This long handled diamond head weeder makes short work of unwanted plants, and it's also comfortable to use. The thin blade is made from tempered spring steel for superior strength and durability. It never needs sharpening, even if you use it on stony ground or for chipping ice. The fine edge of the blade works like a lever, focusing all of the force you apply right where work needs to be done. The long handle is made from steel with a coated finish.
The blade is riveted to the shank of the blade for extra durability. The cutting blade on this long handled weeding tool has two things going for it. First off, it's tempered to compress the steel and make it harder. Tempered steel has been treated in a metalworking process where extreme heat and rapid cooling are used. This stiffens the steel and makes it harder. Hardened steel has more surface strength and is more resistant to scratches and bending. This bladed tool is made with spring steel. Spring steel is a durable alloy that resists twisting forces on the metal. It's used for making springs, gears, and artillery shells. The use of spring steel is critical, because some hardened steel tools are brittle and likely to crack when exposed to sheer forces.
This weeder is an alternative to machetes, hatchets, and other hacking tools. Unlike wood chopping tools, the Diamond Head Weeder is gentle on back muscles. It allows you to stand up straight while weeding so there's less strain on the spine. When weeds grow in the middle of a garden, the long handle makes it possible to reach trouble spots without trampling or standing on the plants that need protection. It is also ideal for edging underneath fences or bushes because the blade flares out. With the Winged Weeder, you can use strong leg muscles to do the work. Leg muscles can exert more pressure and have longer endurance than biceps or triceps, which means that you can work longer without wearing out your arm muscles.
The weed eater cuts with a simple push-pull motion. Since the hardened steel blade digs into soil, it allows you to get to the roots of weeds while also aerating the ground. Well aerated soil has a healthier balance of bacteria, with fewer disease causing anaerobes. Loose soil also encourages roots to grow quickly over a wide area. This weeder can also be used to plant seeds in the spring. It makes clean, straight furrows, and the side of the blade can be used like a trowel to sweep soil over seeds.
During winter months, the Arrowhead Weeder also works well as an ice scraper. It can be used to chip away ice that accumulates on windows or car windshields, and the long handle makes it easy to reach window panes that are inaccessible with other scrapers.
- Total Length: Approx 58 inches
- Handle Length: Approx 50 inches to the shank
- Weeder Dimensions: 4.5 inches x 6.5 inches x 9.5 inches
- Handle material: rolled steel
- Blade material: Tempered spring steel
- Weight: Approx 1.25 lbs
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