The Hemp Goddess said:I can certainly see the benefits if you have alot of bud to trim. However, I just wouldn't really feel comfortable turning my buds over to a mechanical trimmer. Many commercial growers in Cali hire people to trim rather than using mechanical trimmers--that tells me something.
tcbud said:Someone I know very well, had one last harvest. He grows monster plants and it saved him a bunch of time. He said you had to do the trim right after you cut the plant down, when the leaves have not wilted, it takes longer if the leaves wilt. Also you trim the shade leaves by hand before putting in the drum.
On the flip side, he sold it right after harvesting, for the same price he paid. It was pricey. He said he would not be growing that many plants in the future. I think he regrets it now, the same amount of plants are in his garden right now.
Good luck to you, let us know how it works out.
Roddy said:Had a friend who used one, buds looked like they were scalped compared to same plant buds trimmed by hand. Musta lost a lot of bud in the trim. He is now using ladies to trim, sold the unit!
kaotik said:i dunno bout the spinpro. just looks so hokey and cheap to me.
i've used gas and electric trimming machines (trimpro xl) before.. loved it (when cropping other people's stuff ) makes cropping such easy work.
saying that though.. those growers have now stopped using them, as the quality doesn't look as good. (and it knocks trichs off.. but the hash that surrounds the edges of that thing.. wow )
thats the problem.. yeah it knocks some leaves off much quicker.. but you still have to touch it up after, and you'll probably lose trichs too (more-so for the engine ones than the spinpro)
another thing is the un-powered ones where you have to crank a wheel at the top.. man, how old do you think that's gonna get?
yeah you wont be cutting with scissors, but i think spinning the thing over and over would bug me more than scissor grip hands.. then i have to go back and touch it up too?
really i think the best way is the old fashioned way; some smoke, some friends, some tunes.. and just giv'er.