Got the stubborn weed blues? Have recent rains caused a WEED EMERGENCY in your garden? Need a tool especially designed for your weed emergency before or after the weeds go to seed? For weeding procrastinators who wait for weeds to grow large and deep - this is your tool! With this amazing tool, you can tackle your pesky weeds in your flowerbeds, pathways, hillsides and lawn and manage to get to bed at the end of the day without an aching back! The Ergonica WEED TWISTER is quickly becoming the Farmer's Best Friend.
WEEDER #1 Weed EMERGENCY Aid!™ Tool
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We call this a Smart and Wonderful Tool because it helps you remove and contain weeds in ways that border on Magical! From small seedlings to large tree saplings and numerous types of weed types and settings including runaway ground ivy, field bindweed, crabgrass, plantain, dandelion, clover, knotweed and purslane, the Ergonica Weed Twister is an Essential Tool for Every Gardener, Grower, Land Manager, and Landscaper to deal with growing green invaders. What makes this tool stand apart from other tools of its class is its versatility in method of operation and plant objects. For controlling the smallest seedlings and grasses to large saplings like Tree of Heaven measuring up to five feet, there are seven basic methods of operation that make this tool so uniquely effective that we believe it deserves the descriptor 'Magical'. Best of all, it's safe for you, your children, your pets and your favorite plants and crops.
The Weed Twister coils have a circular shape that when scraped along the top of the soil can fairly efficiently slip underneath small seedlings with shallow roots much like the action of a precise circle hoe or shuffle hoe. The sharpened tips of the Weed Twister coils enable it to cut into the shallow soil like the edge of the circle hoe or straight hoe. Although the Weed Twister doesn't pivot, its coil design allows the worker to push or pull in any direction, horizontally or vertically, from just about any angle, including sitting in a wheelchair. A 3-D shuffle hoe solution! More power and control when pushing and pulling is provided by the T-Handle of the Weed Twister compared with the plain pole of a hoe. The coil's strong 1/4-inch spring-quality wire will not fail when pushing, pulling, twisting or prying, within the capacity of human strength.
|Method of Operation||Object Weeds and Setting|
|1 - Pointed Tip Grooving||Seedlings and grasses in narrow crevices|
|2 - Linear Scraping||Seedlings and grasses close to landscape objects or in containers|
|3 - Multi-Directional, Multi-Angular Hoeing||Seedlings and grasses in open areas|
|4 - Twisting - Hooking - Fishing||Ground covers, grasses, vines, prostrate stems and rhizomes|
|5 - Power Twisting - Jabbing||Small taproots and grassy clusters in loose soil - Speedy option|
|6 - Pressure Twisting - Top Down||Small taproots in loose or compact soil - Standard option|
|7 - Angular Twisting - Torpedo||Deep rooted herbaceous and woody plants, tubers and saplings|
The WEED TWISTER was created especially for the home gardener who is willing to take extra care in separating weeds from plants, especially when they are intimately located in a flower bed or lawn. Two new INDUSTRIAL WEED TWISTER models with 48-inch and 60-inch lengths, are especially adapted to agricultural applications requiring repeated use for several hours a day. With a very precise coil width of about 2 inches, and a lengths from 36 to 60 inches from handle to tip, this heavy-duty tool is designed for penetrating lawns, flowerbeds and rows of farm crops with a minimum of collateral damage and effort. Protect your strawberry crops, celery, lettuce and other vegetables with a very precise and efficient hoe and a deep root extractor combined in one powerful tool! The 60-inch model is a critical option when the target weed is especially distant from the worker's path. A safer way to remove distant weeds without damaging crops. Can be handled from a wheelchair as well, for workers that have limited mobility.
The WEED TWISTER is both a versatile hoeing tool and a twisting tool, capable of twisting deeper into the soil than any hoe, and any other weed puller, as well. Traditional hoes are good for removing new weed sprouts with roots as deep as 2 to 3 inches. Below that depth, you need a weed puller like the WEED TWISTER so that you don't sever the roots. Prong-type tools can also dig deep, but the prong requires much more effort than the WEED TWISTER. For hoeing small weeds, the WEED TWISTER works much like a precise circle hoe, but even better for quickly unearthing new weed seedlings and grasses in tight spaces. Now with sharpened tines, the hoeing motion can more efficiently scrape out weeds in any direction, including rapid sweep hoeing described in the Weed Twister Quick Tips page. Don't confuse the Ergonica WEED TWISTER with other weed twisters or pullers. Only the Ergonica WEED TWISTER has the patented double-coiled tines.
Organic farmers and gardeners will also find this tool to be an ideal solution for hand weeding vegetable crops where herbicides are not appropriate. For agriculture applications, please see the White Paper On the Weed Twister and Other Alternatives to Precise Hand Weeding in Agricultural Applications. The ergonomic features of light weight and efficient action make this tool especially favorable to farm labor.
On the home front and on the farm, crabgrass is especially vulnerable to the WEED TWISTER as are other grasses and plants with extensive horizontal root networks and rhizomes , such as bermudagrass and purslane. Even if you can't see the crabgrass roots or underground stems, chances are the WEED TWISTER will find them as you twist the coil in suspect soil. Purslane, crabgrass, bermudagrass and similar species can effectively be contained in agricultural fields using the method described in the Quick Tips page.
Another favorite target of the WEED TWISTER is the dandelion. Many tools will gouge large holes in your lawn when dandelions are snuggled comfortably within. But the WEED TWISTER carefully angles beneath the turf to hook onto the roots with very little disturbance to your lawn. Our customers report that a wide variety of lawn weeds have succumbed to the wily WEED TWISTER ways! Larger weeds, such as the invasive Tree of Heaven (ailanthus altissima), can also be controlled by the amazing WEED TWISTER, if attacked before it extends too tall. The Tree of Heaven is no match for this devilish weed puller! See the Weed Twister vs. Tree of Heaven page for pictures of ailanthus plants successfully removed by this tool.
Using the WEED TWISTER is easy as 1-2-3. Just point, twist and lift! An added benefit of the double helix tines is that the removed plant usually remains in the coil after twisting and lifting. This means that you will not have to stoop down to pick up the debris afterwards. Just unwind the roots from the coil over your waste basket and there's no need for further cleanup! A quick tap on a hard object or the ground will usually remove any plug of dirt that accompanies the roots. The WEED TWISTER is also much lighter in weight than most other hand tools that include a lever or pedal to eject the weed from the device.
You can easily switch between twisting and hoeing with the WEED TWISTER
as the need arises. The amazing double coil is also useful for
picking up leaves, twigs, paper and other debris laying on the surface of the
earth. Just puncture or hook the tines around the objects on the ground.
You can also poke the WEED TWISTER under thorny plants and cacti
to reach a weed without exposing your skin to painful pricks. The new longer
models of the weed twister allow you to extend your reach around, over and under
large thorny plants, cacti and brambles. This is a safe way to deal with
poison oak and ivy, as well. Take it with you on the trail to protect your
path from whatever comes your way! It makes a great walking stick, and
as well. See many other
suggested uses for your WEED TWISTER
that have been inspired by it's novel design, light weight and extended length.
If you're not ready to give up your chemical helpers completely just yet,
you may decide to target one section of your garden as a "chemical free
zone" to begin with, and learn to use your hands and tools as a healthy
substitute for herbicides one step at a time. If you have a large
lawn, designate one half as the "toxic zone" and the other half as
the "Weed Twister zone". You may discover that the work
required to twist out weeds is not beyond your reasonable capabilities, and
may also be good as part of a regimen for staying fit.
to download and view a printable description and images of the WEED TWISTER in PDF format.
Some folks even say the WEED TWISTER is the fun way to remove weeds! That may be stretching it a bit, but there is definitely a benefit to your back and knees, since you will rarely have to stoop or kneel down. You will also be spared from pounding the soil and digging large holes as with some other tools.
Need to remove weeds from a wheelchair? The WEED TWISTER can do it! See a video clip of a prototype 60-inch Weed Twister wielded by a wheelchair gardener. In the video you will see Bonnie, who is a quadriplegic with minimal arm and hand strength, manipulating the Weed Twister. We created this model for Bonnie and for others with similar physical limitations. The newest 60-inch Weed Twister is now available for wheelchair gardeners to give you the extra reach you need to get at roots away from your position!
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With a little practice, due to its light weight (less than two pounds) and efficient design, you can even do the weeding or tilling job with one hand behind your back (show-offs only)! For a quick orientation on the best advice for removing a number of different types of weeds from small seedlings, to crabgrass and weeds with small or large taproots, visit the Quick Tips page. See the Weeder Features Chart for a comparison of features for several competing products including other weed twisters, and similar motorized devices.
WEED TWISTER Range of Operation
The Ergonica WEED TWISTER can remove troublesome weeds that most other tools, hoes, pullers, poppers and twisters, will choke on. Although it is slim and light weight, this is a heavy-duty industrial grade tool with a smart design that enables it to outperform most other tools weighing twice as much. This includes removing plants with large roots with a diameter as wide as 1.5 inches. The length of the root may extend to the entire length of the tool and shaft! Trials against specific species have been documented such as Tree of Heaven trees with a height as much as 5 feet or more, as well as small seedlings that can be cultivated by the tool when applied like a precise hoe. The twisting motion enables the effective removal of grassy weeds, vines and plants with prostrate roots, such as purslane, crabgrass, bermuda grass, or field bindweed, for example. No other single tool has been demonstrated to be effective with so many different types, shapes and sizes of weeds.
Other popular tools are limited by their physical structure, such as tools with nail-like prongs with a length of 3-4 inches, for example. These nail-prong tools may be useful for small dandelions, but cannot reach into the roots of larger weeds with roots beyond the length of their nails. In contrast, the WEED TWISTER can twist out weeds with roots as deep as 12-24 inches or more. Long, winding prostrate roots and stems are no problem, nor are roots with different shapes, rhizomes or tubers, as long as the central root stem can fit within the coil of the tool. Long single-prong tools are also capable of digging deeply into the soil, but these tools do not feature the advantage of a coiled fork that can penetrate the soil more efficiently and can grab the roots of weeds that a single prong will often miss.
The Quick Tips page describes the WEED TWISTER capabilities in more detail, including its use as a precise hoe, weeding in containers, against landscape objects and to gouge out weeds in narrow cracks and crevices. The versatility of this tool is unprecedented!
The WEED TWISTER is patented and has unique features that other "twister" type tools don't have. Don't be confused! No other garden tool or weed twister is licensed to feature the patented coiled tines of the Ergonica WEED TWISTER. The WEED TWISTER is friendly to you and to the environment. You can purchase by credit card or check through the secure online shopping cart.
No risk - 30 day trial! Sound too good to be true? Save the shipping box and return the WEED TWISTER to Ergonica in the box within 30 days with a copy of your original order or receipt and we will provide a full refund of the purchase price, no questions asked. More likely, you will be motivated to extol the virtues of the WEED TWISTER to your friends and neighbors. If they are not connected, do them a favor and print out extra copies of this information for them.
Either way, if you have any questions about this product, or any Ergonica product, please let us know. We are also curious about your discoveries of new ways to use the Ergonica WEED TWISTER. Since this is a new product, your testimonials would be greatly appreciated!
When you're ready to buy your next weed pulling tool ask yourself:
New WEED TWISTER Enhancements:
Several independent authors and gardening experts, as listed below, have mentioned the Weed Twister as a Weapon of the Weed War or Important Outdoor Supply item. You can always ask a gardening expert that you know and respect for his or her opinion. You can also request advice from various online groups or blogs, but make sure the person making comments has actually used one of the newer models of this tool. Because the Weed Twister is not distributed in retail stores, you may be the first person on your block to get really serious about doing your homework and buy a unique tool, such as this tool or many others listed in the Garden Tools page, that will become a new curiosity in your circle of friends and neighbors. In comparison with other long-handled tools and hoes, you will discover that the Weed Twister is lighter and more ergonomically friendly than most other tools of the same length. Since no other hand tool can remove deep roots as effectively and efficiently as the Weed Twister, we believe the Weed Twister is an essential tool for every garden and farm!
|How to Prevent Sore Joints When Pulling Weeds: Weeding, pruning, digging and raking can cause aching muscles, sore shoulders and tension in the neck... Purchase a gardening tool that uses a twisting motion to remove the weed instead of a pulling motion. Using a weed twister will allow you to remove weeds by using your shoulder muscles instead of your lower back muscles.||eHow.co.uk By Contributing Editor|
|Alternative Weed and Pest Control: For years, now we have heard about the negative impact of Pesticides on the environment. The professional users of pesticides are responsible applicators using them in a safe and appropriate manner. It has been the non-professional users who have gotten us in trouble...There are a lot of alternatives available, for example you can use a Dandelion Popper, Weed Twister, Ergo Weeder, Garden Hoe, Scuffle Hoe, Circle Hoe or Deck Flosser.||Bruce Zimmerman brucezimmerman.com|
|Spring Your Garden to Life: Fortunately there are many weed pulling tools out there. Examples are the weed hound and weed twister.||Penny Lamb Homes Newsletter Feb. 2005|
|Looking for the ultimate tool for digging up bulbous weeds like wild garlic and taproot weeds? I'm looking for the ultimate tool for digging up bulbous weeds like wild garlic and taproot weeds. So far the asparagus knife (shaped like a straightened snake tongue attached to a handle) seems to work the best but this is very time consuming and requires a "pry angle" that requires space I do not always have... and the weed twister is a good idea.||Yahoo! Answers: Best Answer - Chosen By Voters March, 2007|
|Turkish Language Information about the Weed Twister||Yabancı Ot Burgusu Çay yapraktan bardağa çay|
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