Our UpRoot Weed and Root Remover makes it easy to remove invasive plants from your lawn without kneeling, bending over or using harsh, costly herbicide. It features four serrated, stainless-steel claws that grab weeds by the root for clean removal, plus an easy-eject mechanism on the handle that clears the head between uses. The durable aluminum handle is extra-long to help you reach every weed without kneeling or straining your back by bending.
Arthritis Foundation ease-of-use commendation
Four durable stainless steel serrated claws
No bending, kneeling, or chemicals to use
Mess-free eject feature
Lightweight aluminum shaft
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126 of 127 found the following review helpful:
Worth every pennyFeb 09, 2010
By Barbara B. I never thought I'd pay $30 for a weed puller but, having tried a few cheaper types of weeding tools, I figured I had to do something. Frankly, I was so skeptical that I didn't throw the box out or even remove the attached instruction card -- so convinced was I that I would be returning it.
Well, I have been using it for the last couple of days and I am so pleased with it I've just ordered another one (so my spouse can get out there and pull those *$@#*(&@#_ weeds too!).
Okay, I can't say that I had FUN exactly, but I have to admit I was almost happy to find another dandelion or thistle just for the sheer joy of pulling it up without the slightest effort. It successfully yanked up large-rooted weeds in my lawn area, in a bare soil area and in a section covered in wood chips (although the wood chips proved harder to remove from the tines).
You have to position the tool carefully over the center of the weed (although if don't, it's no big deal, you just give it another shot). And yes, it doesn't pull up the entire tap root (you'd need three sticks of dynomite to do that) but it gets up enough of the root mass that it's doubtful the darned thing will grow again.
I highly recommend this tool and I feel that, despite its high initial cost, it can definitely save money on less effective tools or -- heaven forbid -- chemical herbicides!
144 of 155 found the following review helpful:
Good until it breaksMar 30, 2010
By Tony the Tiger
I got one of these over a year ago. For the first 8 months, it was a joy to use. It is one of the easiest to handle weed pullers I've ever owned (I have at least 6 at any one time).
Well, it got a lot of use for the first 5 months. The last of those five months, I noticed that the 'weed eject' function wasn't quite so smooth as before, and it took a light kick on the lever arm to release weeds. Still, it worked.
Winter came and went, and I've been plucking weeds like mad for the last month. Today, my Uproot weeder cracked at the base of the nylon surround for one of the 4 metal blades. It does not appear to be a repairable fault.
I don't know if this is typical or not, but it's increasingly hard to find these -- and Fiskars has a new model out, with only one blade that seems to work fairly well (I have one of these also). It could be that they quietly dropped the model because of a breakage problem.
219 of 242 found the following review helpful:
Truly an amazing device!Mar 09, 2010
By G. O. Laun
What a fantastic product the Uproot Weeder has turned out to be: a great time and effort saver! It is sturdy, well-designed, and easy to use. Half an hour of work and my back yard is not unlike a touch-and-go alien landing site. We are not talking divots: we are talking holes [apparently huge weeds have huge roots]. But weeds: you are my b****es; I smite you with my Q-38 Explosive Space Modulating Fiskar UpRoot Weeder! My only worry now is criminals falling in the holes without punji sticks and suing me. That and the aliens returning. But holy object of undetermined authenticity is that thing making short-work of these weedy interlopers! Record time and record lack of soreness. Not that I actually keep records of such things. Certainly not quantifiable records. Regardless, definitely the best money I've spent on yard maintenance tools.
42 of 43 found the following review helpful:
Only weeder that worked on our big daddy weedsMar 22, 2010
By Chandler We have a waaaay-too-big backyard that was graded but not grassed by our builder prior to move-in. We spent time getting the inside exactly how we wanted it then decided to conquer the backyard. It is both fortunate and unfortunate that our lot falls right in the midst of the blackland prarie trail. It's fortunate because we have amazing plants that bloom there naturally like Buffalo gourds, soft-leaf yucca, gorgeous flowers like bluebonnets, etc...but with such plant life abounding, the weeds came with them. In droves.
So prepping the backyard for the good stuff meant back breaking work. I tried out (via borrowing) several weeders during the height of my weeding (which is still continuing and, as weeding goes, always will.)
The other ones I tried, which seemed to be super popular, got little weeds well, but not-so-much if they weren't tiny. Or they required me to use a loud drill with the weeder as an attachment (got soooo annoying after 5 min.) and hold the weeder exactly in the right place and "thread" a curly-q bit through the weed or it wouldn't pull.
I began to think solarization or a drum of vinegar would be easier.
Then we got the Fiskars. **harps and angels sing out**
This didn't just clip the weeds to allow the roots to grow, or sling 'em around so the seeds sprouted elsewhere as you pulled, or just pull out the baby weeds. This helped even with the Big Daddy weeds. Plop down on the weed, step on the foot petal and the claws go down in the dirt for you to rip em out WITH the roots when you release it back up. Because the claws continue to hold the weed, you can then deposit them into a wheel barrel or whatever.
I actually read about this weed eater in a garden book as the preferred one and tracked it down.
I think I tried out a total of 5 different weeders to compare.
The only thing that would improve it would be a free lawn boy holding it and doing the work for me. But then I wouldn't be burning the calories moving my arms in weed slinging either so I guess it's a win/win all around. (Especially because there is still no bending or stooping anymore and this ejects the weeds very simply. So I'm working in my garden without WORKING so much in my garden.)
Trust me, when they say "everything is bigger in Texas" that includes weeds. We are a good test here in the heart of Austin.
28 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Fiskar 7870 Garden WeederFeb 25, 2010
This is our second Fiskar 7870 Weeder. Every yard needs one. We have tried other brands. This is the best. Hard to find the model 7870. The new Fiskar Weeder has only 3 blades for weeds. Fiskar should stay with 4 blades, which the 7870 has.
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