Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by Galeer, Jun 21, 2008.
hello wondering what kind of scissors i should use
the nice spring loaded trimmers, small and precise and easy on your hands... about 10 dollars.
The ones on the bottom of the page are similar to what i have...I use the small ones for the fine trimming and the larger one for branches.
Future Grow Hydroponics Scalpels & Scissors
No hurting hands
I use regular kitchen scissors. Depends on the ammount. Trimming huge ammount can be pain in the *** but overall... come on... it's weed. Trimming is nothing compared to the growing which takes like 3 months minimum.
depends on how much you are harvesting really....for a few plants some grooming scissors work great...the small ones with the curved tip....yeah they get down in there man.
fiskars no. 5, spring-loaded micro-tip
All the way Baby! This is what I trust.
yup, fiskars microshears are the shit!
Yes fiskars are the shit! Scissors hurt! goo dluck
what about no scissors?? anyone trim strictly by hand??
Platypusmann how, and why do u trim with what god gave you?
i like to bite them off- using the canines. and SOMETIMES the incisors- steer clear of the front teeth though- they aren't as precise.
also a mirror comes in handy
i've got a whole drawer full of these. i've tried many others and they have all failed FISKARS ROCK!!!!!!!!!
Well....I trim with "what God gave me" like this......I put on a pai of surgical gloves (powder free, of course) and I begin to pluck all the fan leaves off the plant. I do it with a quick snap-jerk and they come right off. (The plants are well flushed and leaves are dying.). Then I fold down and pull all the 5 and 3 finger leaves in the buds. I fold them down gently, and pluck them quickly, and they come right off. Then, I proceed to pinch off the small leaves on the buds, much like the trimming done with scissors, leaving some leaf material behind, but making the leaf flush with the bud. I do this for various reasons....
1) I watched Arjan Roskum manicure a plant this way, and it was FAST. He did a whole plant in less than 15 mins.
2) I get some AMAZING hash off the gloves (at least 2 grams a plant), as well as still having enough trichs on my trim for some fine bubble hash.
3) It is quicker and cleaner than the scissors. I personally can do a whole plant in 45 mins.
4) I have not seen any decrease in potency from the handling. I actually feel I handle them less than when I use scissors. In fact, my most recent hand manicured orange bud is stonier and sweeter than the scissor trimmed bud my wife did. Same grow, same strain, harvested within 48 hours of each other.
I am not going to say I am right, as I have only harvested 4 crops in my life, all in the past 4 months, but it works for me, and my buds look nice as hell and are stony as fuck. So...
I use what God gave me, because it is what God gave me....just like he/she gave me cannabis to heal my pains.
JMO.......sorry you disagree.
seems like you need to practise to get the tech down of hand triming
atually growing takes me 2 months minimum
Ok....well, please expand on this if you would. In what way is it not working? I am completely happy with my results, and I am getting faster at it, so where in do you see the problem? I would GREATLY appreciate any insight.
I think he just meant that your hand trimming method would require practice to perfect, not that your actual method needs some work.
I use a pair of scissor that are a near look-alike of the fiskars 5 model. Mine is ZenPort H355. I bought it at my local hydro shop for $12. Wal-mart sells SUPER CHEAP ones for $3. I took it out to the garden center and it bent a peppermint leaf when I tried top cut it. More proof that Wally world sucks.
I don't like house scissors because their too bulky and cut funny.
LOL...ok....silly stoned me. I actually just use my hands because my poor eyesight and carpal tunnel make it alot easier for me than scissors, and the results are appreciably better. Plus, I am helplessly in love with the hash I get off the gloves.....YUM!
I will say that just in about 10 plants I have gone from 2 hours of plucking and some mangling to 45 mins of fast and clean plucking, with little to no bud damage, so it does get better with time.
After two months of trimming using the spring loaded fiskars, I grew tired of them.... Had like 5 pairs in rotation, and the problem is that once they gunk up, they start pushing apart and stripping out the plastic threading that the screw holds them together in..... Mind you this is over a long period of time.....
I have found that these are much more comfortable... and fast for me. The wide handle is actually quite comfortable.
Mind you, I hate fucking trimming... I have to trim with a bandanna over my face and some sort of goggles on, as i am SUPER reactive to it. Eyes start itching, swell shut, nose starts running....
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