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Best Bud Trimming Scissors 2021 — Reviews & Top Picks

Last updated: March 28, 2020

Trimming ScissorsNowadays there are tons of instruments out there that do the work of manicuring your buds for you. While this saves hours upon hours of work, there are still those who prefer using the old fashioned method of trimming. Some people view the activity of trimming as a spiritual conclusion to their growing process. Others love gathering their buds and their buddies, cracking open a beer or two, and getting to work. This article is for those people. In these reviews, we’ll go over our favorite bud trimming scissors. The market is large and can be overwhelming for the uninitiated, but we did the research so you don’t have to. So, let’s get to it!

A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites

ModelPriceAvailable PackageEditor's Rating
small VIVOSUN(Best Overall)

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2 Pack4.85/5
Sago Brothers
small Sago Brothers(Best Value)

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5 Pack
12 Pack
Happy Hydro
small Happy Hydro(Premium Choice)

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1 Pack
2 Packs
small Fiskars

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1 Pack4.30/5
LDK Garden
small LDK Garden

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1 Pack
2 Packs

The 8 Best Bud Trimming Scissors — 2021

1. VIVOSUN Trimming Scissors — Best Overall

VIVOSUN Trimming Scissors

Trimming is quite a time consuming process, and one of the side effects is hand cramping. These trimmers are made to mitigate that problem. The ergonomic design and spring-loaded feature help make trimming more of a massaging experience, as opposed to a painful one. The grips are designed so they won’t dig into your hand, but you still don’t have to worry about them slipping loose.

The blades are nice and small so you can trim with precision. They are also quite sharp, so you won’t have to worry about damaging your buds. Once you are done using them, they easily lock so you don’t accidentally poke yourself!

VIVOSUN is a company that is building quite the reputation with growers, and this product is no different. The ease of use mixed with the ability to get into the tightest spaces makes these trimmers popular. However, there are certain durability issues. The blades have a tendency to rust and dull pretty quickly.

  • Ergonomic design
  • Easily locks after use
  • Skinny blades give you access to hard-to-trim areas
  • Durability concerns

2. Sago Brothers Leaves Trimmer — Best Value

Sago Brothers Leaves Trimmer

This is a different design than our top pick, but those who prefer simplicity might like these trimmers more than our top pick. Instead of being a spring-loaded scissor, these trimmers are all one piece, making a long U shape. These are most definitely harder on your hands, but the blades are sharp.

In this package, you get five pairs of trimmers. What better way to get your friends over than to let them know that they will be breaking in some new trimmers with you?

The blades aren’t as skinny, so getting to hard-to-trim areas can be an issue, though we know how crafty some of you can be.

The blades come off the handle, which makes cleaning and sharpening easy. As for cleaning, this should be done after each use, while sharpening should be done at your discretion.

Folks who prefer hand trimming are generally surprised with how comfortable this product is. The downside of this product is that after you remove the blades, it can be hard to realign them properly for a good cut. Not impossible, but probably more frustrating than you would like. Even with that being the case, we think that these are the best bud trimming scissors for the money.

  • Very sharp
  • Surprisingly comfortable
  • Five-pack
  • Hard to realign

3. Happy Hydro Trimming Scissors — Premium Choice

Happy Hydro Trimming Scissors

For those of you who prefer the feel of a regular pair of scissors, this is the product for you.

What makes these trimmers stand out is that they have the same design as scissors that you are used to, but they are designed for the small details of trimming, including being coated in Teflon to help with cleaning once resin starts building up.

The blades are extra skinny so you can be as detailed as you’d like with your trimming process. The Teflon not only helps with cleaning, but it also protects these skinny blades from corrosion.

The handles are big enough for people with bigger hands but aren’t unwieldy. There is no spring feature here, so you won’t have the assistance after making a cut.

These aren’t quite as resin resistant as they claim to be, however.

  • Good for people who are used to regular scissors
  • Small blades good for detail
  • Easy to clean
  • Not as resin resistant as advertised

4. Fiskars 399211-1001 Trimming Scissors

Fiskars 399211-1001 Trimming Scissors

These trimmers are well known for their ergonomic design, enough that they received commendation for Ease of Use from the Arthritis Foundation. This is done with grippy handles and a spring-loaded design, but the springs make it so you only have to expend energy in one direction. This design helps keep your muscles relaxed through the process of trimming your buds.

The grips are also designed so they don’t dig into your hands like other trimmers do. Because of this, you won’t cramp up as easily.

The blades themselves are sharp, so you won’t have to deal with imprecise cuts. There’s also less of a chance of you damaging your buds while cutting them. The blades are made of a non-stick material, which should help with resin buildup.

If there is one thing that we have to note with these trimmers, it’s that the non-stick surface doesn’t really hold up too well. It works for a little bit, but after a few cleanings, you might notice the non-stick surface wearing off or coming off altogether.

  • Ergonomic design
  • Small, sharp, precise blades
  • Ease of Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation
  • Not really “non-stick”

5. LDK Garden Trimming Scissors

LDK Garden Trimming Scissors

These trimmers have a similar design to that of the Friskars and our top pick from VIVOSUN. These trimmers allow you to stay in the game by lengthening the amount of time your hand can hold out.

The spring-loaded action pushes back against the work you have done, making your cutting job quite easy. When you have finished using these trimmers, they easily lock so you can put them away while they retain their strength.

The snips are called “micro tipped” because of the small design, and this allows you to cut carefully and in a detailed way.

Not only do these aid in the amount of time you can use them, but the handles’ grip makes sure that you aren’t going to lose them or that they will pop out during your clipping process.

These small trimmers are also easy to clean! The only downside is that they can be a bit finicky to lock.

  • Ergonomic design
  • Spring-loaded action
  • Hard to lock

6. Hydroponic Flower Trimmer

Hydroponic Flower Trimmer

This is a similar design to the VIVOSUN, Friskars, and LDK. Made with a spring-loaded ergonomic design, these will allow even those with hand problems to trim for a while. The blades are nice and skinny and help you get to hard-to-trim areas. The locking mechanism works well, and you will feel like a pro using this product.

This company is so confident in their trimmers that they offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you don’t like them. If you keep them clean, they should be good for use for quite some time.

Besides the fact that these require constant sharpening, they are high-quality trimmers.

  • Ergonomic design
  • Spring loaded
  • Sharp blades
  • Requires constant sharpening

7. Smart Blade Bud Trimmer

Smart Blade Bud Trimmer

This product has the same ergonomic design as the Friskars and VIVOSUN and for the most part, works every bit as well. You’ll be able to get to hard-to-cut areas with ease with the slim blades that this trimmer has.

While this trimmer is designed the same as the others, it just doesn’t feel quite as substantial.

  • Ergonomic design
  • Skinny blades
  • Lacking in substance

8. HFS 14293 Trimming Scissors

HFS 14293 Trimming Scissors

Though made with the same ergonomic design as other trimming scissors, this model doesn’t have blades that are quite as long, making more detailed trimming more difficult. The blades also don’t stay as sharp and are a bit harder to clean. Considering the price of the others, we think that these are a good emergency option, at least.

  • Ergonomic design
  • Short blades
  • Less durable


Trimming your buds can be quite the experience, and if you choose to do it by hand, it can be quite the long experience! We’re happy to show you our favorite trimmers. There are a bunch of different types out there, and the one you choose will depend on your stamina and desire for detail. So, which did you fall in love with? Was it our top pick from VIVOSUN? Or do you like the idea of the trimmers from Sago Brothers better? Whatever you choose, we hope you have a wonderful experience in the final stage of your growing process!

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