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Back Saving Hand Tools

The most attractive feature driving the mechanical weeder market today is the back-saving feature.  The minimum requirement for this claim is a long handle that extends for 30 inches or more.   The short handled hoe, for example, is infamous in agriculture for damaging the backs of work hands on the farm.  Many states now require that a hand tool for agriculture have a length of at least 48 inches to protect the health of farm labor.  See the Hand Weeder Science page for more tips on agricultural solutions. 


Long Handle Ergonomics - Standup Weeders

Long-handled weeding tools, also known as standup weeders, are easier on your back, especially if they are light weight and can be applied with a minimum of force.  Usually, the longer, the better, keeping weight to a minimum for ultimate ergonomic value.   With the Ergonica Weed Twister, for example, you can match the tool length with your height and the type of work you need to do.  Most hand cultivators, like hoes for example, and a number of weed pullers provide long-handle convenience. 

One of the long-handle weeders has incorporated the dandelion "V" notched prong along with an appendage to provide a pivot for uprooting the weed.  A larger number cultivators use a hoe-type blade shaped in a variety of ways, including a circular loop, a heart-shaped blade, and various types of angles and surfaces.  Shuffle hoes are also popular weeding tools in gardening and organic farming.  Tilling with a cultivator or twister requires the use of both hands and may cause more stress if the blade or mechanism requires more work to accomplish the same task.  Likewise, a heavier tilling tool is a trade off of ergonomic value since the weight of the tool may make the work more effective but also more stressful, an overkill, in other words (Kill the weeds, not the workers!).  Accessibility for wheelchair gardeners and seniors with arthritis is an important consideration.  Some valuable tips in this regard can be viewed on YouTube demonstrated by Bonnie, who is a quadriplegic with limited hands ability.

 

 

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Ergonica WEED TWISTER
Surgical Precision

Just TWIST - no need to pound, dig, pull or push with your hands or feet. Unique Coiled Tines efficiently penetrate the soil - deeper than any hoe.  Easy reach into narrow corners or beneath shrubs.  Weeds remain in the coil for easy removal.  With a very precise coil width of less than 2 inches, and lengths from 36 to 54 inches from handle to tip, this heavy-duty tool is designed to protect cash crops, precious lawns and flowerbeds with a minimum of collateral damage and effort.  For smaller seedlings, use it like a quick-action circle hoe.   Let your drill do the twisting with the Turbo Weed Twister!


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Strong and Deft
Weed Deterrent

Ergonica WEED TWISTER

Rittenhouse Weed Twister

The cone shaped Root Trap cuts off branch roots, grabs the tap root and compacts the soil into a cone shaped plug that can be pulled up root and all.  Tool length 33 inches.

Sturdy steel construction makes this alternate weeding tool tough enough to stand up against any weed.

Rittenhouse Weed Twister

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Hound Dog Weed Hound

The Weed Hound stand-up weeder pulls weeds by their roots quickly and easily! No bending and no chemicals! The Weed Hound also aerates the soil for a healthy lawn. No divots or damage to your turf. All of our tools feature: upright designs, comfortable grips, durable steel construction, rust-proof finishes and a lifetime guarantee.

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Hound Dog Products The Weed Hound

Hound Dog Weed Hound

Fiskars Uproot Weeder

Removes dandelions and weeds at their roots. Lightweight aluminum shaft. Stainless Steel blades that grab roots tightly. Patents Pending.

 

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Fiskars 78706935 Uproot Weeder

Fiskars Uproot Weeder

Stick 'N' Kick Weed Remover

Kicking out weeds with the new Stick ‘n’ Kick is so easy it’s amazing. Not only do you conquer the weed problem effortlessly, the simple act of kicking out the weeds creates such a rewarding feeling.
Finally, no more headaches, backaches, or blisters!
You will discover for the first time that ridding your lawn or garden of weeds using a Stick ‘n’ Kick can be fun! Even the lawn is flawlessly protected- no huge holes left behind from claws or hoes. No dangerous chemicals, no noise, no fuel and built to last for life!

 

Stick 'N' Kick Weed Remover

Garden Weasel Garden Weasel

Originally invented and marketed in Germany, the Garden Weasel is still an amazing garden tool, even after 15 years of "As Seen on TV" advertising here in the States. Its self-cleaning rotary cutters run crosswise against each other, meeting about 1-1/2 inches below the ground to break the surface soil and creating a fine till with their scissor-like action. Use this tool to break up soil in large areas or wide rows or to scarify soil for seeding. If you remove a few of the blades, you can work on exceptionally narrow rows or around plants. By using the short handle (included), you can work in greenhouses or rock gardens.

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Garden Weasel  90106  Garden Weasel with Detachable Blades and Two Handles

Garden Weasel Garden Weasel

What kinds of weeding tools do You need?

"Before you kill a plant, you have to name it a 'weed' and debase its culture and ancestry."

Musings of Dr. Yucca

 

 

 

FYI (For Your Information-Ignorance?):  Hoes are the first line of defense for weed seedlings with roots that have grown only an inch or two below the surface of the soil.  If the ground is too hard and dry, or if the roots are too long, the hoe will cut the roots and the weeds will rebound.

PS:  The Ergonica WEED TWISTER also works like a precise Circle Hoe.

 

Tom: Sometimes I get so tense and frustrated, I feel like starting a fire in a house or in the brush. 

Dr. Yucca:  You need to divert your tension into constructive directions, such as burning weeds with a propane weed flamer.  If you don't have enough weeds at home, you can volunteer to clean up the weeds in the neighborhood sidewalks... Don't do it at night.  Don't do it in hazardous areas.  Carry a pack of CO2 with you, just in case! ... And don't say that I told you to start a fire!

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"Nature makes plants, humans make weeds."

Musings of Dr. Yucca

TT Grass / Weed Whip

Ames - True Temper Sharp, serrated double-edged blade Replaceable blade Carefully tempered Chrome ferrule Blue head Blade: 9-1/4 x 1-1/2"

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2 Pack of 1942600 TT GRASS / WEED WHIP

 

Tom: But, weeds destroy our crops!

Dr. Yucca: Maybe we are too many and eat too much!

Weed-Ho

Easy on your back, tough on Weeds. This tool enables you to weed without bending even in tight places! What a tool! It picks, it slices, it grabs! And it rakes away weeds! Use the curved blade for slicing. Use the teeth for raking and grabbing, and the point for picking and furrowing. The Weed-Ho's stainless steel blade with curved neck and the extra long handle allow for excellent control and maneuverability in established gardens. Weights less than 2 lbs. and is 60" overall length.

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Weed-Ho

Weed-Ho

SW3 Speedy Weedy

Makes spot weeding a snap. The fastest, easiest way to remove the most stubborn weeds, right down to the root. Simply insert, twist and pull to eject weeds or roots from walkways, shrubs, borders, lawns, or garden beds. No bending, stooping or dirty hands, you never even have to touch 'em. Durable, lightweight aluminum and aerospace plastic construction.

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SW3 Speedy Weedy

SW3 Speedy Weedy 

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Toro 8-Inch Cordless Trimmer

Trim weeds with ease and sculpt hedges like a pro with this 8-inch cordless trimmer from Toro. Powered by a durable 12-volt battery, this sleekly designed Toro enables free-range trimming in the remote corners of the yard without tripping over extension cord, running out of gas, or having to mix in oil. The Toro Trimmer is compact for easy maneuvering in tight quarters and well balanced for less operator fatigue--a big plus when the weeds are high and spirits are low.

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Toro 8-Inch Cordless Trimmer

Grampa's Weeder

With its simple lever action and durable steel construction, this tried and true tool is ingeniously designed and made to last forever. For almost one hundred years, gardeners young and old have used Grampa's Weeder to extract weeds and their roots easily, with just a step of their foot and a tilt of the handle. No pulling, bending, or kneeling. Grampa's Weeder is a smart choice for those wanting to control weeds without the use of chemicals. Lifetime Guarantee. Length is 46 inches. Solid hardwood handle and cast iron head. Weight 2.5 lbs.

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GWC1 Grampa's Weeder

Grampa's Weeder

 

Heirloom Tools Putter / Weeder

Crafted by artisans who design plows for Belgian farmers, this weeder has sharp edges that snap off weeds at their crown and a long handle to eliminate stooping. Putter gets into tight spots around the base of plants without disturbing roots. 59" L.

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Heirloom Tools Putter/Weeder

Heirloom Tools Putter / Weeder

Bean or Weed Hook 2 Pack

Ames - True Temper seal-coated northern ash handle Tempered steel hook Chrome ferrule Overall length is 42-1/2"

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2 Pack of 1807600 BEAN OR WEED HOOK

Bean or Weed Hook 2 Pack

Right-Handed Weeder

Transform your garden into a weed-free zone. The thin, sharp blade clips roots just beneath the surface of the soil as it glides, and the slim, pointed head gets close to existing plants without uprooting them. A leather sheath snaps onto the carbon steel blade, which resharpens when needed.

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Right-Handed Weeder

Right-Handed Weeder

Long Handle Dandelion Weeder

True Temper, Long Handle, Deluxe, Dandelion Weeder, Replacement Handle.

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LH Dandelion Weeder

Long Handle Dandelion Weeder

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WOLF-Garten Push-Pull Weeder

Get off your Knees and Weed the European Way! Cuts weeds by working the blade back and forth below soil level. Ten minutes a week in the garden with this tool and say goodbye to weeds! Sturdy steel construction has side guards to indicate where the blade is below ground. Part of the famous WOLF-Garten Interlocken (Multi-Star) system.

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WOLF-Garten RFM Push-Pull Weeder ON SALE NOW!

WOLF-Garten Push-Pull Weeder

WOLF-Garten GYM Pendulum Weeder

The GYM's double-edge blade pivots, allowing it to move to and fro for efficient weed root severing. Tall sides permit you to know exactly where the blade is to protect your valued plants. Simultaneously loosens the soil and severs weed roots.

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WOLF-Garten GYM Pendulum Weeder

WOLF-Garten Soil Crumbler

Rear pendulum blade keeps tool at a constant depth. Multi-Star Interlocking Tool System. Ease push-pull action crumbles soil for sowing grass or planting seeds. Mixes peat and fertilizers into soil.

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WOLF-Garten 1616004 Soil Crumbler

WOLF-Garten Soil Crumbler

What kinds of weeding tools do You need?

"If our planet is devoted to the benefit of only one species, that species is most likely one that preceded and will no doubt survive the latecomers by millions or billions of years ... such as weeds or even invisible microbes..."

Contemplation of Dr. Yucca 

FYI:  Motorized weed trimmers, weed twisters and weed augers are coming into the marketplace with exciting new developments.  As portable power continues to increase in quality and reliability, these devices will no doubt increase in convenience and popularity. 

The agricultural industry is also dependent on large tractor-driven mechanical weeders to protect precious crops, as well as herbicides that unfortunately may sometimes threaten the ecological environment.  Hand weeding is also undertaken by many growers, including organic growers, who cannot apply dangerous herbicides to specific crops.  Some of these growers are in need of hand-held mechanical weeders, like those on this page, for precise weeding solutions.

 

What kinds of weeding tools do You need?

 

 

Weed Claw with Bulb Drill

Weed Claw & Bulb Drill lets you Point, Press, and Spin your way to a weed free lawn. The Stainless Steel Weed Claw helps you get rid of your lawn weeds once and for all. Let your drill do all the hard work. The Weed Claw is simple and easy to use. It saves time and saves you back. The weed claw works in all types of soil and is easy to clean and store. The Hexagonal shaped end improves tool performance. The Bulb Drill digs holes  for bulbs and seedling planting.

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Weed Claw and Bulb Drill

Weed Claw with Bulb Drill

Peta Easi-Grip Long Reach Garden Tools Set of 4

Peta Long Reach Garden Tools are specially designed for gardeners who have to sit on a chair or stool while gardening. It is strongly recommended that an interchangeable plug-in arm support is used with these tools which not only allows the strength of the forearm to be used but also acts as a counter balance. All metal parts are stainless steel and the grip is soft PVC vinyl. Long Reach Cultivator measures 32 in. long, weighs 18 oz. Long Reach Trowel measures 34 in. long, weighs 20 oz. Long Reach Hoe measures 31 in. long, weighs 20 oz. Long Reach Fork measures 32 in. long, weighs 18.5 oz. The cultivator is shown in the picture with the added arm support cuff.

 

PETA Easi-Grip Long Reach Garden Tools Set of 4

Peta Easi-Grip Long Reach Garden Tools Set of 4

 

What kinds of weeding tools do You need?

Deluxe Weed Cutter

Ames - True Temper new hot-formed serrated blade for fast efficient cutting. Clear-coated blade for rust protection. Weight 2.7lbs.

 

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50WC Deluxe Weed Cutter

Deluxe Weed Cutter

Midwest Aquatic Weed Eradicator Rake
  • Aquatic weed eradicator rake
  • Sturdy blade cuts underwater weeds off on the bottom
  • Two-piece, 11-foot aluminum handle with 28-inch blade
  • Use with Midwest's floating Lake Rake (sold separately) to clear heavier loads
  • Great gift idea for lake dwellers

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Midwest 87028 Aquatic Weed Eradicator Rake

Midwest Aquatic Weed Eradicator Rake

Maria: Should I use ergonomic tools, like those with special grips, if I don't have arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Dr. Yucca:  Good question!  These tools make the work of weeding and digging more pleasurable because they are easier on your muscles and tendons.  They will help prevent the carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS, as we call it.  Are you in conflict with pleasure?

Maria: Well, maybe, sometimes, I like a little pain.  But, are the twisting tools, like the weed twisters, also ergonomic?

Dr. Yucca: As indicated by Experts in this field: "Repetitive motion injuries such as CTS result from performing a task or motion repeatedly without giving the body time to rest, recuperate and repair from the activity. These injuries may also be increased by awkward positions or postures, vibration, and using hands to pound or push on things."  The twisting tools are by design less stressful than many other tools, but you shouldn't repeatedly use these or any tools without rest when your muscles feel strained or fatigued.

Maria: Well, I guess I can learn to live with a little less pain...

Dr. Yucca: We need to stop talking this way.

Maria: Hablas Espanol?

Winged Weeder Jr.

Ideal for close weeding around plants or in raised beds. 12" handle and a 4.5" blade. Handle is riveted to shank. Limited lifetime warranty. Lifetime spring steel blade never needs sharpening.

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Winged Weeder Jr. Short Handle

Winged Weeder Jr.

Fiskars Garden Fork

Features big step for foot security, Comfortable oval-shaped handle provides room for two hands, Unique teardrop shaped shaft is comfortable and easy to grip, Longer handle improves posture and reduces back fatigue
4 tines for maximum digging and tilling coverage.

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Fiskars 96665935 Garden Fork

Fiskars Garden Fork

Right-handed Weeder

Transforms your garden into a weed-free zone.  Thin, sharp blade clips roots just beneath the surface of the soil. Slim, pointed head gets close to existing plants without uprooting them.
Included leather sheath snaps onto the carbon steel blade. Measures 17" L, 4 3/4"-wide blade

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Right-handed Weeder

Right-handed Weeder

Hound Dog Steppin' Edger

Durable steel edger with ergonomic handle uses natural walking motion to cut a clean edge. Stainless steel blade with blade window for accurate positioning locks into upright position for easy storage. Great for sidewalks and curbs.

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Hound Dog Products The Steppin' Edger

Hound Dog Steppin' Edger

Tom: I've seen a Master Weed Twister use other tools for weeding, instead of just the Weed Twister.  Does she lose her standing as a Master Weed Twister when she uses different weeders?

Dr. Yucca: The Master Weed Twister knows which tool is best for each weed and situation, depending on such factors as the soil condition, length of roots, type of roots, and proximity to other plants that need to be protected, for example.  She will cunningly use the hoe in open areas when the weeds have shallow roots and there are no other plants to protect nearby.  She will wisely pull out the precise Weed Twister to use like a circle hoe in narrow places between favored plants or to twist out a weed with larger roots.

Tom: How can one know the length of roots when you can't see below the surface of the soil?

Dr. Yucca:  It takes study and experience, my dear friend.  In time, you will learn to see the roots beneath the soil and the Ergonica Weed Twister will become like a natural extension of your own hand.  There are some Masters who can pull out a weed single handedly by twisting with their weaker hand in one deft move - even while sitting down and nursing a baby!  There are others who have incorporated weed twisting into aerobic exercises as part of a Speed Gardening routine.  You will get there in time.  Enjoy the path, for you are in good company.

Seymour Weed Scythe

If you have a field to clear, then the Seymour weed scythe may be just what you're looking for. This high-quality 24-inch scythe is handmade from the best Austrian steel. The rugged, heat-treated tang stays sharp longer. This tool offers an environmentally friendly way to clear weeds and grass by hand.

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*G*  Seymour 2B-42W24  Weed Scythe

Seymour Weed Scythe

 

 

 

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