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 Well-Known 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

    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

    elihazehaze Member

    Nice work bro.. I hate trimming to so I hire people to do that I harvest 200 plants every 4 weeks 5 strains outdoors (am in Africa ) I have dry before they trim lol still nice diy
    Big smo

    Big smo Well-Known Member

    Man I love you! I sat there trimming the other day thinking for hours. What can I do. Something that spins and has the strength to cut. Shit you killed it with the idea. Probably not epic but my recent dremel trim job was the cleanest yet. I always go back a few days later and wonder how I missed so many leaves. But with this it's perfect!! I also did just under 2 lbs in 4.5 and was easy as pie.

    simply_slide Well-Known Member

    Still waiting to see some finished bud from this.
    Big smo

    Big smo Well-Known Member

    I think it works best for dry trimming. I had a few wet leaves and they didn't come off easy with the tool. Once they are dry dry just a touch with the line and they fly right off. The buds themselves are much harder than the leaves so after a few minute learning curve there is very little bud damage at all. It's fast and takes a little to get used to. The only thing that sucks about it is you get covered! I was a sticky mess. Oh and my hands are dirty from work not trimming. I actually think it's permanent image.jpeg
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    thumper60 Well-Known Member

    u were sticky mess because u blew off half the trics, hand trim best an only way to go I have seen and smoked the auto trim crap that comes out of cali all I can say ripoff:bigjoint:
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    Big smo

    Big smo Well-Known Member

    Yeah if your blasting the buds you'll lose trics. I just touched the leaves and they cut clean. Auto trimmers do blow. They ruin good weed, this is different. the machine doesn't handle the buds unless you touch them.
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