On the left is a scissor trimmed nug trimmed at typical speed. Swift cuts result in some chopped trichome heads.
One can take an artisan’s approach to trimming with scissors and produce pristine results. The purpose of the brush is to preserve most of the quality at significantly faster trim speed.
On the right is a brush trimmed bud which retains more of its organic shape with most of the trichome heads intact.
Brushing is an ergonomic motion and puts nominal stress on your hands, wrists, and eyes. With proper technique brushing feels natural.
Faster Than Scissors
Brushing all the buds on a stalk at the same time is surprisingly efficient. With experience the volume you can trim brushing is impressive.
The trichomes on your buds burst when touched due to pressure and stickiness. Brush trimming with silicone paddles is gentler on the plant.
The shape and stiffness of the silicone paddles provides the right amount of pressure to trim the stems and leaves off of most strains.
Minimal Resin Build-Up
As we know, resin is incredibly sticky. Scissors and gloves gunk up quickly while silicone is resistant to stickiness preventing resin build-up.
Easy to Clean
Brushes require much less cleaning than scissors. Eventually some quick cleaning will spiff up your paddles. Freeze the brush and gently knock off resin tips.