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Dandelion Terminator
Dandelion Plucking Tool
Priced at $29.95
Reviewed by Leon A. Frechette
Updated 05/16/13, Currently Unavailable

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Dandelion TerminatorThe Dandelion Terminator is on a mission to destroy dandelions!

Mounted in a cordless drill, the Dandelion Terminator literally drills and plucks dandelions right out of the ground. It looks like an oversized spade bit for drilling in wood, but its aggressive point has very sharp teeth on both sides.

In addition to dandelions, this tool is effective against similarly structured broadleaf foliage. The specially designed teeth grab hold of the foliage at the top of the weed's root and the drill wraps it like spaghetti on a fork and cuts off its head. The entire process takes about a second. A super-tough spring-loaded nylon ejector pushes the plant off the tool—and you're ready to attack the next dandelion.

Just think—no more time on your knees grubbing out those nasty weeds. To make the process even more comfortable, add a 6- or 12-inch drill extension, available at any hardware store.

Here's how the Dandelion Terminator works:

  1. Place the point of the cutting edge into the center of the weed. If the dandelion has gone to seed, pluck the stem to prevent spreading seeds.
  2. Apply a slight downward pressure as you quickly squeeze and release the trigger. It only takes two or three rotations and a 1/2- or 3/4-inch penetration into the soil. The manufacturer recommends that you switch your tool to the "slow" position. If your drill has a variable speed trigger, keep your finger off the trigger.
  3. After the weed is wrapped around the blade, slide the ejector sleeve towards the blade's point and eject the remains of the weed into a bucket.
  4. Drop a pinch of table salt into the hole to ensure that the dandelion does not regrow.
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The tool weighs just under one pound and is 14 inches long. Its solid brass handle has a knurled end wrapped around a 5/16-inch steel shaft connected to a 13-gauge zinc-coated blade.

I expected to see three flat spots on the shaft so the drill chuck could get a better grip, but the tool's design is really a great safety feature. If, by chance, you hit a rock in the ground during use, the shaft will spin in the chuck rather than spin out of your hand and possibly twist your wrist.

You've heard the old saying "You get what you pay for," and this very high-quality garden tool, manufactured in Montana, is priced at $29.95. The inventor calls the Dandelion Terminator the best "Weapon of Mass Dandelion Destruction." It targets and defeats the dreaded dandelion invasion!

We are pleased to offer this product, and we are confident that you will be delighted by its ease of operation and performance. It works just as it was designed—and it's fun to operate!

Important Update 05/16/13: Do to technical manufacturing issues; the DLT-100 Dandelion Terminator is no longer on the market and will not be available anytime soon. However, after one season of testing a new dandelion removal tool, I'm introducing the Weed Popper Step & Twist, a tool for plucking dandelions made by Garden Weasel. This is a great tool to get the job done without stooping over or kneeling. To order click here or the Click to Purchase button below!

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