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May 26, 2014 7:45 PM CST
|That is a great idea. I just ran into this problem today and realized my hands are too big for delicate weeding.
I ended up using needle nose pliers, but hemos would work even better.
May 27, 2014 11:24 AM CST
|I have some hemos here so think I should include them in my gardening supplies. DH used to use a large pain when he went fishing, guess if we think about it we could find several useful projects to use them on.|
May 27, 2014 12:09 PM CST
|Vise-Grip also makes a needle-nose version, and they're cheap tools that don't mind getting grit in their joints. The jaws have coarse serrations.
Of course, these aren't as precise as hemostats, they're much bigger.
Just because it ISN'T complicated doesn't mean I can't MAKE it complicated!
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May 28, 2014 4:03 PM CST
|Oh what a cool idea. I admit, I had to look up what a hemostat was. But it would definitely fill the bill for delicate work.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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May 29, 2014 10:45 AM CST
|I have used hemostats forever to pull weeds around my cactus. My DH works in an OR and they sometimes throw them out if they get nicks, so he will bring them home for me. I found some longer ones at Harbor Freight just the other day. Here is a link http://www.harborfreight.com/10-1-2-half-inch-jumbo-curved-c... they call them clamps. The longer handle works really well around cactus where you can't get your hand in close. I pull a lot of just coming up desert willows from around cactus with mine.|
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