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Tom's Tumbler

Tom’s Tumbler is a system for dry trimming plant materials of leafy flowers, for separating small particles and super-fine plant material and for breaking down large leaf and plant matter into smaller particles. It is recommended for a wide range of aromatic and medicinal plants, including hops, cannabis and herbs. It is also used for extracting pollen.

Tom Bruggemann, the President of Tom’s Tumbler, is a long time grower and inventor for 30 years with various patents in various industries.

How does Tom’s Tumble Trimmer work?
  • The weight of the flowers tumbling over each other and brushing against the soft mesh netting gently breaks the trim off without hurting the flower.
  • Each flower is beautifully manicured in less than 5 minutes.
  • Our variable speed motor allows you to control the speed of the tumbling action.
  • There are NO blades and no oils. And no product is lost.
  • Tumbling produces beautifully manicured buds and clean trim.

Warranty

All parts are covered by our one year warranty. We guarantee that our trimmer works when used as recommended. For this reason, all sales are final. Contact your local retailer for rentals.

Tom’s Tumbler Contact Info
 

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That is one gentle trimmer very nice.
 

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Tom's Tumbler

Tom’s Tumbler is a system for dry trimming plant materials of leafy flowers, for separating small particles and super-fine plant material and for breaking down large leaf and plant matter into smaller particles. It is recommended for a wide range of aromatic and medicinal plants, including hops, cannabis and herbs. It is also used for extracting pollen.

Tom Bruggemann, the President of Tom’s Tumbler, is a long time grower and inventor for 30 years with various patents in various industries.

How does Tom’s Tumble Trimmer work?
  • The weight of the flowers tumbling over each other and brushing against the soft mesh netting gently breaks the trim off without hurting the flower.
  • Each flower is beautifully manicured in less than 5 minutes.
  • Our variable speed motor allows you to control the speed of the tumbling action.
  • There are NO blades and no oils. And no product is lost.
  • Tumbling produces beautifully manicured buds and clean trim.

Warranty

All parts are covered by our one year warranty. We guarantee that our trimmer works when used as recommended. For this reason, all sales are final. Contact your local retailer for rentals.

Tom’s Tumbler Contact Info
U ever use one??
 

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How’s the final product look. Does it knock a lot of the frost off?
Short answer: product looked pretty damn good and IMO it was pretty minimal kief loss. It's a variable speed motor; I can see how a lot of people are like "hey let's rev this freakin' thing up!" and I think that's where you see more of the damage occurring to the buds. One catch is that your buds have to be pretty much on-point for dryness, a lot of the negative reviews I've seen on it seemed to hint that their flower wasn't properly dry for the use of the machine (it's not going to knock/tumble off wet leaf.)

There's a cover with a skirting on it that goes over the machine while it tumbles, and this is probably my biggest issue with it.... it gets a little messy. Any kief knocked off is kief that is pretty easily reclaimed, but when I say it goes everywhere? It goes EVERYWHERE. Further, we found it was kind of a beast to get some of the kief collected off the plastic skirting without pressing hard with a plastic tool (which made us feel like maybe we were taking slivers of plastic as we scraped.) I think maybe a bottle with everclear or ISO would be a better way to collect out the kief material that collects.

There's also a kief screen that fits to the tumbler (opposed to the course tumbling net.) You can really kief out of some product using this, and there's an attachment to hook CO2 up to the middle cylinder on the tumbling drum, so if you were so inclined you could pump cold ass CO2 into the tumbler while kiefing (we didn't get the attachment, but I'm super damn curious lol.)

I've actually used a few commercial trim machines (or been in the room while they are being used to process,) including the Twister T4 and Green Broz 215 dry trimmer.

The best looking trim I've seen to date came from the Green Broz machine, other than a few minor details I could barely tell it wasn't hand trimmed. In fact, the facility I worked for that used them refused to hire hand trimmers because the machine just worked so well.

The Twister does an alright job, but there's a LOT of waste that goes to the trim pile, and if you have buds that a bit more leafy or not as dense, it seems like it SHREDS them hard. Twister also makes a variable speed model but it's stupid expensive, you can instead buy a variable speed generic and retrofit that in place (we did that at the first grow, it was a little jerry rigged at the end but we saved thousands doing it.)
 

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Honestly it seems like the variable speed is the golden goose with these machines. One speed does not rule them all lol.
 

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Short answer: product looked pretty damn good and IMO it was pretty minimal kief loss. It's a variable speed motor; I can see how a lot of people are like "hey let's rev this freakin' thing up!" and I think that's where you see more of the damage occurring to the buds. One catch is that your buds have to be pretty much on-point for dryness, a lot of the negative reviews I've seen on it seemed to hint that their flower wasn't properly dry for the use of the machine (it's not going to knock/tumble off wet leaf.)

There's a cover with a skirting on it that goes over the machine while it tumbles, and this is probably my biggest issue with it.... it gets a little messy. Any kief knocked off is kief that is pretty easily reclaimed, but when I say it goes everywhere? It goes EVERYWHERE. Further, we found it was kind of a beast to get some of the kief collected off the plastic skirting without pressing hard with a plastic tool (which made us feel like maybe we were taking slivers of plastic as we scraped.) I think maybe a bottle with everclear or ISO would be a better way to collect out the kief material that collects.

There's also a kief screen that fits to the tumbler (opposed to the course tumbling net.) You can really kief out of some product using this, and there's an attachment to hook CO2 up to the middle cylinder on the tumbling drum, so if you were so inclined you could pump cold ass CO2 into the tumbler while kiefing (we didn't get the attachment, but I'm super damn curious lol.)

I've actually used a few commercial trim machines (or been in the room while they are being used to process,) including the Twister T4 and Green Broz 215 dry trimmer.

The best looking trim I've seen to date came from the Green Broz machine, other than a few minor details I could barely tell it wasn't hand trimmed. In fact, the facility I worked for that used them refused to hire hand trimmers because the machine just worked so well.

The Twister does an alright job, but there's a LOT of waste that goes to the trim pile, and if you have buds that a bit more leafy or not as dense, it seems like it SHREDS them hard. Twister also makes a variable speed model but it's stupid expensive, you can instead buy a variable speed generic and retrofit that in place (we did that at the first grow, it was a little jerry rigged at the end but we saved thousands doing it.)
Thank you for the in depth reply. Gonna relay information
 

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Found a few pics on my phone:

That's Eekman helping to set it up lol:
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There's the plastic skirt where the kief would fall into.
 
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