Half-Length Dutch Spiral Weeder

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Half-Length Dutch Spiral Weeder
Another innovative Dutch garden tool that's extremely effective
69A01.03 Half-Length Dutch Spiral Weeder

Available 01/24/2021


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This one will work on the tough stuff with a deep tap root. Simply place the spiral tip next to the stalk and screw the spiral all the way into the dirt around the stalk. Then pull it out. End of story for the weed. Works best with moist soil. Note: this is not a delicate process, so it may be better to use another type of weeder when working on a manicured lawn, but it really does the job - period. The length is 22" long overall.

Effective use of this tool will be accomplished by centering the spiral over the root of the weed to be removed, with the tool perpendicular to the ground. Thread the tool rotating clockwise all the way in until the entire spiral is just below the surface. Pull the tool (with the weed) straight out. Try to keep the tool as perpendicular to the ground as you can. Do NOT bend the tool or try to pry or leverage the weed out. In hard, compacted soil or clay, it may be necessary to screw the spiral in and out a few times before attempting to extract the weed.


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About DeWit
DeWit tools are a direct connection to the time when the best tools often came from the village blacksmith. Innovated and evolved from experience and made to last forever, a DeWit-made tool represents the closest possible connection between the tool maker and the tool user to be found in today’s global market. Willem de Wit opened his blacksmith shop in Kornhorn, a small village in northern Holland, in 1898. He did all the things a country village blacksmith did back then – he was a farrier, repaired kettles and sold bicycles. When his sons joined him the business grew, making tools for agriculture. A DeWit tool came to be known to combine good design, skilled craftsmanship and the very best materials, and soon their spades and hoes were in demand all over Holland. The 4th generation of the de Wit family today runs the company by the same principles and standards. Skilled hand forging may be augmented with modern techniques and equipment where appropriate, but the essential connection between the designer/maker and the user endures – only now the de Wits listen to gardeners and farmers from all over the world. And their continued insistence on only the best materials can be readily appreciated in the use of FSC-certified ash handles and Swedish boron steel – the same steel used on a popular brand of bulldozer blades!

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  • Well Made and Useful

    Gregory Meier, 6/15/2014 I find this tool to be thorough in removing weeds all the way to the tap root, however,the operation leaves your lawn with a 2 wide by 5" deep hole. The tool is well constructed, with a comfortable ash handle, if kept out of the weather it should last a life time."
  • Dandelion's Bane

    John R Mead, 4/15/2014 For years I used Grandpa's Weeder, but had problems getting the taproots; they're really long with mature dandelions. With this tool I've pulled foot + taproots. There is a bit of a learning curve on placing the tool, you have to properly center it over the dandelion. The best time to use this is after it's rained, so the soil is soft and pulls easily. I find that I have to kneel down to really locate the center of the dandelion, so the short handle is actually a plus, as well as allowing for a full body pull when removing the plug of soil from the ground. I'm very pleased with this tool, and would recommend it for anyone dealing with weeds with long taproots.
    Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner April 2014 Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner. Congratulations, John!!
  • Handle Not Long Enough

    Glen S, 11/6/2013 I would give this a five if the handle was long enough to use standing up. I like the idea and design of the tool and it is well built, but I am almost 70 years old and my knees and back don't like the short handle. Maybe you could offer a model that could be used standing up.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for your review on the Dutch Spiral Weeder. Your suggestion is a good one and we will pass it along. Thanks again.
  • Great Tool

    Tina, 7/12/2013 After going on vacation, I came back to an overgrown garden. Bought this weeder so could remove weeds without doing any damage. Love it!
  • Nice Handle - Brittle Spiral

    J. Condon, 6/21/2011 Undone by a dandelion tap root, this tool bent and then broke. It has a very sturdy handle, but the metal spiral is unable to deliver the promised leverage. A real disappointment.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thanks for your feedback Ms. Condon, it was a pleasure speaking with you regarding your experience with this tool. After you explained the specifics of the failure we were able to determine that the small tag with very limited instructions were inadequate and led to the tool failure (after you spiral the tool over the weed, pull up - don't pry the weed out). Thanks to your feedback we are developing more specific instructions to be included with future shipments. Let us know how the replacement we sent works for you.
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