Choose the UpRoot Weeder for chemical-free weed removal without bending or back strain. It features long, serrated stainless-steel claws that dig deep in tough soil to remove weeds by the roots, an extra-long aluminum handle to eliminate bending and an easy-eject features that clears the claws in one effortless motion. Its aluminum construction also makes it much lighter and easier to maneuver than other weeders without sacrificing durability. Lifetime warranty.
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94%of customersrecommend this product148 of 157reviews
Rating Breakdown163 reviews
94%of customersrecommend this product148 of 157reviews
I have read all the reviews on weed removal tools and this appeared to be the best rated. My front yard was a mess with weeds, mostly dandelions, since I did not have time to weed & feed earlier. The Fiskars weed tool is a lifesaver. Not only was it easy to use, but it also saved my back from pain by not having to bend down to pull out the weeds. You simply place the tool over the weed, step down on the base and pull down on the handle. There is no effort and even the biggest weeds with 6 inch roots came out easily. I pulled out about 60 weeds within 15 minutes. This is the best gardening tool ever. I highly recommend it, especially for weekend gardeners.
Pros: Durable, Functionality, Great Quality
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pile of weeds pulled out with Fiskars weed removal tool
weed with 6 inch root pulled with Fiskars weed removal tool
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Review 2 for Uproot Weed Remover
Purchased twice, both broke immediately
PostedApril 28, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Purchased this product once, it arrived without any tags and was just thrown in a box. It broke within 10 minutes. After returning it, another one was shipped, and that one broke within 15 minutes. Will try another brand.
Saw this product featured on an infomercial on a HG DIY channel. Unable to find it to purchase in store, so I purchased online. I have been thrilled with this product and use it often. The ease of use helps protect my back and allows me to weed my lawn and garden without aggravating my carpal tunnel syndrome. Also protects my fingernails from breaking. No more bending over or getting on my hands and knees to remove weeds from my lawn or garden!
I have also given as a gift and the recipients love it as much as I do. My son bought one for his elderly neighbors he saw using small tools weeding their lawn and garden on their hands and knees. They were so appreciative and have thanked him over and over for finding this nifty gadget to help them with their lawn and garden.
I have other Fiskars gardening tools, so I was thrilled to add another Fiskars product to my gardening toolbox.
Pros: Durable, Vibrant Color, Easy to Clean, Functionality, Strong, Sharp, Great Quality, Good Shape, Easy to Use
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Tilting the lever back to remove the violet.
Weeder inserted over the violet and stepping on the lever.
I cannot believe how great this thing works. It pulls out the root up to 8 inches below the surface. It doesn't always get the roots on young weeds because the root is too small for the teeth to grab but the mature weeds are no match for the mechnics of this weed remover. At times it does feel a bit flimsy and I think it could be reinforced a bit more but I would actually buy another if it broke because I am so happy with it. A word of caution though, this will leave holes in your lawn so be prepared to place some topsoil in the holes if you do not like holes in the yard. I look at it as aerating the lawn and just drop some seed in the holes as I go.
Used this to remove wild onions/garlic from our bermuda grass this fall. Works great at getting the bulbs and all if you get it at the right angle. Was even easier to use on dandelions and leafy weeds. It will leave a decent hole, but that is good for aeration and to ensure all the root/bulb is removed. Hit a few rocks, but no bending of the blades. Seems very durable as I've used it for several hours total time now. Saves my back!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Functionality, Strong, Great Quality
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Review 6 for Uproot Weed Remover
from fort worth tx
Age Range:35 to 44
don't bother. broke in 5 minutes. get a hound dog weed puller
PostedMarch 11, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Received the product and used as directed. watched the video to ensure proper usage. It broke within the first 5 minutes of use. Plastic holding on the bottom broke off. Had borrowed a neighbors "hound dog weed hound" and thought this would work just as well and save a few bucks. Nope. Go the extra money and get the original hound dog made of metal. Hers has lasted for years and it works great. They are hard to find, but look on internet and get the green hound dog (apparently the new ones are yellow and don't get as good of a review).
Great product! Removing weeds is fun with this tool. Stooping, standing up, walking to the next weed, stooping again is no longer necessary with the Fiskars Uproot Weed Remover. I am so excited about this lightweight easy to use product. I've told everyone I know, neighbors and even people I don't know about this fantastic tool. It is shipped ready to use. I tried it and was immediately hooked. There is not another product like this out there that is this effective and awesome. I highly recommend it.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Strong, Great Quality, Good Shape, fun!, Easy to Use
The plastic housing at the bottom of the weed puller cracked after only using it for about 10 minutes pulling weeds in my back yard. I followed the instructions as carefully as possible, watched the video, looked at the photos, and read the reviews. Granted, I am 6'-3" 275-lb former college linebacker who can still press 225-lb 25+ times, so part of it could have been user error. My coworkers call me a "barbarian" which should explain the brute force I tend to use in just about everything, including retrieving ice from the freezer. My children can be scared of me if I give them "the look" when they're in trouble, and the ladies at work hear me from the other end of the office and tremble in fear when I am near. I actually made one of the older secretaries cry because I raised my voice at her. I have since made amends. Either way, the plastic step and housing should be fabricated from metal, not plastic. Just my opinion to prevent cracks in cheap plastic products.
The teeth at the bottom were perfect for gripping clumps of weeds at the roots and the teeth don't allow for slippage of the roots and weed unless the grass is wet. It also grips quite a bit of soil so you'll need to shake the soil off or you'll have large holes in your yard. Brining a few squares of grass along is also helpful to replace the missing soil/grass/weed.
I would give this item 5 stars if the bottom was made of metal and if the pole didn't fall apart so easily. I still recommend this product for those without superhuman strength, little old ladies, small children and the sort. It is a great idea, but needs to made from better, higher quality materials. Plastic is good, but not when working in the yard. That's a reason they don't make plastic shovel heads other than the sandbox type that kids use at the beach.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Functionality
Cons: Not Durable, poor quality, cheap plastic, falls apart
I was looking for an implement like this at my local Home Depot and couldn't find it, so I searched the web site and hit pay-dirt. There was a video which demonstrated how it worked which was very useful, and I made the decision to purchase one. The price was reasonable and I received the product in a very timely manner. So far. so good. When I opened the box and examined the tool I was disappointed to discover that a goodly percentage of it consisted of plastic parts that were not of a cosmetic nature. I was skeptical of whether or not the tool would last, but I gave it a chance to prove itself, and it worked just as well as the video said it would. Unfortunately, it broke the third time I used it (plastic parts that operate the steel jaws). Fiskars, This is a GREAT tool design, but what were you thinking of when you decided to use plastic in the construction of an outdoor tool?! Unfortunately, I'm going to have to send this thing back to get my money refunded, but if you ever build a better version that uses steel parts instead of plastic, I'll be standing in line to buy one!! Despite the fact that I the tool broke I gave it 2 Stars because of the good design, but save your money until Fiskars gets rid of the plastic parts.
One of the most helpful and best yard tools which I have purchased till date. So easy to use that it becomes addictive because of the pure joy of removing weeds without much effort. Attached pics will show how many weeds I was able to remove in less than 10 minutes.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Functionality, Strong, Stylish, Great Quality
I ordered this tool online and received it last week. This weekend I literally pulled a 30 gallon trash can full of dandelions from my yard using this tool. It does an outstanding job and really is an ingenious design. I inadvertently jammed it in to several rocks and tree roots throughout the day and it is still going strong so it is well made. It does take a small cone of topsoil with each pull, so part of the time I spent using it was going around with a bucket and pulling off all the top soil before trashing the dandelion. You wouldn't necessarily have to do that but I wanted to keep the topsoil for my yard. All in all, outstanding product.
After looking at competing $5 (Harbor Freight) and $15 products (everywhere), I decided I want to buy the more expensive, higher-quality product with the lifetime warranty. I'm sick of cheap, throw-away products that aren't intended to last more than a couple years. My friend bent his Harbor Freight weeder the first time he used it. My first time using the Fiskars Uproot (I have model 7880, currently sold at HD) was easy and unusually fun. There's some gleeful internal satisfaction in pulling up an entire carrot-length dandelion root. My yard has--no exaggeration--well over 500 dandelions and I wanted a non-chemical way to control them. The weeder makes quick work of them, and I could easily pull a couple hundred in less than an hour. The process is easy and entertaining enough that my 13-year old nephew spent 30 minutes or more using it in the back yard just because it was fun. It can, however, grab golf-ball to racquetball-sized divots as one reviewer mentioned, but I find these to fill in quickly with fresh grass once the broadleaf weed is removed. And with 500+ dandelions, I'm not looking for a golf-course quality lawn. If your yard is in better shape, you shouldn't have to worry about the few scattered divots. Finally, this thing is well-built and sturdy. Parts can be unbolted and taken apart, presumably for replacement parts if ever needed within the lifetime warranty. It even has a little hand slider that pushes the weed out of the claws, which makes for quick stab, tilt, lift, push motion. The tilting action forces the three claws together around the taproot, and if you continue tilting, it will lift the weed right out. Simple. Love it.
This product was a great purchase. Product is what it was advertised and more. This was much more heavy duty than I thought it was going to be. very reasonably priced. Works like a charm every time. I love it!!
I was looking for an efficient way to eliminate weeds in my yard. I was familiar with the manufacturer of this product and it looked like it could offer the solution to my problem. Initially it may take a small amount of time to become efficient in its use, but it seems to be quick, easy and effective. It generally seems to remove the roots also, so hopefully the weeds will not return. I did view a video on You Tube that helped me get the knack of using the device.
This tool does an exceptional job at getting to the root of the problem. I used it and saw a noticeable difference in the amount of weeds remaining in the area. The problem was that the tool broke before I used it for an hour. Something came loose and it would not grab like it should and I was not able to pull any more.
Like other reviewers, I LOVE this weed remover. I am actually looking for weeds to pull up. Great for stress relief too!
Word of caution...it should go without saying, but just in case...DON'T force the weeds up or you WILL break your weed remover. For the really tough weeds such as the dock family, you still need to use some muscle and a shovel. But for smaller weeds, no sweat, up they come and right into the bucket, no bending!
Some reviewers commented that it leaves holes, well, unfortunately, it will because you just dragged a weed out of the ground, you can easily shake the dirt from the roots, but yeah, there are some holes. I don't find this to be a major problem.
Finally, making my blue ribbon dandilion jelly and wine will be easier than ever with my new weed remover - it just saved me hours and hours of dandilion hunting!
This is the best thing since sliced bread! it is easy to use, durable and very effective in getting out dandelions and other big weeds. The release lever for the weed pull is key. No need to bend over. Just position over weed, step and weed is up and you can release into a bucket or whatever. My neighbor bought another brand and said it didn't go deep enough or have the weed release mechanism. Fiskars is the way to go.
Pros: Durable, Functionality, Sharp, Great Quality
A good design, theoretically, as it worked until it broke and then it just didn't work anymore. By "broke" I am referring to the bottom part of the tool where the plastic is somehow welded onto a metal part. This plastic-metal joint is where the full force of the leverage is placed when you lean back to rip out the root from the ground. This tool would probably be fantastic if they had welded metal to metal on that bottom part but as it stands a plastic to metal joint just ain't gonna cut it if you want to pull anything thicker than a small dandelion root out of your turf lawn.
We've used the weeder for a month now. Although the step-on part is plastic, it is solid, and makes the unit lightweight. It easily pulls up most weeds, but does take a chunk of earth with it. Unless you want your lawn to look like a groundhog playground, you need to then pull off the soil and re-plant it. You can't just dump the soil+weeds somewhere just by pulling the handle, like they claim. Also, the fingers are not long enough to get out the taproots of mature dandelions. That is a difficult problem-the fingers would have to be at least another 4-5 inches longer, and you would be digging holes to China in your lawn as a result. Overall, we're satisfied. It's significantly easier than using a garden trowel.