Top 3 Best Handheld Bud Trimmer Reviews

by Morgan

September 26, 2017

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Handheld bud trimmers are perfect when faced with only a few plants and time is on your side. Trimming by hand means much more control with a bud trimmer versus the hand-cranked bowl trimmers for bud or the more fully automatic bud trimming machines we see sell for thousands of dollars.

If time is not on your side an electric marijuana trimmer or hand crank bud trimmer is faster at bud trimming but may sacrifice quality buds in the end because of a lack of control that a handheld bud trimmer offers.

Our criteria for choosing the best bud trimmers are simple really and broken down in 3 main categories of bud trimmers (Handheld Bud Trimmers, Electric Bud Trimmers, and Hand Crank Bud Trimmers). Each marijuana trimming machine on this list are some of our favorites for getting the job done and cultivating perfect buds for consumption.

  • Must be comfortable to use
  • The trimmer should be affordable but not cheaply made
  • Trimmer that leaves the plant juicy and intact. Does a good job of accurate trimming of bud leaves.

GreenThumbPro Hydroponic 2 Pack

Quality and affordability combine for that purist bud trimming expert. These are my go-to for pruning my buds and leaves. I prefer these for dry trimming as the razor blade edges can get sticky with plant rosins, but if you choose to use these for wet trimming the still do a great job.

You will find that you will need to clean them more often with isopropyl alcohol. These straight blade pruning sheers are perfect for any grow tent for the purpose of trimming weed and other plant matter.

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  • Comes With Straight and Curved Blade
  • Extremely Affordable
  • Master control of trimming for bud leaves. Super accurate
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NISHIGAKI Pistol Bonsai Pruning Shears

These are made for pruning bonsai trees but work just as well when it comes to your other art; Trimming Cannabis Buds and leaves. The NISHIGAKI Pistol is one of the best shears for trimming weed as far as medium sized cannabis plant trimmers go.

It provides clean cuts for plants grown under an led grow light or outdoors for that matter. The grip does not tire your hands out as fast because of its design and thus will save time pruning and trimming.

Very comfortable grips allow for full control while being able to cut with high precision.

bud trimming and pruning shears

  • Nishigaki precision reputation for quality blades
  • Affordable pricing
  • Comfortable grip and less hand strain than Greenthumb Pro
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EZ TRIM Wander Trimmer

This is one mean green trimming machine. A bit of a luxury item but well worth it if you still want massive control over trimming the buds of your cannabis plants but seem to have a ton of plants to get through and not a lot of time. This electric Bonsai trimmer will truly impress.wander trimmer review

  • Super quick bud trimming machine
  • Accurate cannabis trimmer
  • Keeps the art of trimming alive but speeds things up 10 fold
  • A bit pricey but super fun to use.
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As far as the top 3 Handheld Bud Trimmers go, qualifications for the trimmers that are a must are;

  • ease of use and strain on hands,
  • affordability
  • precision when trimming your bud
  • the quality of materials used in manufacturing

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I discovered the benefits of Cannabis at a young age in 2002, with years of trial and error, my knowledge grew just like my plants. As my love for cannabis unfolded I began to teach and learn, trying to gain as much information and practical growing experience.

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