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Hemostat Pliers for Tiny Weeds

By chickhill
May 27, 2014

Hemostat pliers make a good tool for getting around/between Sempervivum and Sedum plants when you're weeding. You don't have to lock them. Just close and pull.

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Name: J.C. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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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. Hilarious!
I ended up using needle nose pliers, but hemos would work even better.

Thanks! Hurray!
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
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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.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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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.

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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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
Name: Joyce
Alamogordo, NM (Zone 7b)
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 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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