Hand held electric trimmer

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by tat2ue, Feb 3, 2010.


    tat2ue Well-Known Member

    Don't know about you but I hate trimming. Especially if you do it a lot, like in a small perpetual grow-op. I trim about 40 plants every 2 to 3 weeks and my g/f and I have spent 6-8 hours at a time trimming. So I came up with a hand held electric trimmerthat does almost if not just as good as hand trimmers.

    Went to Harbor Freight and got an electric rotary tool. Its like a dremel tool but this one only cost 9 bucks with a 50% off coupon. I took the barrel sanding attachment and removed the compression washer and the round barrel sander. Then I place a small piece weed eater line on top of the compression grommet and replaced and tightened the compression washer.

    This has now cut my trimming time down by 75%...My g/f takes the larger fan leaves off and tosses me the bud and I start trimming. But you do need to wear some sort of eye protection though, I didn't at first then a small fragment of plant matter went in my eye and it burns like a mofo

    It takes a cpl min to get used to and then you can trim like a sculptor

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    That 5hit

    That 5hit Well-Known Member

    once again
    gr8 idea
    That 5hit

    That 5hit Well-Known Member

    you like it

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    CLOSETGROWTH Well-Known Member

    I like the idea..mini weedeater.. cool! :bigjoint:

    tat2ue Well-Known Member

    That 5hit

    That 5hit Well-Known Member

    gr8 video
    but even better is that donkey dick cola that you are trimming in it

    tyrent2000 Member

    looks awsome have you ever cought your fingers in it,l hurts like a motherfucker i was like cool beans went to the garage and made it, i turned it on and was like "hay i wonder if it wold hurt if i got to close to a finger of somthing" so my dumb ass put my finger right in there and OMG did that suck lol i got a nasty welt, i sugest using some thicker gloves underneth the letex ones(or whatever type of rubbery gloves you use) but super sweet little WEEDwacker lol
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    black jesus Well-Known Member

    Damn this is a great idea. I was just looking at buy a bowl trimmer. Then I started looking at diy trimmers....I like this a lot and yes I know it's a million years old
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    Dividedsky Well-Known Member

    That's pretty cool tat, you should've patented it. I was actually thinking of dropping $500 on the bonsai hero. Seems legit but hefty price tag. I also hate trimming. Fun at first but gets old real quick.

    Corso312 Well-Known Member

    Bowl trimmers suck, ive tried several..they all suck. Don't waste your dough on one.
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    potpimp Sector 5 Moderator

    Freaking awesome DIY!! Thanks man.

    GroErr Well-Known Member

    f'n awesome hack, nice... going to try it, trimming sucks @#$!

    JohnMotayo Member

    This definitely sounds like a great DIY thing that most people can do themselves, will definitely have to try it out in my upcoming indoor grow area, although I am not sure i'll get it working as well as you do i'm sure it will save me a lot of time anyways. Thanks for sharing, :)

    simply_slide Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see this in action....I could build one of these, but don't wanna waste my time, ya know. Looks great though

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