Testimonials from our customers
How has Shearline helped your business?
Latest review (Feb 2019)
We received our Shearline Original, total system, just before the 2018 harvest. The system build is extremely solid and sturdy. It is a real “commercial use” piece of fine tuned machinery made to work 24-7 without any problems and it proved it during the 4 month trimming period.
Initially, after sifting through the entire trimming-machines docket we wanted to buy only the Original trimmer but ended buying the whole system. The Bucker and the Auto- Feeder are something no one should skimp on. The consistency of the end product quality and the very short R.O.I. due to labor savings, makes these two additions a must.
The new 2×2 Shearline System is our choice for the next season’s expansion.
Hedone Farms, California
Hi, I usually do not write any reviews great or awful…. However, when all is superior and above expectation as was with Ryan and his company Shearline, I felt like I owed it to the products efficiencies and equally to the great personalized service and guidance from Ryan (I bought a ‘Shearline Original’).
He will efficiently walk you through any and all inquiries with assured results…. Having been in this industry for some time now, I can say that I haven’t received this quality of support ever; this was undoubtedly and unexpectedly my best purchase experience.
As far as the equipment is concerned it performed surprisingly as advertised, one might say it outperformed, with added value components such as ‘set it and leave it’ parameters when you have the ‘autofeeder’, essentially no scissor trimming and more high quality trim from the ‘cyclone’ than I ever expected ready for extract processing. (I did trim dry and with the ‘wet tumbler barrel’) Before this, I had two TrimPro Rotors and had to touch-up almost all buds with way more machine handling certainly damaging trichomes when compared to the Shearline. At least one person and many hours of manual labour where cut from the equation.
The cleaning of the Shearline was easy and fast during operation and power washing it after all was done was also quick and trouble free. I’m 100% pleased with the machine, the support and the results. No buyers remorse and no looking back, I’ve made the best decision I could have in the world of automated ‘bud trimming’ and knowing what I know, this is the best and only way to effortlessly and conveniently trim bud. Thank You Ryan for your impeccable service and brilliant inventions! Cheers!
The Shearline machine has been a game-changer for us. We first purchased the Shearline Original machine as a wet trimmer and used it for a season improperly and soon after, posted it for sale on Craigslist. The machine didn’t sell, thank goodness, and it sat unused for a year (what a shame). But then we called the manufacturer and received highly personalized customer service from the man who stands behind his product 100%.
Ryan over nighted us new parts to upgrade our machine and walked us through the proper way to use it as a dry trim machine. In addition to the instructional videos he provides, he personally answered our every call and made sure we achieved optimal performance with his machine. This season we were fortunate enough to have the “burden” of finishing all of our indoor, outdoor and light deprivation greenhouse all at the same time. We were able to perform a huge feat in a fraction of the time; with just three people to buck down product and clean the machine, we moved through what would ordinarily take months and many people to achieve. This was a big bonus for us because we were already short-handed on help and we did not want to impact our property with bringing new people around, especially after my sister just had a baby. It took us a little while to perfect our rhythm but we have been averaging about 10 completed pounds per day and the finished look is better than hand trimmed product compared side by side.
I know we still have room for improvement on our daily output. The machine worked so well on our outdoor that we decided to do an experiment and run even our most premium indoor OG Kush through the machine, it produced a surprisingly exceptional product! We have not received a single complaint about the trim job on our final products, no buyer even noticed it was not trimmed by hand. We have run six different strains through the machine and it handled all of them well, some strains better than others but we didn’t mind minimally touching up by hand the crows feet on the leafier outdoor strains. The machine also does a phenomenal job with the smallest buds that used to get overlooked by the hand trimmers who didn’t want to bother with them.
This machine was our single greatest business investment. Our machine has been in high demand by friends and I have even been able to offer my rental and operation service to friends and I am easily able to cut their trimming bills in half. I would recommend this product to anyone, it is truly extraordinary.
The Shearline Original is incredible! I have pushed these machines very hard in a commercial setting running upwards of 70 lbs (final dry weight) of product through 1 machine in a 9 hour sitting and the product quality is always beautiful.
Initially I was not using the machine to its full potential but after speaking with Ryan from Shearline he encouraged me to push the machines harder. We talked for a while and we went through all the details of wet and dry trimming. I found his lengthy knowledge and excellent advice to be very beneficial to our bottom line. These machines are outstanding at making crop day very efficient while rendering perfect product every time.
We have saved so much time and money by purchasing these machines and in this ever-growing competitive market it is essential to keep production costs down. In my professional opinion Shearline is the only way to go when striving for maximum efficiency and product quality at a Commercial level or otherwise!
We’ve been using the Shearline Trimmer for about a year now and are extremely satisfied with the end product. It’s and amazing machine, so quiet and efficient. It has been a life saver. Clean-up is easy and operation is very quiet considering the size and volume it can process in such a short time.
We’ve recently contacted the maker and he has been extremely helpful with how to use, clean and keep your Shearline performing optimally. We have only done wet trimming up to now, but Ryan, the creator of the trimmer, has agreed to show us how to do dry trimming, which will produce even nicer product.
As a store manager, and having sold many different latest and greatest trimmers and related gear, I can tell you that beyond the shadow of a doubt, the Shearline with eclipse any other trimmer available by leaps and bounds. And the awesome customer service, miles ahead of the competition, is icing on the cake!
Thanks Shearline for offering such a fantastic product!
I feel so fortunate not only to own this wonderful machine but to have access to the meticulous, caring, customer service that accompanies it.
I’ve been a user of the various Shearline machines and accessories since the tumbling trimming machine was invented by Ryan, the owner of Shearline, some 20 years ago. While many came along after and tried to copy his machines, none have matched the quality, durability and innovation of his trimmers. I currently own and operate three ‘originals’ and they continually give me the highest quality trim.
One of the best things about Shearline is the personal service and assistance you get when dealing with Ryan. If you ever have a question about his machines or need help, he answers the phone personally, something rarely seen in business these days. I couldn’t recommend a better quality machine or company to deal with than Shearline.
I have been using Shearline going on a decade now and couldn’t be happier with the machines performance. The machines are fast, efficient and always produces fine looking product. Shearline machines are reliable, solid and always ensures the job gets done without too much wait time. I would highly suggest using Shearline machines no matter how big the job!
Where do I start? This machine has saved me time, money, frustration and best of all is the customer service. Ryan Hall is there for you day and night, and that includes Saturday night. He is kind, caring and will sit on the phone with you for hours if need be. When it is used properly, which Ryan is happy to teach anyone using his machine hoe to do, the Shearline produces a trim job so close to hand trimming that most can not tell the difference!
I feel so fortunate not only to own this wonderful machine but to have access to the meticulous, caring, customer service that accompanies it. Don’t hesitate! This is the one! In fact, it always was.
I have recently been experimenting with this process of dry trimming on my Shearline Original, as per recommendation of Ryan Hall. I am very pleased so far. It has taken some trial and error to really hone in on the process, but I feel I am on the right track.
I took some microscopic images of the flower at wet stage pre trim, post trim, as well as dry stage pre and post trim. The difference is amazing! With the wet trim I noticed that the density of trichomes had drastically thinned out. Dry trim on the other hand, the density had not changed much at all. Only difference I noticed were some sap heads were not there. But, as I said, the density had changed very little. I am doing more experimentation on this process to further my knowledge and to better assist Ryan and other clients on the future of what these machines are capable of.
I have two of these trimmers and I couldn’t be more delighted with them both. They’re affordable, fast, quiet (relatively), easy to clean, and have been 100% reliable. I used to own a manufacturing business as well as a machine shop and can really tell the designers of this thing are incredibly smart and understand how to create a great product. Also, the manufacturing process on these trimmers are first-rate. No Chinese crap or otherwise low quality here.
The people that made these trimmers obviously take a great deal of pride in what they’re creating. I’ve owned all manner of trimmers over the years, including the Twister, and these trimmers remain my go-to for getting shit done.
Shearline is to trimming for buds, what Led Zepplin is to classic rock. If you have spent your money on any other trimming machine you’ve wasted it. This machine is incredible; it gives us here at the farm a far better product than we can get by hand, it is easy to operate, co-operative and compared to other trimmers very quiet. It is a very easy machine to clean and is built to last.
The technical support we have received since our purchase is above and beyond what we expected, absolutely awesome. We purchased the new Bucker with our machine, it does the work for 4 to 5 people; it is simply awesome and an absolute necessity. If you want to be even more efficient, it works like a champ and is unreal as well. The pieces of equipment are if anything overbuilt and will give you years of trouble-free service.
I, in short, am very happy we made this investment. I no longer dread harvest because of long hrs now I sit back and let my Shearline equipment work hard for me !!! Thank you for this Ryan; you have changed our lives in regard to our farm and made things so much easier for anyone in our position! Thank you from all of us here at Harmony Farm
I should probably start by saying that my whole journey with the Shearline 2.0 started with a machine that we borrowed. Things were at a difficult start because we were given very little to go on. Then we needed help and called the company. This is where everything got going.
First of all I have never been given the level of attention that I received from this company on any other item I have ever been involved with. I had problems and they had answers. I made errors on the install of parts and they were patient and followed up again with the “take it slow here, and we can do this” and I slowed down and listened and all went as well as I could have anticipated.
This machine is fantastic, but the company is what makes it the best. A good product will only hold up to the most difficult issues with patience and care, and this company gives that very generously. I couldn’t be happier with this machine and we are now getting it permanently from it’s previous owner and could not do any better any where else.
Any company can make a machine that works well, but at the end of the day if you back it up with customer service that goes beyond anyone else, that product can’t be beat. I just want to thank all at Shearline for having given me the best service I’ve ever gotten.
In an industry where peddlers of sub-standard products pop up every other day to gouge customers, its absolutely refreshing to experience both the performance of the Shearline trimmer and the accompanying customer service.
In the search for the best wet trimmer, I have tried twister, centurion and shearline and have found that Shearline is by far the best. To be clear, this is not an arbitrary determination. Every time I trail a new machine, I do a miniature study to gauge the efficacy of the machine. For starters, I record the number of minutes it takes the machine to run through one bin of hand strip on average, the percentage of product that must be run through the machine twice to get a clean cut, and the amount of labor it takes to both feed the machine and keep an eye on the product it is producing.
Most recently, I put the Shearline original up against the Centurion Gladiator, a trim machine with 2 barrels.
Theoretically, the gladiator should be able to double the production of the Shearline.
Here’s what we found:
minutes per bin: Shearline- 21 Centurion- 16
% rerun: Shearline- 8% Centurion- 21%
Labor: Shearline- .75 FTE – Centurion 2 FTE
In addition, while the Centurion came very close to the Shearline’s trim quality, to get there we had to be extremely measured in our feeding of the barrel, whereas the Shearline did not require such exact attention to do the job.
Another thing to note would be that the factory settings for the gladiator were terrible- straight out of the box, the rotating blade and stationary blade were grating against each other, and had to be adjusted, which took FOREVER.
When held up against the Centurion Gladiator, we found that the Shearline is absolutely the better machine. Per barrel, the Shearline trims to a slightly higher quality at a much faster and less work intensive pace. It also came with perfectly tuned factory settings that have run like a dream with no maintenance.
This test solidified my belief that Shearline is the best wet trimmer on the market, and I recently called the company to tell them so, and to order a couple new units. Turns out, the company owner himself answers the phones, and he gleefully waded into the technical nerdisms of trim machines with me for the next 30 minutes, geeking out on my mini-studies and providing fantastic advice on how to up my game. In short, I can’t recommend this company enough.
I’ve owned my Shearline for about two years now and was very impressed when I first used it. The [Shearline] 2.0 took what use to be a 4-5 day job into a 4-5 hour job. Anything I’ve ever needed Ryan has been extremely helpful and patient with me. Talking directly with the owner/inventor of the company directly is great and lead to upgrades to my machine! Ryan wanted me to try out the newest parts/upgrades for the 2.0 and I was excited to do so. It was already a very close cut but now it’s FASTER without compromising the quality.
Writing this for anyone considering buying a trimmer, this company is the way to go!
I have used several machines over the years and Shearline is the “creme of the crop” as you might say. I have run hundreds if not thousands of strains through these machines and whether its a wet trim, or the more recent trend of dry trimming, the machines are very functional for both applications.
The ability to quickly and easily vary the suction allows for the perfect trim every time regardless of what product you are trimming. I don’t claim to be an expert with these machines but the guys at Shearline certainly are. I have reached out to them on a few occasions for their input on proper use in different applications and they have been extremely helpful and their advice has always been spot-on.
We have several of these machines for a commercial operation and we get them all from Shearline now because they are simply the best choice when considering the unwavering quality of their products and their eager and outstanding customer service. Thanks again for making trim day a breeze!
I can’t overstate how much this technology has transformed my business. I currently run 4 Shearline Originals during harvest and have been utilizing these machines for years. The precision and reliability is second to none. The customer support I have received over the years has surpassed any other company I have dealt with and the step by step videos can make even the least mechanically inclined farmer a professional operator.
The first machine I bought in 2013 was a real game changer. I was so impressed I bought another “Centurion” from my local supplier the following year. The first machine ran like a dream but the second machine had nothing but problems. My local shop owner and I were perplexed and after a few phone calls we discovered that the distributor had started procuring these machines from a different source. “Knock off” doesn’t even begin to describe that product… the bearings were shot within 50 hours of use and the cut wasn’t even comparable. Luckily the distributor took the machine back and eventually paid us back with “credit” months later. Do not be fooled by Centurion Pro just because they look the same… I can guarantee they are not even close in terms of quality or reliability.
Shearline makes harvest as easy as possible. This technology has become the standard for wet trimming in our farming community and I am hearing great things about the dry trimming functions as well. By mechanizing our operation we can now focus on smaller crews with better-paying jobs and a quicker shift to post-harvest activities. It’s almost February and without these machines I would still be processing last year’s harvest.
I bought the Shearline 2.0 on a whim. I was having trouble lining up hand trimmers and grabbed the only trimmer machine I could find in stock that day. As it turned out I was sure glad I grabbed the Shearline. The machine performs just advertised. Makes a nice clean cut, and gets the job done quickly. Very happy with the machine.
Customer Service: Every time I call with a question, Ryan always answers or gets back with me in minutes. Ryan spends the time to make sure you understand how to get the absolute best performance out of your machine. He even sent me out a free upgrade kit that will speed up the machine! The machine does a great job and the customer service is top notch!! What more could you ask for!
The owner of Shearline is a truly incredible individual. 20 years ago when he told me he had designed a trimming machine I thought he was a little nuts. Well, turns out he is, but in the best possible way. Not only did he create this amazing machine, he has handled the expected imitations of his work gracefully (most of the time!) and over came some pretty shocking adversity to continue to produce the best product in the industry.
The support he personally offers on Shearline products is not only refreshingly old school but also truly five star, and I’m always excited to see how he continues to innovate his products. Well done!
I have been a commercial grower in California for years… We are always trying to figure way to produce the finest product and still be economically stable.. With cost of over head we r always looking to get our over head down and without cutting quality with our product.. With the Shearline trimmer we were able to cut our cost in processing our product to a quarter of what we were spending in labor without sacrificing quality.. I was amazed at the fact that me and two other guys could do 30 units in a half a day which normally took us weeks with a ten person crew..
The biggest seller for me is the 110% Customer service I have received from the Shearline company, they are always available when you need to fix any problems, they make you feel right at home like family.. I am a customer for life and look forward to seeing the new advancements in trimming machines..
I’ve had the [Shearline] 2.0 for 3 years now and it’s worked far beyond my expectations. Whenever I’ve had a issue, Ryan has answered any question with precise detail to ANYTHING I’ve had to ask. Not to mention, there’s been a couple times that I’ve needed parts due to wear n tear and he’s shipped me the parts free of charge. You can’t ask for better customer service.
I’ve bought my trimmer from Ryan was a little more then 3 years ago. It’s been running perfect since the day I bought it. As long as I do the recommended cleaning after each use. It would run so smooth. Whenever I had a question about the machine. The costumer service is exceptional.
I’ve spent thousand and thousands on other trimmers over the years. Rolling thunder. Big red machine. Salad bowls. Trim reaper. Trim pro. Grasshopper. Twister. By far the Shearline trimmer is the best. It’s the most gentlest, fastest and cleanest cutting trimmer out there. It’s one of the best investment I’ve made.
Ryan is always coming up with new products and I bought the hopper shaker. I was skeptical at first but after using it. It worked great. I save myself from hiring another person and it paid for itself in no time. I want to say thank you to Ryan and his team for inventing this trimming machine and hope more products come in the future.
Back in 2002 a friend, who had work for me, called me and said, “I’m coming to see you, you have to see this !” Not really knowing what she had in mind, up she came. A video was produced of a machine doing what, previously, we had thought to be impossible! A machine trimming buds! When viewed our collective jaws dropped and immediately we said we will take 4! Jokes had been made about the trimming process ” how about a machine which just spat out 100 dollar bills”! Jokes were even produced aka red shred . But nothing could replace the standard equation of a ” pound a day per person ” ( obviously this was the realistic average at the time for average product ).
On that video and in those very first Ryan Hall manufactured trimming machines was a total game changer! A machine which really did produce 100 dollar bills! Cut your time, wages, got rid of the dead weight ( you know the idiots I’m talking about ) all while producing a beautiful consistent product even if it wasn’t beautiful going into the tube, it sure was coming out the other side!
Any ways, we all know the benefits financially. What needs to be said is, Ryan Hall changed the game for the industry. Then came the copies, please, none of them held a candle to the quality of workmanship and quality of our end product. Guess what! You get what you pay for! Some were cheaper but none could hold up to the test of time. Ryan’s machine ran trouble free (if you actually cleaned them!!!), and if you did ever have a issue, guess what? He actually got back to you and would bend over backwards to make sure it was better, faster and stronger than before.
His persuit[sic] of perfection actually has cost him financially over the years . He would not compromise and sell anything less than perfect, and it shows in the product he has on the market today. 20 years of R&D, thousands, if not millions, spent on perfecting a beautiful piece of equipment that in today’s world of tightening profit line is absolutely a necessity!
I have to say that one of the most important parts of the process of using any trimmer is the ease of keeping it clean. Ryan has always addressed this issue in his designs, it is the single most important maintenance ( it is a machine! and I guess if you want it trouble free,then clean it!) procedure that one must participate in. His designs make it very easy for you to keep it running smooth, and precise and for years and years. Over the years I have had many of his models and have gotten to know the man behind the product, and that’s what you are purchasing when you buy one of his units, He is a perfectionist, he is honest and he is not going away . Do your self a favour and don’t spend your money on anything other than a Shearline. Even today many try to copy him, none can, he is the the OG of the trim machine! Be happy to chat with anyone who wants any further info, I am not a sales person I just want Ryan to get the props he deserves for making the first and hands down, the best trim machine on the planet! Thank you Ryan Hall!
I have been using the Shearline Original for a few years now. When I first started I didn’t have much training on the proper use of the machine, not for lack of resources through Shearline. Something didn’t seem right as to the end product that was coming out. I decided to contact the manufacturer directly, little did I know it would be the man who designed it. Ryan took me through the process step by step. Speaking to him and learning the proper way to run this machine changed the quality of our product 100 fold.
I currently run 2 machines now and the finished product is amazing! The flower is as close to hand trim as you can get. Any everything I need to keep these machines running properly and safely are only a phone call or email away. Always kept up to date on new additions and upgrades. Not to mention, over night shipping. Products arrive promptly and hassle free.
I purchased my Shearline Original three years ago. LOVE IT!! saves soooo much time. Ryan sent me an upgrade kit this last harvest and it really makes my machine faster. Very professional service, always helpful, and easy to get ahold of. Ryan has walked me through several things via email or phone. Only thing that could be better is if we had another one! (which might be in the near future) I would recommend this machine to all.
We have been running the Shearline Original for a year now, it’s a great machine that saves a lot of time and money. Anytime we had questions Ryan was always there to answer them. We tried the Centurion Pro last run and ran both machines side by side, while they look almost the same the difference was like night and day. The Shearline processed 4 bins of product compared to 1 of the centurion.
The fit and finish of the machines were another big things, the Shearline is very precisely built and assembled, very close tolerances compared to the Centurion Pro. The product looked cleaner and neater than what was coming out of the Centurion. we were so impressed that we purchased another original. You are getting a much better machine for your money with the Shearline, in my honest opinion, the Centurion Pro is a piece of crap, glad we did not waste our money on one.
We are a small mom and pop business. Harvest time has always been difficult for us. Just finding human trimmers who were trustworthy and reliable when and if they would even show up has been a constant battle. Thus the burden of trimming would always fall on just the two of us, and we are no longer young and can’t afford any more aching fingers or backs.
We wanted a trimmer that would do the work for us, be easy to operate, not take up a whole building because of its size, and most importantly at the same time not put us in the poor house with the price.
As I was doing the research I came across the Shearline 2.0, the end product buds in the video looked like the best of all the other trimmers I researched. And so we saved up our pennies and bought it. The machine sat in our possession for several weeks before our harvest, and my concerns grew daily, did we make a mistake, how do we know its going to work, and on and on, before we even used it…guess I got buyers remorse, after all this was a major investment.
We have just finished our first harvest with the Shearline 2.0 and …..OH MY GOD!!!!!…..
this is the BEST investment we have ever made. This machine is…AWESOME!!!!!..AMAZING!!!!!.
What would have taken us 3 weeks to harvest has taken us less than 5 days. I can’t tell you how pleased we are with our Shearline 2.0 Trimmer. It is MORE than what we expected in terms of producing a GREAT quality product. If you adjust it properly, you do not even have to tweak any of your buds, the machine does all the work for you thus taking the burden entirely off the harvesting process. What is most surprising is how gentle it is on your buds.
One of the best things about this machine is that Ryan does not leave you to fend for yourself while you are learning how to work your Shearline 2.0. His customer service is old school, and he will not let you off the phone until he is sure you know what you are doing. He held our hand through the learning process, and was an inspiration for SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE no matter what time of day or night we phoned him.
Everyone who wants relief from the burden of harvesting by hand should have a Shearline Trimmer. It is the BEST TRIMMER we have ever used, and has virtually drastically reduced our stress and saved our bodies. Thank you Ryan for your FABULOUS invention. We are so GRATEFUL.