Item Weight: 1.8 Ounces. Item Dimensions LxWxH: 13 x 1 x 6 inches. Brand: CobraHead. Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No. Best Sellers Rank: #3,573 in Patio, Lawn & Garden. Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars 1,750 ratings 4.8 out of 5 stars. Item model number: 001. ASIN: B000JKONAO. Manufacturer: CobraHead LLC. Item Weight: 1.8 ounces. Product Dimensions: 13 x 1 x 6 inches.
CobraHead Original Weeder & Cultivator Garden Hand Tool – Forged Steel Blade – Recycled Plastic Handle – Ergonomically Designed for Digging, Edging & Planting – Gardeners Love Our Most Versatile Tool
BUILT BY GARDENERS – CobraHead tools are developed from seasons of hands-on gardening experience.
EASY TO USE – Our classic garden weeding tools are great for greenhorns or green thumbs of all ages.
TEMPERED STEEL BLADE – Gardeners love this tool because the curved head plows though any soil.
COMFORTABLE UNIVERSAL GRIP – Our recycled plastic handles are made for easy right or left-hand use.
MADE IN THE USA – All of our dependable garden tools are crafted with care in Cambridge, Wisconsin.
I’m an avid gardener with years of experience managing hundreds of square feet of ornamental beds, vegetable gardens and a 1/2 acre wild flower meadow. I’ve done a lot of weed management over the years so I feel confident in reviewing the Cobra. First the pro’s: This weeder is ruggedly constructed. The resin handle feels unbreakable and the metal is unbendable. I expect this tool to last me for the rest of my life. The Con’s: The design is seriously flawed in my opinion. The spade shape of the tip is terrible. When trying to pull a weed with any sort of a tap root the end just slides to the side making it impossible to get a grip on the root. Chopping out roots with the spade tip doesn’t work since it slides to the side to seek the path of least resistance. Getting a grip on anything that doesn’t have a mesh of roots is nearly impossible. The Fix: When I first tried it out I was so annoyed with it’s design I put it up on the wall of my garage and didn’t pick it up again that season. This year I took it back down and realized that if I cut a notch in it, similar to the traditional lawn weeder so common for the past 50+ years it would solve the spade shape problem. I used my dremel with a cutting wheel to cut the notch – see photo. Took me about 5 min. Now it’s a must have tool for me in the yard. I can pull small sapplings from my meadow, chop out tough rooted plants like raspberries and rip up anything with fibrous roots. I’m only limited by my own strength. With the forked tip it travels straight and swinging it with force it can cut through tough roots or give me a grip on the root so I can pull it entirely out. Modified, the Cobra is a beast. Of course it makes quick work of smaller weeds as well. I can’t say enough about how important it is to modify it and how much I like it now. It’s a little too aggressive to use in the lawn but if you have tough weeds anywhere else, this is the best tool to tackle them I’ve used yet. A must buy and a must modify. Took a star since I needed to modify it. If it came with the notched tip 5 stars wouldn’t be enough. If you find this idea helpful, give it a yes vote so others can discover this review. I just saw a review wishing it had a v-notch. Guess I’m not alone. :)Read more
Kundan Sen –
The media could not be loaded. I’ve been battling weeds for a few years now. I’ve used chemical sprays that have either done too little or burnt off parts of the lawn. Then there’s the whole hassle of dealing with chemicals, and keeping the kids out, and watching for rain forecasts. I’ve used a bunch of different have tools for weed removal. Some look like screwdrivers with split ends. The best of this lot is the one from Fiskars – this has a crowbar like bend to it that makes it easy to pull weeds out, much like removing nails from walls. Then there’s this tool, the CobraHead. As the reviews have pointed out, this uses a very different pressure point. Instead of pulling the weed out from the top, this almost pushes it out by going below and applying an upward force. I have a quick video showing the removal of one large clump of crab grass. It’s almost a one handed operation of removing weeds.Read more
These are made like tools used to be made! Some complain about the price, but when I count all the tools that I’ve purchased and had to throw away in the time that I have owned my CobraHead, I spent way more on those even though they were much cheaper. I don’t want a throw-away tool, I want one that will last. The CobraHead will certainly last as long as I will, and more! I leave mine outside in a bucket of sand. I’ve had it for about 10 years and it looks pretty much just like this second one I just got from Amazon! Why a second one if the first one is still in great condition? Everyone keeps taking off with it! Everyone in my household loves to use it. And so does everyone else I know who has tried one. In fact, I purchased one for my dad as father’s day gift the year after I bought my first one. He and my mom argue over who gets to use it. Guess I should have gotten one for mother’s day too! It makes it easy to get rid of tough plants like creeping charlie, wild violets, and garlic chives (I recommend NOT letting these grow in your garden or never letting them go to seed). In fact, the CobraHead was more effective than a shovel against the garlic chives. I broke a shovel trying to dig out these monsters. The CobraHead gets under the root mass and pops them out root, bulb, and all! In fact, my son said it was actually fun to use the CobraHead to get the chives out! Weeding around plants with this tool is fast and easy. It easily loosens even tough, baked soil. I can dig holes, cut roots, cultivate, make planting trenches, edge, pull weeds, and move soil/mulch around as I plant and weed. There really are not many basic garden chores this tool can’t do. It’s ergonomic and strong. And, as my son pointed out, now that I have two, I can garden like Wolverine.Read more
sanjeev singh –
Pros: sturdy, angle pretty awesome. Excellent for baby weeds. Cons: agree with another buyer. That the design is seriously flawed as the spade like shape of the tip doesn’t allow the main stem to be hooked. Thus allowing part of the root system to break off, hence defeating the purpose of getting rid of that weed once and for all. The cheap one selling at Menards for around $6 does a better job with its fork like shape. If this one could be improved in that way it would be a better buy. Noticed entire root systems of weeds to come out if they are small and young, but when entire and large with deep root systems, having part of the root break ofd defeats the purpose of trying to get rid of that particular weed Completely. The idea is a good one, but if a weed is not grasped firmly stem and all while being pulled part of the root system will be left behind whether it’s the forked one or this. Didn’t want to, but had to go for the Fiskars 4 clawed stand up weeded, it has the right ideology of pulling while having a firm grip on the weed right down the center.Read more
this tool is the king of them allRead more
My wife asked me to order this for particular weeder/cultivator based on the reviews she read online in gardening forums. I gave it a try as we had a couple of spots where dandelions spread over onto our lawn this year. I found it worked much better than removing dandelions and other weeds without as it didn’t leave a noticeable sized hole after pulling out a weed compared to a traditional weed pulling tool. The only caveat is you might still leave some of the root in the ground so you will need to follow it up with an herbicide like Weed B Gon. The best time to pull weeds of course is after a rainfall when the ground has softened up making it easier to extract the root. Overall, this tool is a bit pricey but found it very efficient at getting weeds out without making the usual mess. The curved neck leading to the flat spade shaped blade also seemed to help, and the handle is very comfortable. The metal blade and neck feels solid. So while you need to get down on your hands and knees to pull weeds with this tool, it is worth it because we found it helps to get into tight spots you can’t with a full sized stand up weed puller. Hopefully this review is helpful if you are thinking about purchasing it.Read more
BERTHA YAGOS –
It took me a bit to develop a technique. I pull it through the soil kind of beside the weed or through a cluster a few times with my right hand and pull the weed out with my left. That way I can get the whole weed root. Makes hand weeding faster and more thorough. Makes it easy to loosen those small weeds that always rip off. Works great near the plant or in tight spaces. I don’t use it on dandelions or thistles. I spray them with roundup if they are big or dig with a digger.Read more
I was unsure if it would be worth the price tag, usually fancy tools have lovely wooden handle. This thing is a durable plastic. Works better than any other weeded I’ve tried. I’ve had it a couple years, and often leave tools out. This thing doesn’t show any signs of wear. I had to search old orders to find it so I could order another for my mom. Turns out it’s totally worth the money!Read more
Teresa Costa –
I did not find this weeder as comfortable as my previous hand hoe, which broke after a year. The tip does not reach into tiny spaces between pavers, where weeds love to grow, it’s a bit awkward to use.Read more