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Old 11-27-2008, 11:15 PM   #1
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By far this is my favorite tool.
http://www.weedwrench.com/

It has served me well. I use the light version however we also own the medium. It is the one tool that some of our neighbors come over to borrow from us on a regular basis. The neighbors directly across from me went out and bought one for themselves because they felt guilty borrowing ours so much.

The price caught me off guard at first. I was desperate to find a way to remove saplings, roots and all, non-chemically and hesitated spending the money because I wasn't sold on whether it would work or not based on comments of others and their advertising. I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy one. Although kind of pricey, it has been worth its weight in gold to me, I think I paid around $170 for the first one and I can honestly say it has paid for itself 10x over because of all the chemicals I haven't had to buy.

This tool is very easy to use and it has great torque. It can rip trees and shrubs out of the ground easily up to 2" caliper. I've removed hundreds using it. Local county and state agencies have begun to use them and they purchase quite a few of them so they have enough to go around for work days when volunteers come out to help clean up natural areas.

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Old 11-28-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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Wow. Just what I need. Ill ask Santa Clause for one.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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Do you find you use mostly the light version, Lorax?
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:41 PM   #5
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Oh yes. Most certainly the light version over other sizes.

Are you considering purchasing a weed wrench? You won't be displeased. I use mine for bull thistle. This tool is versatile.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:50 AM   #6
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Yes, we have some tenacious & onerous saplings here. Wild tamarind, cinnacord & jumbay. Fast growing, punky wood (loves to come down in storm winds) that's way too prolific. I'd much rather have sapodilla & custard apple!
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:34 PM   #7
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I got one of these from QVC a few years ago.

Similar premise, but more for lawn weeds.

Grandpa's Weeder® Weed Puller (ACEDC-12) - Weeders - Ace Hardware
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:14 PM   #8
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I settled on a Pullerbear. It'll grasp the stubs of the trash sapling we cut when thinning our lot to get some "growing room" for our lignum vitaes. And, it's powdercoated (huge in the salt air) as well as cheaper. Ships out immediately.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:04 AM   #9
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The Pullerbear product:
Small Tree Puller, Brush Grubber and Root Puller Hand Tool
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Old 09-20-2009, 04:10 PM   #10
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Staff & dalmo-
Thanks for the recommendation for the Pullerbear Tool. The video links were good and the tool looks very effective. I purchased one. I'll let you know if a 5' tall person can manage to use the Pullerbear tool properly.

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