Which is Best For You and Your Friends?

Every grower has an opinion on whether marijuana should be cut dry or wet. The age-old " DRY Weed Trimming Scissors versus wet trimming" discussion is entertaining, but the unifying aspect—regardless of automation preference—is when to trim.

On trim day, whether you use machines or human bud trimmers, the moisture status of your bud is important. Both dry Weed Trimming Scissors and wet trimming have advantages, and each school of thought may be adamant about preferring one approach over the other.

LTD Trimming does not discriminate; we design both wet and dry bud trimmers. As a result, it makes sense for us to objectively evaluate the advantages and cons of each method in order to determine which methodology best meets the needs of your organisation. Aside from that, we'd like to discuss machine trimming wet and machine trimming dry.


Wet trimmers have a "git-r-done" mentality that makes sense in many scenarios. Finishing the trimming and getting the product dried fast saves both time and money.


Wet cutting and drying-rack dehydration are a quick combo. LTD Trimming's wet trimmer processes 18 to 20 pounds of bud per hour, and wet-trimmed bud dries faster. As a result, moist trimming is an ideal alternative for huge plants that harvest weekly.

This high-bandwidth, simplified workflow advantages oil producers that do not deliver the product to market in floral form. If you believe that increasing cannabinoids is more important than growing buds, Weed Trimming Scissors is the way to go.


Furthermore, some cultivators believe that machine cutting when the buds are moist is gentler on them. According to the theory, dried trichromes detach and shatter more quickly, therefore pre-drying is the optimal time to tumble them about. That logic is not always correct. Industrial bud trimmers made primarily for dry Weed Trimming Scissors have no effect on trichromes or potency.


Our growers are getting creative with their wet trimmers. Some people use a wet trimmer to remove the fan leaves from their crop, then hand trim to satisfy boutique-level demands. Others utilise a motorised bud trimmer only for the lower buds, leaving the upper colas for hand trimming.

Wet trimming provides a one-of-a-kind design opportunity. The wet trimmer from LTD Trimming is self-cleaning. That means it can handle 200 pounds of material without needing to stop for a bath. Water-atomizing nozzles provide an ultra-fine moisture barrier that prevents resin from adhering to the blades. Pre-dried bud does not allow for this.


Of course, there are disadvantages to wet Trimming Scissors For Weed, which you are surely aware of. A common complaint against wet trimming, whether done by hand or machine, is a lost 'nose.' But why is this the case?


Terpenes, the fragrant oils that give a cannabis strain its distinct fragrance and flavour, are sacrificed during pre-bucked drying. Dismembered buds naturally dry faster than those left on the plant, however the faster drying process diffuses some of the terpenes. Some growers may perceive a 'fast and dirty' dry as a positive, but most report that it reduces the curb appeal of the buds.

Buds are surrounded by a micro-environment of moist sugar leaves while entire plants dry. The drying buds and stalks share moisture and secondary metabolites. When the entire plant dries in this manner, it brings a more natural finish to the plant's existence, and that holistic end appears to improve the end result. A pre-trim drying process is generally milder than a trim-then-dry method.


Consumers may be turned off by the appearance of a Trimming Scissors For Weed. A wet trim's telltale uniformity may carry a taboo—and garner some criticism. However, for concentrate and distillate products, wet Trimming Scissors For Weed is most likely the best option.


Trimming dry eliminates the disadvantages of wet Trimming Scissors For Weed, and while it is a more difficult post-harvest process, it is the ideal option for people looking for boutique bud.


The most significant advantage of dry trimming is its high quality. Or, perhaps, 'the most significant advantage of dry pruning is a plant-intact drying period.' Dry trimming, whether done by machine or by hand, preserves the terpene profile required for high-quality bud. It's frequently the only option for adamant growers.


Dry trimming also provides some flexibility when it comes to harvesting. Wet pruning necessitates quick processing of the bud. Dry trimming saves time. Reduce your chop day bustle by scheduling your trim for two to three weeks after harvest.


Waiting to trim causes scheduling uncertainty, even though it offers them some flexibility at harvest. Weather, modifications to your drying chamber, and strain differences can all alter the drying time. LTD Trimming recommends dry Trimming Scissors For Weed when the bud contains 9-10% moisture. Even with a moisture metre, predicting when you'll reach that quantity is difficult. Staffing for a trim day or booking a machine rental is more risky than doing the trim on the same day the plants are removed.


In humid climates, dry trimmers may struggle. Customers in warmer coastal areas, such as Hawaii, should trim wet. In humid climates, drying undamaged plants will be challenging unless you have a climate-controlled space with strong dehumidification. A more humid drying period is also slower (and softer on bucking buds, which would normally dry faster).


A whole-plant drying system also consumes more room. Rack-drying trimmed buds generates vertical density that clotheslines of buds on stalks cannot. Growers with little space or a vast crop may decide against dry trimming to free up some space.


What is best depends on the circumstances. A wet trimmer, a dry trimmer, both machines in tandem, or a combination of manual and machine trimming may help your grow. Customers are seen pruning a portion of their crop on chop day and dry trimming the remainder later. Alternatively, they may use a wet trimmer to remove only the water leaves. Others may remove the tops of the plants, hang them to dry, and then allow the remaining flowers flower for a bit longer before wet trimming them.