Hound Dog Products HDP1-6 Weed Hound
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- Weeding tool for efficient, effective weed removal
- Stand-up weeder: pulls weeds by roots quickly and easily
- Durable steel construction and rustproof finishes for long-lasting wear
- Long-handled, patented design allows use from standing position; includes bag clip
- Limited lifetime warranty
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|Item Dimensions||8.25 x 2.25 x 34.75 inches|
|Shipping Weight||2.9 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
And it's made in the USA.
This device lets you place it on top of the root of the weed, then step down to penetrate and grasp. With some turning (much turning in some of the bigger crab grass) and pulling, I was surprised to pull out 6" of roots from a problem crab grass cluster on my neighbor's lawn bordering my own. (it probably takes more effort to bend over to try to pull manually than it is to use this weeder to twist and pull.)
I cannot imagine how to achieve similar results without having a shovel and remove much more dirt than needed.
One thing that you need to watch out for is if you have to pull out a large cluster of crab grass, you may want to get some soil available to patch up the area. This device removes a small amount of dirt while clasping the roots. (not really an issue for most weeds, but if you have a large crab grass cluster of 3-5, I have found having a handfull of soil to level out the small holes is helpfull.)
Well, I happened to run across a web page about pulling dandelions that said the taproot is very fragile and that one would have better luck pulling one out complete if the ground was moistened. I thought maybe this would work with the Weed Hound. So after a gentle rain, I got in the yard and tried it. Sure enough, reading that was the key! It was pulling dandelions, taproot and all, with very little effort! I was shocked at just how effective it was. Some of these taproots were up to a foot long! And once I got this figured out, pulling those nasty buggers actually became fun and addictive! Once I started, I pulled and pulled and the next thing I knew it was nearly 5 hours later! I'm loving it now! There's something strangely satisfying when you see that taproot just hanging down off the end of the Weed Hound's spikes...
So if you are having troubles with this tool doing the same thing, try doing it after a rain or watering of your lawn. Night and day difference, LITERALLY! I nearly thought about throwing this thing out until I read that. After this, I'll never get rid of this guy!Read more ›
The thing is, it only works well when the ground is soft. Hard ground (like much of my yard) will stop it, and you end up just grinding up the plant instead of pulling it out. And believe the other reports that it doesn't always grab the root all the way. And it will also grab a decent chunk of dirt too.
Today I gave up fighting in hard dirt and got down on my knees with the fishtail weeder, like I'd done before I got this tool. Works like a charm. It's a 5 dollar old-skool tool whose design has stood the test of time. If you have a hard time bending over, then try out the Weed Hound (borrow one if you can first). But if you can work on your knees, or don't mind bending over, stick with a hand weeder. It's actually faster and more effective.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful tool. Easy to use. Very effective. Too bad it costs so much. I became aware of it at my relative's house and immediately had to have the exact one. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Margaret McCrary
I use this about every other week to pop a weed or two. It has served me well for the past 7 years. Works great.Published 1 month ago by E. Shepard
I originally saw the one my neighbor had. After using his, I was on the search for a weed hound of my own. I love it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This was too good to be true. My husband thought it was amazing and went nuts in our large yard...no spray necessary, dandelions are gone. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Bought my house and found this tool left by the previous owner in the shed. It is the coolest and funnest tool I have ever used. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B Mounce
This is so great. Pulls weed patches really good and easy on the back too. Highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by booklover
This product is hard to find but was lucky to find it here. Everyone who sees this tool in use wants one. They hear the price and then back off. Too bad for them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Humberto Valdez
Have tried other weed removing tools, some I would have been better off digging them out by hand with the damage to the lawn and the effort. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chris the Electrician