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bowl trimmers

are bowl trimmers worth it? if so what one does the good people on this site recommend? 

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    • i bought one for my Birthday last fall...lol..Amazon has a lot of bowl trimmers...i bought one those iPower bowl trimmers..i got a 16 inch one myself and the one i got had one those 6 layer drying rack outfits..those werk real good for dryng budz...was on a special deal at that time and it had 2 hand trimmers too..the bowl trimmers werk nice and they make trimming go lot faster if ya have a lot to trim up...just remove big stems and the biggest fan leafs ferst...it trims off those sugar leafs nicely..GL

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      • I power bowl trimmer 16” .   Amazon. Have had mine a couple years now.  Went by the recommendations here on WP before I actually purchased.  You must know that your buds will NOT look like hand trimming.  However, when you have a lot to trim it’s a lifesaver, especially when you’ve done a few all-nighters. Lol.  I found out by accident if let them sit out 1 day  to dry a bit , they trim a lot better . Especially if there real sticky.  I’m a bit picky and trim up a-little more than I probably should , but that’s only because I make edibles and I don’t want any trash in my trim.      

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        • The bud pictures I posted recently are all trimmed in a bowl trimmer, if your looking for an example. The recent ones were all cut and trimmed right away. There is a spacer that can be put between the grate and the blade it you dont want a real close trim, I leave it out and put the flat side of the knife facing the grate so its almost metal to metal. 

          One thing I dont care for is they only sell blades in sets of 3 and 2 are the serrated blades for dry trimming so i take a wet stone and re-sharpen mine from the flat side. 

           

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          • thanks for the good info on it. i did see your last pics and they looked great and very frosty ethos strain. im getting ready to run some ethos strains. seeds will be germinating this weekend. how often do the blades need sharpened or replaced ?

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            • I have never kept track really, I just test them like I test my pocket knife, I hold up a piece of paper with one hand and try to slice it with the blade, if it's not a nice clean easy cut I sharpen until it is.

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            • To start I am not a good hand trimer so I bought the Ipower 16 inch also and I love it. I agree with Smiley, letting them dry for a day or two first is not a bad idea, I think the buds are still pulling things from the leaves after they are cut but I didnt like dry trimming with it. IMO seems like it would be easier to knock the tric's off when the buds are dry but I have not done a head count 

               

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              • thanks for the replies sounds like a good investment then. it takes a while to hand trim full tents.

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                • just for shits and grins ill respond. im  normally a hand trimmer and its a pain in the ass for sure when the tiime comes around.

                  ive started to do a good preharvest trim days before chop removing all the big obvious fans. then the day i chop i do hang the whole plant and let it dry for many days. i determine when its ready by feel. at that point the extra leaves just crumble off quickly and i can almost pluck the buds off clean. try a dry trim some time!

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                  • lol they sure do when they come to visit.

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                    • When I left home I was replaced by a riding lawn mower and a TV with a remote. 

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                      • haha i think i was replaced with a radio with a turn table. my two younger brothers got the push mowing job then.

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                      • thanks for the help cpw i just purchased the ipower 16 inch trimmer. it comes with trimmers,five bubble bags from ebay for 105.00 seemed like a pretty good deal.

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                        • Did I mention it’s SO.... GOOD LOOKIN ,   you will want to display it in the front room!!!!!     Lol.    🤣.   

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                          • haha tempting but the wife is not too keen on that..lol

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                          • I purchased the Ipower 19". It worked great for wet trim. I have used it about 12 times since summer. It always works great and fast.It will do about 3 quarts of buds in less than 10 minutes. I would absolutely buy it again.

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