For me the process of growing cannabis is relaxing, a challenge to savor as you coax life from fragile tiny plants in the hopes that one day they will produce a few pounds of bud. I’m always excited for flowering to finish up and for harvesting to begin; after all your hard work you can see the finish line just ahead. Then it happens, the realization that your plants have performed well and delivered you a bumper crop of cannabis, good right? Well, this is when it hits you that you must trim and process all that bud, a painstaking process that will challenge your mind as you try to stay focused on the task at hand while your hand aches from operating your manual scissors.
Trimming Cannabis is long tedious work
Processing or trimming cannabis bud is an art form as well as a chore. Hand trimming provides the best quality finished bud because the flower is handled less which prevents trichomes from breaking off or rupturing, spilling out their sticky goodness. There are industrial processing machines and home trimming bowls that will trim your bud, but they’ll also bruise your buds. Bruised buds are a real thing, it’s created when automated machinery tosses the buds around and rubs their hard processing surfaces up against the delicate flowers. It doesn’t outright lower the THC content but rather makes the flower more pleasing to the eye. You know, and I know looks are everything when it comes to cannabis buds. You want a nice clean trim that doesn’t cause damage to the structure of the buds while leaving behind a minimum of leaf material.
So, in a perfect world how would you trim buds with automation that doesn’t damage the structure of the flower? Someone has already thought of this and solved the problem for you. I’m extremely happy to be talking about the Trim Daddy 2.0 Automatic hand trimmer. This bad boy is powerful like a hand tool but can gently trim the nooks and crannies of cannabis buds while not disturbing or destroying the adjacent bud material. Once you’ve got 30 minutes to an hour of experience under your belt using the Trim Daddy you’ll be able to fly through the otherwise tedious task of trimming your crop.
What’s the big deal about automation?
Plain and simple automation saves time and time is just like money. The more time it takes you to trim your crop the higher the cost in effort, or if you are paying someone to help you the cost will be monetary. The holy grail of automation is a balance between quality and efficiency while not damaging your product.
How fast is the Trim Daddy Trimmer?
The Trim Daddy automatic hand trimmer is lightning fast once you get used to it. After a little practice, I was able to trim 3 pounds of bud in 1 hour. That would have taken me 6 or more hours by hand. The maker of the Trim Daddy states that they can trim up to 5 pounds an hour with a Trim Daddy and I believe it based on my testing. The Trim Daddy comes with two different sized high carbon stainless steel blades which will help you deal with smaller or larger bud sizes.
Wet or Dry Trimming?
Do you prefer to dry trim or wet trim your cannabis? There are two schools of thought on why one way is better then the other. The good news is we don’t even need to get into that discussion because the Trim Daddy 2.0 can trim dry or wet. Say What? I said it, it doesn’t matter at all if you want to trim dry or wet. The trimming unit doesn’t have an issue chopping its way through wet sticky buds or dealing with dry delicate buds.
A professional Grade Tool
The Trim Daddy isn’t a gimmick tool, this is a perfectly designed and engineered professional grade tool. The motor has been specially designed to be a brushless motor, like those in Dyson Vacuums. This allows the trimmer to operate at high speeds for 8 hours or more without overheating. A brushless motor won’t wear out when loads are applied to it like a traditional electric motor. This trimmer is rated to last 10,000 hours so you know you are buying a quality machine.
Another remarkable achievement of the Trim Daddy 2.0 is having a computer control the motor, this means the drive unit can increase or decrease the energy used at the blade based on the amount of resistance the trimmer is experiencing. This simple technology advancement allows the drive motor to last longer and use less electricity.
- brushless motor for a long lifetime of heavy use
- lightweight and agile while being comfortable
- high carbon stainless steel blades
- two-speed control pack
Powerful but Accurate Blades
The high carbon stainless steel blades are designed to hold their sharpness even after 1000’s of hours of trimming. The unique double blade tip design allows for very accurate hand trimming all over the bud’s surfaces. Don’t think of the Trim Daddy as an electric scissor rather an electric sculpting tool, that’s the kind of control you have over your trim even when the blade is moving at a dizzying speed. When I first started handling the trimming unit I was timid around the blades, but I found that with a little practice I became confident quickly and felt no extreme danger from the moving blades.
Using the Trim Daddy 2.0
Holding the trimming unit is comfortable in your hand and feels light and balanced. The short cutting profile of the trimmer means your operating hand is very close to the blade action giving you excellent control over the tips of the blades and where they cut. As you draw the blades up and down your buds lightly the shape of the bud seems to almost guide your hand along. The blade gives great user feedback to your hand, you can feel when the unit is trimming and when you’re missing the plant matter.
I found it very easy to dig into buds to remove deep-lying leaves without tearing the whole bud apart. I did find it challenging to carve small buds and tended to butcher them or just trim them right off the stem unintentionally.
Switching between speeds was very easy with the control panel located between the power cord and the trimming unit.
With the Trim Daddy 2.0 you get their patented brushless motor along with two double cutting blades and an incredible non-stick handling glove. The power unit that controls the trimmer has two-speed settings “High” and “Low” to allow for different trimming styles. All of this comes in a nice carrying case which makes storing and keeping track of the unit a snap!
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I’m shocked that there is a professional grade “hand sculptor” tool available that is effective, easy to use and so fast. This trimmer is the Apple iPhone X of electric trimmers but with a Nokia price tag.
I was amazed at how natural the tool felt in my hand and how fast I gobbled up the learning curve. The hand trimmer is fun to use and makes trimming a pleasure. Being able to trim up to five pounds of bud an hour is incredible, being able to enjoy that hour is priceless.