Grandpa's Weeder

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Bestseller Grandpa's Weeder
The ultimate green weeder.
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65P01.01 Grandpa's Weeder

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65P01.10 Two Grandpa's Weeders

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This tool was actually invented in 1913, and was very popular in the Northwest (where it was well known) until WWII halted production. Now rediscovered after 70 years, it's a blessing to anyone who likes their weeding effortless - with no bending, no hand pulling, and no kneeling - period.

Simply center the two iron gripping prongs over the weed (footpad lever can point in either direction), press into the ground, and then remove your foot, leaning the 39" long hardwood handle in the direction of the footpad lever. Out comes the weed, root and all.

This is a simple, effortless tool to use. It's hard to imagine working without it and it's a great value for a lifetime tool.

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  • Great product!

    Robert, 10/8/2015 Great product!
  • Weeder Works!

    Dee Dee, 9/19/2015 I looked at this weeder a long time before buying. How could it really work? Well, it does! I love it, wish I had purchased it sooner.
  • Grandpas Weeder

    Lea Stern, 8/9/2015 I hate gardening! Really, I hate it, but the weeds were taking over like the little shop of horrors. So, I thought what the heck! Try this made in USA Weeder that was on sale. Everything I've ever bought from the Garrett Wade catalogue has been top notch, so I figured it would at least be functional. Well, it's great! It works exactly as advertized and is so much fun to use that I actually LIKE weeding! I've showed it to all my family and friends and encouraged them to buy one as well. I might even give them as gifts! Now if I could just teach my dog how to use Grandpas Weeder instead of digging holes, everything would be perfect.
  • Back Saver!

    Jon from Pittsburgh, 8/2/2015 I have had this tool for about 15 years, and it has saved my back more times than I can count. So basic and yet so easy to use, it pulls one weed at a time removing the entire root for a quick, clean kill. I use this all spring and summer every year and it is just as good today as when I got it. You do need to eyeball the center of the weed to get this done right, but it beats kneeling down with a dandelion tool. I used it today with hard ground due to no rain and it worked just like always, albeit with more stepping pressure. I do use gloves to clear the mechanism, or a Popsicle stick if the weed is thorny. Wouldn't do without it after all this time, but from the reviews here I wonder if the quality has changed in 15-years (I sure have!)
  • Easily Broken

    Edward Kellerman, 8/2/2015 First day. Two tries and the rocker arm broke. I had a second one so I tried it and the same results. Guess I am just to strong for this item.
  • Shaft is not Strong

    Darryl Carter, 7/12/2015 This weeder in a good idea and ok design, however, the wooden shaft is definitely not adequate for tough broke the first day after 4 successful weed pulls. The shaft should be made out of steel bar or a tough carbon fiber. If I modify with a tough handle, I'm not confident that the cast iron head will hold up. Not sure why steel is not a heavier grade for such a tool.
  • Time Consuming

    Valarie, 7/12/2015 I've returned it. After using it once, I realized it would be very time-consuming as you can only go after one weed at a time and I have lots! It works, and is well-made, sturdy, but not sufficient for my need.
  • Great Tool

    Carolyn, 7/5/2015 I wasn't sure about this, even after watching the video. I just thought nothing would make pulling weeds less than a back-breaking chore. I was proven wrong! This is amazing. It actually works as is advertised! At this point, I can't vouch for the durability as I've only used it once so far. But I can definitely state after using it the one time, it works beautifully! The only way this tool could be enhanced is if there was a way to push the weed and dirt from the tool without having to do it with your hand. It definitely does do the job, though! Very impressed!
  • Does The Job

    Gloria Patmore, 7/4/2015 I have used mine so much with ease and success that my next door neighbor was enthused so I bought her one for her birthday. It's helping her get those pesky weeds out with a big happy birthday smile.
  • No More Weeds

    Mel, 6/17/2015 Weeding has never been easier. Spot the Weed, center the tool over the weed, stomp on the lever and then lean on the pole....out comes the weed, root and more bending ..just make sure the ground is wet, not dry.
  • Where Has It Been?

    Dick, 5/31/2015 I'm 84 and have never seen one of these before! It's amazing how easy it is to work with! But, like another reviewer says, Does it have to be made in China?" Love it ?"
  • LOVE Grandpa's Weeder!!

    Jo Anne Cummings, 5/24/2015 I just love this weeder. I have tried several and they are in the back corner of the shed! This one is by the front door. It is very easy to use, the handle is long enough for a shorty like me to keep her balance and leaves a tiny hole. It is by the door so I can walk around the yard and get a weed. Great for seniors, LOVE IT.
  • Love It

    Tom Jeter, 5/2/2015 This tool is very easy to use and is very well built.
  • Could Be Better

    Rich K., 4/21/2015 This works well for a lot of common weeds that don't have deep roots, but when attacking dandelions or wild onions, the steel jaws just don't go deep enough, leaving the tap roots and bulbs still embedded in the soil.
  • Broke Off Right Away

    Neal, 3/10/2015 Solid tool head but weak shaft. It works well but now, having used it twice, the stick busted and I have to reseat the head after shaving down the stick. This grandpa gives it at thumbs down (but I would say pay for one if you pull weeds).
  • Pulls Huge South Carolina Weeds

    John A. Kauth, 11/14/2014 Too hot to weed here during the summer. Weeds grow really big by fall. Grandpa's Weeder saves the back of this 65 year old. Plenty of leverage to easily pull the biggest weeds. One small quibble, this simple, low tech product is made in China. Do you mean to tell me that the is not an American company that can produce the simple casting on the end of this device? I would gladly pay a few bucks more for a made in America label.
  • Great Weeder

    Knitmaden, 10/20/2014 Just got this wonderful weeder and tried it yesterday!!! Where has this been all of my life? No more getting on my knees to weed. Just wonderful and a great price. Terrific!!!!
  • Amazing Tool

    Thomas Gathman, 8/31/2014 This weeder is absolutely amazing!! It does everything it promised!!!
  • 4 Orders

    Sandra Mills, 8/16/2014 I ordered a weed puller for myself and one for my daughter-in-law. Then her daughter saw it so I ordered one for her. Next my son and his wife saw it and so I ordered one for them. This is a jim dandy little tool and well worth the price paid. The savings on your back makes the worth invaluable.
  • Weed Remover

    Will Dirickson, 8/10/2014 I saw this Grandpa's weeder on the Garrett Wade website and liked it so I ordered it. It was on sale too !) It arrived very quickly and I put it to good use immediately. It is well made and does a great job. I don't have to bend or get on my knees to put weeds now. I highly recommend this product.
  • Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    Dawn Casey, 8/2/2014 I ordered 2 of these, one for myself and one for my daughter. I have spent the last several days at my daughters while she's been out of town and I wanted to surprise her with a weedless yard. This tool is amazing! Someone was really thinking when they created it. It makes weeding fun and EASY! You just press it down over the weed, tip it to the side and out come whole weeds, large chunks of crabgrass and even grass sprouts that are growing where you don't want them. Absolutely the best tool ever.
  • Good For Solo Weeds

    Gary R Rick, 7/19/2014 This is a well-built tool that does a good job particularly on weeds that stand alone and have deep roots. I use it in an area covered by mulch. Weeds in a group will need a hula hoe as this tool would take too long. If you have a mulched area it is great.
  • Weed Puller Needs Something

    Bud W., 7/6/2014 I find the weeder does work well. However, I think the forks need to be an inch longer. I get the weed ok but the root almost always breaks off leaving it to grow again!
  • Good Helper!

    Jim, 6/28/2014 Helps with many situations. Best in normal conditions. Does not work as well in wet conditions.
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    Rodney Sharp, 6/23/2014 The best weeder ever, chemical free and greener than my mother's thumb". My 1500 sq ft "lawn" was mostly dandelions. I spend 30-45 minutes each morning in "meditation" with my Grandpa's Weeder and start the rest of the day refreshed and calm!"
  • Best Darn Weed Extractor Ever

    Richard Hudon, 6/18/2014 This weed remover extracts dandelions, Wild Parsnip and other deep root vegetation with ease and all of the root comes out if the ground is damp to the root base. I highly recommend this weed extractor even if at twice the stated price, which is more than what I paid because I live in Canada where shipping, taxes and duties inflated the price beyond twice the price and it was available nowhere in Canada at the time I needed it... Thank you Garrett Wade for providing this great gardener's delight.
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Marie, 6/17/2014 It's the best dang tool EVER. I have mine for 6 years. I love the snap" when the tool gets the roots. I just used it on my neighbors lawn. I'm going back tomorrow, it's addicting. It's that easy."
  • Grampa's Weeder

    Linda, 6/13/2014 Best item to remove entire dandelion including root. Perfect every time.
  • Nice Tool For Weeding

    Kevin, 6/8/2014 Works great! Just as described. Bought a 2nd for my dad because he saw mine and was trying to make it his.
  • Broke Within An Hour

    Bob, 6/6/2014 I purchased a Grandpa's Weeders through Garrett Wade via the internet, it broke within an hours use due to poor materials.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for posting a review on the Grandpa's Weeder. We believe you may have received a defective one. Please return it, using the label which was included, and we can either exchange it or refund your money. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Broken Stepper

    Lively, 5/21/2014 My husband has loved this tool. Bought it last year and it saw a lot of use but the foot pedal/stepper broke and now we are looking for another one. Husband would like to see it made of better metal. But was surprised to see that people had been using theirs for several years.
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Debby, 5/5/2014 I have had my tool for about 15 years and replaced the handle about 4 times. I love it and cannot imagine ever being without it.
  • A Great Tool!

    Jay Call, 4/29/2014 This tool works exactly as advertised. I had none of the problems mentioned in other reviews. It is important to get the tool centered over the taproot, but if you do that, the whole weed comes up, root and all! I find that it will hold the weed until I deposit it in the back of the Gator or in a trash sack -- or just leave it to be sucked into the vacuum shredder to go into the compost pile. It's an old-fashioned tool and pretty slow if you have a lot of weeds. But for onesies and twosies, it works wonderfully well!
  • Short Handle

    Tim, 4/15/2014 I bought this to replace one that after years of service at least 20 broke. The handle is much shorter, I expect I will replace the handle with a long one before summer is out. The handle is as long as advertised just to short for comfort.
  • Stand Up and Weed

    John F, 4/13/2014 Got this as a birthday gift in December and could not use it until the end of March.What a true joy this is for a 79 year old!! No bending, stooping, kneeling: you don't even need gloves. Hit the weed's center and hear the satisfying pop of the root as you,gently push, or pull, the handle. This is a great tool for anyone.
  • Needs Ejector

    Kass, 4/1/2014 Love, loved, didn't love it after all the trouble flipping it over after each use, levering the fingers back open, t then pulling the weed and dirt out of the open fingers. Better than bending this broken back, but I really want an ejector to speed things up.
  • Beyond Words!!!!

    Irene, 3/26/2014 I went hunting for this since the store I bought 4 at no longer has them. When people start using them they all have the same reaction---they can't stop pulling weeds--it's addictive, they keep going & going. This is yard tool that work!!!!

    Frank, 3/18/2014 The Grandpa's Weeder" is truly excellent for EASY and complete removal of dandy lions. Even the roots are pulled up immediately."
  • Good

    Dennis, 3/17/2014 Works good but in rock landscape needs a like extra oomph!
  • They Made Them Right

    Bob, 3/14/2014 An old fashion tool that works great today. It is also made to last a long time.
  • Weeder

    Gans, 2/2/2014 Really works, saves your back.
  • Big Help

    Debra Brilati, 12/10/2013 Great back saver! Able to get weeds at the root without killing myself.
  • Preliminary Test

    K G Jones, 12/2/2013 I've only tried this tool briefly so-far, however, it did seem to do a good job on several dandelions I tested it on. Seems like it might be more difficult to use on larger weeds with more foliage near the ground, since the jaws much be positioned accurately over the center of the taproot. After reading other reviews reporting broken handles, I was wary about applying too much force. The handle does seem a bit light for the amount of force it takes to uproot a well-seated weed.
  • This Tool's a Lifesaver

    Rowemary Kuhlman, 12/1/2013 We're in the process of clearing our land and it's full of sticker burr bushes. You can't just cut them down cause you'll spread the seeds everywhere and the plants will just multiply. This tool is amazing. You can just pop the sticker bushes out without having to bend over or squat down, saving your back and knees.
  • No Bending

    Ruth Danielsen, 10/20/2013 Wonderful weeder! I first purchased one for myself and was amazed how easy and quick the dandelion's came out of the lawn. So I purchased one for my father-in-law. Should have purchased two to begin with.
  • Hoping To Be Positive

    ZURanch, 10/17/2013 I rarely write reviews..its either awesome or sucks in my world. Little room for grey and/or gray. Simply put, its made in CHINA. 9 year old son was using it pulling weeks and within the first few hours of using it, the handle snapped at the base of the tool. Luckily, there is a handy person who could saw down the handle and reattach it. Its now shorter. No big deal. I guess if I had a small front garden and was on oxygen, it would be an awesome weeding tool. I used to today and found it, less than great. Very time consuming to pull out one weed: position it just so..without bending didn't work out that way. It has great possibility but not for someone who has more than a 2X2 area to weed. Sadly disappointed. Kids like it so that is a plus. As for an injured gardener who didn't want to have to bend down..don't waste you money!!!!

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thanks for your review on the Weeder. We have reason to believe you may have received a defective one as they should stand up to constant use.These weeders comes with a Lifetime Warranty, please send it back to us, using the pre-paid return label, and we will be happy to send you a no charge replacement.
  • Cheap Junk

    Yours in the snow, 10/6/2013 I bought this a year ago - and used it a bit this spring and now this fall. So I have had it more than 90 days. It broke pulling a dandelion - so it really is nothing more that a ornament - not a real tool.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thanks for your review on the Weeder. We have reason to believe you may have received a defective one as they should stand up to constant use.These weeders comes with a Lifetime Warranty, please send it back to us, using the pre-paid return label, and we will be happy to replace it for you.
  • Cool Tool

    Kevin, 9/11/2013 Very nice tool. Well built. Works as described.
  • When Things Don't Go Well

    Betty Johnson, 8/27/2013 Sometimes a company's character and customer service commitment is best displayed when things don't go as we would like. The Grandpa's Weeder I ordered and received was defective. I found a return label in the box, shipped it back to the company. They IMMEDIATELY credited the purchase price back to my credit card - no questions - no hesitation. I will be ordering a replacement as I am sure the broken tool was fluke. I just wanted to take this opportunity to say it has been years since I have been this pleased with a company's customer service! Thank you. You are now my go to" source."
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Denise Carter, 8/25/2013 This is a fabulous tool. I first got mine from QVC and they are not carrying it anymore. It took me a while to find it so i sent my Mom one. This has lasted me for a long time. I just this year replace the pole which was no big deal!!! Thank you Grandpa!!!
  • Addictive

    Ron Guyton, 7/28/2013 There is only one problem with this is ADDICTIVE! You will find yourself pulling weeds in your neighbors yard. My grandchildren fight over it. Love it!
  • Grandpa Would Be Proud

    Kurt Schuster, 7/16/2013 Nice solid tool that performs as advertised.
  • Pretty Good...Except...

    Spencer Platt, 7/14/2013 This is really a quite excellent tool and well worth the money. I had to drop the rating by two points, however, for two reasons. First, describing the use of this tool as effortless" is exceedingly misleading, as centering the gripping prongs over a weed is often fairly difficult, and once it is centered, if the weed has any bulk it can take some effort to pull it out. The other reason is that while dispatching a rather vigorous young Scotch Broom plant, the handle snapped on me. It was a simple enough matter to replace it with a shovel handle (I guess the "lifetime guarantee" is only for the cast iron head), but the handle was installed with the end grain to the side of the tool rather than on top (the way wooden baseball bats are made), so the weak part of the wood took the stress. I noticed that the weeder in the promotional photo is also oriented this way, so it's reasonable to assume that the standard method of manufacture is to install the handle improperly. Still, for thirty bucks it's a worthwhile purchase, just expect to replace the handle if you use it much, and disregard the hyperbolic language in the promotional material."
  • A Damn Good Tool!

    Richard Messer, 7/6/2013 When I first saw Grandpa's Weeder, I thought that this was what I needed around the house. The day I received it via UPS I put it to good use. I was amazed at how well it worked in pulled weeds out of the ground. Some weeds were easier than others in coming up with little effort. By the fourth day of owning it I was clearing weeds out of the garden when the step lever broke close to the hinge. When I looked at the break I noticed a slag inclusion in the casting. This was what caused the breakage. Maybe the manufacturer should add a ribbing under this lever to help strengthen it. I've returned this one and am now waiting for its replacement to carry on my war with the weeds. And I would highly recommend Grandpa's Weeder to anyone willing to listen.
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Alan Hunter, 7/2/2013 I found an original version of this at an antique store and bought it because it was unique. Problem was no one knew what it was. I went to 3 different antique shops and searched online. Finally a museum in California wrote back with a guess of it could be a planter or a weeder. so I googled antique hand weeders and your site came up. Mystery Solved! I'm going to do a couple of test tries with it and if it works like your reviews, I'll probably order a new one from you guys. Take care.
  • Weeding Wonder

    John Wolf, 6/27/2013 Bought two--one to gift and one to keep. Hope it keeps working this well for years to come!
  • Not enough weeds.

    Doug Jensen, 5/19/2013 There are so many wannabes" on the market that are overpriced & overrated, I can't believe anyone would ever try anything else. My only complaint--not enough weeds to satisfy my need for the fun it is to use this great tool!-- Doug the weed-seeker--done too soon! "
  • Wonder Weeder

    M Wilson, 5/17/2013 This weeder is wonderful. I bought my weeder about ten years ago. I forgot I had it until this year when the dandelions started to take over. Cleared the lawn in no time. Only thing, I used it so much I broke the pole from the base. Where can I buy a replacement pole?

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for your review on the Grandpa's Weeder. It sounds like it has been serving you very well all these years! If you are in need of a replacement pole, it is quite simple to replace. A standard broom handle should be the same dimensions. You may wish to take the weeder head with you to the local hardware store so you can be absolutely sure. We hope this helps.
  • Wish handle was made out of steel/metal

    Pam, 5/16/2013 I love this tool until the handle broke on me from using it so much. Tried to fix the handle and it broke again. Wish handle was made out of steel/metal !!! That would be so great !
  • Weed Puller Deluxe

    Harry, 3/31/2013 Clears out level lawns and flowerbeds in half the time it normally takes. No bending necessary easy to use. I loaned mine to my brother in-law and he immediately ordered two. One for him and one for his wife. Definitely pays for it self in saved time and sweat.
  • Excellent Weed Puller

    Henry, 3/31/2013 Didn't know I need it until I got it. Now I can't live without it.
  • Lifetime Craftsmanship

    Scott K., 3/30/2013 I bought this about 8 years ago and enjoyed using it again today! It is built to last a lifetime and simple to use. Push and lean to pop out the weeds.
  • Pro Landscaper

    Steve J., 1/27/2013 I just got mine a few days ago and have used it on 3 sites it works great,effortlessly pulls weeds root and all even dandelions!
  • Sturdy

    PADonna, 1/2/2013 Purchased one for my Aunt with bad knees and one for my husband (me) for Christmas. Have not been able to use it yet, but looking forward to finally being on top of the weeding without putting pressure on my knees that were damaged in an auto accident! The construction of the tool looks superior with the handle and head being very solid.
  • Simple Tool

    Rick M, 1/1/2013 Simple, robust tool. Living in the snowy Midwest, we have not used it yet, but it arrived as expected and looks like it can do the job for years to come.
  • No Good

    R Woods, 7/1/2012 Don't work very good at all. If I had known it was a China remake I would not have bought it, it's crap. I wont buy any thing else from this company.
  • Poor Copy

    Al Schmidt, 4/2/2012 This is a copy of a great tool. Unfortunately a Chinese casting in white metal instead of a forging. Broke within the first hour pulling Burdock.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    We are very sorry to hear that you are not happy with the Grandpa's Weeder. It may be possible that you received a defective one. If you would like to return it for a refund or a replacement, please use the label that was included with your order. If you need one, please get in touch with us and we will be glad to send you one. Again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Makes Weeding as Fun as it Can Be

    Agnes S, 3/26/2012 This little tool is a fabulous addition to my garden shed. It certainly makes pulling out those dandelions much easier than trying to do it by hand. About 75% come out completely with the taproot intact, and the other 25% are probably due to operator error (not getting the tool centered over the root). Although many of the reviews say the tool works best in dry soil, my experience has been that moist soil is the best for pulling out the entire weed. Dry conditions make it easier to extract the weed from the tool, but moist soil makes it less likely the tap root will break off. My one complaint is that there is not a larger version of the tool. This works great for broadleaf weeds that are less than 6 inches in diameter, but I grow them big and sometimes don't get the root! I can't imagine that anyone would not be very satisfied with this investment!
  • Outstanding

    Gary, 3/25/2012 Purchased this product after reading the reviews had some doubts but wanted to give it a shot. All I can say it works great so glad I purchased it.
  • Warranty?

    Tool User, 3/24/2012 Bought this weeder with a Lifetime warranty. I liked the design because you can use it standing up due to the long handle. Was surprised to feel the handle breaking after a short period of usage. I was even more surprised to find that there is no way to get the Lifetime warranty fulfilled. I tried to contact the manufacturer without any luck. I called and left a message and I sent an email. Never got a response. My suggestion, If you want this, you must be prepared to warranty it yourself like I did.
  • Back Breaker Reliever

    Herb F, 3/24/2012 This tool is the best made, works wonderful, saves the old back, and price is reasonable for a tool that will last a lifetime. Am going to buy one for our daughter who keeps borrowing and forgets to return it until we ask for it. She loves it too.
  • New Old Friend

    Tom S, 3/21/2012 I love this weeder, it has the look of a tool you have had for years. When you get older it does get harder to get up when you get down to weed, with grandpa's weeder you stay on your feet. This tool almost makes weeding fun.
  • Wow!

    Donald S, 3/8/2012 Out of the box I was impressed by the quality. It looked like something from years ago when things were made to last forever. I could not wait to try it. I have used so many gadgets for weeding and have never been pleased with the quality of the product; or the operation; or the results; or the physical effort involved. Wow! That was my reaction when I first used this weeding tool. Finally I had found a quality made tool with the ergonomics to do the job effortlessly. After 10 minutes pulling every weed I could find I was a believer. Best investment I have made in a long time. Highly recommend.
  • Easy Weeding

    Amy Kauper, 12/26/2011 My father is getting older and this weeder allows him to keep his yard in tip-top shape without breaking his back or knees. It has a quality wood shaft and good metal for the clamping area. Well-made and should last a lifetime.
  • Ray Merrell, 11/16/2011 Silly looking used it abused it but it keeps on working!
  • Don't know how I got along without it all these years

    Jim S., 9/2/2011 This is a wonderful product--well constructed, intuitive to use, and does the trick. I honestly don't know how I got along without it all these years. Don't buy just one, buy two. Once you loan it to someone, you're never going to see it again!
  • Best weed remover I have ever used

    John, 8/5/2011 I've been weeding on my hands and knees for years. This is the best invention for weeds and your back!!
  • Best Weeder Ever!!

    Rhonda Thibault, 7/9/2011 Grandpa's Weeder is simply the best, easiest weeder on the market, and it works without you having to bend over or get on your knees! It's a real back saver. I have purchased a dozen of them in the past few years! First for myself, then for a couple of neighbors, several friends, and for some of my first time homebuyer clients it's a fabulous housewarming gift!!
  • Life saving

    Jacqueline Schimper, 7/9/2011 My Dad has end stage lung cancer. Having completed chemotherapy and radiation which did not have the desired out come, he is living each day with grace. He has a radiation burn on his back which hampers his love of gardening. He no longer has the full use of his right arm. So you can only imagine what comfort and joy Grandpa's Weeder" brings him. It is amazing! He feels so productive and it beats using chemicals which is what he was having to beat his cancer. He made the comment that they should have such a tool to remove his cancer. Always the joker! Thanks for a great tool to remedy weeds and joy in a cancer patient."
  • Grandpa's Magical" Weeder"

    SteveMont, 6/19/2011 I had one of my knees replaced earlier this year and I'm still having difficulty kneeling. When I saw the ad for this weeder I decided to give itva try. Best investment EVER! Effortlessly yanks stubborn dandelions with most of the root attached--and it's fast! Even if you have good knees get one of these. Unless you loan it to someone who doesn't return it, you'll still have it around after your joints start complaining.
  • Great Tool!

    Jay Argee, 4/8/2011 What a great new (old) tool. My wife and I are a bit age impaired and are always looking to tools that allow us to stand up and do good job. This guy fits the bill. It's well made, durable, easy to use, and effective. Guess ol' Grandpa knew a thing or two about weeding.

    DED, 1/2/2011 Just received it. Ground is frozen in IA. But if this tool works as well as it seems to be built I'll be very happy to give it a very big 5! Handle might be just a bit light where it enters the steel.
  • Historical tool

    TMunhall, 12/30/2010 Looked like some of the tools I saw as a child under our old farm house. I gave it to my sister for her vegetable garden. It should save her a lot of bending over picking weeds
  • Ultimate weed puller

    jamie, 12/28/2010 I was a little skeptical of this weeder when I ordered it but I know Garrett Wade only sells high quality products so since we hadn't had any snow yet I brought Grandpa's Weeder outside on christmas day and pulled some hollyhocks that I wanted pulled. They are normally very difficult to pull even with wet ground but the weeder had no problems pulling those weeds even with very dry hard ground and it pulled up almost 12 inches of thick root. I had my 5 year old daughter try it and she did so with no problems. My wife is excited to use the weeder this spring without stressing her back and without killing her fingers. I will order this for friends and family and I think they will love it.
  • Dad loved it

    Joe, 12/19/2010 Gave this for an early christmas present. My dad love it as it will save his knees. He crawled around on his hands and knees and dug the little weeds out with a screwdriver. HAHA Great quality product.
  • Grandpa's weeder

    Walter Lovitto, 12/18/2010 Both my wife and I enjoy gardening. Our home has over 2000 square feet of flower gardens and we keep them pristine looking. Needless to say, some times our backs ache after a day of working in our gardens. My grandfather had one of this type weeder when I was a younger. I completely forgot about it until I saw it in your catalog. It arrived in time for us to try it before the ground froze this year. It worked great and we are anxious to use it in spring. Thanks for a great product.
  • The weeder to own

    Chris S, 12/17/2010 This weeder works well and it's well made. Expect nothing less from Garrett Wade!
  • sleepyjean

    Jean, 12/17/2010 bought this as a gift for my husband. He hasn't had a chance to use it yet, since it's winter, but he has an obsession regarding weeds, and is looking forward to using this tool. Appears sturdy and well made, and made to eliminate the need for constant bending to get at his arch enemy.
  • A Great New Find

    Virginia Rulis, 12/13/2010 We received your catalog for the first time and immediately found several things that we put on our wish lists." Bought two Grandpa Weed tools for Christmas gifts and referred someone else to buy a gift for my husband from your catalog, We've definitely saved the catalog for future reference and am sure you'll be hearing from us again in the future,. Great stuff!!! "
  • back saver

    Rebel Sowell, 12/5/2010 Grandpa's Weeder is the neatest invention. It works really well on dandelions, which have difficult roots to get to. It saves you from have to crouch down to pull weeds, therefore, saving you from a horrible back ache. I bought two, one for my husband and one for my daughter.

    David, 11/21/2010 THIS THING IS AMAZING. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
  • loose head

    Bill, 9/22/2010 Very useful tool, but the metal head was always loose. I had to put a toothpick in the screw hole in order to maintain a tight fit.
  • Great but....

    Frank Zunt, 9/8/2010 Works great but I've broken two handles so far.Guess the weeds were too big for it to handle.Handle broke off close to the head.That said,I'm quite satisfied with the product and am ordering another(backup). Little trick I learned;for those small pesky weeds,place the stem between the tines/prongs and twirl it around them a few times-like twirling spaghetti onto a fork-it will secure the weed to the tool and make it easier to remove.
  • Not Great In Clay Soil

    Sara, 8/16/2010 I have had 3 similar weeders and actually this one performed the worst to my surprise. Every time it removed a weed I had a real fight to get the clump of clay out of the tool. Very frustrating and quite slow.. Ofter had to use a knife or screwdriver to help. No doubt this would be fine in lighter, less compacted soils.
  • Grandma's Weeder

    Sharon W., 8/4/2010 This very handy tool could also be called Grandma's Weeder". I use it all the time and am not particularly strong, young, or even use to gardening! It works easily even on the deep-rooted weeds. "
  • Great Fun Item

    Dianne, 7/23/2010 The only problem with this weeder is that it is addicting! I showed it to a neighbor, she playing with it, and she would not let me have it back. She pulled a ton of weeds out of her front yard while we talked. It's really a lot of fun, and it pulls the big nasty sticker weeds out with ease.
  • Does exactly what it says

    jwminny, 7/5/2010 This does exactly what the description said it would; it is easy, gets the whole root out, and it is fun. Have learned how to use on weeds in 3/4 inch stone driveway too. Thanks Grandpa!
  • Broke on First use

    CF, 7/5/2010 I purchased this about a year ago and didn't use it until July 4. The handle broke on the first weed that I tried to pull.
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Goodkatt, 6/16/2010 This weeder is so cool! It really does the job by pulling the weeds out by the roots. It is worth every penny and it is fun too.
  • Pops out the root

    Paul Richards, 6/14/2010 When you pull a big fat weed and it breaks off at the top, leaving the root in the ground, you know you will be back when it regrows. This wonderful tool reaches down into the hard ground and pops that root out. It isn't the only thing you have to do when you weed an area, but it is the most rewarding. It is also good to lean on when you reach down to weed smaller plants.
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Marge, 6/8/2010 I saw Grandpa's weeder when he was getting out of the shower. 5 stars!
  • Ease on the back

    Sue, 5/24/2010 My back is pleased with this tool; allowing me to participate more in yard work since fusion of two vertebrae. The only caution I can suggest is to allow the ground to dry out after rain/watering which allows the weeds to be pulled out more easily.
  • Great item

    Big Yan, 5/22/2010 Great product. Works as advertised. The only problem I have with it is everyone who sees it wants to borrow it.
  • grandpa's weeder

    fred humes, 5/21/2010 rarely have I ever bought something that stood up to the advertising credited to it but this truely surpasses it.... F.R.Humes
  • Practical old technology

    Brent Baldwin, 5/17/2010 When Grandpa's Weeder arrived, I immediately took it to our pasture for a two-hour workout. The tool seems to be solidly constructed, of cast iron and hardwood. I found it works well for flat-growing weeds like dandelion, and it was also good with the smaller lantana plants. You really do have to center the prongs over the plant's taproot, though. Softer and fleshier weeds, like cudweed, just tore apart without coming up, and the really tenacious plants, such as ironweed, would just slide through the weeder's prongs and dare you to try again. This tool is not a miracle" by any stretch, so your expectations should be realistic. If you have a serious weed problem you'll still spend a fair amount of time on your knees. However, it is a helpful old-timey gadget that works well enough on some types of weeds, and it does save some stooping. It is a worthy addition to your tool collection."
  • Easy

    Jerry Favorite, 5/10/2010 Grandpa's Weeder is easy and comfortable. And it does go to the bottom of the root.I still don't like weeding but it's a lot easier, now.
  • Grandpas Weeder if fantastice

    Alicia, 5/8/2010 This is a fantastice weeder, I'm very glad I spent the $24.95. This weekend I used the grandpas weeder, while my daughter used the hand weeder, I got more weeds pulled in a half hour than she did, and my legs, back and hands were not sore. I recommened it to everyone.
  • Best ever

    Hal, 5/5/2010 This tool has saved my back and allowed me to weed for the first time in years. Truely a great tool!
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Dan , 4/22/2010 Great tool. Easy to use. Good value.
  • I love Grandpa's Weeder

    Dale Cipra, 4/21/2010 A great tool that does the job. Very sturdy, and made in the good old USA !!!
  • The best!

    MVH1, 4/21/2010 I got this last week. It is terrific! It took just a little getting used to. You don't have to jam it hard into the ground for everything, just a little push and then lean. All my neighbors want one.
  • worth it

    Walt Wagner, 4/18/2010 We've used Grandpa's Weeder and it meets all of our expectations. Weeds don't stand a chance!
  • great weeder

    Richard Van Cleave, 4/17/2010 I have tried other weeders - all were junk. This one actually works.
  • Why didn't I think of this?

    Kurt, 4/17/2010 This is one of those tools about which you wonder why you didn't think of it yourself. It speeds up weeding threefold and the rotten things don't seem to come back as quickly because the roots are gone, too. Highly recommended!
  • Cast

    Charles Wetherbee, 4/17/2010 not forged
  • backsaving tool

    sara McCracken, 4/17/2010 this really saves my back pulling up dandelions. I found it often didn't get all the tap root... However the ground was relatively dry. It did get all the leaves , flowers and a bit of root though.My only problem was that it didn't release the dirtball and dandelion easily so I had to pry it out of the tool each time by hand. I live in an area with clay soil and this was certainly a factor here. It is well made and solid though and would recommend it.
  • Envy of Neighborhood

    Don Coleman, 4/17/2010 Several neighbors have seen me using this tool and have come over and asked where to purchase it. It's not only a back-saver, but I can collect weeds much faster now.
  • d.l.

  • what fun

    Kathryn, 4/17/2010 This is a great excuse to walk around the yard and attack dandelions and feel virtuous for not using weedkiller. My hands stay clean, my back stays pain free, and I get fresh air and sunshine.
  • Back Saver

    William White, 4/14/2010 This is a great tool that allows you to remove dandilions and their root system, without bending over.
  • save your back

    author of Alabama Healthy Life, 4/14/2010 As we get older, we need to be careful of our backs. Ladies, rounding your back to pull weeds could cause vertebral fractures! This tool is great for weeding without back stress. I use it all the time, and am recommending the Grandpa's Weeder in my next newspaper column.
  • Quite effective tool

    NJ Gardener, 4/14/2010 Nice tool, very effective. My kids think this is the greatest thing, and they volunteer using it!
  • A godsend!

    Drgrandma, 4/14/2010 My weeder just arrived today, and I weeded half an entire flower bed in ten minutes--no stress, no strain. It works great! I didn't even work up a sweat. Didn't even need to change clothes, and was wearing dress shoes!
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Jim D., 4/14/2010 The Weeder works, just as advertised. Good tool--saves your back!
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Brent Schultz, 4/14/2010 Sounds funny but my grandfather got one as a gift years ago and told me that it really worked, so I got one myself. Sturdy construction, gets deep rooted weeds out very easily (and aerates to boot)! I look forward to using it for years!
  • The best weeder I have used

    Bruce, 4/14/2010 This tool works well on all different types of weeds. It is easy on the back for this old guy. Takes the work out of a hard job.
  • Timely

    Dick, 4/14/2010 When I bought this I was probably just lazy. I met a friend who had back problems and told her about it and she has thanked me many times. Now I have back problems..... I saw the first dandelion tonight so I had better find it.
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Bill , 4/9/2010 I bought this tool last year for weeding my mulch bed/veg. garden. It works as advertised..........not a gimmick! Your back and knees will thank you.
  • Grandma's weeder!

    Carolyn Galloway, 3/7/2010 I have been looking and looking for this weeder! My Grandparents had one. I remember using it back in the 50's when I was 10 years old. The wood was smooth and aged from years of use, but the weeder just popped those tough old weeds out of the lawn like magic! It looks exactly like the one Grandma and Grand dad had! I am going to order one for everyone in the family! Now that I can't get up and down like I used to It will be heaven sent having this wonderful gardening tool back in my life after all these years! Thank you!!
  • Weeder Review

    Cathy, 2/21/2010 Works wonderfully! Saves my back and hands. All my neigbors ask to borrow it! Great price too!
  • Grandpa's weeder beater

    Abie, 9/1/2009 With one look at how it works, I tried it and found it to be great. A friend was visiting and saw how easy it works, and likes it very much. My back thanks you Grandpa's weeder. Yes I would recommend it.

    ARLENE WIELAND, 4/29/2009 The manufacturer put a lot of thought into the design of this weeder. Never have I used a more smoothly finished handle, and its permanent printed directions is a very handy touch. My only suggestion is to rename the tool to GRANDFOLKS WEEDER; I offer myself, a pushing 80 great-grandma with 2 artificial hips as proof of its efficient ease of use.
  • Great weeder

    JR, 4/16/2009 As long as the plant is big enough this works great. Some large plants (I have a problem with the purple Russian [Oregon?] thistle) which have deep roots and are over 5' tall it can't handle but I don't need to get the mattock for most weeds that turn up. I am often out of town so they get a running start. No need to bend which is great for my artahritus.
  • Great!!!!

    Dolores, 4/15/2009 What a wonderful tool. I pulled weeds on my hands and knees and I coudn't believe how easy it was to use Grandpa's Weeder. I showed it to my daughter and I am purchasing one for her today.
  • Wonderful!

    Terry, 4/14/2009 This is the best tool. I can't live without it!
  • Grandma's review

    Arvilla Mullins, 4/14/2009 Perhaps I am using the tool incorrectly. It did not work as I expected. Lever does not pull up weed.
  • Could'nt be easier

    Jerry, 4/14/2009 I have been using this for 1 month now. It works great and is very easy to use. I have ran out of weeds in my yard and started weeding my neighbor's!! You cannot go wrong with this tool. It is built to last for many years.
  • great weeder

    Larry, 4/14/2009 Such a simple design and easy to use.
  • The Best of the Best!

    Jim K, 4/6/2009 This is, by far, the best tool for the garden which I have forever found! Easy to use, and it rips out the whole weed, roots and all, be it little or big. Thanks for rejuvenating Grandpa's legacy!
  • Grandpa's Weeder

    Tom Kirkham, 3/31/2009 Our newly established yard was infested with wild onions. We could not find a weed killer that would attack the onions but leave the newly planted grass alone so we had to find a way to quickly and easily pull the onions up. The Grandpa's Weeder that we got was perfect. I could just walk along with a bucket, push the weeder in next to an onion, push the handle over, pull up the weed, put it in the bucket and move on to the next one. It is easy to use and is very well made so I am sure to get many years of use out of it. Thanks for a great tool!
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