Fun to use and effective in design, the Fiskars weed puller is a novel item in the weed control category. The weed puller is simplicity; however the concern related to the weed puller is whether it is truly what the company claims it to be and what other user experiences are. The company describes the weed puller as:
A great invention for removing weeds, such as dandelions, from the garden.
The Fiskars weed puller is easy and comfortable to use with no need to dig or bend down to pull out weed. The method is safe for environment too, as no chemicals are involved. Many customers claim it is the best way to pull a lot of weeds without bending over. In fact, some customers even say that this is the best weeding tool ever. It also eliminates the risks associated with weed burners like the sheen flame torch gun.
Its deep-reaching claws are made from stainless steel, are tough and grab the weed’s root from multiple directions, making it easy to pull it out of the ground. The innovative ejection system makes the repeated action faster, offering a more efficient result.
Salient Features of Fiskars Weed Puller:
- Deep-reaching stainless steel claws grab the root from multiple directions
- Leverage point from the ground level
- Ejection system helps to release weed after pulling
- Removes weeds without the use of chemicals
- Comfortable working posture, no digging required
Fiskars Weed Puller: Usage and Spectrum
The Fiskars weed puller is recommended to be used to remove dandelions, thistles and other invasive weeds without needing to kneel or bend. Also, it eliminates the need of environment damaging herbicides and makes the process cost effective too (if you are doing it yourself, labor cost not considered).
The weed puller is good for small and medium gardens, patios and other household applications, mid-scale landscaping too (if it becomes the weapon of your choice).
Decoding the Design
The Fiskars weed puller features a rather simplistic design, with the three clawed bottom with space in between, like any other clawed device. The real beauty is its attached foot pedal, which offers extra leverage while pushing the claws in ground.
It measures about a meter in length, and is made of constructed from hardened aluminum with the teeth being made of stainless steel for strength with some ultra durable plastic here and there.
Explained: Packaging & Storage
The product was minimally packaged and I only needed a Philips head screwdriver to remove it.
There was an extra plastic hanger supplied with the packaging which can be used to store the weed puller safely and easily.
Overview of the Working Mechanism
The working mechanism is simple – a plastic guide lets you open and hold the jaws while you push the jaws into ground using the foot plate. Once the weed is securely caught by the jaws, pull it out and cock the handle like a shotgun to release the weed, and get ready for the next one.
How to use:
- Open the jaws by a plastic guide
- Use the foot plate as leverage to pull the weed out completely
- Slide down the release handle to release the claws
- Carry a compost bin / green waste bin to dispose-off the pulled out weed easily and securely
Now the question about its effectiveness is addressed. In short, yes! It does help cope with weed problems, and is a good and environment friendly device for weed control.
But using it means a lot of work, and such amount of manual labor is not possible on large farms, landscaping and other large scale applications. Although it stays ahead of other weed extractors and what seemed like a 2 – 3 hours work only took me a half hour to complete.
It requires lesser bending/stooping too, making the whole process a lot less exhausting. The easy release system speeds up the process further. Professionals understand their garden, weeds and proper methods to cope with it, so, the area of usage is to be decided by the user.
Only a few garden gadgets meet or surpass the Fiskars weed puller, and there are a very few out there in market. The Fiskars weed puller is found to be sturdy, robust and easy to use and doesn’t leave a large hole in your garden as a spade does. It is very conveniently priced too, and if you are doing all the pulling yourself, it is practically a free method of weed control.
- Easy to use
- Lesser effort required due to foot leverage
- The UpRoot automatically grabs the weed by its roots and pulls it up in one motion
- Dislodge the weed in one simple step and get ready to go again
- Much more precise than using a hoe
- More effective than hand-pulling
- Ecologically friendly
- Made from lightweight aluminum
- Little craters dot the landscape after using the weed puller
- Not fit to clear large areas quickly
- Need to accurately line everything up properly or only leaves and dirt gets pulled
Most effective in gardening, weed control in small areas!
If you own a small garden, need to clear out driveways, patio and any other small patch of greenery plagued by pesky weeds growing all over, this weed removal tool does a great job.
Although not suited for large scale weed control, landscaping and on large farms, the Fiskars weed puller is very efficient and cost effective, doesn’t need any expertise to handle and is built for any weeding job you may decide to throw its way.