of these machines and we hope to help narrow down your options!
Best Hobby or Small to Medium Operation Trimmers
Introduced to the market out of Canada in harvest 2017, the Twister Trimmers T6 is a small machine that packs a big punch. Weighing in at only 42 lbs, you can trim wherever your harvest takes you. Perfect for any hobbyist or small commercial grower, you can trim to up 4 lbs an hour dry and 20 lbs and hour wet (or 6-8 lbs with two machines in tandem for dry and 40 lbs wet). Twister recently updated this machine to only have one tumbler option. Where it used to have a dry and wet tumbler, you now will get their Standard 1/4'' slot tumbler that can process both wet and dry. If you are switching tumblers out for cleaning purposes, no tools are required and it takes only seconds.
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