Fiskars Weed Removing Tool

Has anybody got one of these?  Is it any good?

Local gc has a sale on just now & hubby thinks that the long handle would save his back.

Surely it can't be as easy as they show........ can it??

Cheers,

Jean.

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  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    The tool looks and sounds like a 'Rambo' weapon.  In reality, it is 'OK' for simple uncomplicated weeding out of dandelions, but virtually anything else, is useless, Docks laugh at you. Daisies scoff and anyything else is irrelevent to the tool. It is though, a veritable MASTERPIECE of marketting. 

  • Thanks for that Peteballan - certainly agree about the marketing!

  • Sorry, but I don't agree with peteballan. I've had one for a year or so and find it to be excellent with all sorts of weeds including daisies in my lawn!

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Hi Cliff,  I wonder how complicated a tool can be ! The weeder has just not come up to the mark as far as I can figure. It leaves 50% of  major root systems torn off and left in the ground, craters in the lawn where it has been used, and I cannot get any neighbours to even borrow it !  Good luck to yourself tho'. Perhaps tools with a single direction moving part are beyond my scope of experience ! 

  • Hi Pete, I do agree with holes left in the lawn but regard it as aeration! I just filled mine with compost and sprinkled  some lawn seed on the surface. Fortunately I now have very few weeds left in the lawn.

  • Hmmm, 2 opposite views!

    Thanks anyway, I'll have to see how much it's discounted.......

  • Jaycee19Jaycee19 Posts: 1
    I have just used one of these tools to clear a lawn full of dandelions, and it was amazing, no having to get on your hands and knees. I think it has paid for itself already, just need to fill the holes in now.
  • We did buy it (discounted image)  & I finally used it yesterday.

    It did a sterling job with the creeping buttercup & as Jaycee says, it's all done from the standing position & I did enjoy flicking the weed into the bucket!  I just filled the holes with compost & grass seed.

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Hmph !       As for aerating the grass/lawn, I think a mills bomb would have the same effect for the crater effect, BUT IT still LEAVES 50% of the root system in the ground, on the ground I have anyway !  Love the dialogue anyway !

  • I LOVE MINEimage

    I got it last year and it never fails.  I had the one with the horizontal handle.  It does do my back in after a while and my poor garden often looks like the moon!!  BUT I do live by scrubland and regularly have Snow-falls of dandelion seedsimage

     

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